To our Sacred Heart Community
Year 7 Camp
This week our Year 7 students attended their first camp at Sacred Heart and headed off with their House Groups to various coastal locations around SA. While the weather the last few days may not have been ideal for beach activities, students and staff engaged in a range of team building activities to cement the new bond of friendship and House spirit established in the first weeks of term.
Our thanks to the Heads of House and staff who attended the camp and to all the support staff who did much behind the scenes to make the camps such a success. We look forward to our Year 8 students heading off on their camp adventure during Week 4.
Living & Learning at Sacred Heart College – Marist Ethos
This week we share with you the next iteration of our Living & Learning at Sacred Heart College video series. James Gill (Director of Students at Marcellin Campus) and Kristy Allison (Mission Captain 2021) unpack the Marist Ethos at Sacred Heart College and outline how the Marist Characteristics are lived and woven into our daily lives.
Academic Excellence & Academic Distinction Awards
Congratulations to Year 11 & 12 students who were awarded Academic Excellence & Academic Distinction for Semester 2, 2020. Students were presented with their certificates in House Assemblies this week.
A full list of Academic Excellence & Academic Distinction Awardees can be found here.
Year 9 Rite Journey Information Evening 2021
A reminder next Monday 8 February, Year 9 Parents/Caregivers are invited to attend the Year 9 Rite Journey Parent Information Evening from 7.00pm – 8.00pm in the Marist Hall, Brother Joseph McAteer Centre, Marcellin Campus.
We ask families to register their attendance via Trybooking (https://www.trybooking.com/BONXY)
The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has released updated information about fruit fly restrictions in South Australia:
New colour coded maps for metropolitan Adelaide and Riverland residents show the outbreak areas, suspension areas, and areas not affected by fruit fly. The maps will let parents know if they can pack certain fruits and vegetables for their child’s recess or lunch.
Students who live in the red area must not bring any fresh fruit and vegetables on this list to school or preschool. This applies even if it has been cut up. Students who live in the yellow or green area can bring any type of fruit or vegetable to school, but it must be eaten and disposed of at the school and not taken back home again. Those living in the red zone must not bring any fresh fruit and vegetables on this list to school.
Students who live in the yellow area or green area can bring any fresh fruit and vegetables to school. If it has been brought from a yellow area the fruit or vegetables can be taken back home again. If it has been brought from a green area into a yellow, it must be eaten or disposed of at the school, and not taken back home again.
Students who live in the green area can continue to take any fresh fruit or vegetables to school. Those living in the yellow or red areas must not bring any fresh fruit and vegetables on this list to school.
Please note that grated, dried, frozen, cooked or pureed fruit and vegetables of any kind are acceptable in any area.
Year 12 Examination Timetable 2021
Students with SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) written exams at the end of the year have been emailed the final exam timetable, which is available to download here.
These exam dates/times cannot be changed – everyone in the state/NT/world(!) does the exams at these times. There are no “catch up” times or opportunities to re-sit.
Exam rules relating to use of dictionaries can be found here. Students are not permitted to bring a thesaurus to exams (nor a dictionary with integrated thesaurus entries). I have noticed that many students have the “Macquarie School Dictionary”. Please be aware that this dictionary has integrated thesaurus entries – hence students should NOT bring this edition to exams.
For exams that allow calculators, only APPROVED models are permitted. If you recently purchased your calculator through Sacred Heart, it is an approved model. If you purchased your graphics calculator elsewhere (eg Officeworks), please go to the SACE Board website to check if your calculator is on the approved list. Note that the Casio fx-9860GII is definitely NOT an approved model – even though it looks like the fx-9860G AU PLUS. Students should NOT bring a Casio fx-9860GII calculator to Year 12 exams – it will be confiscated.
Students who have a long term illness or impairment (for example: a medical condition, dyslexia, anxiety disorder, depression, learning difficulty, etc) may be eligible for special provisions for exams. The special provisions available to students may include supervised rest breaks, separate invigilation, extra time or use of a word processor, depending on the circumstances. Students must contact me if they require special provisions for Year 12 exams. Please email me (email@example.com) or students can see me in my office during school hours, should you wish to enquire about eligibility for special provisions.
Information regarding SACE completion and inclusion of Certificate III (or higher) qualifications towards the ATAR for current Year 12 students has been emailed to students and parents/caregivers of Year 12 students.
Year 10 SACE Parent Information Evening 2021
All Parents/Caregivers of Year 10 students are invited to attend an information evening on Wednesday 17 February at 7.00pm – 8.00pm in the Marist Hall, Brother Joseph McAteer Centre, Marcellin Campus.
The South Australian Certificate of Education is awarded to students upon the successful completion of Year 12 studies. Compulsory studies that contribute towards the SACE begin at Year 10. There are a number of implications for SACE completion that relate to subject choice, levels of achievement and compulsory elements. SACE studies are also relevant for University entry direct from school.
We ask families to register their attendance via Trybooking (https://www.trybooking.com/BORCD)
Years 10 & 11 Important Assessment Dates
Every year the College publishes important assessment dates in the School calendar. We would like to remind families and give ample warning of these important assessment dates.
It is not appropriate for families to book holidays during these important assessment periods. In keeping with SACE Board policy, “matters of the student’s own choosing (e.g. family holidays)” are not acceptable grounds for special provisions (such as rescheduling). Being absent for exams due to a holiday will result in a zero mark.
In the event of special provisions or exceptional circumstances, please contact Karen Bailey (Director of Teaching & Learning) for advice via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information regarding exam times and locations for Year 10 and 11 Semester 1 Exams will be distributed next term.
- End of Semester 1 examinations for General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Science will be held on Wednesday 23 June and Thursday 24 June.
- End of Semester 2 examinations for English, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics and Science will be held from Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November.
- These are the only Year 10 subjects with examinations. There are no regular lessons scheduled on these exam dates and the school year concludes for Year 10 students after the final exam.
- End of Semester 1 examinations for Stage 1 subjects will be held from Friday 18 June to Thursday 24 June.
- End of Semester 2 examinations for Stage 1 subjects will be held from Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November.
- Year 11 students should enquire with their teacher or refer to the Curriculum Handbook if they are uncertain as to whether their Stage 1 subject will have an exam.
- In the week following Year 11 exams, Year 11 students will attend their first lessons for their Year 12 subjects in 2022.
Many thanks to the parents who came out on a cold and wet Thursday night to attend our first ever Marcellin Parent Welcome Evening!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.