Dear parents,

As we enter the second half of Term 3, I think that we can see some light in the tunnel. The screen free day on Tuesday was a blessing as both students and staff have worked diligently to keep up with the massive workload that the remote feature of teaching and learning has created. Having said that, the versatility of both staff and students has been incredible to watch and I can only congratulate them for their persistence in making remote education a viable opportunity.

Year 12 information

Given the prevailing circumstances caused by the global pandemic the college calendar has had to make a number of significant adjustments. By now parents of Year 12 students will normally have had an information night highlighting the upcoming calendar of events for Year 12s, as well as an opportunity to meet teachers to discuss their child’s progress. The information night will now be presented in the form of a vodcast for parents towards the end of this term. The Parent Teacher Student Partnership Meeting will now take place next term.  In the coming days, parents of Year 12 students will receive a letter outlining the changes and what is coming up for the Year 12s.

Given the extremity of the lock-out, some Year 12 classes have had to complete School Assessed Coursework at home. In the coming weeks, however, students studying a Year 12 subject with a practical component will be given permission to attend school to complete the practical task under supervision and using the college equipment required for the task. The college will inform these students and a timetable has been established which will be distributed to these students. Please remember that the normal conditions of the time prevail: students will be temperature checked at the college gates, they must wear masks to school and social distance as much as possible.

Student Survey

A second student survey reflecting on how students have coped with this second phase of remote learning is available to students. These reflective opportunities give the college an indication on how well students are going in general with remote learning and point to any adjustments that we will need to make.

We wish all students and staff well for the weeks ahead.

Ernie Pisani

Deputy Principal: Head of Senior Campus