Learning and Teaching

2016 Subject Allocations

With the subject selection process concluded, the College timetable for 2016 is currently under construction. A statement of confirmation of 2016 subjects for all students from Year 7 to 11 will be emailed to families in mid-November, in the lead up to the Headstart program for Year 10 and 11 students.

2016 Booklist

The College has again engaged the services of Campion Education for resource list supply for 2016. Access to 2016 lists is via the Campion website, along with instructions on how to place orders. Go to the following page and enter the access code ZWYJ to access lists: https://admin.campion.com.au/ebooklists/default.asp?code=7CAA5110

Orders are to be placed by Friday 11 December. Campion has asked that we advise that due to the reaccreditation of a number of VCE study designs for 2016 and subsequent textbook revision, there may be some delays in delivery of VCE texts in early 2016.


Our Unit 3&4 students have been gearing up for the VCAA examination period which commenced on Wednesday 28 October and runs to Friday 20 November. We wish all of our Year 12 students and Year 11 students completing a Unit 3&4 subject the very best for these exams.

The College-based examinations commence on Wednesday 11 November with VCE Unit 2 and Year 10 subjects and following that, Years 9–10 progressively from Thursday 19 November. Details, including exam timetables, will be issued to students and sent to parents in the coming weeks. Parents are strongly advised to avoid making travel plans or other arrangements which may prevent students from fully participating in these crucial assessments.

This advice extends too to the Headstart Program, running from November 20 to 27, involving all Year 10 and 11 students as well as Year 9 students undertaking a VCE subject in 2015 as part of the Accelerated Learning Program.

Digital Learning Certification

As part of the College’s efforts to unfold a four-year strategy for the effective implementation of Digital Learning, teachers have been issued a notebook computer from December 2014. The device was accompanied with the expectation that there be dedicated effort to engage in professional learning in the use of technology for effective learning. Recently, the first round of staff to have completed Digital Learning Certification were awarded their certificates. Congratulations to:

David Alexander
Christine Bassili
Aoife Bermingham
Rob Bonnici
Daniel Charles
Georgina Dwyer
Cindy Frost
Shane Mackintosh
Kerry Martin
Paul Maxted
Noel Patterson
Haylene Peipert
Rose Roe
Lucy Russell
Emily Scott
Warren Walker
Andrew Wozencroft

Mr Mark Gustincic
Deputy Principal – Learning and Teaching


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