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Year 12 Information Evening. AGENDA MC: Richard Ward 1. Prayer and Welcome – Peter McLoughlin 2. Shaping Success – Sally Flynn 3. Calendar 2013 – Richard.

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1 Year 12 Information Evening

2 AGENDA MC: Richard Ward 1. Prayer and Welcome – Peter McLoughlin 2. Shaping Success – Sally Flynn 3. Calendar 2013 – Richard Ward

3 COLLEGE PRAYER Teach me, O Lord, to aim high and not to be content with mediocrity; to set my sights on noble goals; to have a brave heart and a clear vision; to prize the things that are worthwhile; to always have the courage to choose what is right;

4 COLLEGE PRAYER to despise what is petty; to shun all selfishness; to have a heart that is strong and brave, pure and happy, docile yet courageous, so that under your guidance, and with your grace, I may always and in all things have as my motto Viriliter Age: Act Courageously

5 HEAD OF TEACHING & LEARNING SALLY FLYNN

6  To achieve my personal best OP / Non OP Rank  To achieve my personal best QCS result  To advantage myself by achieving my highest QTAC preference What is the goal / purpose of Year 12?

7 OP Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Tertiary Entrance Statement Overall Position (OP) – Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Tertiary Entrance Statement Overall Position (OP) – or 6 Authority subjects Pathway Course Taken Qualifications Outcome Non OP Less than 5 authority subjects Plus non-authority subject/s Traineeship and/or external Certificate course/s Less than 5 authority subjects Plus non-authority subject/s Traineeship and/or external Certificate course/s Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Rank score used by QTAC to determine tertiary entrance– used in Queensland only Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Rank score used by QTAC to determine tertiary entrance– used in Queensland only Pathways in the Senior School

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9  20 credits/semesters at a pass or better  Passes in any English and Maths subject.  Visit QCE (handout) QCE

10  Visit use LUI (Learner Unique Identifier) use my password use LUI (Learner Unique Identifier) use my password  To check progress towards a QCE  Keep safe – from now until March 2013: LUI, LUI password, QSA student no. (ID card) Checking my Learning Account

11 Factors Leading to an OP score Level of Achievement – 5 best Authority (OP) subjects or equivalent Position in Level of Achievement Band 10 – 1 SAI Order – Subject Achievement Indicator 400 – 200

12 Final student results are determined by: School Based Assessment Results Scaled by Group performances in common external testing (QCS Tests)

13 Factors Leading to a school based Tertiary Selection Rank Level of Achievement – 5 best Authority and/or Authority Registered subjects or equivalent + Individual result in the QCS Test

14 Rank Scores can provide equivalent OPs which CAN be used for University entrance in Queensland RankOP Approx

15  Achieve highest possible results in each subject / VET certificate  Achieve best possible result on QCS Test  Calculate your OP-ineligible rank with QTAC’s ONLINE OP-ineligible estimator  Remember: your subject weightings will change dependent on your results  More information visit: QSA & QTAC Advice to Non OP students

16  All VET students must complete all required work experience.  Strongest recommendation that every OP ineligible student sits the QCST and achieves their best result

17 Queensland Core Skills Test State wide common test for all students Results are compiled for each individual student (A-E) Results for each school group are used in the scaling of the school allocated S.A.I.s The QCS Test is the ultimate form of moderation in Queensland.

18 Queensland Core Skills Test A Writing Task (2 hours)A Writing Task (2 hours) 2 Multiple Choice Papers (1½ hours each)2 Multiple Choice Papers (1½ hours each) A Short Response Item Paper (2 hours)A Short Response Item Paper (2 hours) YEAR Tuesday September 3rd Wednesday September 4th

19 The College’s Expectation  All OP & Non OP students participate / engage in:  QCS preparation classes  All 8 QCS trial exams  Attend / engage in QCS feedback sessions

20 QCS Trial Exams and Equipment First trial Exam – Writing Task Exam Date:Friday 15 Feb Time:8:10am Venue:Champagnat Centre Equipment: All students have been provided with equipment in clear pencil case and must bring this to all trials.

21 How You Can Help Study, Assignments and Homework Must take priority Organisation Procrastination Goal setting Balance

22 WHEN:Term 2 – Date to be advised Topics will include - Motivation, organisation and study skills Skills for Senior Students

23 How You Can Help Check progress regularly Assessment and Exam dates Organisation of time Monitor use of time wasters: Mobile phones, social media etc.

24 Urgently start researching your preferred options for 2014  College Career Counsellor  (see handout & website)  Facts  Industries / Occupations  Go to Uni / TAFE open days  Know dates and details for special entry into courses

25 Visit MCA Careers Room:  Mrs Kinga Schmidt, Head of VET / Careers  Ms Shauna Quinlivan, Careers Counsellor  Discuss career options  Seek advice on QTAC preferencing whether OP or Non OP

26 Register Immediately for UMAT preparation courses. Early Term 1 is the time to start your UMAT preparation Check all other special entry requirements either online or in the Careers Room. Special Entry Requirements

27 Assessment Assessment Calendar Medical Certificate required for absence from each formal assessment item, including during exam block: – Short term medical absence - contact the Head of KLA/subject area and Head of House – Medium / Long Term medical absence: Parents must contact Head of Teaching and Learning to arrange Special Consideration or Special Provision as per College Assessment Policy. “Late” assignments will not contribute positively to final results but still must be submitted to gain credit for completing that semester.

28 Exams Exam blocks at the end of each term Absence from an exam requires a medical certificate. Parents must contact the Head of KLA to arrange an alternative exam time and/or task. Avoid arranging events which require students to miss any part of the term wherever possible.

29 Communication with Staff Subject teachers and Heads of House – contact via e- mail or phone; Attend parent-teacher interviews (if you have concerns about your son’s progress); Head of KLA or subject – contact if you have further concerns about your son’s progress or concerns about teaching and learning issues; Head of Teaching and Learning– contact if you have ongoing curriculum concerns or to apply for special consideration.

30 Do you have these qualities?  Loyalty & commitment to the year of 2013  Clear and achievable goals  Courage  Determination  Persistence  A strong work ethic  Good time management  Optimistic attitude  Focused Energy

31 DEPUTY HEADMASTER RICHARD WARD

32 TERM 1  INAUGURAL MASS  GYM DANCE  SENIOR FORMAL – costs, suits  OP PREDICTIONS  SWIMMING CARNIVALS  CRICKET / VOLLEYBALL

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34 TERM 1  LENTEN APPEAL  CORE SKILLS TRAINING  VET STUDIES WORK EXP WEEK  AIC SWIMMING  MATES  EXAM BLOCK – QCS DAY  RUGBY / FOOTBALL TRIALS

35 TERM 1 n STUDENT-FREE DAY 25 FEBRUARY n MUSIC CONCERTS n INTERIM REPORTS n FOOTBALL/RUGBY TOURS

36 TERM 2 n MARIST BASKETBALL CARNIVAL n AIC RUGBY AND FOOTBALL n WINTER UNIFORM n AIC CHESS

37 TERM 2 n ANZAC DAY n RED CROSS BLOOD BANK #1 n SENIOR DEBATING n PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS WEDNESDAY 22 MAY

38 TERM 2 n THEATRESPORTS n MATES n CAREERS EXPO – 8 MAY n WALKATHON 19 MAY n BATTLE OF THE BANDS n GYM DANCE # 2

39 TERM 2 n CORE SKILLS TRIALS n CHAMPAGNAT DAY MASS n MUSIC CONCERTS n MAJOR EXAM BLOCK n VET STUDIES WORK PLACEMENT WEEK n HOLIDAYS

40 TERM 3 n BLUE & GOLD BALL n GYM DANCE #3 n EXHIBITION BREAK n MATES n MUSIC TOUR TO CHINA

41 TERM 3 n AIC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS n CORE SKILLS TEST 3-4 SEPTEMBER n EXAM BLOCK n GILROY ASH DASH

42 TERM 3 n YEAR 12 RETREAT n SONY CHILDRENS CAMP n MT HOTHAM SKI TRIP n QTAC APPLICATIONS CLOSE

43 TERM 4 n BLUE SHIRTS & TIES n AIC TRACK & FIELD n AIC BASKETBALL / TENNIS n MATES CONTINUES n DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE n GRANDPARENTS DAY n MUSIC SOIREE

44 TERM 4 n RED CROSS BLOOD BANK – 2 ND VISIT n AIC WATER POLO n HOUSE FAREWELLS n EXAM BLOCK n PRIZEGIVING

45 TERM 4 n GRADUATION MASS, FAREWELL n GRADUATION DINNER n 20 DECEMBER – QLD CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION, OPS - ISSUED

46 COSTS n SENIOR JERSEYS - $80 n FORMAL - $110 + suit hire + limo + corsage …

47 COSTS n GRADUATION DINNER- - $110 n OLD BOYS LIFE MEMBERSHIP - $120 n SCHOOLIES - $$$$??

48 LET’S KEEP THEM SAFE!

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51 USUAL ISSUES n UNACCEPTABLE ABSENCES n DRIVING LESSONS AND TESTS n BEHAVIOUR IN PUBLIC – LEADERSHIP AT TRAINS AND ON BUSES n GROOMING, PUNCTUALITY n MAINTAINING BALANCE – STUDIES, SOCIAL, EXTRA-CURRICULAR, WORK

52 AN IRISH BLESSING May you treasure wisely this jewelled gilded time And cherish each day as an extra grace Whose heedless loss would be a tragic crime In today’s tasks may you find God’s tender face.

53 AN IRISH BLESSING May you know that to miss love’s smallest chance is a lost opportunity, a senseless waste. May you see need in every anxious glance, May you sort out of the dull and commonplace

54 AN IRISH BLESSING An invitation to God’s merry, manic dance And may the Lord of the dance bless you As he invites you to the dance of the hallowed present Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

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