Term 2 - Marist College Ashgrove

Report
Year 12
Information Evening
AGENDA
MC: Richard Ward
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Prayer and Welcome
– Peter McLoughlin
Shaping Success – Sally Flynn
Calendar 2013 – Richard Ward
COLLEGE PRAYER
Teach me, O Lord, to aim high
and not to be content with mediocrity;
to set my sights on noble goals;
to have a brave heart and a clear vision;
to prize the things that are worthwhile;
to always have the courage to choose what
is right;
COLLEGE PRAYER
to despise what is petty; to shun all selfishness;
to have a heart that is strong and brave,
pure and happy, docile yet courageous,
so that under your guidance, and with your
grace,
I may always and in all things have as my
motto
Viriliter Age: Act Courageously
HEAD OF
TEACHING & LEARNING
SALLY FLYNN
What is the goal / purpose
of Year 12?
 To achieve my personal best OP /
Non OP Rank
 To achieve my personal best QCS
result
 To advantage myself by
achieving my highest QTAC
preference
Pathways in the Senior School
Pathway
OP
Qualifications
Outcome
Course Taken
5 or 6 Authority
subjects
Qld Certificate of Education (if all
requirements are met)
Senior Statement
Tertiary Entrance Statement
Overall Position (OP) – 1 - 25
Non OP
Less than 5 authority
subjects
Qld Certificate of Education (if all
requirements are met)
Plus non-authority
subject/s
Senior Statement
Traineeship and/or
external Certificate
course/s
Rank score used by QTAC to
determine tertiary entrance– used in
Queensland only
99 - 1
QCE
 20 credits/semesters at a pass or
better
 Passes in any English and Maths
subject.
 Visit
www.qsa.qld.edu.au
QCE (handout)
Checking my Learning
Account
 Visit www.cis.qsa.qld.edu.au
use LUI (Learner Unique Identifier)
use my password
 To check progress towards a QCE
 Keep safe – from now until March
2013: LUI, LUI password, QSA
student no. (ID card)
Factors Leading to an OP score
• Level of Achievement
– 5 best Authority (OP) subjects or equivalent
• Position in Level of Achievement
Band 10 – 1
• SAI Order
– Subject Achievement Indicator 400 – 200
Final student results are
determined by:
School Based Assessment Results
Scaled by
Group performances in common
external testing
(QCS Tests)
Factors Leading to a school based
Tertiary Selection Rank
• Level of Achievement
– 5 best Authority and/or Authority Registered subjects or
equivalent
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• Individual result in the QCS Test
Rank Scores can provide equivalent OPs
which CAN be used for University entrance
in Queensland
Rank
OP
Approx
91
6
83
9
72
14
63
19
QSA & QTAC Advice to
Non OP students
 Achieve highest possible results in each
subject / VET certificate
 Achieve best possible result on QCS Test
 Calculate your OP-ineligible rank with
QTAC’s ONLINE OP-ineligible estimator
 Remember: your subject weightings will
change dependent on your results
 More information visit: www.qtac.edu.au
 All VET students must complete all
required work experience.
 Strongest recommendation that
every OP ineligible student sits the
QCST and achieves their best result
Queensland Core Skills Test
• State wide common test for all students
• Results are compiled for each individual
student (A-E)
• Results for each school group are used in the
scaling of the school allocated S.A.I.s
The QCS Test is the ultimate form of
moderation in Queensland.
Queensland Core Skills Test
• A Writing Task (2 hours)
• 2 Multiple Choice Papers (1½ hours each)
• A Short Response Item Paper (2 hours)
YEAR 12 - 2013
Tuesday September 3rd
Wednesday September 4th
The College’s Expectation
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All OP & Non OP students
participate / engage in:
 QCS preparation classes
 All 8 QCS trial exams
 Attend / engage in QCS feedback
sessions
QCS Trial Exams and
Equipment
First trial Exam – Writing Task Exam
Date:
Time:
Venue:
Friday 15 Feb
8:10am
Champagnat Centre
Equipment: All students have been provided
with equipment in clear pencil case and must
bring this to all trials.
How You Can Help
Study, Assignments and Homework
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Must take priority
Organisation
Procrastination
Goal setting
Balance
Skills for Senior Students
WHEN:
Term 2 – Date to be advised
Topics will include Motivation, organisation and study skills
How You Can Help
Check progress regularly
• Assessment and Exam dates
• Organisation of time
• Monitor use of time wasters: Mobile
phones, social media etc.
Urgently start researching
your preferred options for 2014
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College Career Counsellor
www.myfuture.edu.au (see handout &
website)
 Facts
 Industries / Occupations
 Go to Uni / TAFE open days
 Know dates and details for special entry
into courses
Visit MCA Careers Room:
 Mrs Kinga Schmidt, Head of VET /
Careers
 Ms Shauna Quinlivan, Careers
Counsellor
 Discuss career options
 Seek advice on QTAC
preferencing whether OP or Non
OP
Special Entry Requirements
Register Immediately for UMAT
preparation courses.
www.medentry.edu.au/products.asp
Early Term 1 is the time to start your
UMAT preparation
Check all other special entry requirements
either online or in the Careers Room.
Assessment
• Assessment Calendar
• Medical Certificate required for absence from each
formal assessment item, including during exam block:
– Short term medical absence - contact the Head of KLA/subject
area and Head of House
– Medium / Long Term medical absence: Parents must contact
Head of Teaching and Learning to arrange Special Consideration
or Special Provision as per College Assessment Policy.
• “Late” assignments will not contribute positively to final
results but still must be submitted to gain credit for
completing that semester.
Exams
• Exam blocks at the end of each term
• Absence from an exam requires a medical
certificate. Parents must contact the Head of
KLA to arrange an alternative exam time
and/or task.
• Avoid arranging events which require students
to miss any part of the term wherever possible.
Communication with Staff
• Subject teachers and Heads of House – contact via email or phone;
• Attend parent-teacher interviews (if you have concerns
about your son’s progress);
• Head of KLA or subject – contact if you have further
concerns about your son’s progress or concerns about
teaching and learning issues;
• Head of Teaching and Learning– contact if you have
ongoing curriculum concerns or to apply for special
consideration.
Do you have these qualities?
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Loyalty & commitment to the year of 2013
Clear and achievable goals
Courage
Determination
Persistence
A strong work ethic
Good time management
Optimistic attitude
Focused Energy
DEPUTY HEADMASTER
RICHARD WARD
TERM 1
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INAUGURAL MASS
GYM DANCE
SENIOR FORMAL – costs, suits
OP PREDICTIONS
SWIMMING CARNIVALS
CRICKET / VOLLEYBALL
TERM 1
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LENTEN APPEAL
CORE SKILLS TRAINING
VET STUDIES WORK EXP WEEK
AIC SWIMMING
MATES
EXAM BLOCK – QCS DAY
RUGBY / FOOTBALL TRIALS
TERM 1
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STUDENT-FREE DAY 25
FEBRUARY
MUSIC CONCERTS
INTERIM REPORTS
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FOOTBALL/RUGBY TOURS
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TERM 2
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MARIST BASKETBALL
CARNIVAL
AIC RUGBY AND
FOOTBALL
WINTER UNIFORM
AIC CHESS
TERM 2
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ANZAC DAY
RED CROSS BLOOD BANK #1
SENIOR DEBATING
PARENT-TEACHER
INTERVIEWS WEDNESDAY
22 MAY
TERM 2
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THEATRESPORTS
MATES
CAREERS EXPO – 8 MAY
WALKATHON 19 MAY
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
GYM DANCE # 2
TERM 2
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CORE SKILLS TRIALS
CHAMPAGNAT DAY MASS
MUSIC CONCERTS
MAJOR EXAM BLOCK
VET STUDIES WORK
PLACEMENT WEEK
HOLIDAYS
TERM 3
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BLUE & GOLD BALL
GYM DANCE #3
EXHIBITION BREAK
MATES
MUSIC TOUR TO CHINA
TERM 3
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AIC CROSS COUNTRY
CHAMPIONSHIPS
CORE SKILLS TEST 3-4
SEPTEMBER
EXAM BLOCK
GILROY ASH DASH
TERM 3
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YEAR 12 RETREAT
SONY CHILDRENS CAMP
MT HOTHAM SKI TRIP
QTAC APPLICATIONS CLOSE
TERM 4
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BLUE SHIRTS & TIES
AIC TRACK & FIELD
AIC BASKETBALL / TENNIS
MATES CONTINUES
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
GRANDPARENTS DAY
MUSIC SOIREE
TERM 4
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RED CROSS BLOOD BANK –
ND
2 VISIT
AIC WATER POLO
HOUSE FAREWELLS
EXAM BLOCK
PRIZEGIVING
TERM 4
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GRADUATION MASS,
FAREWELL
GRADUATION DINNER
20 DECEMBER – QLD
CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION,
OPS - ISSUED
COSTS
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SENIOR JERSEYS
- $80
FORMAL
- $110
+ suit hire + limo + corsage …
COSTS
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GRADUATION DINNER- $110
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OLD BOYS LIFE MEMBERSHIP
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- $120
SCHOOLIES
- $$$$??
LET’S KEEP THEM SAFE!
USUAL ISSUES
UNACCEPTABLE ABSENCES
 DRIVING LESSONS AND TESTS
 BEHAVIOUR IN PUBLIC –
LEADERSHIP AT TRAINS AND ON
BUSES
 GROOMING, PUNCTUALITY
 MAINTAINING BALANCE – STUDIES,
SOCIAL, EXTRA-CURRICULAR, WORK
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AN IRISH BLESSING
May you treasure wisely this jewelled
gilded time
And cherish each day as an extra grace
Whose heedless loss would be a tragic crime
In today’s tasks may you find
God’s tender face.
AN IRISH BLESSING
May you know that to miss
love’s smallest chance
is a lost opportunity, a senseless waste.
May you see need in every anxious glance,
May you sort out of the
dull and commonplace
AN IRISH BLESSING
An invitation to God’s merry, manic dance
And may the Lord of the dance bless you
As he invites you to the dance
of the hallowed present
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Amen
Year 12
Information Evening

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