Senior School


Year 11 and 12

Head of Senior School and Head of Year 12: Katie Wilson
Head of Year 11: Janine Sayers

 

Assistant Year Level Co-ordinators

  • Mark Beatson
  • Katie Hunter
  • Caitlin Wiles
  • Sarah Redgewell
  • Leah Shields

 

Senior School Assistant: Jenny McLean

VCE in 2019

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) operates in all Victorian Secondary Schools. All Year 11 and 12 subjects or studies are prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

SELECTION OF COURSES AND PROCEDURES IN YEAR 11 AND YEAR 12.

At Year 11 and 12 subjects or studies are studied as units usually over two years. At Year 11 subjects are studied as Units 1 and 2; at Year 12, subjects are studied as sequenced Units 3 and 4. Students cannot study Unit 4 before studying Unit 3. Some Year 11 students may take a Unit 3-4 sequence whilst in Year 11.

At both levels, students must acquire their current Mathematics teacher’s recommendation for their chosen Mathematics study.

Students must acquire at least a B standard in Unit 1 – 2 in Year 10 to take the 3 – 4 study in Year 11.

Attendance Requirements

Students’ attendance should be 100%. Students and parents will be notified in writing or by phone if students’ attendance is below 100% and absences are unapproved.

Contact will be: Year Level Co-ordinators will notify when unapproved absences exceed three days. Extreme attendance problems will necessitate the establishment of an attendance support group (ASG) consisting of Year Level Co-ordinator, Assistant Principal and Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators who will meet with the student, parent(s) and guardian(s) to develop strategies for overcoming the problem. Students will be invited to engage in a contract of commitment to regular attendance.

In order to avoid unnecessarily inflated absence recording, students are required to attend morning Home Group assembly and attend scheduled classes. They should bring a note on return to school.

VCE Attendance Policy

Attendance at school and at all timetabled classes is compulsory.  100% attendance is required unless for legitimate reasons – illness, hardship or accident where students must provide written evidence to the Home Group teacher immediately upon return to school.  If a student has more than 3 unapproved absences or 10 approved absences in any study, they may receive N for that unit.

If late to school, students must sign the Late Book in the VCE Office to ensure their presence is recorded.

Study Periods

VCE Students have five private-study periods per week, undertaken in the VCE Study Hall, Silent Study Centre or Library.  Students are reminded that these are study periods, not free time.   Students requesting special private study arrangements must negotiate this with the Year Level Co-ordinator or the appropriate teacher.

VCE student concerns/difficulties

We encourage all students who have any concerns or are experiencing any difficulties to come to the VCE Office and speak with the VCE Co-ordinators. It is important that students are aware that assistance is always available to them and that the sooner they come and discuss their issue with a VCE Co-ordinator, the sooner concerns can be resolved.