Business Studies Excursion

As part of our Year 11 Business Studies course we undertake surface study of the key functions of business management, these being human resources, marketing, operations and finance. We were lucky enough to be able to extend and implement our marketing knowledge with a wonderful trip to Taronga Zoo, examining their marketing strategies for use in our upcoming assessment task. We began the day by catching the ferry from Circular Quay to the Zoo, allowing us to process Taronga’s prime location. We had an activity to complete upon arrival, this involved identifying the marketing techniques used in the free entry area of the zoo, enticing and prompting customers to go inside. A valued member of the education precinct within Taronga, Kate, enlightened us on the direct and indirect consumers, pricing strategies and how the 4 P’s (price, promotion, product and place) are present throughout all of Taronga’s marketing strategies. We then had a look around the zoo at our own leisure, paying particular attention to the Lemur exhibit and how it appealed to consumers. Overall, it was a fun day full of learning and I am certain we are all super prepared for our assessment task and have a greater understanding of how marketing plays such an integral role in businesses success and ultimately profitability.

 Cara Fagan, Year 11


Year 10 Learning Discussions

During Conversation period this week we had an important learning discussion where we examined three key learning items.

Firstly, we discussed the importance of understanding and following up the Illness and Misadventure (IM) process.  It is the student’s responsibility to fill in the online IM form and then bring in the necessary documentation within 48 hours.  Where possible we remind students, however, that they need to be organised and follow through the requirements of the online IM process.   We also reminded the students that a letter from their parents is not suitable evidence. In the majority of cases a doctor’s certificate is the required form of documentation.

Secondly, we discussed the timeline for the Year 11 2017 subject selection process.  The students will be presented information by the Heads of Department on the Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June.  After this each student will have an interview with a teacher to discuss their thoughts and options – mindful of student interest, capacity to undertake the subject and possible career directions. The following week on Tuesday 14 June is the subject selection information evening.  More information about this will be forthcoming.

Thirdly, we demonstrated the online subject selection module in order that the girls are familiar with the process and what they need to do when they make their subject selections in the beginning of Term 3.


Martin Pluss

Dean of Learning


Learning Dates to Remember

Monday 23 May 2016 – Friday 2  June 2016 (some tasks may be scheduled outside of these dates)

Year 12 Assessment Block


Tuesday 14 June 2016

Year 11 2017 Subject Selection Marketplace

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Deirdre Rofe Centre

Information to follow

Thursday 28 June 2016 –

Monday 15 August

Year 12 Trials



Looking forward to Term 3


Friday 26 August 2016   

Year 11 Parents Afternoon – following Leadership Ritual                 

4:00pm – 4:45pm        

Monday 29 August 2016 –

Friday 2 September

Year 11 Assessment Block


Friday 16 September

Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

Compulsory attendance all students