From the Director of Teaching & Learning (Issue 16 2017)
Written on the 26 October 2017
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS STUDYING STAGE 2 SUBJECTS THIS YEAR
Students have been emailed the following information.
STAGE 2 (YEAR 12) RESULTS - this includes Year 11 students studying Stage 2 Religion
For more information about SACE results, visit the My Results section on the SACE website.
Students should check their address is correct by logging onto Students Online to ensure documentation is posted to the correct address.
Students need their SACE registration number and PIN to log on. If they have never logged in before (unlikely I would hope) the PIN is the first 4 digits of the student's birthday (e.g. 3rd January would have PIN 0301). The PIN will be changed after the first log in (may have already changed if logged in previously). The PIN can be reset from this page if necessary.
Year 12 students applying for courses through SATAC should ensure that their postal address and email is correct when they log on to SATAC - this is SEPARATE to SACE - else they won't receive course offers. The contact email address should NOT be the student's school email as this account will be inactive after 31 December 2017. STUDENTS are responsible for checking this information and changing if necessary.
Will you get SACE this year?
Students expecting to complete a Certificate III this year that can count towards the ATAR must ensure I receive the required documentation by 30 November at the very latest.
STAGE 2 EXAMS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Surprisingly, the vast majority of students who sit the exam when unwell, still do better than their moderated predicted mark!
Year 12 SACE Board written examinations are scheduled to start at Sacred Heart on Monday 6 November. Students have already received an exam attendance slip and exam timetable with dates, times and locations in addition to rules relating to sitting the exam. Students must familiarise themselves with these rules and ensure that they know exactly what equipment they are/are not permitted to take into the exam room. Students should also familiarise themselves with the instructions on the front cover of each of their exams (distributed by class teachers and also accessible at the SACE Board website).
I would particularly like to point out that students are not permitted to have a mobile phone or smart watch in their possession and hence these items should not be brought into the examination room.
Ideally exam attendance slips should be brought to each exam. I don't have extra copies so cannot do anything to assist if it has been lost or forgotten. It will not be the end of the world if a student forgets to bring it. It is a bit like a driver's licence - unlikely that I need to check it unless there is a problem!
NOTE THAT STAGE 2 EXAMS CAN NOT BE RESCHEDULED.
Most exams will be held in Champagnat Hall, but not ALL - so very important to check the exam timetable carefully.
YEAR 10 AND 11 EXAMS - END OF SEMESTER 2
Please note that Year 10 and 11 ENGLISH students will be doing their exam on their Chromebook/laptop device. It is essential that Year 10 and 11 English students bring their fully charged Chromebook/device to their English exam.
YEAR 12 WEEK 1 2018
I wish all students the best of luck with their revision programs in the lead up to final exams.