Term 3, Issue 03: Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

Learning Conversations

Learning Conversations took place last week and the online experience has been seamless. Thank you for your participation and for being mindful of the timeslots provided. The feedback we received has been wonderfully positive and we are always grateful to our dedicated teachers for making this event so worthwhile. The online environment continues to provide opportunity to connect with parents and students, and feedback is always welcome. Thank you to our students for being honest and engaging in their reflections.

NAPLAN Results

Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN results have been mailed to parents this week. Please note that we do not retain copies of the ISR at the College. Please see the News item posted earlier this week for further details. Further information on the NAPLAN testing is available here.

End of Term 3

During the last week of school, we summarised the term's learning with students as assessment across all year levels has been finalised. We congratulate all students and staff on their agility and determination to maintain our high standard of learning. It has been enriching to see experiential learning opportunities. Term 3 concludes on Friday, 16 September.

Unit 3/4 Study Break and Trial Examinations

All Unit 3/4 SACs have now been completed and well done to the students for their resilience and perseverance during this period of time. We strongly encourage students to utilise the first week of study break to recharge with some screen free time and to organise Unit 3/4 notes and summaries, as well as reread novels and texts. This gentle but targeted preparation is a necessary foundation for the Trial Examinations taking place in Week 2 of the the study break.

From Monday, 26 September to Friday, 30 September Unit 3/4 Trial Examinations will be taking place onsite, click here for the schedule. The objective is to assist students in the preparation of the end of year formal examinations, as we simulate the VCAA examination style and duration. They also help to identify students' strength and weaknesses, so we ask for your support to encourage your daughter/s to approach these examinations with enthusiasm and determination. Results will be released to parents in Term 4, Week 2.

Please note the separate Year 12 communication published this week via Siena Central News.

Term 4

We will be thinking of our Year 12 students as they commence preparation for their final term which commences on Monday, 3 October 2022. 2023 Subject Confirmation and Booklist details will be made available to students and parents during Term 4.

We wish all families a relaxing break. May you find the time to breathe and recharge.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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