iServi News | 31 July 2020 | Term 3, Week 2
At Servite we strive to develop researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs through our four key learning skill sets: critical thinking; creativity and innovation; communication and collaboration; and enterprise. These are employability and lifelong learning skills that our students need for growing, working and participating in a dynamic, agile and constantly changing global society. Our thinking around learning is confirmed in the Preamble of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration (2019), where it states that education must:
‘prepare young people to thrive in a time of rapid social and technological change, and complex environmental, social and economic challenges … they need to deal with information abundance, and navigate questions of trust and authenticity. They need flexibility, resilience, creativity, and the ability and drive to keep on learning’.
In developing the skill of entrepreneurship, our students learn that entrepreneurs apply knowledge creatively and resourcefully. We encourage our students to develop new ways of thinking in everything they do. As students take on projects or tasks, they learn that they need effective resources and time management. They know that successful enterprise requires commitment to task completion, being self-directed, persistent and resilient. Students also learn to act in accordance within moral and ethical standards, knowing that their decisions may have social, economic and environmental consequences. The lessons and skills learned while developing as entrepreneurs allow students to thrive when they step into the world after Servite.
Exam Revision Techniques
Last Tuesday evening during our online information evening for Year 11 students moving into Year 12 in 2021, we had a great question about study and examination techniques. I mentioned that I was collating some resources for both parents and students that have lots of ideas about preparing for exams and I would like to share them with you:
Rock Solid Study is set up by an experienced teacher, Katie Price, who specializes in grade improvement. Her website has some great videos and downloads. You can also follow Rock Solid Study on Facebook.
Meridian One is offering a student and parent webinar about achieving success in the WACE exams. They are also offering a Free Success Guide to families, simply follow the link and download the resource.
This link will take you the SCSA website where you can access past examination papers.
Learning Potential is a Government website. This article explains the merit in using a test to reset for success.
ReachOut.com suggest 5 apps to help young people study at home to help young people study at home.
Jacaranda offer this free printable infographic Exam Study Guide.
Middle School English after school workshops have started up again on Wednesdays after school, 3.25 – 4.00pm in Shanahan 06.
Maths Clinic has also commenced and will take place every Tuesday after school, 3.30-4.30pm in Alexis 02.
A reminder that subject selections for Year 10 students going in to Year 11 in 2021 will take place on Monday 3 August.
Subject selections for Year 11 students going in to Year 12 in 2021 will take place on Tuesday 4 August.
Students are required to bring their completed and signed subject selection form with them to the interview. Parents are very welcome to attend with their child. Please sign in and meet your child at Student Reception.
Mrs Monica Maxwell
(Acting) Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning