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Alan Laiken once said that, “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now”. Traditional schooling has now been re-established for just over four weeks, and our students have integrated themselves back into their academic routines. We are pleased and proud of their efforts. However, it is important to be keenly aware of what the future holds and I therefore offer the following key dates and accompanying details.

Navy Blue Formal (Year 11 and 12): Friday 21 August 2020

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 ‘Navy Blue’ has been rescheduled to take place within the Adelaide Convention Centre. Located in the heart of the city, the iconic Convention Centre will provide a wondrous setting that will help to create lasting memories for our Year 11 and 12 students.  

This exciting occasion will be held between 7.00pm to 10.30pm.  

Students have been informed of this date change and have been asked to contact the school if there have been any changes as to who their guest will be for the evening. Should a student intend to bring a guest, who had previously not been scheduled to attend, then they must approach the Reception desk of the Centre for Senior Learning to make appropriate arrangements regarding recording of details and payment.

Should payment not have been made by a student as yet, could this please be done via TryBooking.

All Year 11 and 12 students will be dismissed at 12.40pm on Friday 21 August.  All students are expected to be at school until 12.40pm regardless of the need to make appointments for hair, suiting or other similar arrangements. Students and partners are encouraged to arrive at the Formal by 6.45pm ready to enjoy the festivities at 7.00pm.

As has previously been communicated, please note that we in no way condone ‘after-parties’. As a community, we believe they detract from the Formal and pose risks for both hosts and guests. All too often problems which arise following the Formal relate to ‘after parties’ rather than the Formal itself.

Year 10 and 11 Semester 1 Examinations: 22 – 26 June

The upcoming examination period is an opportunity for students to obtain first-hand experience of undertaking examinations and the additional preparations involved with them.

This will naturally be a slightly nervous experience for our students, but also one which they will ultimately find rewarding as this period will provide key assistance in preparation for their important final Year 12 SACE examinations in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Moreover, it will present an opportunity to consolidate on the teaching and learning that has taken place throughout the semester. In efforts to assist them, subject teachers will ensure that students are prepared with specific content knowledge while, earlier this year, Mrs Annecke Redelinghuys (School Counsellor) has helped our students to explore and understand how the teenage brain works so as to best assist them in their studies. Our students have gained a deeper understanding of the brain’s capability to learn and what the optimal conditions are to ensure that the study a teenager undertakes proves to be rewarding.

The last day of regularly scheduled Year 10 and 11 lessons will be Thursday 18 June. All Year 10 and 11 students will then be provided with the opportunity to have one day of swotvac on Friday 19 June before they begin their examinations on Monday 22 June.  Examinations will run up to and including Friday 26 June.

Students are only required to be at school when one of their examinations is scheduled.  However, if they wish to study in The Centre for Senior Learning or seek extra tuition from subject teachers, they are welcome to do so. Please note that whenever a student is on campus they are to wear their school uniform.

A copy of the examination timetable and all guidelines for students to adhere to can be accessed via this link. Please take the time to read the guidelines with your child so that they have an understanding of the examination expectations and are at ease with them.

Nicholas Brice

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