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Senior School Parent Information Evening Term 1, 2014 The Senior School Environment.

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1 Senior School Parent Information Evening Term 1, 2014 The Senior School Environment

2 Senior School Team Members Deputy Senior School- Mrs Kim Lloyd Senior School Manager- Ms Amanda Joiner VET Coordinator- Mr Max Borsei Senior School Coordinator- Ms Kelsie White Administration Staff- Mrs Jill Hocking, Mrs Nanette Burke and Mrs Peta Rumble 2

3 Senior School 3 Graduate from Lesmurdie SHS Achieve Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) - WACE Tracking - Good Standing Prepared for transition to work, training or further education - Appropriate Senior School courses - Vocational programs

4 Graduation 4 Achievement of a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is controlled by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) who: Set graduation standards; Determine the final graduation status of all students in Western Australia; and Award the WACE to each eligible student.

5 WACE Course Structure 5 Each course is made up three stages Stage One Stage Two Stage Three Eligible for University Entrance with Bonus Points Eligible for University Entrance

6 WACE Courses 6 Stage One Courses Can be studied in either Year 11 or 12 Not externally assessed in WACE Examinations Cannot be used for ‘front door’ University entrance Grades contribute to TAFE/ private training provider entry

7 WACE Courses 7 Stage Two Courses Typically studied in Year 11 Externally assessed in WACE Examinations Can be used for ‘front door’ University entrance as part of an ATAR Grades contribute to TAFE/ private training provider entry

8 WACE Courses 8 Stage Three Courses Typically studied in Year 12 Externally assessed in WACE Examinations Recommended for University entrance as part of an ATAR Grades contribute to TAFE/ private training provider entry

9 WACE Requirements 9 10 courses across senior secondary years up to 5 course equivalents can come from VET 2 courses from a WACE English course At least one List A and List B completed in Year 12 Average of C grade across best 8 courses; 4 from Year 12 VET can reduce this on a sliding scale Minimum of 5 courses; 2 from year 12 English language competence

10 WACE Requirements 10 Achieve English Language Competence Achieve a ‘C’ Grade or better in an English course School will compare a selection of student work with work samples provided by SCSA (If a ‘C’ grade is not achieved)

11 Vocational programs at Lesmurdie SHS VETLink Program (VLP) 5 days at school Choice of subjects Complete TAFE Certificates at school WorkLink Program (GVP) 4 days at school – Choice – Exploration of Workplace Joblink Program (JLVP) 3 days at school – Limited choice of school courses – Significant out of school component Senior School Engagement Program (SSEP) – Supportive program 11

12 VET Certificates at L.S.H.S. 12 Certificate I in Furnishing Certificate II in Visual Arts Certificate II in Business Certificate III in Business Certificate II in IT Certificate II in Sports Coaching

13 Why a Good Standing Policy? 13 On track to achieve a WACE Encourage consistent performance Recognise the efforts of students who are both consistently performing and excelling Support students who have not yet met the required standard

14 Good Standing Policy Students who are deemed to have maintained Good Standing in a semester will have achieved the following levels of performance in relation to the Senior School standards (Section 2): Commitment Standard – Obtain at least 60% combined Consistently and Often attributes on Semester report. Academic Standard – Minimum Course average 3.00 in a Semester (average calculated using A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1). VET Standard (where a student has enrolled in a VET Certificate) – Semester One: Achieved 80% of Semester One Units. Semester Two: Completion of full VET Certificate. Attendance Standard – 90% attendance or better in all six courses studied. Conduct Standard – Maintain appropriate conduct across the school 14

15 Good Standing Policy Advanced Standing (Academic) Students are deemed to have excelled in relation to all of the academic standards (Section 2) when they have achieved the following levels of performance in a semester: Commitment Standard – Obtain at least 60% combined Consistently and Often attributes on Semester report. Academic Standard – Minimum Course average 4.50 in a Semester (average calculated using A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1). VET Standard (where a student has enrolled in a VET Certificate) – Semester One: Achieved 90% of Semester One Units. Semester Two: Completion of full VET Certificate. Attendance Standard – 95% attendance or better in all courses studied. Conduct Standard – Maintain appropriate conduct across the school. 15

16 Good Standing Policy Advanced Standing (Commitment) Students are deemed to have excelled in relation to the commitment standard (Section 2) when they have achieved the following levels of performance in a semester: Commitment Standard – Obtain at least 95% Consistently attributes, with no sometimes or seldom attributes on Semester report. Academic Standard – Minimum Course average 3.00 in a Semester (average calculated using A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1). VET Standard (where a student has enrolled in a VET Certificate) – Semester One: Achieved 80% of Semester One Units. Semester Two: Completion of full VET Certificate. Attendance Standard – 95% attendance or better in all six courses studied. Conduct Standard – Maintain appropriate conduct across the school 16

17 Good Standing Policy Conditional Standing Students are deemed to have performed below an acceptable level in relation to the standards (Section 2) when they have exhibited one or more of the following levels of performance in a semester: Commitment Standard – Obtain less than 60% combined Consistently and Often attributes on Semester report. Academic Standard – Minimum Course average below 3.00 in a Semester (average calculated using A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1). VET Standard (where a student has enrolled in a VET Certificate) – Semester One: Achieved less than 80% of Semester One Units. Semester Two: Incompletion of VET Certificate. Attendance Standard – below 90% attendance in any course studied within a semester. Conduct Standard – Not maintaining appropriate conduct across the school. 17

18 Conditional Standing 18 Monitoring by Senior School Manager and Senior School Coordinator Early intervention/notification process for teachers of conditional students Providing support

19 Assessment 19 All students at are provided with: –A course outline –SCSA Syllabus –Assessment Schedule, including: Assessment type and area of the course Timing of all assessments (week) Weighting of each assessment

20 Assessment Policy General Course Penalties A 10% per day reduction of the student’s awarded mark will occur up to three school days, after which no marks will be awarded. Work must still be submitted after three school days have passed at which point a zero mark will be awarded. Failure to submit the assessment will impact significantly on the satisfactory completion of the course. 20

21 Assessment Policy Note- All or part of a weekend is considered one day late. Repeated Absence Related to Assessment Where a teacher considers that repeated absences have affected the completion or timely submission of assessment tasks, one or more of the following actions may be taken: penalties for lateness may be applied 21

22 Assessment Policy While family time is very valuable, it is important to stress that taking children out of school for family holidays reduces the amount of time available for learning and is detrimental to their education. Where a student will be absent from scheduled assessments due to family holiday: In line with Department of Education guidelines parents are required to seek Principal authorisation at least two weeks prior to holiday departure 22

23 Assessment Policy The student must negotiate to complete and submit the assessment prior to holiday departure or the assessment to the teacher by the due date Where the assessment is an invigilated task (conducted in class) the student must negotiate an alternate date within 5 school days prior to date of the scheduled assessment Assessments cannot be rescheduled upon return 23

24 Assessment Policy Where an assessment is unable to be undertaken or submitted by the due date the student may be allocated ‘0’ Decisions to accommodate alternate arrangements will be determined on an individual basis by the Course teacher and Deputy Principal Senior School. 24

25 Parent Support 25 Refer to Assessment schedules about their assessment programs and the timing of various assessments Refer to the Good Standing policy Refer to the Assessment policy In discussions with you son/daughter

26 Parent Support 26 Organisation Ongoing discussions between your child and each of their teachers Discussions between your son/daughter and the Senior School Manager or Senior School Coordinator as needed Promote

27 Parent Support 27 Teachers – regarding your son/daughter’s progress Senior School Manager – assistance with education or post-school destinations Senior School Coordinator – assistance with concerns at home, with peers, coping at school Contact

28 Senior School Coordinator Miss Kelsie White Point of contact for students and parents Pastoral Care role Monitor Attendance Link for students to support services- School Psychologist, outside Health agencies Vehicle parking policy 28

29 Parent Information Evening 29 ATAR calculation –Scaling –Moderation –Standardisation University and TAFE application processes Term 2


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