Ignatian Newsletter: 2024 - Edition #9

Teaching & Learning

Written by
Kathryn Wilson
Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning


Semester One Examinations
Following a review of the 2023 examination processes and procedures, it was agreed that Semester One examinations will only involve Years 9 and 10.

Dates for Year 9 and 10 examinations:

  • Year 10 Exams: 19 - 27 June
  • Year 9 Exams: 25 - 27 June
Term 3 Upcoming Events

Term 3 will be an extremely busy term, including:

  • Two sets of reports: end of Semester One and mid Semester Two
  • One Parent Teacher Interview
  • Subject Selection for 2025

In order to prepare you for the anticipated busyness, please find a summary below:


  • End of Semester Reports will be available to parents / carers through the portal from 29 July
  • Mid Semester Reports will be available to parents / carers through the portal towards the end of Term 3.

Parent Teacher Interview:
A reminder that our Parent Teacher Interview will take place on 21 & 22 August.

The purpose of these Conversations is to discuss the learning that has occurred in Term Two and, in particular, look at the academic successes and challenges that your child may have encountered so far this year.

        Subject Selection 2025
        The Subject Selection Process begins in Term 3, Week 4. This will be an extremely busy time of the year for all students, staff and parents, including Year Level Assemblies, a Senior Subject Selection Evening and Web Preferences becoming available.

        Please find a summary of the main events:

        • Student Assemblies: Week 4
        • Senior Subject Selection Evening: 13 August 6pm – 8pm: This year, the evening will take on a slightly different feel compared to previous years.
          o It will be face to face and will take place in the MPAC.
          o Universities will be available in the foyer for students to meet and discuss future pathways.
          o VTAC presentation will be available to parents and students.
          o Subject Selection Information will be presented for parents and students in Years 9-11.
        • Web Preferences open: evening 13 August

        Subject Selection Conversations: During the Subject Selection Process, all current Year 9 and 10 students will meet with a member of the Learning Pathways Team. Students are provided with a copy of their career plan and are strongly encouraged to discuss their Learning Pathways conversation with you.

        VCE VM Students - Investing in our Future
        I would like to share an email the College has received from EnerSys, who are facilitating the Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) for one of our VCE VM students. We are extremely proud of the student and wish him every success in this very promising career.

        “I am writing to let you know how thankful I am for ‘student’ joining us as part of the structured workplace learning placement.

        From the moment ‘student’ joined us, he has been nothing short of impressive. His respectful demeanour, good manners, and diligent work ethic have not gone unnoticed. He has integrated seamlessly into our team, contributing positively and showing a genuine eagerness to learn.

        The structured workplace learning placement is an invaluable initiative, it aligns perfectly with our commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals. By guiding students like ‘student’ towards apprenticeships, we are not only investing in their future but also strengthening the industry as a whole.

        We are delighted to have ‘student’ with us. His presence has been good for our team, and it is heartening to see a young individual so dedicated and hardworking. He is indeed a good student, and we are happy to be part of his journey.

        Thank you once again for this wonderful collaboration. We look forward to continuing our partnership and supporting more students in their pursuit of excellence.”