2020 Term 1 Week 5

2020 Term 1 Week 5

From the Head of Senior School

Term 1 is always filled with many opportunities for the community to make new connections. We hope this has been your experience for your family. It was wonderful to meet many families at the recent New Parent Welcome Evening on the Bellarmine Lawns at the Senior School. Thank you to all the families who supported this event and the work of the Advancement Team for this initiative.

As we reach the halfway point of the term, the students are starting to experience their first assessment tasks in a variety of subjects. The College encourages the student use of SEQTA Learn to keep track of when tests are scheduled and due dates for assignments. We know that many students would say that being organised is key to their success.

 “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Mark Twain

The next stage is to make the SEQTA Engage module available for parents. The College will hold an information night on Tuesday 10 March for parents interested in finding out more. Soon we will provide parents with resources about the features of the application and details about how to log on. All student academic reports (beginning with Term 1) will now only be available online via SEQTA.

Recently, the office of the esafety commissioner circulated an interesting article entitled Dangerous online challenges are never funny. The article provides families and schools with practical advice in the face of an ever changing cyber landscape that is very much a part of young people’s lives. Click on the image below to read the article.

Please take note of some upcoming events at the Senior School during week 6:

House athletics carnival − Thursday 5 March

Student-free day − Friday 6 March

Years 11 and 12 Formal, Hilton Ballroom – Saturday 7 March, 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School