Year 10

Encounter Youth Drug Education Parent Session

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Due to lack of numbers for tomorrow night’s Encounter Youth Drug Education Parent Session,  we will instead offer an online session via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 14 September @ 6.30pm – 8pm.

Please follow the instructions for registration at Parent’s Schoolies Festival™ Information Evening page.

 

After registering, you will receive an email that directs you to ‘join’ the webinar on the evening.

 

Key points for a positive webinar experience:

  • We recommend downloading the Microsoft Teams app, but if you prefer, the webinar can also be accessed via your internet browser.
  • If you have any questions before the webinar, send them to via email to education@encounteryouth.com.au and we will do our best to respond before the webinar begins.

During the webinar, you can submit questions through the ‘chat’ channel. We will endeavour to answer these questions as we go but for any we don’t get to, can be answered at the end of the webinar!

 

We hope you are able to join us in this important educational session.

Ms Mitchell

Year 10 and 11 Road Safety Awareness

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Dear Parents,

In Week 4, students in Year 10 and Year 11 will take part in a Road Safety and Awareness Program, specific to their year level, as part of our Wednesday Wellbeing Series. These sessions are filled with important information about safety and awareness and provide a range of practical strategies to keep them safe as road users, including as pedestrians, passengers and drivers. At times, some of the content that is shared may be confronting for your child and I encourage you to have a discussion with them prior to, and following their session. We also encourage ongoing conversations with your child about keeping themselves safe on the road. If you have any concerns about your child attending their Road Safety and Awareness session, please don’t hesitate to contact me prior to Week 4.

Year 10 student session (Wednesday 11 August) + Year Senior School parent session via zoom (Thursday 19 August, 6pm – 7.30pm)

• Year 10 students will participate in a Road Safety Awareness program by Save A Life Australia on Wednesday 11 August. This session also places and emphasis on students developing the skills and knowledge to build a base of competence and experience to enhance young driver safety. Students will have the opportunity to see or experience driving through a simulated experiences in a real car.
• Accompanying this is a session for all Year 10 parents – an important opportunity to understand how you can best support your child in learning to drive and develop effective road safety awareness. This session is filled with practical tips to help you feel confident in helping your child become a safe and responsible driver and passenger. Please note, Year 11 and Year 12 parents are most welcome to attend, particularly if you have not attended this important session in previous years.

Parent Session details are as follows:

Thursday 19 August, 6pm – 7.30pm

The webinar link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87268929050?pwd=dFhBMXRkUFVTaTV2NjBCYVBIcjhzQT09

Meeting ID: 872 6892 9050
Passcode: 3REr7z

Year 11 – Wednesday 11 August

The Road Awareness Program has been cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Year 11 students will participate in an adapted Road Safety session, provided by school pastoral staff, and will include elements from the  Road Awareness Program. We encourage all Senior School families to discuss road safety with your child, so that we can all work together to ensure our community are safe road users, whether they are L or P plate drivers, passengers or pedestrians.

If you have any questions about the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Carlee Mitchell
Leader of Student Wellbeing
cmitchell@stjohns.sa.edu.au
8278 0278

Senior School Exams

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Stage 2 Mid-Year Exams

Mid-year exams for students studying SACE Stage 2 subjects will be held from Tuesday 29 June to Thursday 1 July, this is the first week of the school holidays. Exams will take place at the St Barnabas Chapel on the Secondary Campus. This venue will also be used for the SACE Stage 2 end of year exams.

Students should be at the exam room at least 15 minutes before the scheduled commencement of their examination. No student will be allowed into the examination room more than half an hour after the starting time. School policy is that no students may leave the examination until the completion of the allocated time for that exam. Adhering to the rules that will be in place at the end of the year help students prepare for final examination conditions.

Students are required to wear PE or winter uniform, please do not mix and match. Bags and mobile phones are not permitted in the exam room.

In the last week of term, teachers of subjects having an exam will dedicate lesson time for revision, including a focus on exam technique. Subjects that do not have exams will continue as normal.
Students have been emailed a Revision Guide, which is organised by subject and contains a comprehensive overview of the topics/content for each subject with an examination:

Year 12 Revision Guide

Year 11 students will have their Stage 1 exams in Week 9 of this term and there will not be any Year 11 classes. Stage 2 classes will be revising for the exams and Year 11 students who are completing Stage 2 subjects, will need to negotiate with their individual Stage 2 teachers to discuss their attendance at the revision lessons. Students should also remember to sign in and out of school so that we know when they are on campus.

The exam schedule is HERE.

Many exams require students to bring a laptop as they complete an online exam.  It is the students responsibility to ensure this is fully charged.

If students are absent for an exam, they should contact Leonie Harwood on lharwood@stjohns.sa.edu.au on the day of the exam so an alternative time to sit the paper can be arranged. Students who know in advance that they will be unable to sit their exam at the scheduled time should also see Leonie to reschedule.

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Year 10 & 11 Mid-Year Exams and Revision

Year 10 & 11 students will sit end of semester exams in a number of subjects in the last week of this term. (Tuesday 22 June to Friday 25 June).

The exam schedule is HERE.

In the preceding week (Week 8), students will focus on exam preparation in those subjects that stage an exam.
Students need to prepare a revision study schedule for each subject, over and above the normal homework schedule. They should also be willing to make times to seek assistance with teachers with their revision.
Students have been emailed a Revision Guide, which is organised by subject and contains a comprehensive overview of the topics/content for each subject with an examination:

Year 10 Revision Guide

Year 11 Revision Guide

The exam results will be reported through Canvas on each subject page.

Students may stay home during the exam week and only come to school to do each exam. If students wish to stay at school and study they need to comply with the sign-in requirements set out below.

All students are to wear the correct school uniform at all times when on the school property. This can be the winter uniform or PE uniform, students must not wear a combination of school uniform and casual clothes and recreational shoes. Students will be sent home if they do not meet our uniform expectations.

When there is no scheduled exam all students are to be either in private study at school in TLC or to be at home completing study. There are to be no students wandering around the school, including waiting for other students. Students who are at school for these private study periods must sign in at Student Services in Pargeter and sign out when they depart.

Students are to be at the allocated examination room at least 10-15 minutes prior to their exam.
Students are not permitted to leave the examination room until the end of the allocated time. Many exams require students to bring laptops as they complete an online exam, it is the students responsibility to ensure this is fully charged.

If a student misses their exam for reasons such as illness they must contact their subject teacher on the day to organise an alternative time to sit the exam, if appropriate. If students do not initiate this catch-up time a zero will be recorded as the exam result. In most subjects, this does not affect the student’s subject grade.

Yours sincerely

LEONIE HARWOOD
Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School

NICK RAIMONDO
Leader of Learning & Curriculum

                                                     

Year 10 Work Experience

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Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Work Experience for Year 10 students will be from Monday 24 May to Friday 28 May 2021, which is in Week 5 of Term 2.

It is most important that the Work Experience placement is organised as soon as possible.

Please give this placement considerable urgency and begin or continue conversations with your child about possible future career pathways and industries they might like to explore during work experience.

Guides for students, parents/caregivers and the workplace provider can be accessed below, along with the Workplace Learning Agreement form and Work Health and Safety Checklist.

Please refer to the Work Experience Letter for more details.

Yours sincerely,

Virginia Castine
Careers Counsellor
Work Experience Coordinator

Year 10 2021 Immunisations

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Dear Parents,

This week, Year 10 students have been given their immunisation packs for the Meningococcal B vaccination (two doses) and Meningococcal ACWY (one dose). The form in this pack must be completed by a parent/caregiver and returned to Student Services, Pargeter Building no later than Wednesday 10 February. It is a requirement that all forms be completed and returned regardless of whether the student is receiving the vaccinations or not.

The first round of vaccinations are scheduled for Tuesday 15 June. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Mandy Hooper at Student Services on 8278 0214.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Hooper
Student Services