TERM 4 TEACHING AND LEARNING
It is hard to believe that we are progressing at such a rate through Term 4 that students are moving through their Milestone check-ins for their current units and will soon be preparing to undertake their final assessment tasks for Years 7 and 8. The Greenvale Secondary College Assessment Cycle plays a crucial role in supporting and measuring student learning growth each term, at three different points in a unit of learning.
Families are encouraged to discuss the learning students have done in the early parts of their current units as they prepare for summative assessments. Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) act as the final measurement against the Victorian Curriculum in a unit of work, and revisiting the knowledge and skills built throughout the term is a fundamental way to maximise the learning growth shown. Families can help with revision by:
- Scheduling time for both home study and rest breaks during busy assessment weeks.
- Providing a quiet and organised space to study or complete tasks.
- Assisting students in reading back over the term’s work in exercise books, on OneNote, and the material covered in textbooks and online resources- encourage notetaking systems such as writing three key points per 10 minutes of revision.
- Contact teachers if you feel that additional support is needed to assist your child with the assessment period.
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY
World Teachers’ Day 2023 was celebrated across Australia on Friday 27 October 2023. This was a chance to recognise the teachers who work to make an impact in the lives of students at Greenvale Secondary College. Every day, we see GSC teachers go above and beyond for learners in our community. The School Council thoughtfully acknowledged and celebrated our teachers on the day, and our students had the following to say in thanks of the staff who have worked with them this year:
“Thank you for supporting me throughout the whole entire year. I really appreciate you helping me work and listen better and improve my learning.”
“Thank you to all teachers. Whether you teach Maths or English or something else, we’ll all be here to support you. You support us to learn and grow, and to keep our eyes on the future.”
“Thank you so much for helping us in how we show the school values.”
“Thanks to all the teachers for being supportive and always being there for our wellbeing, talking our problems out with you and providing a solution to our issues.”
“You teach us and support us in so many ways that I can’t think of a way to put it to thank you properly.”
END OF TERM EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
As we move towards the end of the year, a range of educational and celebratory events and activities are being organised. These aim to engage learners in meaningful work until the end of the school year and to acknowledge the successes and achievements of 2023.
Events include: learning around careers and futures, ‘Early Start’ into Year 8 and 9, Year 7 2024 Orientation Day, SRC’s Survivor Day, on and off campus Activities Days, and the 2023 Whole College Awards Night. We encourage families to regularly check Compass to provide consent or to indicate attendance for these important upcoming events.