Ms Amy Woodgate | Head of Junior and Middle School
The Junior and Middle School students eagerly arrived in their winter uniforms last week and the academic and co-curricular programs commenced for Term 2. The smiles on their faces, the excited sharing of holiday stories and the caring nature of our boys and girls always makes it wonderful to be back to school. It was also lovely to see the way our current students welcomed the new students who started in Junior and Middle School this term into their classes and friendship groups.
This term, we have also welcomed Mrs Monique Trim to our College. Mrs Trim will be teaching English across Years 7 and 8 and comes to the College with a wealth of experience across the independent and state sector. Mrs Trim will also be the Tutor Teacher of 07 Green alongside Mrs Robyn Kuhn.
If the list of upcoming events is anything to go by, and with it only being a 9-week term, I am sure that it will be a busy few months ahead.
Below is a list of just some of the upcoming activities for Junior and Middle School. More details will be provided on SCOTS Connect or via email to the relevant year levels and families as the dates draw closer.
Friday 29 April – Junior School Assembly (5A to host)
Monday 2 May – May Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 4 May – P&F Junior School Mother’s Day Stall
Prep to Year 5 classes will visit the Mother’s Day Stall during class time. The Stall will be open to all other year levels at lunchtime.
Wednesday 4 May – Monday/Wednesday timetable swap
To accommodate the number of Monday public holidays this term, the Monday timetable will run on Wednesday 4 May. This is for ALL year levels and includes specialist lessons for Junior School.
Tuesday 10 May to Friday 20 May – NAPLAN Online Testing Window
Wednesday 11 May – Middle School Leaders Badge Presentation (12pm start)
Thursday 12 May – P&F Junior School Disco
Friday 13 May – Junior School Assembly (5B to host)
Tuesday 17 May – College Photograph Day
Thursday 26 May – InterClan Cross Country Carnival
Tuesday 31 May – Year 7 Life Education Van Visit
Wednesday 1 June – Middle School Assembly (MS Leaders to host)
Thursday 9 June & Friday 10 June – Junior 5-12 years InterClan Athletics Carnival
Tuesday 14 June & Wednesday 15 June – Senior 13-19 years InterClan Athletics Carnival
Friday 17 June – Term 2 concludes
This year, the College P&F will once again be running a Mother’s Day Stall. This will take place on Wednesday 4 May in the WALEC Library. Gifts will be priced at $5 and $10.
Junior School classes will visit the Stall during class time. If Middle School students wish to purchase a gift, they may attend the Stall during lunchtime.
The P&F is seeking volunteers to assist with wrapping gifts this Wednesday 27 April. If you are able to volunteer your time, please meet members of the P&F at Main Reception at 9 am after school drop off.
The National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is scheduled to run in 2022 for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Students in these year levels will undertake NAPLAN tests in the four domains of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and Numeracy. In 2022, SCOTS PGC College will transition from paper-based to completing NAPLAN online, with Year 3 students continuing to complete the writing assessment on paper.
Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have engaged in a program of preparation which included participation in NAPLAN National Practice tests.
The NAPLAN test window in 2022 runs from Tuesday 10 May through to Friday 20 May. The finalised schedule has been distributed to parents and carers of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.
At SCOTS PGC College, we approach these days as just another day in the school year. We prepare our students for these tests through high-quality teaching and learning programs that continually strive to enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of our students. Students are provided with opportunities to familiarise themselves with the style of questions that may be asked and the test format they may be presented with.
More information about NAPLAN for parents and carers can be found:
Please contact Amanda Hall (Amanda.email@example.com) if you have any queries or would like further information about NAPLAN in 2022.