supervised assessments, then feedback to students is critical. Subject return and feedback days
are both important and compulsory. For subjects without exams, there will be an opportunity for students
to partake in subject evaluations.
Year 12 Mid-Year Trial Exams
Mid-Year Trial Exams are scheduled for Tuesday 2 July to Thursday 4 July. Students have attended a presentation
by Elevate Education, entitled 'Ace your Exams' which offered them a range of strategies to assist in
revision and study.
Year 12 families will have received a letter summarising our expectations
of your son during the examination period together with a copy of the examination timetable.
Next term we commence the subject selection process for 2020.
A series of assemblies will be organised for each year level with information regarding the selection
of 'choice' subjects. As students move through to the Senior Years, there are subject pre-requisites or
recommended minimum requirements for students wishing to pursue that subject the following year. The grade
pre-requisites range from C to B+ for most subjects. Therefore, it is wise for students to reflect on
their Semester 1 performance, including exams, with a view to whether they will qualify for the subjects
they wish to undertake in 2020. This should then be a gauge of the level of commitment and effort required
in Term 3 to ensure that these requirements are well met.
SACE Information Evening &
The SACE is a qualification for entry into Universities and further training.
Students need to meet SACE requirements to be eligible for some studies at TAFE level and for all University
Each year, we offer parents the opportunity to learn more about the SACE and tertiary
entry. This year, our SACE Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 30 July 2019 at 7.00pm
in the Kelty Theatre for parents of current Year 10 and 11 students. The presentation will cover:
The SACE and completion requirements;
SACE assessment and moderation;
University & TAFE entrance requirements, including the calculation of the ATAR;
How to plan for tertiary entry and select appropriate subjects at Stage 1 and Stage 2.
A Careers Expo will be scheduled on the same evening to provide families with an opportunity to connect
with organisations for guidance and clarity in relation to career pathways and training.
this evening, I am sure that you will feel more confident in assisting your son with his 2020 subject
The final newsletter for the term will be prepared
by our Prefects, so I take this opportunity, on behalf of all the staff at Rostrevor, to wish everyone
a safe and happy holiday.
It has certainly been a very busy term for staff and students
alike, particularly our Senior students. The school break will certainly be welcomed by all.
Thought for the week
"When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he