From The Deputy Principal 9 October 2020
Welcome back to the busiest term of the year! In Term 4:
- Years 7 to 9 are midway through Semester 2 coursework
- Years 10 and 11 have begun their new Senior QCE courses of study, and
- Year 12 are busy preparing for their QCAA Senior External Assessments
It is timely, then, to remind parents and girls of the extensive academic support opportunities available to students in the Middle and Senior Years:
- Students can attend the Learning Hub, which is a learner-centred space in the MSY Library for active and cooperative learning. The Learning Hub operates before, during and after school and is facilitated by specialist teachers. Opening hours, as well as the timetable of sessions for Term 4, are available in the Study and Support page of the AcademicLife@Glennie Google site on the Portal.
- Students can consolidate English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Languages and Digital Technologies skills and concepts via the program Education Perfect.
- Beginning this term, for a seven-week trial, Years 10 to 12 students can access QCE-specific video lessons, interactive quizzes and exam revision through the program Atomi.
- Year 12 students can access subject-specific study sessions during their three-week Study VAC period.
- Boarders can access academic support during Prep time from specialist teachers and tutors.
- Students are supported to develop effective study skills and habits in fortnightly study skills lessons, using the resources from Mighty Minds and the ELES Study Skills Handbook.
In terms of external academic support, families can purchase for their daughter/s:
- Access to Studiosity, an online tutoring service that offers 24/7 on-demand study help for English, Mathematics, Science and Business subjects.
- Access to TuteSmart, another online tutoring support service that provides live tutorial classes, on-demand tutoring and online private tutoring in QCE subjects.
- Access to individual academic mentoring through organisations such as Creating Students.
As always, if students have an academic concern, they should see their teacher in the first instance, or the relevant Head of Department.
Information about all of these support opportunities is available in the ‘Study and Support’ section of the Academic Life@Glennie Google site on the Portal.
Ms Tonia Gloudemans
Deputy Principal - Head of Curriculum