Year 12 – Dr Prue Salter Videos

Year 12 students were informed via email that new videos have been uploaded from Enhanced Learning Educational Services onto the Study Skills Site, and are ready for viewing.

The 3 videos are 10-15 minutes each and cover:

  1. What should you be doing now before the Trial HSC exams / Mock IB exams?
  2. Tips for during the exam block.
  3. What is important after the exams before the end of term?

There are handouts and grids and planners for each section.

Study Skills Handbook

username: drsaltersgroup

password: videoseries4

We encourage all students to take advantage of this support and Dr Salter’s offer to give feedback to students on their study plans.  After the exams Dr Salter will return for one last time to show students how to make a study plan through to the last HSC exam using their personal exam timetable.


Years 8  , 9 and 10 Subject Selection Receipt Forms

Just a reminder to student to return their signed Subject Selection Receipt Form to the Learning Office as soon as possible.  The Subject Selection System closes for all students on Monday 3rd August at 8am.

Ms Michelle Albert

Dean of Learning

PODCAST | Preparing for the Final Months of the HSC – A Family Guide

At this time of the year we would normally welcome our Year 12 parents and daughters to an information evening regarding the coming weeks and months in the HSC journey.  Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to host the event this year here onsite.  As such, we have recorded the session for you and request that you engage with the  PODCAST  at some stage over the coming week. 

Password  for  Podcast:    LoretoHSC

The podcast contains essential information for Year 12 students and their parents regarding how to prepare for the Trial and HSC examinations, careers advice, including UAC processes and information about pathways beyond the HSC and general words of encouragement.  We know that the unprecedented change we have all experienced due to COVID-19 has had a particular impact on our Year 12 cohort, and so we acknowledge these changes and how both NESA and UAC have responded to the situation. 

We ask that you engage with this webinar as a family, where possible.  We appreciate that this is more challenging for our boarder students and know that you may need to engage with it separately, however we do ask that you make time to chat about the content of the webinar over the coming weeks.  Year 12 students will be given additional time to engage with the webinar during our FACETIME session next Friday 31 July.

Please note below that Careers have provided an overview of additional detail that they were unable to unpack in the webinar.  The Year 12 students also accessed this information today when our Careers team presented to them during Conversation time.   

Careers Information:

The Careers department video presentation contains information regarding UAC, schools recommendation scheme (SRS), scholarships, early entry, residential colleges and other important information.

Some more specific information is also below.

UAC – general applications/SRS

  • All university courses on University Admissions Centre (UAC) will be uploaded to www.uac.edu.au  by August.
  • Students should complete their initial UAC application by 30 September, if they have not already (this is when early bird applications will close).
  • Schools recommendation scheme applications should also be completed ASAP, to ensure that students are considered for all schemes.

A newly introduced Canberra University SRS will close in August.

Educational Access Scheme

Further to the general information provided in the video presentation, below is further (more specific) information regarding the Educational Access Scheme (EAS):

  • EAS is for students whose studies were negatively affected as a result of circumstances beyond their control or choosing
  • The scheme is for disadvantages lasting  6 months or longer
  • Please see here for a list of EAS Categories  – please note you can open the tabs for a complete list of each code.

NB: New codes are also being added for 2020 – these will only be able to be added to UAC applications from August.  

    • Two new disadvantages in response to COVID-19 (Under the category of Financial Hardship)
      • Code: F01K – Job Keeper payments – Parent/guardian received payments for at least three months
      • Code: F01S – Job Seeker payment  – Parent/guardian received payments for at least three months
    • N01D Natural disasters (Under the category of Severe Family Disruption)


If you have questions regarding any of the Careers content, please don’t hesitate to email  Ms Alexi Kayes or Ms Katrina Smith (Careers Advisors) at  careers@loretonh.nsw.edu.au.

Any questions regarding learning, exam timetables and assessment should be directed to Ms Kieryn Bateman or Madame Martin at learning@loretonh.nsw.edu.au


REMINDER: Academic Reports Years 7-11

Please be reminded that Academic Reports for students in Years 7-11 will be issued early in Term 3 this year.  This was communicated on the Learning page via the School Newsletter on Friday 19 June.  The later release date this year was determined to ensure that students had ample opportunity to demonstrate their learning and growth despite the COVID-19 disruptions in Terms 1 and 2. 

Please also note that reports will be in a different format this year as per the communication that was issued to parents on Friday 1 May 2020 and can be accessed here.  This year the reports will be issued electronically via the Parent Portal in Sentral and will also include evaluation of student Learner Attributes as opposed to teacher comments.  Detailed instructions regarding how to access the reports will be issued to parents in Week 1 of Term 3.


Ms Kieryn Bateman

Director of Learning



Dates to Remember – Term 3 2020

Year 12

Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations Monday 17 August – Monday 31 August


HSC Showcase Wednesday 16 September |  5 – 9pm

Year 11

Year 11 Examinations Monday 7 September – Friday 18 September

Year 7 – 11

Year 7 – 11 Academic Awards Assembly Wednesday  5 August