16 October 2017

July Holidays - A Learning Opportunity for Year 12

As we approach the concluding weeks of Autumn Term, the College will have a three-week holiday break commencing on Monday 6 July. This is an opportunity for all of our community to relax. For our Year 12 students it is important in their final year that they balance the combination of work and play. With three weeks 'holiday' it is important that the students seize the opportunity to ensure they are as well prepared as possible for the final months of Year 12.

To assist them in their preparation, provide structure and support, the College is offering a range of opportunities including:

  • Teacher led workshops on campus from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July. These workshops are aimed at all students and a timetable will be released closer to the holidays.
  • A WACE support programme targeting students moving from a C grade to a B grade in Mathematics/Science will be offered on Thursday 23 July. To register please use this link: http://bookings.scotch.wa.edu.au/event/2090832
  • A WACE support programme targeting students moving from a C grade to a B grade in English/Humanities will be offered on Friday 24 July. To register please use this link: http://bookings.scotch.wa.edu.au/event/2090833
  • An IB support programme targeting students moving from a level 4 to a level 5 in Mathematics/Science will be offered on Thursday 23 July. To register please use this link: http://bookings.scotch.wa.edu.au/event/2090834
  • An IB support programme targeting students moving from a level 4 to a level 5 in English/Humanities will be offered on Friday 24 July. To register please use this link: http://bookings.scotch.wa.edu.au/event/2090835

Additionally, the school has engaged with ATARextra to support students who are looking to develop their essay writing and/or study skills in general and this is available to both Year 11 and 12 students from Monday 20 July to Wednesday 22 July. Please see the attached flyer for more detailed information and to register for these seminars.

Finding the balance between some well-earned rest and a well-implemented study routine is sure to reduce the anxiety as students move towards their final examinations. Should students feel the need for additional support, I encourage them to speak to their teacher, House Head or Careers Adviser Mr Peter Frusher as they near the conclusion of their schooling.

Mr Peter Allen

Director of Teaching and Learning