Senior School News 10 May 2013

Arriving late to School- 8:20am is the target
It is important that students arrive at school by 8:20am  This gives students time to get to their lockers, organise all their equipment as well as go to the bathroom prior to lesson 1.   Our timetable is structured so that lessons start promptly at 8:30am.  The first two periods are often a double lesson and missing the start of these lessons is detrimental to the quality of learning expected.

Train travellers from Caboolture:
 Please aim to catch the train that arrives at Beerwah Station at 7:52.  This allows you almost 30 minutes to get to school.  This train leaves Caboolture at 7:20am.  The later train does not arrive until 8:19 and does not allow sufficient time for students to get to school on time. On Monday I met this latter train and walked to school with students.  These students don’t arrive at school until after class has started.
It is recognised that some buses arrive close to the start of lesson 1 as well.  Students on these buses must therefore plan to be prepared for class as soon as they get off the bus.

Cross Country
Our theme for this term is Excellence and it was fantastic to see students participating and supporting their house.  There were some extremely colourful costumes and everyone who completed the course earned points for their house.  As mentioned last week, Excellence isn’t always coming first.  Excellence is doing your best.  Congratulations to those students who achieved their Personal Best!

Unfortunately some students chose to stay away from school and did not participate.  They not only let down their house but they also missed out on four lessons of work as the Cross Country Carnival only lasted from Morning Tea until lunch. I am hoping that at the next carnival all students attend to support and participate to the best of their ability.


Homework and Study
As we get closer to the end of semester examinations, it is important that students have well established study habits.
As a guideline, students on a full load should be studying the following hours:

Grade Hours per night
10         1.5 hours, 5 nights a week
11          2 hours per subject per week = 2 hours per night, 5 nights a week
12          2.5 hours per subject per week = 2.5 hours per night, 5 nights a week

If your child says they have no homework then they should be working on revision or other formal assessment items such as assignments.  If they consistently say they have no homework then please contact their teachers and advise them to set additional work for your child.

Year 10 Parent and Student Information Night 

On-line Career Planning – May 16, 7-8:30pm
Is your child unsure of possible career paths? In this information session we will explore some of the on-line career planning tools that are available that will help students plan their future academic programs.  Come to the Theatre to hear Joan Ferris and David Heyworth.David Heyworth, Head of Senior School
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