Headmaster's Weekly Address

27-Oct-2016

Year 12, VCE examinations commenced on Wednesday with English.  Do keep the boys in your prayers across the next three weeks.  Year 11 examinations begin Friday week on 4 November, Year 10 on 18 November, Year 9 on 21 November and Years 7 and 8 on 22 November.

A reminder regarding Academic Presentation Ceremonies, Carols and other key events:
7.00pm Tuesday 29 November
7.00pm Thursday 1 December
3.00pm Sunday 4 December
7.00pm Sunday 4 December
7.45pm Monday 5 December
Prep – Year 6
Year 6
Years 7 & 8
Years 10 & 11
Year 9
Glendalough Carols
Mass @ St Ingatius
Presentation Ceremony @ Melbourne Town Hall
Presentation Ceremony @ Melbourne Town Hall
Presentation Ceremony @ Smith Hall

Uniform change to summer dress for Years 7 – 9 is next Wednesday.  Years 10 – 12 may choose summer or formal (winter) dress.  All secondary students will be required to dress formally at the Presentation Ceremonies.

Orientation Day for Years 1 – 7 went well with delightful weather for a change, well-organised programs and enthusiastic boys.

Examinations – Years 7 to 11
The Library at Heyington remains open each weeknight from 3.30pm until 6.00pm, where there are Old Collegians who continue to assist boys with their studies in the full suite of subjects offered at the school. Staff members are often available to work with boys – either individually on in groups in the Lethbridge Room – on a range of subjects, too.

In Year 9, the boys at Waterford are able to access the Library two nights each week – Monday and Thursday – from 3.15pm until 5.30pm, with staff supervision and two Old Collegians as tutors to assist boys with their academic work.

On Monday and Thursday from 3.30pm until 5.00pm, boys in Years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to attend Study Session in the Smith Building – Rooms S208 and S209 – with support from current St Kevin’s students in Years 10 and 11.

All students in Years 7 to 11 will have access to Revision Sheets and Trial Examinations in each written subject. These will be made available to the boys either on the SKC Portal or in hard copy. Trial Examinations are useful revision tools for students to use so that they might better understand the format of the Examination and establish where their strengths and weaknesses lie in the subject matter of each of their disciplines.

As part of the SEED Program, students in Years 7 and 8 will revise study skills and study habits in order to prepare as best they can for the Semester Two Examinations.

Squash
Captain
Thomas Pollock
  Deputy Captain
Harry Williams
Swimming
Deputy Captain
Angus Stucki

 

 
 Do enjoy the Cup long-weekend

 
Stephen F Russell
Headmaster

 

 
 St Kevin's College will assist all students to achieve their potential academically, culturally, physically, socially and spiritually
(from the Mission Statement)