Year 12 is going to be a significant and challenging year for your child. We believe that the Gleneagles VCE program is going to be rewarding, supportive and designed to get the best outcomes possible for all VCE students. To ensure your child has the best chance of starting the year well and equipped with all the skills needed to succeed, we will be holding a Year 12 Study Conference at various Universities within Melbourne. The Year 12 Study conference will not require students to stay overnight, instead they will be required to travel to and from the various Universities each day according to the plans detailed below.
Monday 4th February RMIT – City Campus- Travel to and from the venue individually by public transport. to meet at 9:10AM
Tuesday 5th February Deakin University — Burwood Campus – Travel to and from the venue individually by public transport to meet at 9:15 AM
Wednesday 6th February Monash University — Peninsula Campus – Meet at Gleneagles Secondary College and travel together by bus, to Monash Uni then on to Sofia’s Restaurant for lunch. After lunch we head to Frankston beach, returning to the college by 3:30pm.
Students will dietary requirements should inform Mr Evans or Ms Reynolds.
Specific public transport timetables will be provided to students at a later date to assist them in planning their daily travel arrangements. Students will be required to travel with a mobile phone or with a fellow student who has a mobile phone and staff mobile numbers will be provided to students in case of emergency.
The aims of the Year 12 Study Conference include:
Focussing attention on the VCE Year VTAC application process
Stress management Key dates
Time management Study skill techniques
It is felt that these aims can be best achieved away from school and the classroom. Students benefit greatly from a good working relationship with each other and with staff. A number of Year 12 teachers will be present throughout the Conference to assist with discussion groups, tutorials and coaching in their subject fields.
It is an expectation that all year 12 students will attend all three days of the Conference, it is an essential/required/mandatory part of the VCE learning program.
To reduce the cost to families the school is subsiding the study skills consultant costs as we believe this Conference is essential in setting the tone and expectation we have for all our VCE Students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment for the Conference please do not hesitate to contact Nick Evans or Sarah Reynolds on PH 9708-1319.
The cost of the Study Conference is $30. This cost covers all venue hire, bus transport to and from Gleneagles on the days specified above and lunch on Wednesday. Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th February students are required to bring their own lunch & snacks or money to purchase.
Consent/Payment can be provided online through the school’s parent portal or alternatively by downloading the permission form and returning the tear-off slip, with payment to The Bursar.
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