From the Dean of Year Ten

Academic Focus

During Semester One there was a very clear academic focus for Year 10 students as their course selection was looming. Since that time, for a significant number of students, I have noticed that effort and focus on academic performance has dropped. The message that students will receive at the College, and one that should be reinforced at home, is that prerequisite grades for all selected courses must be maintained throughout Semester Two to ensure acceptance into those courses. Student work habits and performance are being monitored and follow-up course counselling interviews will be conducted at the beginning of Term 4 to review the progress of each student. I have encouraged students to challenge themselves and also to be realistic about course and career planning. It is now up to each of them to show us what they are capable of.

Damian Owen
Dean of Year Ten