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									St Patrick's College
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 Information Evening
General Information Session
     Mr Jon Franzin
   Deputy Headmaster:
       Wellbeing
   Welcome and prayer
                Prayer
Creator God,
You promise that you are with us whenever
we gather in your name.
We believe that you are with us in this
gathering.
We pray that we may be open to your Spirit
at work in each of us and among us.
              Prayer
Give us, in this time of gathering, an
awareness of your love and care and an
appreciation of all the gifts you so
generously bestow upon us.
Amen.
Pastoral Care at St Patrick’s
          College

      Mr Jon Franzin
Deputy Headmaster: Wellbeing
        Points of Contact
üThe    first point of contact is your son’s
Pastoral Tutor.
üOthers who can provide support include your
son’s Year Level Co-ordinators
üIf it is a health or pastoral issue then you
should make contact with your son’s Year
Level Co-ordinators
üThe Student Services Team can provide
support to both your son or family if need be.
       How to Make Contact
üThe   College Phone Number is 5331 1688

üTo   make contact with a particular staff
member, their email address will be the first
initial of their first name as well as their
surname.
        For example: Jon Franzin
       jfranzin@stpats.vic.edu.au
Leadership Positions
     Heads of School

Senior – Mrs Elizabeth Ryan
Middle – Mr Neal Arthurson
Junior - Mr John Richards
   Leadership Positions
      Year Level Co-ordinators
Year 7 – Mrs Jacinta Burge
         Mr Gerard Willis
Year 8 – Mr Peter Brady
         Mr Jamie Lynn
Year 9 – Mr Brendon Gilbert
        Ms Kara Hart
   Leadership Positions
      Year Level Co-ordinators
Year 10 – Mr Michael Busscher
          Mrs Melissa Griffin
Year 11 – Mr Jeremy Daniel
          Mr Gavin Webb
Year 12 – Mr Howard Clark
          Mr Andrew Chamings
    Whole School Activities
üAll boys are expected to be involved in all
    whole school activities.
         These activities include:
ü    Academic Assembly
ü    St Patrick’s Day Mass and Assembly
ü    Edmund Rice Day Mass and Activities
ü    Swimming and Athletics Carnivals
ü    Lap of the Lake
       Support Services
           Mr Gerard Knobel
          Student Counsellor
Gerard will speak about the counselling
services that are available at the
College and ways to access these
services.
             Attendance
üAll boys must attend all of their timetabled
classes. Parents must ring the College Office
by 9.30am on the day of a student’s absence.
üThose boys who need to leave for part of the
day, or who need to leave early, should bring a
note from their parent/guardian and show their
Pastoral Tutor and obtain a Leave Pass from
the Edmund Rice Centre (Student Reception)
            Punctuality
üStudents  are expected to arrive
  punctually to all classes and move
  quickly between classes.
üStudents should be seated in their
 Pastoral room by 8.50am at which time
 the teacher will mark the roll.
                 Uniform
ü   Doing up top buttons
ü   Doing the tie up to cover the top button
ü   Wearing suit coats to and from school every
    day (unless indicated by the Deputy
       Headmaster)
ü   Shirt tucked inside the shorts/trousers
ü   Wearing appropriate school shoes with the
    correct socks.
ü   Being clean shaven
  Jewellery and Piercings
►The only item of jewellery permitted is
 a watch. Boys are not allowed to wear
 bracelets, necklaces or rings at all.

►In simple terms, no visible piercings
 should be worn. This includes the
ears,
 nose, lips and eyebrows.
            Hairstyles
           Hairstyles should be:
üNatural in colour
üReasonable length
üNot fall across a student’s face or eyes
üBe neat and clean
üWell groomed and moderate in nature
     Use of Mobile Phones
Students are not to take their mobile phones into
class. If they are sighted in class, subject
teachers have been instructed to confiscate the
Mobile and give it to the relevant YLC. The
Student will be able to collect the phone from the
YLC at the end of the school day.
If this occurs again, the phone will be confiscated
and will not be returned until a parent/guardian is
able to come to school to pick-up the phone.
            Use of IPods
Students are not to take their Ipod into class,
unless they have been given permission by
their class teacher. Students are requested
not to listen to their Ipods inside buildings,
including corridors. The main reason is that
both staff & students would like to interact
with others in our community and not be
ignored due to others listening to music.
      Traffic Flow within the
              College
►As   a result of Worksafe inspections and
subsequent recommendations, traffic flow
will be in one direction on the Eastern side
of the College.
►In effect, everyone entering the College on
the Eastern side must enter at the end of
Wanliss Road (turn right past the O’Malley
Gymnasium) to park or drop-off students in
this area of the College.
       Upcoming Events
►School Photographs-
       Thursday February 13
►Swimming Carnivals-
       Wednesday February 19
►Academic Assembly-
       Friday February 21
►Head of the Lake-
       Friday February 28
        Upcoming Events
►Year 7 and Unit 3
 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews –
Tuesday March 4 (A-E) and Thursday
 March 6 (F-J) 4pm – 8.30pm
►St Patrick’s Day Mass- Friday March 17
          Where to now?
►Year  12 Parents will remain in the
O’Malley
 Gymnasium
►Year 9 Parents will move to the Pavilion
►Year 7 Parents will move to their son’s
 homeroom to meet their Pastoral Tutor.
St Patrick's College
      Ballarat



 Information Evening
Year 12 Information
      Session
   Mrs Elizabeth Ryan
  Head of Senior School
Thursday February 6, 2014
Welcoming Address

Mrs Elizabeth Ryan
   Introductions
  Mr Hamish McCrum
   VCE Coordinator

Mr Andrew Chamings and
    Mr Howard Clark
  Year 12 Coordinators
Mr Hamish McCrum

 VCE Coordinator
     School Intranet
        Senior School
       This PowerPoint
Assessment Calendars (SAC Dates)
 Course Outlines for each Study
    VCE Rules and Procedures
         Document
  VCE Minimum Requirements
ØStudents must complete 16 units (semesters)
ØStudents must pass a minimum of 3 units from
the English group. (This includes Literature, ESL,
English, English Language & Foundation English)
Ø3 sequences of 3/4 Units other than an English.
ØVCE VET qualifications may contribute
up to eight units and two sequences to the award
of the VCE.
 Satisfactory Completion / Outcomes

ØThe School will award an ‘S’ for a unit
based on the teacher’s judgment that the
student has demonstrated achievement of
the Learning Outcomes for each Unit.
  Satisfactory Completion / Outcomes

       Accordingly the student must:
•Produce work that meets the required
standard
•Comply with the 90% attendance
requirements
•Submit work ON TIME
•Submit work that is clearly their own
•Observe VCAA and school rules
Unit 3 & 4 Assessment consists of:
•SACs (School Assessed Coursework)
(completed in class)
•SATs (School Assessed Tasks)
(“Projects”- some outside of class time)
•External Examinations Oct/Nov)
ØGAT (June 11, 2014)
       Assessment in the VCE
ØSACs count. An individual’s ranking within
the school is more important than the
unmoderated SAC score.
ØSATs count. Score is more important than
rank.
ØExams count: individually and collectively
      Assessment Components
For Example
Mathematical Methods
Unit 3 & 4 SACs        34%
Examinations           66%

English
Unit 3 SACs            25%
Unit 4 SACs            25%
Examination            50%
   Assessment Components
For Example

Media
SACs                20%
SATs                35%
Examination         45%
 Student absence from SAC tasks
ØAttend classes (!) - if illness or a special
appointment keeps you from being present,
sort it out as soon as you return to school .
ØIf a SAC is missed for unavoidable
reasons, written notice must be given by the
parent/guardian, detailing the reason the
SAC was missed. If ill, a medical certificate
confirming the illness needs to be supplied.
 Student absence from SAC tasks
ØIf approval is given the SAC will be rescheduled
to either a contingency class (after school on a
Tuesday or Friday) or in a supervised Study if
convenient for the school. Of these times, the
earliest will be allocated.

ØUpon return to school, the student must see Mr
McCrum and arrange a rescheduled SAC time.
 Student absence from SAC tasks
ØDelays in rescheduling SACs caused by a
student not meeting with Mr McCrum, or being
unavailable / not attending rescheduled times will
usually result in penalties to marks.
            Authentication
ØBoth Staff and students must be sure that
the student’s work is their own for SACs and
SATs
ØStudents cannot bring any materials to
SAC tasks unless it has been approved by
their classroom teacher.
ØBeing found in possession of phones etc.
during SACs will incur penalties
     VCE APPEALS PANEL
Will convene to hear cases of:
ØSuspected breaches of the rules e.g.
authentication or plagiarism issues
ØStudent appeals relating to the award of
an N
ØSpecial provision for school assessments
ØOther school related issues
                   GAT
•General Admissions Test (GAT), 11 June
2014
•A three hour test undertaken by all students
enrolled in one or more 3/4 Study
•Used in statistical moderation of course
work against exam performance
•Derived Exam scores
           Special Provisions
ØNeed to be able to show that capacity to access
the exam is impaired due to a:

•Severe Health Impairment/Physical Disability
•Hearing or Vision Impairment
•Learning Disability
•Severe Language disorder
         Special Provisions
•Can include modification of programmes
and /or delivery of programmes

•School based assessment (SAC’s & SAT’s)
rescheduling, extensions, technological
aides derived scores
           Special Provisions
ØSpecial Examination arrangements- rest breaks,
extra time ( 10mins.) separate supervision,
technological aides

ØApplications are made to VCAA by the school
and require medical and other supporting evidence.
VCAA makes the decision.
•CLOSING DATE at VCAA: March 7, 2014
ØSpecial Provision: To enable students to
demonstrate what they have learned-VCAA

ØDerived examination scores: when acute
problems (just before or during exam period) not of
a student’s making or choosing prevent them from
showing what they have learned-VCAA

ØSEAS Applications: When circumstances during
2014 make it difficult for students to perform to their
usual standard –VTAC/Universities (by no means a
free ticket)
   VTAC Scaled Study Scores
              According to VTAC:
ØScaling ensures that each study score
contributes fairly to the ATAR score
ØStudents can therefore choose studies
that they enjoy or are good at, knowing that
they will not be disadvantaged by their
choice
                 Example
                    VCAA           VTAC
 Subject Study Scores      Scaled Study Scores
       English        30              28
       Math Methods 28                33
       Physical Ed    37              34
      Food & Tech 40                   34
       Legal Studies 33               32
Aggregate score = 28 + 33 + 34 + 34 + 3.2 = 132.2
               ATAR        74.50
                  ATAR
ØAustralian Tertiary Admission Rank
The purpose of the ATAR is to rank students
according to other students within the state
applying for tertiary courses in a particular
year.
         ATAR Calculation
ØEnglish (or Literature or English
Language) and the next 3 best scaled
scores are added together.
ØThis is known as the Primary Four.
ØPlus 10% of any fifth or sixth studies.
ØEach student’s ATAR aggregate is then
used to determine a ranking.
  How is the ATAR calculated?
-Study scores rank all students completing
that study for the year according to their
performance
-VTAC then scale these according to the
level of competition within each study: being
average (30) in Further Maths and average
(30) in Math Methods are not equal
           ATAR Calculator
Google

ATAR Calculator VCE

or go to     http://atarcalc.com
        VTAC Applications
• All students should apply

• University courses and some TAFE
  courses

• Done online
        VTAC Applications
• Timely applications: August 5 until
  September 27, 5pm, (in holidays)
  Cost $27.
• Late and very late application dates
  are also set but costs increase
  significantly and may not give
  access to courses requiring
  interviews or folios.
        SEAS Applications
Special Entrance and Access Schemes
•For hardships in Year 12 which
prevented you performing at your
normal level
•Done online
•Close 5pm, October 8.
•Supporting documentation required,
start Term 3
     Scholarship Applications
• Many scholarships also applied for
  through SEAS
• Applications done online,
• Close October 18, 5pm
• Tend to require documentation, start
  early (open August 5)
              Key Dates
•  Special Provision - March 7
•  VTAC Applications - September 27, 5pm
•  SEAS Applications - October 8, 5pm
•  SEAS (Scholarships)-October 18, 5pm
•  Last Change of Preference-
   December 23 - Noon
(All VTAC & SEAS applications open 9am
   August 5)
  Year 12 Information Session



Mr Chamings & Mr Howard
           Clark
   Year 12 Co-ordinator
  Surviving the Senior School
      The necessary requirements:
üMotivation
üCommunication
üOrganisation
üBalance
        Year 12 Expectations
              Study Lessons
ØMust be present at school for all study
lessons – no signing in late or leaving early.
ØCannot leave College grounds.
ØStudy in KRC or timetabled room.
      Year 12 Expectations
            Driving to College
ØThe College strongly recommends that
you do not drive to College.
ØThe College strongly recommends that
you do not carry passengers.
ØPark on Sturt Street service street.
ØNo driving on College grounds.
          Hints for Parents
ØFirstly, your son will go through periods of
anxiety, stresses, and occasionally may
want to throw the towel in!
ØIt’s a tough year for them anyway –
wanting independence of several forms from
financial to social.
            Hints for Parents
ØPlease discuss and negotiate household chores,
expectations, needs etc, with your child during a
non – stressful time!
ØCreate an environment of stability and
consistency that promotes learning eg desks,
meals. A regular routine is helpful.
ØKeep siblings at bay!
ØAssist with resources – paper articles, watch out
for open days, study aids from the newsagent, wall
planners.
         Hints for Parents
ØGive praise and encouragement – but
don’t be intrusive!!
ØKnow when the busy times are.
ØHelp keep the balance between
homework, social lives, family time,
chores, rest, and work.
ØBe assertive when they need it! You are
the parent.
Conclusion
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