Term 2, Issue 04: Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

Congratulations to all students and staff for the great learning that has been achieved this term in challenging conditions.

VCE Holiday Home Learning

The three week break provides an opportunity for senior students to consolidate their Semester 1 learning and prepare for Semester 2 classes. VCE students are encouraged to complete the set holiday home learning provided by their subject teachers.

Examinations

The Semester 1 Year 9 to Year 11 Examinations have now concluded. We congratulate all students and staff on the smooth and effective way in which exams were undertaken.

A sincere thank you to those parents who have proffered their thanks regarding the attention and effort put into the care of their daughters.

Reports will be available on Siena Central on Monday, 27 June.

Subject Selection

The process of subject selection for our current Year 7 to Year 11 students begins in Term 3.

Subject Selection Handbooks, Subject Presentations and the Senior Pathways Evening are part of this transition process. Students in Year 9 and 10 will need to decide whether to pursue an accelerated subject, seriously considering the implications of this choice, as an accelerated subject brings with it a greater complexity of study, and a greater time commitment. A high level of literacy is invaluable to students studying an accelerated subject.

The Unit 1 and 2 Accelerated subjects are: Biology, Drama, Physical Education, Product Design and Technology and Psychology. Year 9 students must meet the following criteria:

  • An overall result of 80% or higher in the accelerated subject area
  • An overall result of 75% or higher in all other Year 9 subjects studied in Semester 1

The Unit 3 and 4 Accelerated subjects are: Biology, Business Management, Drama, Further Mathematics, Geography, Physical Education, Product Design and Technology, Psychology and Religion and Society. Year 10 students must meet the following criteria:

  • An overall result of 80% or higher in the accelerated subject area
  • An overall result of 75% or higher in Year 10 English
  • An overall result of 75% or higher in at least two other Year 10 subjects studied in Semester 1

Further details regarding the application process, Subject Handbooks and Presentations will be outlined to students during Wellness in Week 2 of Term 3.

The Senior Pathways Information Evening will be held on Thursday, 28 July.

Staff Week

Staff will be on the premises until Friday, 24 June.

We wish you and your family a relaxing mid-year break.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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