Responsibilities of Parties
Teachers are required to:
• Ensure that each student is issued with a subject Assessment Plan by Week 4 of each course outlining formative and summative assessments appropriate to the subject and year level
• Ensure that all summative assessments are provided in writing to students with due date, task requirements, word length, weighting and assessment criteria clearly indicated
• Negotiate with students if homework cannot be completed by the due date (due to ill health, family/personal problems, other extraordinary commitments and/or extenuating circumstances)
• Explain to students the consequences of not completing homework on time and if appropriate impose and supervise catch-up sessions/detentions for students who do not comply
• Contact a parent/guardian by telephone or in writing when a student repeatedly fails to complete homework and each time a summative assessment task is not completed by the due date.
Students are required to:
• Allocate appropriate time to undertake personal study and complete all homework as set course.
• Independently and regularly revise work covered in class.
• Negotiate prior to the due date with each teacher if tasks cannot be completed by the due date.
Students should also:
• Learn to plan their work taking into account family, sporting, cultural and/or employment commitments and social activities as well as the commitment required for assessment timelines.
• Recognise that some subjects have more homework demands than others but that one subject should not receive so much time that others are neglected.
• Discuss any problems they have with homework or study plans with an appropriate person (e.g. parents, Mentors, subject teachers, Career Advisers, Managers, an Assistant Principal and / or the Principal).
Parents are asked to support the College by:
• Facilitating a student’s sound study habits.
• Providing notice to a subject teacher (by telephone, email or note) of any reason's for a student’s homework not being completed by the due date.
Dear parents & community members,
All students & families are reminded that students can access additional support beyond the classroom teacher during mentoring time or at the after school Study Centre, operating every Monday to Thursday 3-5pm in Room 136. Afternoon tea and an in town bus ride home is provided.
The end of the school year is rapidly coming with Year 12 exams well underway and all students completing final assessment tasks. All the best to our Year 12 students as they complete their secondary schooling.
Year 10 & 11 parents & students are asked to discuss the mid Term 4 Work Completion reports, mailed home on Friday 3 November & make contact with Teachers and Mentors should assistance be required to identify any class works yet to be completed.
Looking forward to catching up with you all at the Year 12 Formal & Presentation & Year 12 Awards Evening.
Tony Collins — Principal
- Tue 21 Nov Clontarf End of Year Awards 5.30pm
- Thu 23 Nov Stage 1 (Year 11) exams commence - see newsletter for details
- Wed 29 Nov Awards & Year 12 Presentation Evening - 7pm at Araluen Centre
- Thu 30 Nov Year 10 exams commence - see newsletter for details
- Fri 1 Dec Year 12 Formal - 6pm at the Convention Centre
- Tue 5 Dec College Council meeting 5.30pm