AGENDA MC: Richard Ward 1. Prayer and Welcome – Peter McLoughlin 2. Shaping Success – Sally Flynn 3. Calendar 2013 – Richard Ward
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;
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
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?
OP Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Tertiary Entrance Statement Overall Position (OP) – 1 - 25 Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Tertiary Entrance Statement Overall Position (OP) – 1 - 25 5 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 99 - 1 Qld Certificate of Education (if all requirements are met) Senior Statement Rank score used by QTAC to determine tertiary entrance– used in Queensland only 99 - 1 Pathways in the Senior School
20 credits/semesters at a pass or better Passes in any English and Maths subject. Visit www.qsa.qld.edu.au QCE (handout) QCE
Visit www.cis.qsa.qld.edu.au 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
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
Final student results are determined by: School Based Assessment Results Scaled by Group performances in common external testing (QCS Tests)
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
Rank Scores can provide equivalent OPs which CAN be used for University entrance in Queensland RankOP Approx 916 839 7214 6319
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: www.qtac.edu.au QSA & QTAC Advice to Non OP students
All VET students must complete all required work experience. Strongest recommendation that every OP ineligible student sits the QCST and achieves their best result
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.
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 12 - 2013 Tuesday September 3rd Wednesday September 4th
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
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.
How You Can Help Study, Assignments and Homework Must take priority Organisation Procrastination Goal setting Balance
WHEN:Term 2 – Date to be advised Topics will include - Motivation, organisation and study skills Skills for Senior Students
How You Can Help Check progress regularly Assessment and Exam dates Organisation of time Monitor use of time wasters: Mobile phones, social media etc.
Urgently start researching your preferred options for 2014 College Career Counsellor www.myfuture.edu.au (see handout & website) Facts Industries / Occupations Go to Uni / TAFE open days Know dates and details for special entry into courses
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
www.medentry.edu.au/products.asp Register Immediately for UMAT preparation courses. www.medentry.edu.au/products.asp 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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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