2017 School Timetable
As we approach the new School Year, I would like to remind parents about the change to our school day next year. Please remember that the new school day begins at 9.10am for all Year 8-12 students with all students moving directly into lessons. A warning bell will sound a 9.05am to signal the need for students to move to their first lesson for the day. There are no Home Groups for any Year Level. Rather, a new school wide Student Mentor and House program along with a Seminar Program will replace the traditional Home Group program. Every teacher, leader and ancillary staff member will be involved in the Mentor program that will focus on student attendance, behaviour, wellbeing, family relationships, belonging and participation and achievement. Student Mentor Groups will consist of between 10-15 students across Year Levels and these Mentor Groups will be aligned to a new Student House model. Activities and focus sessions for Mentor Groups and Houses will occur throughout the year. Your child’s Mentor staff will stay with your child for the duration of their secondary schooling and they will become key contact and support people for you within the school.
The school day will continue to finish early on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and the general school day will return to a 3.30pm finish, Supervised study support for all students will continue to be offered in the Learning Hub and the Senior Centre from 8.00am each morning and from 3.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please note the 2017 timetable that is included with this newsletter.
In addition to this restructure of our school day, I would also like to remind parents that any student can participate in Accelerated Study Time between 8.00am and 9.00am every morning or after school between 3.50pm and 4.50pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Accelerated Study Time is supervised and supported by our staff in the school Learning Hub.