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From the Deputy Principal, Ms Angelico

18 August 2022

Our students and staff are very excited about the performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory next week. We look forward to what promises to be a wonderful display of talent, collaboration, and creativity! Tickets are now sold out, thank you to the College community for the support.

General Achievement Test (GAT) – Wednesday 7 September

Last week we were very pleased to have had 100 students attend the practice GAT that was organised for Friday 12 August. These students will have their responses marked and feedback will be provided to them. Other students who did not attend have been given the opportunity to collect the test papers and complete them in their own time.

This year, the VCAA has scheduled the GAT to take place across Victoria on Wednesday 7 September. The GAT is a test of general knowledge and skills including English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences taken by students while completing their Senior Secondary studies.

From 2022, the GAT will be conducted in two sections.

9.30-11.45am   Section A: Literacy (Reading and Writing) and Numeracy

1.15-3.00pm    Section B: General Knowledge and Skills

  • Students enrolled in the VCE will complete both Sections A and B.
  • Students enrolled in VCAL will complete only Section A.  

A letter will be sent to families confirming these arrangements in more detail. The GAT Parent Information Sheet has been attached. In the meantime, please note:

  • All Year 12 students enrolled in the VCE or VCAL programs and Year 11 students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 subjects are required to sit the GAT.
  • There will no scheduled classes on this date for Year 11 and 12 students.

Further information relating to the GAT including past GAT examinations can also be accessed via the VCAA website. To view these details, click on VCAA > Assessment > VCE Assessment > GAT.

If you have any questions relating to the GAT, please contact your child’s Pastoral and Learning Mentor, the House Leaders or Ms. Daniela Bombardieri-Szabo (Head of Learning and Teaching – Senior School).

Year 12 Graduation and VTAC Parent Information Night – Tuesday 6 September

As we approach the end of the Assumption Term, we will be holding a Parent Information Session for parents and caregivers of students in Year 12 on Tuesday 6th September at 7.00pm in the Performing Arts Centre. A notification will be sent via Operoo on Monday.

The information regarding the Graduation Dinner and Dance was sent yesterday to all families of students in the Graduating Class of 2022. The Graduation Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea on Wednesday 19 October and the Dinner will be held at Ultima Receptions on Friday 21 October. All of the details regarding the various events and preparation for the examinations will be shared at the Parent Information Session on Tuesday 6 September.

Upcoming Event Reminders:

Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast – Monday 5 September

Due to the great response, we look forward to celebrating Father’s Day with our community on Monday 5 September in the Performing Arts Centre. You can still register your attendance via this link. Our students are invited to attend the Mass and Breakfast with their fathers who have registered. Please click here to attend Father’s Day Mass and Breakfast

Good Samaritan Campus – Family Fun Open Day – Sunday 11 September

A reminder to that we encourage you to attend the Good Samaritan Campus to see and experience the programs we offer at our country campus. Please RSVP via the Operoo invitation that has been sent.