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FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Academy of Mary Immaculate

FROM THE PRINCIPAL - Academy of Mary Immaculate

DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND

DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNINGCongratulations are due to our students on an excellent start to our school year. This year, the College themeis “Celebrating Unity through Diversity”. It is a wonderful theme that challenges us through its inherent tension.If either Unity or Diversity break free of the other the outcome for a community is debilitating. A communitydominated by Unity becomes bland and withered. A community dominated by Diversity can quickly becomeunworkable. When these opposites combine at a College like Academy, there comes the opportunity tocelebrate the Unity of our Mercy ethos and our striving for excellence with the Diversity of the many culturesthat form our community and the differing learning styles and learning pathways that can be found in ourclassrooms.The Learning Street Project : As a young teacher in the early 1980s, I experienced my first computer in aschool. It had 4 Kilobytes of RAM! How can you possibly compare the learning opportunities for students inschools with the high tech facilities of laptops, ipads, interactive whiteboards, flip cameras, wikis, intranet,internet!!!It is an exciting time to be a teacher. At Academy, we have embraced these opportunities with what we arecalling the Learning Street Project. In ‘concrete and carpet’ terms that means a wonderful renovation of themiddle floor of the E-Building with flexible learning spaces and a technology rich environment. In ‘virtual’terms, we all know that modern information processing devices brings us opportunities for learning in any‘street’ we happen to find ourselves. The reference to the ‘Learning Street’ acknowledges that in modernschools any classroom is a place from which to explore and experience learning in ways free fromgeographical limits and boundaries.Year 10 Students Selecting to Study a Unit 3&4 Subject in 2011: Year 10 students will make their 2012VCE subject selections in August. This seems to be a long time off and students and parents will be given alot of information and support for this process. However, those Year 10 students who may be thinking ofapplying to study one Unit 3&4 subject (ie a Year 12 subject) in their Year 11 studies need to be aware thatthe success of any application to study a VCE Unit 3&4 Study in Year 11 is dependent upon their academicefforts in this semester.For a successful application, both the Year 10 Semester One and Two Reports must have:• An average of a B for all subject grades• No E, E+, UG or NS grades for any subject• No days absent without College ApprovalThese criteria have been established to provide for an objective and fair means of assessing a student’sreadiness to accelerate her VCE studies.The Unit 3&4 acceleration subjects that are available for students in Year 11 are: Business Management,Psychology, Texts and Traditions, Food Technology (Students should have studied a Food Elective in Yr9/10), Further Mathematics (if a student also selects Mathematical Methods (CAS)) and Music SoloPerformancePersonal Learning Goals: As part of the VELS reporting package, on Thursday February 17, all Year 7 – 10students will formally establish a set of about three Learning Goals for this semester. At the end of thesemester, they will reflect upon their efforts to attain these goals. These reflections will form the basis of theStudent Personal Learning Goals component of the Semester Report.Supplementary SAC Sessions: If a student is unable to attend school on the day of an Assessment Taskbecause of illness or a significant family matter, the College requires that a parent contact the College on theday of the absence. When she returns to school, the student must submit a Missed SAC Notification form.These forms can be found in all Homerooms. In most cases, the student will complete the missed task at aSupplementary SAC session. These sessions are held on Mondays and Thursdays after school. If the missedtask is of one period in duration, the student will be required to attend the Supp Session from 3.30 to 4.20. Ifthe task was two periods, she will be required to stay until 5.10. This system seeks to provide a way ofcompleting missed assessments that is fair, efficient and supportive to the student.Mr Mark Hyland, Director of Teaching and LearningAcademy of Mary ImmaculateMercy Secondary Education Inc. A0035660B88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065, Telephone: (03) 9419 3044 Fax: (03) 9419 3885, Email: academy @academy.vic.edu.au

BUSINESS MANAGEREducation Maintenance Allowance: Important ReminderThe Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is provided to assist eligible families with the costs associatedwith the education of their children.To be eligible for receipt of the EMA you must:• be either a parent or guardian of a primary or secondary school student up to the age of sixteen; and• be an eligible beneficiary of a Centrelink pension, allowance or benefit within the meaning of the StateConcessions Act 2004 or be a Veterans Affairs (TPI) pensioner or be a foster parent.Consequently parents/guardians are able to access the EMA if they have a valid Health Care Card or validPension Card.The eligibility criteria must be met as at the first day of Term 1 (1 February 2011 which is the first day forteaching staff) and Term 3 (18 July 2011).The EMA application must be submitted to the school by 28 February 2011 for the first instalment and 5August 2011 for the second instalment.The EMA provides an annual amount of $230 for primary students and $460 for secondary students and ispaid in two instalments. This amount is split evenly between the parents/guardians and the school. Studentsturning 16 years in 2011 will be paid on a pro rata basis.Payment AmountsInstalment Portion Secondary school*One Parent $ 161.00School $ 161.00Two Parent $ 69.00School $ 69.00Total $ 460.00*Student year level (or age for ungraded and special school students) will form the basis for calculating theamount payable to parents and schools.Parents with continuing eligibility, who are paid the first instalment of 2010 through this school will not berequired to complete a new application for the second instalment. Parents who transfer children to anotherschool after 28 February 2011 and prior to or on 5 August 2011, must reapply at the new school for thesecond instalment.EMA application forms are available from the school office.School Fees2011 School fee statements will sent to Parents the week beginning the 14 th February 2011.We would like to remind Parents of their obligation to have their previous Years fees settled as soon aspossible. Please contact the Business Manager if your circumstances have changed in meeting this obligation.School fees can be paid by BPay (savings & credit card), Credit Card Payments by telephone or in person atReception.Student InsuranceAs part of ensuring Student safety, the College takes out Student Personal Accident Insurance Cover forevery student who is currently enrolled at the Academy - at no additional cost to parents. The Insurer isCatholic Church Insurance Limited. This is an initiative of the Mercy Secondary Education Inc. the GoverningBody of all Mercy schools in Victoria, and the cost of such cover will be paid for by each Mercy school. Thiscover become effective as from 1 st October 2010.The policy is a Student’s Personal Accident and Disability Policy and covers all school activities includingschool related sporting activities, work experience, camps, excursions, and travelling to and from school orschool activities. A pamphlet detailing what the policy covers and how claims can be notified and processed isavailable from the Business Manager, Mr Paul Romanin.Mr Paul Romanin, Business ManagerAcademy of Mary ImmaculateMercy Secondary Education Inc. A0035660B88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065, Telephone: (03) 9419 3044 Fax: (03) 9419 3885, Email: academy @academy.vic.edu.au

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