Year 11  – Study Skills Session

This week Dr Prue Salter from Enhanced Learning Educational Services (www.enhanced-learning.net) ran a study skills session with Year 11.  The session focused on helping students identify changes and improvements they could make to their approach to their studies in order to maximise their results in their final years of school. The main areas covered with Year 11 were setting up an effective home study environment, managing resources for school (both paper and digital), working effectively at home and dealing with distractions, managing time efficiently, using the diary as a planning tool, making brain-friendly study notes and using a wide variety of active study techniques to suit individual learning styles. Parents are encouraged to review the handout from the session with students and discuss the main areas identified where changes need to be made. Parents can also find extra study skills tips on the following website: http://studyskillstoptipsparents.com/ .  All secondary students at our school also have access to a great study skills website to help students develop their skills. Go to www.studyskillshandbook.com.au and enter the username: loretonh and the password:  loretonh and start improving your results

Ms Kieryn Bateman – Dean of Learning (Years 11-12)

Parents of Years 7 & 9

As you know we use a range of diagnostic tools to gather information about your daughter’s learning. NAPLAN testing forms a part of this process and allows teachers to learn more about the students they teach. This email includes a letter from the Board of Studies, Teacher and Educational Standards (BOSTES) that includes important  information about NAPLAN testing.

NAPLAN Information for Parents 6 May 2016

Mrs Carolina Murdoch – Dean of Learning (Year 7-8)   

Mr Martin Pluss – Dean of Learning (Years 9-10)


Monday 9 May 2016

Year 7-11 Academic Plenaries

3:30pm – 7:00pm

School Gymnasium

Tuesday 10 May 2016 – Thursday 12 May 2016

NAPLAN Years 7 & 9

Tuesday – Language/Writing

Wednesday – Reading

Thursday  – Numeracy

NAPLAN Information for Parents 6 May 2016

Monday 23 May 2016 – Friday 2  June 2016

Year 12 Assessment Block


Tuesday 14 June 2016

Year 11 2017 Subject Selection Marketplace

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Deirdre Rofe Centre

Information to follow