The year ahead... Year 12 Parents’ Information and Social Evening 2011
  Prayer & Welcome   Ms Barbara Watkins -    Principal The Year Ahead   Mrs Megan Pursche -  Director of Students: Learnin...
The Year Ahead... <ul><li>Mrs Megan Pursche </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Students: Learning </li></ul>
Exam Results  ≠  The Future
A Good Future <ul><li>Your daughter’s career may not exist yet </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul>
<ul><li>I go to Loreto Normanhurst </li></ul><ul><li>Loreto Normanhurst gets good results </li></ul><ul><li>THEREFORE...  ...
<ul><li>Centre Number 276 </li></ul>
Sample marks sent to the Board of Studies. How does the BOS make sense of these?  School 1 School 2 Mary  61 Claire  55 Su...
<ul><li>They use the only assessment task that everyone does – the HSC and then moderate each school’s marks </li></ul>
What do we know about improving these marks? <ul><li>Conversations are critical to success </li></ul><ul><li>All homework ...
Myths about the HSC year <ul><li>You must get high marks throughout to do well in the HSC </li></ul><ul><li>It’s only impo...
What about practical subjects ? <ul><li>Practical work is assessed by August </li></ul><ul><li>A body of work can’t be cre...
Getting the most out of study <ul><li>Working smart not long </li></ul><ul><li>Getting work marked </li></ul><ul><li>Doing...
The Next 6 Months <ul><li>Lots of assessments in 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Getting marks back  </li></ul><ul><li>Ranks </l...
What does the Careers Dept do? <ul><li>Careers Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speaker programs </li></ul><ul><li>Intervie...
<ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
Mr Mark Mikulandra  Curriculum Coordinator
Your Teachers <ul><li>“ Expert” in the course </li></ul><ul><li>Previous HSC teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Mar...
The Board of Studies  <ul><li>Syllabus Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Past Higher School Certificate Examination Papers and N...
Past Papers <ul><li>Textbook – Mathematics, Science & Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>BOS – website questions only </li><...
School Portal
 
Websites
Extra Assistance <ul><li>Your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow students </li></ul><ul><li>Maths at Lunch </li></ul><ul><l...
Strategies <ul><li>CHAMPS  Commitment  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul>...
Strategies <ul><li>Be organised </li></ul><ul><li>Start now – homework & study </li></ul><ul><li>Talk and ask questions </...
<ul><li>A Balanced Life </li></ul><ul><li>  Mrs Gabrielle Stooke </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Students: Pastoral Care </l...
Life’s a Great Balancing Act School Family Friends Exercise Fun Sleep Study
   Negotiate sensible choices    Avoid confrontations and repetitive requests    Set goals    Develop good study habits
Issues <ul><li>Friendship / Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Depression ...
Strategies <ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mediate ...
Wellbeing School Counsellors Mrs Mary Bryant  Mon – Tues Mrs Keeva Mostyn Mon/Wed/Thur Mrs Cathy Walbank  Wed - Fri
Contact Details <ul><ul><ul><li>Available daily from 8am </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Located in the Wellness Centr...
[email_address] Getting through high school is a wonderful achievement!
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Parents of Year 12 2011

  1. 1. The year ahead... Year 12 Parents’ Information and Social Evening 2011
  2. 2. Prayer & Welcome Ms Barbara Watkins - Principal The Year Ahead Mrs Megan Pursche - Director of Students: Learning Curriculum matters Mr Mark Mikulandra - Curriculum Co-ordinator A Balanced Life Mrs Gabrielle Stooke - Director of Students: Pastoral Care
  3. 3.
  4. 4. The Year Ahead... <ul><li>Mrs Megan Pursche </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Students: Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Exam Results ≠ The Future
  6. 6. A Good Future <ul><li>Your daughter’s career may not exist yet </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>I go to Loreto Normanhurst </li></ul><ul><li>Loreto Normanhurst gets good results </li></ul><ul><li>THEREFORE... </li></ul><ul><li>I will get good results </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Centre Number 276 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample marks sent to the Board of Studies. How does the BOS make sense of these? School 1 School 2 Mary 61 Claire 55 Sue 54 Wendy 54 Alison 50 Rebecca 48 Gail 47 Jane 40 Abigail 94 Tom 88 Abby 87 Jo 87 Tara 82 Rob 80 George 79 Andy 70
  10. 10. <ul><li>They use the only assessment task that everyone does – the HSC and then moderate each school’s marks </li></ul>
  11. 11. What do we know about improving these marks? <ul><li>Conversations are critical to success </li></ul><ul><li>All homework supports the HSC. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation not competition. </li></ul><ul><li>The real competition does not go to this school. They are the other 70,000 students who will sit the HSC this year. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Myths about the HSC year <ul><li>You must get high marks throughout to do well in the HSC </li></ul><ul><li>It’s only important that I do well, not the group </li></ul><ul><li>My private tutor will give me everything I need to do well </li></ul>
  13. 13. What about practical subjects ? <ul><li>Practical work is assessed by August </li></ul><ul><li>A body of work can’t be created at the last minute </li></ul><ul><li>BOS marks the final piece of work, teachers mark progress along the way. Make the progress meaningful so that there is not a big discrepancy at the end. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Getting the most out of study <ul><li>Working smart not long </li></ul><ul><li>Getting work marked </li></ul><ul><li>Doing night shift </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Next 6 Months <ul><li>Lots of assessments in 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Getting marks back </li></ul><ul><li>Ranks </li></ul><ul><li>Trial Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Ending school </li></ul><ul><li>Saying goodbye </li></ul>
  16. 16. What does the Careers Dept do? <ul><li>Careers Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Guest speaker programs </li></ul><ul><li>Interview students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate latest information </li></ul><ul><li>Provide contacts where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Supply publications </li></ul><ul><li>UAC and TAFE applications </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship applications </li></ul><ul><li>GAP applications </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS applications </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mr Mark Mikulandra Curriculum Coordinator
  19. 19. Your Teachers <ul><li>“ Expert” in the course </li></ul><ul><li>Previous HSC teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Marking/Senior Marker </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Judge </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Assessor </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Trial HSC Examination Writers </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Board of Studies <ul><li>Syllabus Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Past Higher School Certificate Examination Papers and Notes from the Marking Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Package </li></ul><ul><li>Online Multiple Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals and Guides </li></ul>
  21. 21. Past Papers <ul><li>Textbook – Mathematics, Science & Social Science </li></ul><ul><li>BOS – website questions only </li></ul><ul><li>Your Teacher – HSC/Trial HSC Past Papers </li></ul>
  22. 22. School Portal
  23. 24. Websites
  24. 25. Extra Assistance <ul><li>Your teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Fellow students </li></ul><ul><li>Maths at Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>LRC </li></ul><ul><li>HSC Seminars – edassist, </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul>
  25. 26. Strategies <ul><li>CHAMPS Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Strategies <ul><li>Be organised </li></ul><ul><li>Start now – homework & study </li></ul><ul><li>Talk and ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Complete and hand in work </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Profile – work on your areas of weakness </li></ul>
  27. 28. <ul><li>A Balanced Life </li></ul><ul><li> Mrs Gabrielle Stooke </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Students: Pastoral Care </li></ul>
  28. 29. Life’s a Great Balancing Act School Family Friends Exercise Fun Sleep Study
  29. 30.  Negotiate sensible choices  Avoid confrontations and repetitive requests  Set goals  Develop good study habits
  30. 31. Issues <ul><li>Friendship / Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Body Image </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul>
  31. 32. Strategies <ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mediate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relaxation Techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referral to external agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assist as part of Pastoral Care team to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provide a “whole school” support plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 33. Wellbeing School Counsellors Mrs Mary Bryant Mon – Tues Mrs Keeva Mostyn Mon/Wed/Thur Mrs Cathy Walbank Wed - Fri
  33. 34. Contact Details <ul><ul><ul><li>Available daily from 8am </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Located in the Wellness Centre at 14 Mt Pleasant Ave </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 02 9473 7496 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with any issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Personal  Academic  Social  Family </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 35. [email_address] Getting through high school is a wonderful achievement!

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