Wednesday 7 September – GAT Day and Student Free Day for all other students

The GAT is scheduled to occur on Wednesday 7 September at the Edmund Rice Campus.

From 2022 all VCE and Senior VCAL students will be required to sit Section A of the GAT.

VCE and Senior VCAL students who are enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3-4 sequence are required to sit both Section A and B. This includes students who are enrolled in the VCE or a scored VCE VET Unit 3-4 sequence who are not planning to undertake their scored assessments.

If a student has already met the standards in a previous year and they are enrolled in VCE Vocational Major but not in any VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3-4 sequences, they will not be expected to sit Section A. However, they may opt to do so if they wish.

Students will need to sit both Section A and B of the GAT if they are enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3-4 sequence, even if they have met the literacy and numeracy standards in a previous year.

The GAT will be in two parts:

• Section A (9.30 – 11.45am) assesses skills in literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy.

• Section B (1.15 – 3.00pm) assesses general knowledge and skills in mathematics, science, technology, the arts and humanities.

Staff not involved in supporting GAT arrangements will be using this day for Professional Development and planning curriculum from 2023. The Professional Development will be delivered to all staff by EREA on the new Child Safe Standards.

Mid Semester Reports

Mid Semester Reports will be made available to parents on Friday 26 August through PAM. These reports will inform you how your child is engaging in the classroom and will indicate if a recommendation is made for parents and students to make a Parent Teacher Booking for the end of term.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be occurring online via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 15 September from 4.00pm -7.00pm or Friday 16 September from 9.00am – 12.00pm. Bookings for these interviews will be made available on Friday 26 August after Mid Semester Reports have been released.

Please note Friday 16 September is a student free day. The Year 12 VCE English, Literature and Language students will be asked to sit a trial examination that morning in the Gym.