15 October 2018

Transition to a six-period day; October 2018

Following a series of discussions with the boys, teaching staff and our colleagues at PLC, both schools have agreed to shift from a five-period day model to a six-period day model. This change will impact Scotch College across the Middle and Senior School. The Junior School transitioned to a six-period day at the commencement of 2018.

The six-period day model will come into effect from the start of Spring Term, commencing on 10 October.

The major reasons behind this shift are:

  1. To increase the frequency of lessons in the cycle of a fortnight
  2. To ensure focus is maintained in lessons for the full 50 minutes
  3. Increased opportunity for common assessment time
  4. To allow our senior students to engage in a specifically tailored programme on Friday afternoon.

It is important to note that timings in regard to the commencement and conclusion of the school day have not changed.

The new structure will also see us be able to maintain the cross-campus class arrangement with PLC.

More information will be released closer to the transition and we will be working with the boys to ensure they adapt to the altered timings of the school day.

Mr Peter Allen
Director of Teaching and Learning