VCE Exams and Results
Our senior students have been working hard over the past few weeks to complete their VCE exams, with the last examinations being Chinese and Italian on Wednesday 15November.
We wish all of our Year 12 students all the best as they then wait for their VCE Results which is released through VTAC ATAR Service operating from 7.00 am Monday 11 December until 5.00 pm Friday 15 December 2023.
Students can access their results, by downloading the “Results and ATAR” app or online
Students need to register for the service and will need their VCAA Number to do so.
End of Year Examinations
Last week we communicated via email to parents the End of Year Examination schedules for all students in Years 8 to 11. Students in Years 10 and 11 begin their examinations with English and Mathematics on Thursday 23 November.
The following week Monday 27 November through to Wednesday 29 November students need to carefully follow the examination schedule to ensure they are prepared for their exam. This schedule can also be downloaded from SIMON or PAM,
Please Note: Friday 24 November is a student-free day and we encourage all students to use this day to study from home.
Last week we emailed all parents regarding 2024 Booklists. The booklists are available for Years 8-12 through Campion Education. These booklists and instructions for ordering through Campion are available on the College website or using the link: https://www.sjc.vic.edu.au/current-families/my-sjc/2024-booklist-information.
Toward the end of term 3, senior students were notified of their 2024 subjects and recently students in Years 7 and 8 were emailed their electives. You are only required to purchase resources for those subjects. For students undertaking a VCE subject, Year 11 subjects are listed as Units 1 and 2, and Year 12 subjects are listed as Units 3 and 4.
Please note that all orders through Campion need to be made by Wednesday 13 December to be ready for the 2024 school year.
In preparation for 2024, all students in Years 7 -11 will participate in a Headstart program using the new timetable structure. Students will have a presentation from a member of the leadership team over the coming weeks on how the new timetable will operate. As each year level will have different changes to their structure and curriculum, we will be speaking to Year Levels individually.
The Headstart program aims to prepare students adequately for the following school year, by enabling them to experience a week of their classes and familiarise themselves with their class teachers and classmates.
Headstart begins on Thursday 30 November through to Thursday 7 December. For students who have classes at Sacred Heart College, our crossover between schools starts on Friday 1 December, due to our College end-of-year Mass and transition activities.
The Staff Operations team are in the last stages of finalising our staffing and timetables for 2024. The TIME project which was a collaboration with Sacred Heart College to enable both schools to have a more flexible timetable and prepare students beyond school, whilst broadening our subject offerings through a shared timetable, has been a big undertaking and we believe we have been able to design a timetable that enables us to deliver a broad curriculum for all students across all year levels at the College.
The timetable will look very different, with varied lesson lengths, different number of periods on each day, as well as changes in where Homeroom and Wellbeing lessons are placed. A greater focus on self-regulated learning at Mt Sion, more study periods for our Year 12 Students, and a focus on depth not breadth as students transition up the College. Our students from Years 7 to 10 will also have an increased learning time allocation of 90 minutes per week, mostly taken up by increased time to English and Mathematics.
We aim to send more information to parents before Headstart on the College’s new timetable, however, one important note is that most days classes will start at 9.00 am, this will no longer be Homeroom, so students will need to be at school and ready to learn before class.
Deputy Principal - Learning