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,
Term 3 has come to a successful conclusion. Year 12 students are finalising assessment tasks and preparing for examinations. Please continue to support them as their secondary schooling concludes and they transition to life after school.
Term 3 Progress Reports for Year 10 & 11 students have been mailed home. Parents, please discuss these with your child / children and come along to the Years 10 & 11 Parent / Student / Teacher interviews 5:30 - 7:00pm on Tuesday 22 October (Week 2 Term 4), to discuss how these achievement grades can be improved even further.
At the end of this term we say farewell and great thanks to Science teacher Tash Colson, who after 15 years teaching in Alice Springs is relocating with family to Mildura.
To all students, staff and families have a restful, safe and happy break, recommencing classes on Monday 14 October to continue optimising learning for 2019.
Tony Collins — Principal
- Mon 7 Oct Year 12 Trial Exams commence
- Mon 14 Oct Term 4 classes commence
- Tue 22 Year 10 & 11 Parent/Teacher/Student interviews 5.30-7pm
- Fri 25 Oct World Teachers' Day
- Fri 1 Nov Year 12 'Big Lunch In' 12.30-1.5pm