Welcome to Term 3
Traditionally, this is one of the most stressful terms for students, particularly our Year 12s. It is an extremely busy term with lots of assessments and other activities occurring. In many situations, stress is not a bad thing. When handled carefully and correctly planned for, the stress of this term can be turned around into a challenge – one that will help students grow stronger as they reap the success of hard work.
I encourage all students to go through their term planners and think carefully what they take on this term. To achieve their goals, some students will need to cut back on activities that are not a priority, such as certain leisure pursuits or perhaps some part-time work.
Remember that if a student needs an extension for any assessment task in Senior School, then an application with supporting evidence must be submitted to our Dean of Studies as soon as possible. If students miss an exam due to sickness a medical certificate must be provided to sit the exam at an alternate time.
Senior School Assembly
At Monday’s assembly we had a guest speaker, Jennifer Hueston from the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) speak to the students about the risks associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infections and the impact this has on both men and women. We are blessed that we live in a country that provides free of charge, a vaccine that significantly reduces the risk of catching a disease through HPV and also helps reduce the likelihood of cancer as a result. Jennifer shared with the students the work that ACCF do in helping third world countries to combat these diseases too.
On Assembly we were also able to acknowledge the fantastic results that many senior students achieved on the End Semester 1 reports. To be awarded a Diligence Certificate, students must achieve Very Good for Effort in all or all but one of their subjects. To be awarded an Academic Certificate, students must get As in at least half their subjects.
Below is a table that summarises the percentages of students that received a certificate in each grade.
Percentage of students receiving an award