From the Assistant Principal

IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 3

  • Tuesday 19/7 & Wednesday 20/7: Performing Arts Showcase. 6.30-8.30pm
  • Friday 22/7:
    • Years 7-9 Award Ceremony. 9-10.30am
    • Years 10- 12 Award Ceremony. 11-12.30pm
  • Monday 1/8- Monday 15/8: Year 12 Trials
  • Wednesday 17/8: Art and Design Showcase. 5.00-8.00pm
  • Monday 29/8: Extra Curricular Photos
  • Thursday 1/9: Father’s Day Mass & breakfast. 7.30-9.00 am
  • Monday 19/9: Last full school day for Year 12
  • Wednesday 21/9: Y12 Graduation Mass and dinner. 6.30-9.30pm
  • Thursday 22/9: Last day of Term 3- Students finish at 12.30, after Period 4.
  • Friday 23/9: Pupil Free Day/Staff Development Day

MID-YEAR ACADEMIC CHECK-UP

As we approach the second semester now is a good time to do a bit of a check-up to see if students can improve their approach to school:  

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  • Have you set yourself goals to strive for over this year? YES / NO
  • Do you know what motivates you to do work? YES / NO
  • Do you try to take a positive approach to your studies? YES / NO
  • Do you make an effort to make the thoughts in your head positive ones? YES / NO
  • Are you making the most of class time, listening and focusing and completing all work? YES / NO
  • Have you been asking for help if you don’t understand something? YES / NO

 

 

  • Have you been writing all your homework into your planner and getting it done? YES / NO
  • Have you been breaking down bigger tasks and scheduling the work in your diary/planner? YES / NO
  • Have you been keeping track of what you complete and rescheduling unfinished work? YES / NO
  • Have you organised your folders for papers and digital resources for school? YES / NO
  • Do you have folders or somewhere at home to file away all your work for your topics? YES / NO
  • Have you decided what you will keep or do your study notes in? YES / NO
  • Have you been working on study notes each time you finish a topic for a subject? YES / NO
  • Do you have a term planner above your desk where you can easily see the heavy weeks? YES / NO
  • Have you set up a good study environment at home, a place where you can focus and work? YES / NO
  • Are you doing around an hour and a half of schoolwork most nights (2-3 hrs for seniors)? YES / NO
  • Have you thought realistically about whether you have too many outside school activities? YES / NO
  • Have you allocated set periods of time for school work (eg at least 3 x half hour blocks)? YES / NO
  • Do you remove all distractions etc. when you are focusing on your schoolwork at home? YES / NO
  • Do you prioritise each afternoon what you will work on that night? YES / NO
  • When you make study notes, are you making them visual with mind maps, highlighting etc? YES / NO
  • When you study for a test, do you both ‘learn’ the content and ‘practise’ the skills? YES / NO
  • Do you try to do lots of the practise under examination conditions? YES / NO
  • Have you reviewed the different study techniques that you should use for your learning style? YES / NO
  • Are you doing more than ‘just reading’ when you study for an assessment? YES / NO
  • Have you thought about how you will overcome the obstacles you face in achieving your best? YES / NO
  • Have you set up some routines to try and create habits that will help you this year? YES / NO

 

Years 9-10 Dance: Marist College Penshurst; Bethany College; St Ursula’s College

A great evening was had by students and staff…..

 

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Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal