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Vice Principal News – 31 October 2019

 

As you are aware the College has this year introduced a number of new subjects as part of implementing the outcomes of our 2017-2018 Curriculum Review.  One of the new subjects is Spanish which was introduced to Year 7 this year.  Please enjoy the following piece from Eshara Gajadeera Arachchige who shares her experience of studying Spanish this year.

In Semester 1, I started to learn Spanish. This is a European language which is very fascinating to study.

One of the assessments I completed was a description of a person that students admired. What I enjoyed about this task was that students were able to include a video of themselves speaking in Spanish. This challenged us to speak Spanish and showed us what we were capable of.

Learning the Spanish language at school was enhanced by an online program called languagenut.com. This program allowed students to learn and revise different topics, vocabulary items and grammar rules. Our teacher was able to see our data, track our progress and become aware of what we learnt and mastered of this language.

Overall, Spanish is a very interesting language to study as it is rated the second most spoken language in the world, with 460 million native speakers. It is recommended by many and is sure to influence you in learning it.

Thank you

Gracias

Thank you to Eshara for sharing her experience!

 

Year 12 VCE Exams

Best wishes to Year 12 VCE students who are completing their exams at the moment.  We encourage them to study hard, keep sleeping and eating well and maintain good levels of exercise.  Students are reminded that they can still access their teachers for support during the course of the exam period.

 

Final Day of classes 2019

The final day of classes for 2019 students is:

  • Years 7 and 8 2019 students: Monday 9 December
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 2019 students: Tuesday 10 December

School is compulsory until these dates with purposeful learning activities taking place up to the end of the school year.

 

Planning for 2020

A letter will be emailed home shortly with important information for next including matters associated with key dates, booklists, fees etc.

 

Presentation Night

Parents of students who are being presented with awards and/or are performing or leading prayer at Presentation Night will shortly receive an excursion event to give consent to on PAM.  Presentation Night for this year will be held at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, on 20 November. The event will begin at 7.00pm and conclude at approximately 9:30 pm. Parents of these students will be invited to book tickets to presentation night via an online portal which will be available next week. An email will be sent to parents informing them when the ticket booking site opens and how to book the tickets.

 

Year 8 City Experience

Thank you to the many parents who on Monday evening attended the 2nd parent information evening regarding City Experience.  Planning continues to take place and we look forward to a very purposeful and engaging City Experience!

 

Blessings for the fortnight ahead!

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