Learning

PTO Booking System now open:

Year 12 Academic Plenary Meetings on Friday 22 February 2019

Academic Plenaries are opportunities for students, supported by teachers, to share their learning progress with their parents. Teachers will be available for 5-minute meetings from 3:30pm to 6.30pm, Level 3 GBC and DRC (see the  Subject Location Map here).    If you have a matter to discuss that will take longer than the allocated time, we request that you arrange a time for a phone conversation with the class teacher.

Bookings for the Academic Plenary meetings are made using PTO free App or website (instructions below). The system is now open for bookings and will remain open until 3pm on Thursday 21 February. On the day of the Plenaries, changes or cancellations will need to be advised by email to the Learning Office.

TO MAKE YOUR BOOKINGS ONLINE:

  1. Go to the PTO Login page
  2. The PTO booking site will be launched. Tick OBTAIN PIN/PASSWORD and enter the email address you have provided to the school as your contact email. Your individual PIN will be emailed to you.
  3. Full instructions for making your bookings will appear on your screen.
  4. Check the times booked and either print the booking schedule or download the PTO App to refer to on the evening.

to make your bookings via the PTO APP:

  1. Download the App
  2. Select Region: Australia
  3. Add School Code:  3z95a
  4. Follow prompts

When making your bookings, please leave adequate time to move between appointments – 5 to 10 minutes is suggested. Teachers will endeavour to meet the appointment time, but there may be delays. We ask for your patience during the evening. Some teachers may have requested an interview with you in which case a yellow highlighted ! symbol   will be displayed alongside the class name.

Parking will be available on the oval (weather permitting), or any carpark on campus. Prior to attending your meetings, please sign-in with Mrs Rachael Jarick at the check-in desk.  Tea and coffee will be available in the afternoon/evening.  In line with our sustainability focus, it would be appreciated if you could please bring your own reusable cup if you have one and/or a refillable drink bottle.

Please   email Mrs Rachael Jarick in the Learning Office   if you have any questions or if you find you are unable to attend an appointment on the afternoon of the Plenaries.

 

Ms Michelle Albert

Dean of Learning

 

Year 10 – Minimum Standard Testing 2019

In 2017 the NSW Government announced that from 2020, all Year 12 students must reach a minimum standard of functional literacy and numeracy in order to receive the HSC Certificate.  The reason for this is to help ensure that all students leave school with the necessary skills to achieve success in life.  In order to meet this benchmark, students are given the opportunity to undertake the three online tests when they enter Year 10.   We have planned this testing for our Year 10 students on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 26 February – Reading and Numeracy
  • Wednesday 27 February – Writing

In preparation for the Minimum Standard Testing, students will be given the opportunity to undertake practice tests, which will occur from next week during their English and Mathematics lessons.  This will give the students experience in answering the types of questions asked and provide experience on how to login to the testing platform. There is no other individual preparation students are required to do to ensure they are ready for the tests .   A special ‘locked down’ browser will be installed on their desktop by the school during the preparation period.

We wish to reassure parents that it does not matter if their daughter is not successful at meeting the minimum standard benchmark in the first round of testing.  Students who do not qualify will be fully supported by the school and will continue to be offered to sit the tests each semester until they qualify prior to the end of Year 12.  

Below please find links below providing additional key information from NESA which may be of interest to you.  If you have any further information, please email the Learning Office.

Information regarding the Minimum Standard Tests

Minimum standard Online tests

What to expect in the tests

 

Ms Martin Pluss

Dean of Learning

 

Assessment Information Years 7-12

Please note that an email has been issued to all Years 7-12 parents today with the Learning Information Handbooks attached.  These handbooks provide parents and students with information about our assessment scheduling for the year and our assessment processes. 

 

Ms Kieryn Bateman

Dean of Learning