From the Head of Senior School

Examination Period

Here at Senior School we have just held the examination period for our Year 11 cohort. We were very pleased with the manner in which all students attempted these assessments. These form an important part of our students’ learning. There will be a “Feedback day” on Friday 22 June. Here teachers will sit with their students individually and go through which aspects were successfully completed, as well as areas for reflection.

Wednesday 13 June was the GAT day for all students undertaking a VCE Unit 3 & 4 subjects. It was also the day for the Year 12 Graduation portraits and it is imperative for students to have these completed to be used at their graduation at the end of the year.

The Year 10 English and Mathematics examinations took place on Thursday of this week. The students studied hard for these and I am sure they will gain much from them.

Friday 15 June is the commencement of semester 2 for Senior School only. This will mean for many, a change of timetable so parents may need to aware of this, especially if students are doing a Physical Education subject and their uniform requirements have changed.


VCAL Student… Gaby Barnes

Gaby completed her Senior VCAL last year and combined the study of VCE Studio Arts with her VCAL studies. She excelled in both streams and in her VCE subject she achieved at a very high level gaining entry into the RMIT Photography course based on her folio work and interview.

Gaby applied for a position on a RMIT study Tour to Berlin, Paris and Arles and was one of only 2 first year students to be accepted into the program.  This is a great opportunity for her to explore the creative world through a photographer’s eye.  She will be going to a photography festival in Arles and connecting with industry professional photographers as well as gaining credits to her degree.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Gaby and we look forward to hearing from her after her trip.


End of Term 2

The end of Term 2 will finish on Friday 22 June at 3.30 pm and Term 3 will begin with a Commencement Service at the Middle School Campus at 8.50 am on Tuesday 17 July.


Senior School Subject Expo 

 In the second week of Term 3, Senior School will be holding its annual Subject Expo and VCE Information Night.  This will be held on Wednesday 25 July.  Further details to follow.


Mr Graeme Dent

Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds


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