Stretching our Year 12 High Achievers

Last year, in a new Senior School initiative by Year Level Manager Wendy Gawne , high achieving Year 12s were given additional attention to help them boost their grades even further. Our students reported an increased sense of belonging, and motivation to encourage each other to excel. The initiative will continue this year, with students identified with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 and above (29 students), or those sitting in the A grade bands in their subjects. They will be encouraged to extend themselves further at a High Achievers Morning that includes a breakfast, motivational speaker, wellbeing expert address, and a session in which Mentors and the students themselves share successful strategies.

Support for students in the B, C and D grade bands

Year 12 students on a GPA of 3.75 and above, in the B range, will be encouraged to lift their grades to As. Mentor teachers will increase their meetings with these students and focus on strategies to improve their achievement in each subject. Strategies will include improving scheduling and study plans, working closely with subject teachers to refine essays, assignments and test performance, increased use of A+ exemplar material, increased drafting, and incorporating revision into their study plans. Students with grades in the C- and D bands in Mathematics and Science subjects are to be offered after school tutoring. Further details will be provided in the next Newsletter.