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A message from the Dean of Teaching and Learning - Week 1 Term 2

Years 7 – 12 Parent, Student and Teacher Interviews and Progressive Reporting

It was lovely to see so many families attend Parent, Student and Teacher Interviews on Tuesday, 23 April, and witness the discussions around student learning. We look forward to the second night of interviews on Monday, 29 April. I encourage students to attend these interviews with their parents as the discussions are centred on their learning.

As highlighted at the end of Term 1, a number of Middle and Senior Years Teachers attended Years 7 – 9 camps and have been very busy marking in the days after camp as well as the start of Term 2. I am pleased to let you know that cross marking is now complete and results, as well as feedback for Term 1 assessment items, are now available in SEQTA. To access the progressive reports, select the Assessment tab in the SEQTA Engage menu on the left of the Portal. Select the subject you wish to see, then click on each assessment item to see the results and teacher feedback.

The Learning Hub – Term 2 2019

Continuing with our goal to create successful, independent and autonomous learners, the Learning Hub returns in Term 2 with an emphasis on developing effective study habits and examination revision techniques. Students can attend sessions related to effective note taking, applying spaced learning strategies and using flash cards effectually.

The Learning Hub also continues to be a space where students can get together with other students and teachers to solve problems, answer questions, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, debate and brainstorm ideas and concepts. Students in Years 7 – 12 are encouraged to use the Hub to work collaboratively, share skills and knowledge, and deepen their understanding of their coursework.

Opening hours for the Learning Hub as well as the timetable of sessions are now available in the “Study and support” page of the Academic Life @ Glennie site. A copy of the timetable has also been circulated to each Tutor Group.

Years 7 – 12 Academic Support

Aside from the Learning Hub, please note that there is an extensive range of academic support opportunities for students in the Middle and Senior Years:

  1. Students are encouraged to discuss any academic concern with their teacher during and outside of class time.
  2. Students in Years 7 – 9 can practise English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Languages skills and concepts via the program Education Perfect.
  3. Students in Years 10 – 12 have access to Studiosity, which offers one-to-one, personal help in real time for English, Mathematics, Science and Business subjects.
  4. Students have fortnightly study skills lessons.
  5. Students in the Senior Years are encouraged to form subject study groups, to deepen their understanding of the course material.

As always, if students have an academic concern, they should see their teacher in the first instance, or the relevant Head of Department.

Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Dean of Teaching and Learning