AAS Testing – Year 10

On Friday 26 July in Week 1 of Term 3, Year 10 will complete a series of educational tests in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Spelling and Written Expression.  The tests will be conducted on behalf of the school by Academic Assessment Services (AAS) and will provide valuable information as to the progress of the students.  These results, in conjunction with other results from students’ ongoing assessments, help us to plan more effectively to meet the needs of students and the year group as a whole.  Results will be forwarded families later in the year.  An email has been sent to Year 10 parents and students with more information. 


Subject Selection 2020


The subject selection process has begun for Year 8 students who, in Week 2 of Term 3, will be choosing their elective subjects. An initial presentation was made to Year 8 during Conversation Period earlier this term, and they will receive more in depth presentations by the Heads of Departments by the end of  Week 1 next term regarding the elective subject choices available to them. An Elective Subject Selection Handbook has been made available to Year 8 students on Canvas and has been emailed to all parents.


In Year 10, students complete TWO elective subjects and as a result, students currently in Year 9 need to drop one of their elective subjects. An initial presentation was made to Year 9 during Conversation Period earlier this term outlining how this process would occur. They will be nominating the two elective subjects they would like to keep for Year 10 using the Web Preferences website and a link will be sent to students in Week of Term 3 for them to make their selections.


Students in Year 10 are continuing to engage in some discernment relating to their subject choices for Years 11 and 12. There have been a number of considered, robust and reflective conversations occurring between students, parents and members of staff during the Subject Selection Plenaries allowing students to make informed and appropriate choices for their pattern of senior studies. As a reminder, the deadline for making choices is Friday July 26th 2019.


Year 12 Parent Information Evening – “Preparing for the final months of the HSC – a family guide”

Date: Monday 22 July 2019
Time: 7PM
Location: GBC 3.01-3.04

Whether you are a new parent to the HSC or have been on this journey before, each student will navigate their journey with highs, lows, struggles, achievements and joys.  This information session, held on the first Monday of Term 3, will give you some insight into preparing for the final months of the HSC, and will provide some useful strategies and information to help you support your daughter through the final stages of her schooling.  

Open to all parents/carers and Year 12 students the session will explore:

  • strategies and tips for approaching the Trial and HSC examinations
  • key milestones in the lead up to the HSC
  • careers, post school and other options

We look forward to seeing you there.


Ms Kieryn Bateman

Director of Learning


Dates to Remember – Term 3 2019

Year 12

Year 12 Parent Information Evening Monday 22 July – 7pm | GBC
Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations Thursday 1 August – Monday 19 August
HSC Showcase Friday 30 August  
Year 12 Graduation Awards Ceremony Friday 20 September – 10:30am | Gym

Year 11

Year 11 Examinations Monday 2  September – Friday 13  September

Year 10

AAS Progress Testing Friday 26 July – 8:25am to 12:35pm

Year 7 – 10

Year 7 – 10 Academic Awards Assembly Wednesday  24 July – 11:55am | Gym


Dates to Remember – Term 4 2019

Year 12

HSC Examinations Thursday 17 October to Monday 11 November

Year 10

Year 10 Examinations Monday 28 October to Tuesday 5 November
Year 10 SPRINT & LAUNCH Monday 18 November to Friday 29 November

Years 7 – 11

Year 7 – 11  Awards Ceremony 2019 Thursday 5 December –  12:45pm | Gym

Year 12

HSC Results Principal’s Morning Tea Friday 22 November – 8:30am | Reception Room