From the Director of Teaching and Learning
The start of this term has been like no other but as the term progresses, we are experiencing greater normality. As we approach the commencement of week 5, I remind parents/caregivers to take the opportunity, when necessary, to contact subject teachers to discuss the academic progress of their son or daughter and not wait for the term report. Our experience in this area shows that early contact and communication can produce better and easier outcomes. If a matter relates to more than one subject, our Prefects of Studies, Mr Wentzel (Middle Years) and Mr Dodson (Senior Years), are the best staff to contact.
After-school Homework Assistance
To assist students with their studies, the College offers after-school homework support in the form of Homework Club and After-School Old Ignatians Tutoring.
Homework Club for Senior Years students runs every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.45pm to 4.45pm in CA203. Ms Macklin (general support), Mr Fazzini (Mathematics), Mr Borgo (English) and Mr Papanicolas (Chemistry) provide assistance in the subject areas indicated. This term we will welcome a new member to the team Mr Boria who will provide homework assistance on Wednesday’s for our language students in Italian, French and Latin. Middle Years Homework Club is conducted in the Campion Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
As you might already be aware, Old Ignatian tutors are engaged in assisting our students with homework in the Campion Library, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons. If your son or daughter could benefit from working with an Old Ignatian with their homework, completing assignments please consider the free service on offer. Our Old Ignatians are very keen to help and support students with their homework.
Year 10 & 11 Semester 1 Examinations
Please be advised that after careful consideration regarding the wellbeing of our students in light of recent circumstances relating to COVID-19 the Semester 1 examinations for Year 10 & 11 will not take place this year. This decision will allow more opportunity to review the semester coursework in much greater depth than previously possible. For subjects where the examination has been removed the review of past examination papers will afford students the experience of tackling a range of questions devoted to higher order thinking skills.
Please feel free to contact me at the College if you would like any additional details relating to the information provided above or any other matter relating to your son’s/daughter’s academic studies.
Mr Peter Rossi
Director of Teaching and Learning