Learning

Year 10 Examinations

Year 10 examinations will commence on Monday 28 October and conclude Tuesday 5 November.  Click here for the examination timetable.  Parents and students are asked to note the following important reminders:

  • Students are required to wear full school uniform when presenting for exams.
  • Students are only required to be at school on the days that they have an exam. 
  • If your daughter is a day student and has a morning exam only she must leave the school after the exam.
  • If your daughter is a day student and has an exam in the middle session only, she may only arrive at the school just prior to the scheduled exam.
  • Boarders who do not have exams in any session will be required to attend supervised study unless leave arrangements have been made with the Boarding School.
  • If your daughter is a day student and needs to remain at school to attend sport or collect siblings, she must attend the supervised study.
  • If your daughter is unwell on the day of an exam you must notify Mrs Jarick in the Learning Office either by email or phone  9473 7336 by 8am.  Your daughter must then attend a doctor’s appointment obtaining a Medical Certificate and complete the online Illness/Misadventure form.

We wish our Year 10 students all the best for the examinations.  Please contact the  Learning Office  if you have any further questions.  

Mme Maryse Martin

Dean of Learning 

 

Year 10 Parents – Internship Opportunity 

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for our Year 10 students.  The King’s School is offering an internship for students to take part in their Future Project.   The internship is aimed at students who are passionate about science, are enrolled in a science subject for their senior studies, and are interested in scientific research.   If successful, interns will have the opportunity to work with scientific experts in industry-grade laboratories at The King’s School, assisting with real-world science research. Areas of research include biomedicine, microbiology, agricultural technology and engineering.

Year 10 students have been emailed about this exciting opportunity – so please discuss this with your daughter if you believe she could be an eligible candidate.  If your daughter is interested in applying, please follow the process outlined below.

Application Process:

Current Year 10 students are invited to apply for a position in the senior program of The Future Project as a Research Intern. The process is competitive and the supporting application needs to be returned to Mrs Cranfield by 5pm Wednesday 30 October 2019. A shortlisting process based on an eligibility criteria will be utilised internally here at Loreto, and then successful short-listed applicants will be forwarded to Dr Vera Munro-Smith, Director of the Future Project at King’s, who will conduct a further short-listing process and invite preferred candidates for an interview.  Applicants are asked to discuss their application with Mrs Cranfield or Mr Little before they submit the application form.

Commitment:

A high degree of commitment is expected of students. Successful interns sign an agreement to make their own way to The King’s School in North Parramatta for weekly after school (Wednesday) and holiday sessions as well as a number of evening events.  There are no fees involved in the program – just a requirement for ongoing commitment and engagement with the program. 

Please see the schedule below:

Schedule (Dates to be confirmed)

Term 1

Commencement of provisional participation
Wednesday 5 February 2020:  First meeting at The King’s School Science Centre

Weekly

 
February – April

Draft of thesis project/journal article

Commencement of thesis project

Review of provisional participation

Term 1 Holidays

 
Monday 20 April –  Friday 24 April 2020 Research Block 1 (school holidays) 9am – 4pm

Term 2

Continuation of thesis project
3 June 2020 Open Night

Term 2 Holidays

 
Monday 13 July –  Friday 17 July     Research Block 2 (school holidays) 9am – 4pm

Term 3

 
31 August 2020 Submission of ‘final copy’ journal article; eligibility to graduate 2020

Term 4

 
25 November 2020 Graduation and Awards Night

 

Please note that this is an external program – Loreto Normanhurst are grateful to The King’s School for their invitation for our students to be involved in this application process.  As such, staff at Loreto do not have influence over The Future Project selection process for successful interns. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the project, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Little or Mrs Cranfield.

 

Ms Kieryn Bateman

Director of Learning 

 

Student Shadowing Project

As a thriving school community, we are always seeking to improve the learning experiences for our students. Our plans for improvement are informed by educational research, data, the knowledge and expertise of our staff, and feedback from various stakeholders. Any plan must be based on a clear understanding of the current experiences of our students, and seeing these from our students’ perspective is vitally important.

 During Weeks 3 and 4 of this term, members of the School’s Leadership team will be involved in a Shadowing Project to gain insight into our students’ educational experiences. Shadowing is the process of following a student throughout a day, experiencing what she experiences to gain insight into the student’s perspective of the school. We will be spending time in classrooms in order to gain a glimpse of a day in the life of a student, by monitoring what the students are doing during the course of the day. We intend to use these insights to inform our planning and help set priorities for student learning and professional learning. It is important to note that the purpose of this exercise is to observe the experiences of the students, not to make judgements about performance or behaviour of students or teachers.

 An email request will be sent to those students from Years 5 to 11 who have been selected to be shadowed. If a student does not wish to be shadowed she may choose to decline the request.

 

Ms Carol Osborne

Director of Professional Learning

 

Year 12 2019 Awards Ceremony Photos

Photography taken at the Year 12 2019 Awards Ceremony is available from  Advanced Life . Please use code 6DG E39 QM6 to order.

 

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 Wednesday 18  December – 10-11am | Undercroft