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Term 4 is a hive of activity and preparation as the VCAA exams commence and our students in Years 9 to 11 prepare for their exams. Please remember that our staff and teachers are always available to offer help and support.

As we approach the weekend, we would like to remind you that the College is closed on Monday, 4 November, the day preceding Cup Day. There will be staff supervising the VCAA examinations and monitoring phone messages, but the College Main Reception and Student Reception will be closed.

Important dates for Term 4:

25 October Year 11 exam timetable available on Siena Central
31 October Year 11 booklists available on Siena Central
1 November Year 10 exam timetable on Siena Central
Years 9-10 revision materials published via Siena Central
2 November Year 11 Activity Free week commences
4 November College closed (Student free day)
VCAA exams - Further Mathematics, Business Management
5 November Melbourne Cup Day
7 November Year 9 exam timetable available on Siena Central
2020 Years 8 to 10 student subject choices sent via email
2020 Year 8 to 10 booklists available on Siena Central
8 November Year 11 revision commences
11 November Year 10 Activity Free week commences

 

Curriculum Writing Day

On Wednesday, 23 October the teaching staff participated in a highly productive day updating the curriculum and assessments dates in preparation for next year.  The 2019 courses were reviewed with a focus on what the essential learnings are for our students in 2020. Staff will continue to work on finalising the documentation that will then be uploaded onto Siena Central.

2020 Year Bring Your Own Digital Device

As a natural progression with our current Year 9 students who have been using an iPad to support their learning over the last two years, we ask that next year, all 2020 Year 10 students continue to bring a device as a compulsory item to support their learning. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 may therefore continue to use their iPad or bring another tablet or laptop to Siena College to use.  The BYOD program enables senior students to choose the technology that best suits their needs and learning style.

We have extended the option to have either a tablet or laptop to the incoming Year 7 students. If Year 8 or 9 students need to replace their iPad, they too may choose a laptop or another iPad. We have continued our partnership with ‘CompNow’ who will provide new devices at competitive prices.

VCAA Examinations

We wish all our students undertaking a Unit 3/4 examination the very best in their study and in their examinations. We would also like to acknowledge the dedication, commitment and hard work of our Year 12 teachers over the past year. 

The Parent Portal

The College Key Dates, exam timetables and booklists are posted on the Parent Portal. We ask that you utilise this wonderful resource to assist you with sourcing information regarding the College and our scheduled activities. When you log in to the Parent Portal the first page, also referred to as the ‘dashboard’, provides access to rust and black squares called ‘Tiles’ that are named according to the information they link to. On the far right we have an ‘Important Information’ section that offers links to the most current and relevant documentation.

The exam timetables and booklists for 2020 will be available via the parent dashboard on Siena Central, on the specified dates.

 

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Term 4 is a hive of activity and preparation as the VCAA exams commence and our students in Years 9 to 11 prepare for their exams. Please remember that our staff and teachers are always available to offer help and support.

As we approach the weekend, we would like to remind you that the College is closed on Monday, 4 November, the day preceding Cup Day. There will be staff supervising the VCAA examinations and monitoring phone messages, but the College Main Reception and Student Reception will be closed.

Important dates for Term 4:

25 October Year 11 exam timetable available on Siena Central
31 October Year 11 booklists available on Siena Central
1 November Year 10 exam timetable on Siena Central
Years 9-10 revision materials published via Siena Central
2 November Year 11 Activity Free week commences
4 November College closed (Student free day)
VCAA exams - Further Mathematics, Business Management
5 November Melbourne Cup Day
7 November Year 9 exam timetable available on Siena Central
2020 Years 8 to 10 student subject choices sent via email
2020 Year 8 to 10 booklists available on Siena Central
8 November Year 11 revision commences
11 November Year 10 Activity Free week commences

 

Curriculum Writing Day

On Wednesday, 23 October the teaching staff participated in a highly productive day updating the curriculum and assessments dates in preparation for next year.  The 2019 courses were reviewed with a focus on what the essential learnings are for our students in 2020. Staff will continue to work on finalising the documentation that will then be uploaded onto Siena Central.

2020 Year Bring Your Own Digital Device

As a natural progression with our current Year 9 students who have been using an iPad to support their learning over the last two years, we ask that next year, all 2020 Year 10 students continue to bring a device as a compulsory item to support their learning. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 may therefore continue to use their iPad or bring another tablet or laptop to Siena College to use.  The BYOD program enables senior students to choose the technology that best suits their needs and learning style.

We have extended the option to have either a tablet or laptop to the incoming Year 7 students. If Year 8 or 9 students need to replace their iPad, they too may choose a laptop or another iPad. We have continued our partnership with ‘CompNow’ who will provide new devices at competitive prices.

VCAA Examinations

We wish all our students undertaking a Unit 3/4 examination the very best in their study and in their examinations. We would also like to acknowledge the dedication, commitment and hard work of our Year 12 teachers over the past year. 

The Parent Portal

The College Key Dates, exam timetables and booklists are posted on the Parent Portal. We ask that you utilise this wonderful resource to assist you with sourcing information regarding the College and our scheduled activities. When you log in to the Parent Portal the first page, also referred to as the ‘dashboard’, provides access to rust and black squares called ‘Tiles’ that are named according to the information they link to. On the far right we have an ‘Important Information’ section that offers links to the most current and relevant documentation.

The exam timetables and booklists for 2020 will be available via the parent dashboard on Siena Central, on the specified dates.