Report profiles – Years 7-11
As you are aware, the College has changed the ‘Student Profiles’ on the reports. The new profiles are:
➢ Manages her learning
➢ Takes opportunities to extend her learning
➢ Relates to others to enhance learning.
This week I spoke to some of our students and asked them to explain what ‘Takes opportunities to extend her learning’ means. Here are some of their answers.
Taking opportunities to extend your learning involves asking questions when you don’t understand something. It also involves going out of your way to extend your knowledge by watching or reading the news, or by researching to improve your knowledge. Extending your learning is about making the most of your learning. It is important if you want to excel in any area.
Layla and Sofia Year 7
Participate in co-curricular activities.
Completing practice questions and seeking feedback.
Further research to enhance learning.
Taking risks and challenging yourself.
Extending classwork outside the classroom.
Alyssa and Nevine Year 11
Use your free time to deepen your understanding of a topic or to finish work. It also means using feedback that you receive to improve your work. It can also include looking over your work to see what can be improved and then spending extra time and energy to make these improvements.
Georgia, Olivia, Milana and Tahlia Year 7
Asking your teacher or peers questions.
Doing extra study and research.
Pre-reading to gain an understanding of materials and information given in class.
Asking for feedback and applying it.
Sarah, Emily and Vivien Year 10
Ask the teacher to explain things in more detail.
Take time out of your day to go to the library and research the learning task.
Ask other students how they are interpreting the work and learning tasks.
Amy and Emily Year 10
Go to workshops.
Ask your peers for help when you are stuck.
Take opportunities to engage in extension work.
Get involved in class and in learning.
Ella and Ebony Year 8
HSC Minimum Standard Literacy and Numeracy
From 2020 all students are required to demonstrate a minimum standard of literacy and numeracy to be eligible for the award of the HSC. All students must complete online reading, writing and numeracy tests to demonstrate that they have met the HSC minimum standards. Current Year 10 students will complete the online Minimum Standards tests during week 9 this term.
Tuesday 25 June Minimum Standard Reading Test
Thursday 27 June Minimum Standard Writing Test
Friday 28 June Minimum Standard Numeracy Test
Any student who is absent on the day of the tests will be given an opportunity to sit the test at the beginning of term 3. Please be assured that the teachers are working with your daughter to ensure she is developing the necessary skills to meet the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy. If you have any questions about the minimum standard requirements, please contact Ms Scollard at the College.
Year 11 (2020) Subject Selection
How do you choose the right subjects?
Over the next few weeks Year 10 will begin the process of selecting their subjects for years 11 and 12. Students and parents often ask us how to choose subjects for year 11 and 12. Our advice is quite simple: students should take courses in which they have an interest and ability and which will best suit their future needs.
The NSW Educations Standards Authority (NESA) give the same advice:
Your aim is to attain the best HSC result you can. So, you should choose courses that you are good at, interested in and may use in the future.
When considering which courses to study, explore the content of a course. For example, what are the course outcomes? Will you be required to submit a major work, or perform, as part of your exams? Talk with your teachers about your strengths and weaknesses, as well as individual course requirements, before making your selections (NESA subject selection).
Students should focus on choosing subjects they will enjoy doing for the next two years and subjects they feel will challenge them and help them grow as a learner.
Year 11 (2020) Subject Selection Process
Students have now received a copy of the Year 11 Subject Handbook (2020). During week 9 of this term, KLA Leaders of Learning will speak to the year 10 students to explain the subjects on offer and will answer any questions about study in years 11 and 12. On 24 June there will be a parent information evening during which we will explain the requirements of study in years 11 and 12. Reports will be issued at the end of this term. KLA Leaders of Learning for Religious Education, English, Mathematics and Science will also provide students and parents with some recommendations for study in year 11. Parents will have an opportunity to discuss these recommendations with their daughter’s class teacher at the parent / teacher /student interviews on 23 July. Students will then submit their subject preferences using an online form. On 13 August students and parents will be able to meet with a senior leader in the College to discuss their pattern of study for 2020 and to finalise their subject choices. Students are also welcome to make an appointment with Mrs Mills to discuss career pathways or with Ms Scollard to discuss subject choices.
Ms Deborah Scollard - Assistant Principal