Last week the Year 12 Drama students performed their production piece, ‘Waiting’. This is one of the main assessment tasks for the students and, from what I experienced, I believe they should all do very well. Each cast member did an excellent job in portraying their characters and connected with the audience in what was a challenging production. This year produced its own set of challenges with the postponement of the Rehearsal Camp due to COVID, which put the cast and staff under extra pressure which they handled in a very mature and professional manner.
I congratulate all of the students for their performances and Mr John Doherty for his guidance of the students and expertise in directing the play.
The Year 11 and 12 students will be sitting their mid-year exams in Week 8 which will provide an opportunity for both students and staff to reflect on the learning that has taken place during the semester. It also allows students to assess their revision and exam preparation techniques and to investigate ways to improve the effectiveness of their strategies.
Our experience is that, in most cases, Year 12 students will perform better in their SACE Exams at the end of the year than they did in their mid-year exams. This should provide confidence to all students that with a consistent and disciplined approach to their learning there is always room for improvement. I would encourage all students to discuss their results with their teachers to get a clear picture of where they need to improve and how to achieve such improvement.
For Year 11 students this will be their first experience of an extended period of exams. Again, the students need to review their performance with the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of their preparation.
I wish all the students all the best for their exams.
Over the coming month, we extend a warm invitation to all Westminster families to join us for a tour of the stunning new Forder Centre in action during the school day.
Tours will be offered each week during the month of June at 2.30 pm on Tuesday afternoons and 9.00 am on Thursday mornings. Please meet Carly Hocking (’93) and Peter Trenorden (’77) at the Ground Floor of the Forder Centre, adjacent to the Dragon Café. Registration is not required.
Head of Senior School