Principal’s Piece — Justin Harrison
With week 6 nearly completed and the majority of subjects moving into the assessment phase of the term, students need to be organised and committed to their upcoming assessment. It is important that students take ownership of their learning and commit to each subject while also seeking feedback from their teachers on how to improve. I encourage parents/carers to regularly discuss their child’s progress and be ‘ahead of the game’ when it comes to their upcoming assessment and contact the school if you have any concerns.
2022-2023 Senior Schooling Information
As mentioned in the previous newsletter and also communicated in a letter given out by Mr Thomas to all Year 10 students, there are a number of important Senior Schooling information sessions occurring this term to support students in Year 10 to learn about:
- Senior Schooling pathways or alternative options
- the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
- Senior assessment and tertiary entrance system including ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)
- Senior subjects and courses for 2022-2023.
In the coming weeks, there are two different Senior Schooling information evenings for Year 10 students AND their parents. Both of these important information sessions are strongly advised for all Year 10 students and their parents to attend.
- Wednesday 9th June (6-7:30pm in Multi-purpose Shelter): Senior Schooling information evening (Senior Pathways/QCE/Subject offerings/Senior Assessment/ATAR)
- Wednesday 16th June (6-7:30pm in Shelter): 2022-2023 Senior Subject Information (with HODs and key teachers), External Programs (CQU and EQIP and also Guidance officers present to answer questions regarding ATAR eligibility and University pre-requisites etc.
I look forward to seeing as many Year 10 student parents as possible at both of these evenings. If you have any questions regarding Senior schooling, or Year 10 into 11 subject selections please contact the school on (07) 4971 4333.
Every Day Counts
Currently, our year to date attendance percentage sits at 88.6%. This is unfortunately down compared to the same time last year. To those parents/carers who continually support and commit to their child attending every day, I would like to personally thank you. As per the research, there is a very clear link between attendance and achievement. If you are having any difficulty in getting your child to school, please contact the year level coordinator to discuss possible strategies.