From the Deputy Prinicpal

From the Deputy Principal

Welcome to 2022 and how wonderful has it been to welcome back familiar faces and new faces as well into our community.

I am, however, looking forward to working together to continue to develop learning and teaching programmes that are not only engaging but also provoke deep thought and engagement.    Each year our staff identify areas that will be focussed upon in our School Improvement Plan (and associated actions) across the College to improve the learning outcomes for our students.  In 2022 we will be focussing on:

  • Development of a vision for learning.
  • Focus on spelling in the secondary years.
  • To develop a consistent approach to paragraphing across the year levels
  • Students develop an understanding of the importance of the correct use of grammar and punctuation conventions.
  • Introduction of Talk 4 Writing programme in the primary years.
  • Consolidate the introduction of Literacy Pro in the College and extend to include Year 8 students.
  • In the early years, we shall consolidate comprehension at sentence level using explicit instruction.
  • To improve the number of students meeting the numeracy benchmarks in NAPLAN/OLNA
  • The College to provide alternate pathways to university for Year 12 students, outside of the ATAR pathway.

 

Outstanding Year 12 2021 Results

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the class of 2021 on their fabulous final results.  We are very proud of the journey that these young women have begun.  Congratulations to all students who were successful in attaining WACE, completing a Certificate III in Business, Sport & Recreation or Education Assistant.  We also are extremely pleased that students were also successful in completing Certificate IV in Health Studies and Preparation in Nursing, Dance and Business; all whilst completing their course work and attaining WACE.

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health & Nursing Studies

  • Kirrily Batchem
  • Eilish Webb
  • Alyssa Wheeler
  • Jemma Goulter

Certificate IV in Business

  • Hannah Hohmann

Certificate IV in Dance

  • Makenzie Logan

 

Students in our graduating class completed successfully OLNA, received an offer for university or TAFE placement for this year, acquired a scholarship and have been successful in gaining employment.  We are very proud of you all.  A special acknowledgement must go also to the following students who achieved outstanding final results, with ATARs over 90, with our highest achieving student being Nadia Da Silva, who attained an ATAR of 97.7.  A note of congratulations must go to

Nadia Da Silva 97.7 Ines Kelly 93
Madison Oliver 97.5 Madison North 92.9
Anya Sills 97.5 Emily Bartlett 91.9
Rachel Dupont 97.45 Georgia Hischar 91.85
Abbey Symmans 96.7 Mikayla Musca 90.85
Nena Runge 95.95 Meg Anderson 90.7
Leisel Kok 93.7 Sana Feast 90.5

 

Certificates of Distinction Certificates of Merit
Rachel Dupont

Madison Oliver

Nena Runge

Anya Sills

Meg Anderson

Paige Eagan

Sana Feast

Georgia Hischar

Liesel Kok

Mikayla Musca

Maddison North

Hannah Preece

Abbey Symmans

Eilish Webb

 

Again, congratulations to all students and we wish Class of 202 all the best, we look forward to you popping past and sharing your life post-SBC with us.

 

OLNA – Years 10 – 12

  • Students are required to have met Band 8 in their Year 9 NAPLAN results in all areas of literacy and numeracy.
  • If students do not demonstrate the required standard, they will not be eligible for a WACE.
  • All students receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA), which records every course and program a student has completed in secondary school.
  • If students demonstrate the required minimum standard after they have left school, they will be awarded the WACE (assuming they have met all other WACE requirements).

Extensive support is provided at a College level but we do need reinforcement at home, whereby review packages are sent home in areas such as numeracy.  Please speak directly to your daughter’s English and/or Mathematics teachers for individual strategies.

 

Result Reminders Years 10 and 11 2022

Year 10 Students                    

The Semester One Report is used to determine courses available to students in Year 11 2023.

Year 11 and 12 Students

Students are required to achieve 14 C grades (or equivalents) in Year 11 and Year 12 units (i.e. 7 subjects), including at least six C grades in Year 12 units (or equivalents) (3 subjects).  This is as outlined by the Schools’ Curriculum and Standards Authority, as part of graduation requirements.  Year 12 students who in 2021 achieved 2 or more D grades in their Year 11 subjects have been offered a mentor to assist them – but students and parents do need to be aware that Year 12 students must work with their mentor too!

Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any curriculum matter on either 9290 4234 or via email on walsh.janine@stbrigids.wa.edu.au.

 

Flexitrack High

Our inaugural group of FlexiTrack High students commenced this year, in partnership with Murdoch university.  These students will be completing not only a combination of ATAR and General subjects in Year 12 but also are enrolled at Murdoch University.  Upon successful completion of the 4 modules, students are awarded an indicative 70 ATAR from Murdoch!  The course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to succeed at university, it is delivered as a blended program utilising both online independent study and dedicated class time at each partner school.  We are also fortunate to have our Team Leader for English as our Flexitrack High onsite teacher. We can not wait to introduce you to the girls are their journey!  We are very proud of them all.

 

Library

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back into the library.  As always, we have some exciting plans ahead of us.  For those who are super organised the Book Week Theme is ‘Dreaming with eyes open.  The Library is open Monday to Friday 8 – 4 pm.

 

I wish everyone a wonderful and blessed 2022.

 

Janine Walsh

Deputy Principal