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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
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Here are a few facts to start the 2013 school year…
Fact: All 4 of our OP “ONE-DER-FUL’’ students did at least one Senior Humanities course in Year 12.
Fact: 8 of our top 10 OPs were achieved by students who did at least one Senior Humanities course.
Fact: All four OP One students and many of their high achieving peers freely acknowledge the value of their History and/or Geography studies.
Fact: Some senior students’ comments included:
The Vice Principal Paul Sjogren acknowledged the strong performance of the Senior Humanities students in the Core Skills Test- “It was terrific to see so many of our Humanities students achieving at such a high standard in the recent OP results. The top SIX academic students in the 2012, and EIGHT of our top ten graduating cohort all studied one or more Humanities subjects, and the scaling value of Modern and Ancient History was very high (meaning they were highly weighted when OPs were calculated)”.
Thank you and congratulations – Class of 2012
And so to 2013 the year we implement the National Curriculum in History and our new highly popular elective programme in Year 10. What we have been pleased to find is that many of our units are endorsed by the new National Curriculum.
The Year 7’s begin with “Can you dig it” an archaeology unit which will compare selected aspects of Ancient Egypt & China.
Those Ancient Warriors – the Vikings- are investigated in Year 8 and just recently the students began their research task.
With the movie version of Les Miserables in cinemas at present it is topical the Year 9’s look at the causes, characters & consequences of the French Revolution.
But probably the most exciting aspect of our Junior Programme is our new elective format in Year 10 & we are pleased to see ALL our units Modern History One- ‘Anonymous Awesome Aussies’, ‘Modern History Two- Call of Duty – The Reality’, ‘Ancient History- Hollywood Vs History, Philosophy’ and ‘Reconnecting with Gaia (sustainability)’, have big numbers and are proving popular already.
You should already have received the appropriate unit outlines & assessment details which the students should have already begun.
Finally a ‘Welcome Back’ to all of last year’s dedicated Humanities teachers and a ‘Welcome Aboard’ to Mrs Lauren Norbury who joins our Year Eight teaching team.
Exciting times ahead!
(Head of Faculty – Humanities)