Term 4, Issue 4 - Learning and Teaching | Siena College
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Learning and Teaching

Thank you to the Siena community for your support of learning and teaching over the last five years. It has been a wonderful privilege to work with your daughters and such a committed staff who always have the student’s learning at the centre of what they do. I have enjoyed my time here at Siena and am proud of what we have been able to achieve together. In particular, I reflect on the challenges that we have faced together this year and how well we have risen and continually adapted to these challenges. Thank you for your trust and support.

I have always embraced change and been open to new adventures and now look forward to the next journey of my professional and personal life as my husband and I embark on a ‘sea change’. Thank you once again and I hope you are all able to have a safe and peaceful Christmas.

Year 12

The VCAA Examinations will conclude on December 1. It has been a massive undertaking ensuring that we have run exams in a COVID safe way. Thank you to all those responsible and the care that you have shown for each student during this period. I wish our Year 12 students all the best in their future endeavours.

Year 12 results will be published on December 30 and the College will be open on this day to support or assist any Year 12 student with their change of preferences or any other careers support. Students should contact Ms Timmins to make an appointment on this day.

Year 11

Year 11 students have completed their examinations and are able to collect the marked papers on Friday, November 27. Year 12 Head start has also run this week and it has been great to see the enthusiasm and serious approach the girls are already adopting to Year 12. Thank you to the teachers who have been running Year 12 Head start classes.

Year 7 to 10

Year 10 students have finalised all assessment and will commence a four day Year 11 Head start program next week. Year 10 students will finish on Thursday at lunch time.

Year 7 to 9 students have also finalised their Siena assessment. However, as a result of the cancellation of NAPLAN, we have decided to engage an independent consulting firm to conduct a series of diagnostic tests for all Year 7, 8 and 9 students. These are the same tests that we usually conduct with our Year 6 and Year 10 students.

Year 8 students will sit the tests on Tuesday, 1 December and Year 7 and 9 students will sit the tests on Wednesday, 2 December.

Please find a link to the letter sent to parents here.

All Year 7 to 10 students will finish school on Thursday at lunch time.

Reports and Final Results

Parents will be able to access their daughter’s report on December 10. However, all Year 7 to 10 Semester Two results will be published on Monday November 30. Year 11 Semester Two results will be published on Friday 27 November.


A year of change has precipitated a change in name to this auspicious event. We warmly invite you to attend the Awards Night of Excellence, via Webinar, on Wednesday, 9 December at 7.00pm. Invitations and a link to the Webinar has been emailed on Monday, 23 November. Those students receiving an award, and their parents, will be emailed a personal invitation on Monday, 30 November.

Bernadette Donnelly

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
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