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From the Deputy Principal

Published 25/02/2021 · Academic

Welcome to 2021 and what a start we have had!  Firstly, my thoughts and prayers are with all of our families; those who have been impacted by the recent bushfires and the lockdown period.

I am however, looking forward to working together to continue to develop learning and teaching programmes which are not only engaging but also provoke deep thought and engagement. Each year our staff identify areas which will be focused upon in our School Improvement Plan (and associated actions) across the College to improve the learning outcomes for our students.  In 2021 staff will be focusing on:

  • Reading, writing and comprehension (secondary)
  • Spelling and grammar (primary)

We are excited to also implement two new literacy programmes into the College

  • Literacy Pro (Years 3 – 7) – a reading programme to enhance comprehension skills
  • Year 10 Enhance Programme- a targeted programme to assist in literacy development

Outstanding Year 12 2020 Results

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the class of 2020 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.  In addition, a number of students completed additional certificates:

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.  A special note of congratulations must go to:

Again congratulations to all students and we wish to Class of 2020 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 Language and Literature (English) and/or Mathematics teachers for individual strategies, however, all teachers work in collaboration to meet literacy and numeracy requirements and are an additional source of support.

Result Reminders Years 10 and 11 2021

Year 10 Students                  

The Semester One Report is used to determine courses available to students in Year 11 2022.

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 2020 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.

I wish everyone a wonderful and blessed 2021.

Janine Walsh
Deputy Principal

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