This week, the Senior School officially started Semester 2.

For students in Years 7 to 10, this meant timetable changes and the opportunity to meet new teachers for new subjects. It is the perfect time to make a good first impression by being on time to classes, bringing the correct materials, completing homework and work set in class, and respecting the positive learning environment.

The mid-year exam period has finished and students have received feedback from their teachers. Identifying areas that are working well and reflecting on areas for improvement is an important step in maximising learning growth.

For Year 12 students, now is the time to increase the commitment to your VCE studies by consolidating your notes from each Unit 3 subject and adopting a disciplined approach to mastering the key knowledge and skills in Unit 4.

The most effective learners will be those who recognise their teachers as valuable resources and who work in partnership with them.

These students ask extra questions and make appointments with their teachers to go over content in more detail. They also work well with their peers through group work in class, in collaborative study groups or through peer support.

The upcoming holidays provide the chance to rest and recharge, spend time with family and friends, switch off from screens, enjoy the outdoors and keep your body and mind active.

I encourage all Senior School students to have a balance between leisure time and study time during the break to maintain effective work habits ready for the return to Term 3.

I look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday, 19 July.

Kate Morgan
Head of Senior School