Term 3, Issue 2 - Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

Senior Pathways Webinar

Thank you to all who participated in the recent Virtual Senior Pathways Information Evening. There were great questions and dialogue and we appreciate the numbers in attendance. The resources in our Subject Selection Tile have kept everyone abreast of the process and have been well utilised by students and parents. For those who were unable to attend, the recording and program of each room is available on the relevant subject page:

  • Year 9 into 10 click here
  • Year 10 into VCE click here

We please ask both students and parents to take a few minutes to provide feedback on the evening. A short survey can be accessed here.

Important Dates

  • 6 August: 2022 Years 7 to 9 Web Preferences due by 4.00pm
  • 9 August: 2022 VCE Accelerated Studies applicants notified by 4.00pm
  • 10 August: Year 9 into 10 Transition Interviews online
  • 12 August: Year 10 into 11 Transition Interviews online
  • 13 August: 2022 Year 10 and 11 Web Preferences due by 4.00pm

Subject Selection

Our Year 11 students have completed their Subject Selection Interviews and next week the Year 10 and Year 9 students will attend their interviews online. The final date for submission of Subject Selection Forms for 2021 is Friday,13 August. Many thanks to Mitchell Soon, our Subject Selection Coordinator and Timetabler, who has fielded questions and kept everyone on track. In early Term 4, Mitchell will contact any student who may have missed out on a subject choice due to timetable constraints and place them in their reserve choice. Students will be notified of their subjects in Term 4, to coincide with the release of the booklists.

Accelerated Study Applications

Accelerated study applications are currently being processed, with students to be notified of the outcome next week. Those whose applications have been deferred will have the opportunity to reapply at the end of Semester 2. While every effort will be made to accommodate accelerated applications that meet the criteria, entry into the class is dependent upon a place being available and timetabling constraints. Those who are successful with their Semester 1 application are encouraged to maintain their results in Semester 2, otherwise approval may be withdrawn.

Trial Exams

Unit 3 and 4 Trial Exams are currently scheduled to begin on Monday, 27 September running through until Friday, 1 October. This is an important opportunity for our Year 12 students and Year 11 accelerated students to prepare for their final exams. The Trial Exam Timetable and further details will be sent to parents and students in the coming week.

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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