Senior School Bulletin Board (SSBB) -   Events, Programs, Opportunities for Senior School students, Assessment Policy

Senior School Coordinators Page - Study Tips, Study Timetables, Scholarship Information etc.

 


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Senior School Support Structure - Summary and Quick Links

Item Information Link
Alternative Entry Pathways into University ATAR is not the only way for students to enter University! Be aware of your best option Follow this link
Breakfast Club podcasts Listen to Guest Speakers (often past students) share their wisdom with students Follow this link
Good Standing Understand the Senior School Good Standing information Follow this link
Mark adjustment Process Why do we adjust marks at Duncraig Senior High School Follow this link
Predict your ATAR A worksheet which allows you to predict your ATAR score Follow this link
Revise online A valuable tool for ATAR students to help them prepare for tests and exams Follow this link
Revision and Study Support (online) ELES (Study Skills) and YourTutor online Follow this link
Senior School Assessment Policy Contains all policies relating to assessment Follow this link
Senior School Bulletin Board - You will find all of this information at this site Follow this link
Senior School Event Calendar A calendar showing the major events for our Senior School students Follow this link
Senior School Success List - A summary of what students need to do to be successful Follow this link
Senior School Success Subsidy (SSSS) Every Senior School student is entitled to at least $100 for revision materials Follow this link
Special considerations for WACE exams How to apply for special considerations for WACE exams Follow this link
Tertiary Reminders Important information for Tertiary Studies -updated monthly Follow this link
Vocational Education Information and job opportunities for VET students Follow this link

 

Upper school Assessment Notice and Policy - Under the provisions of the Senior School Assessment Policy, a student can on ONE occasion be allowed to re-sit a missed major assessment (other than an exam) if they are sick on the proviso that the parents phones the relevant Head of Learning for the assessment being missed. All other occurences within that Learning Area will required  MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. The table below outlines the courses and relevant Head of Learning Area/ Teacher in Charge who will need to be contacted. Note - A phone call to the Front Office DOES NOT suffice.

To contact the Head of Learning Area - Please phone the school on the general reception number of 6241 5000 before 8.30 and asked to be put through to the relevant Head of Learning Area (see table below). If you fail to speak to the Head of Learning Area (after phoning through and leaving voicemail), then leave an email message requesting a call back. State your childs name and course for which the assessment is being missed.

Students going on holidays - Please do not schedule holidays during non school holidays periods. Students who miss extended periods of time due to family absense will be allowed one one occasion (over Year 11/12) to apply for assessment consideration. This application will need to be made through the Associate Principal (Senior School).

Learning Area

Includes the following Courses

Head of Learning Area that you need to contact (via front desk - 6241 5000 - speak to Ms. Jane Street). Use email to confirm voicemail contact and request phone back if required.

The Arts

Dancing, Drama (General and ATAR), Certificate II Media, Certificate II Music, Visual Art (General and ATAR)

Mr. Gibson

Aaron.Gibson@education.wa.edu.au

English

English (General and ATAR), Literature

Mr. Bronleigh

Will.Bronleigh@education.wa.edu.au

Humanities and Social Science

Economics, Psychology (General Year 12 and ATAR Year 11), Geography, Modern History, Political and Legal Studies

Ms. Crosbie

Caroline.Crosbie@education.wa.edu.au

Languages other than English

French

Ms. Hill

Jennifer.Hill1@education.wa.edu.au

Mathematics

Mathematics - Essentials, Applications, Methods and Specialist

Mr Paul Burgess

Paul.Burgess@education.wa.edu.au

Physical Education

Certificate II Sport and Recreation, Physical Education Studies, Outdoor Education

Mr. Dignon

Ian.Dignon@education.wa.edu.au

Science

Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology (Year 12 ATAR/ Year 11 General)

Mr. Banyard

Bruce.Banyard@education.wa.edu.au

Technology

All Home Economics courses, Certficate II and III Business, Accounting and Finance, Applied Information Technology, Computer Science, Certificate II and III Technical Graphics, Materials Designed Technolgy- Wood

Mr. Norman

Wade.Norman@education.wa.edu.au

Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning

Mr. Gasson

Peter.Gasson@education.wa.edu.au

For a full transcript of the Assessment Policy - please see this link (updated March 2016)

 

 

Tertiary Reminders

Tertiary Reminders - This is updated every month! Make sure that you are aware of what is happening on the Tertiary and employment scene for ALL Senior School students

Download latest edition - June edition

Year 10

Senior School Course Selection Support Materials  for 2018

Year 11 Information

Year 12 Information

School Ball Photos - 2017 - http://bit.ly/DSHSBall2017

 

Year 10 - Year 11 course and enrolment Information for 2018 Student/ Parent Night

Tuesday 18th July - 7 pm


Student / Parent Letter - Introduction to the Course Handbook 2018 and things to consider about being in Senior School - DOWNLOAD (29/5/17)

Download the 2018 Senior School Course Handbook (click on the cover page - recommended that you download the PDF file and open in Acrobat Reader for full functionality)

2018_Handbook.jpg

 

PDF document with interactive navigation and hyperlinks (it is highly recommended that you start your course selection process by reading through pages 2-20 so that you understand the key principles behind terms such as WACE and ATAR).

Click on the booklet below to open or download PDF (recommended that you download this file to your device and open with Acrobat Reader for full functionality of the interactive navigation links)

2018 BOOKLET TO BE POSTED SOON


Year 10 Students - Year 11 - 2018

Information for Year 10 (2017) Parents and Students from Schools Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) - click on the cover below....

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Create your USI - ALL Year 11 students (from 2016 on) will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. You will need to enter this in the Subect Selectioni Online (SSO) before youi can selection courses for 2017. Download the instuctions on how to do this.

How to create your USI


Link to external training provider courses - see Ms Marcon for further informaiton.

NEW WACE INFORMATION

WACE Manual (2015/16)

 

Enter SSO - Username and password required

University Admission Requirements

 

University Admission 2018

(current Year 12 students)

University Admission 2019 (current Year 11 students)

University Admission 2020

(curent Year 10 students)


 

Revision Courses available for July Holidays

Note - you may use your Senior School Success Subsidy for these revision courses.

WACE+ - Download(Hale School) or

ATARGET (Christchuch Gramma) - Download

ATAR Excel - July Revision Program - Prendiville Catholic College - download


Year 11 Breakfast Club Expressions of Interest (27/4/17)

Year 11 ATAR students are invited to submit an expression of interest to join the Breafkast Club for 2017

Download the information and application form

Expressions of interest must be submitted by Friday 19th May (earlier is better!).

Note - Year 10 GATE and SBAE students from 2016 will have received a hardcopy invitation. These students should use this version of the from.


Semester 1 Exam Information (26/4/17)

Student and parent letter - Information for ALL students - Exams, Workplace Learning and attendance for non examination courses (Term 2, Weeks 4 - 6) - DOWNLOAD THE LETTER

Year 11/12 Exam Schedule (Generic - students will be given an individual timetable early next term)


Senior School Event Calendar for 2017

Download the guide to key events for Senior School students including assemblies, Exams and EST, Revision Courses, Goal Setting sessions, speical events and more -

Download the SS Event Calendar now.


Senior School Success Subsidy Application

Claim up to $100 towards the cost of programs or materials to help your Success Plan! Applicable to any Senior School student studying an ATAR course

Download the information and application form - return this directly to Mr. Goyder for processing


ReviseOnline - Test and Exam revision materials for ATAR courses

A valuable tool for ATAR students to help them revise for tests and exams. ReviseOnline is currently available for the following courses:

Chemistry, Economics, English, Human Biology, Physical Education Studies and Physics. In 2017 Duncraig SHS will be providing all English and PES students with access to this site as part of a trial. For other courses, students can enrol ($40 per course) Note students are free to use the Senior School Success Subsidy to claim back up to $100 for revision materials (including ReviseOnline)!(see Senior School Success Susidy information below for further information and claim form)

  • Functions completely online
  • Works on all devices
  • Tracks the study that you have done
  • Sets a timer for each test and exam you start
  • Thousands of combinations of topic tests available
  • Thousands of combinations of questions for practice exams
  • Marks your answers to multiple choice questions
  • Provdes answer keys for all questions

For further information on ReviseOnline download the following: Students can enrol by access the ReviseOnline website

(Note - Biology should be available during 2017)


Success Check List

Serious about success? Check out the success check list!

Download the Success Check list

You will need to establish that you are using this list when meeting with the Senior School Coordinator or Associate Principal

 

How Parents can help their Secondary School students with their Learning - ELES - Download the fact sheet.


Senior School Revision Materials- Looking for Revision Materials?- Creelman Exam Questions, Year 11 ATAR course Revision Series, Year 12 WACE Revision Series, Textbooks? - Download the Academic Associates Order form


How to estimate your ATAR

  • Add up your 4 higest exam scores - this  total out of 400 is called your TEA.

  • Go to the TISC website - ATAR calculator - At this link

    OR You can download this TEA to ATAR converter. It also shows you the cut off points for selected Universities in Western Australia

  • Enter your TEA (out of 400), in the window below this score use the dropdown to select last years data (this will give you the must current ATAR estimate)

  • Click the "Calculate" button - your estimated ATAR will be given.


 

Year 12 Goal Setting Sessions (02) - Sally Topley and Kate Hewitt

The second sessions with Sally Topley (ATAR students) and Kate Hewitt will commence early in Term 3. Sally Toley will commence week 1. A copy of the roster for Sally's students can be downloaded below.

Download letter and roster for Sally Topley - Term 3, Weeks 1-3


Revision Courses available for July Holidays

Note - you may use your Senior School Success Subsidy for these revision courses.

WACE+ - Download(Hale School) or

ATARGET (Christchuch Gramma) - Download

ATAR Excel - July Revision Program - Prendiville Catholic College - download

TEE Consultants July Revision Courses - UWA/ Murdoch University - Download


UMAT Information - important dates

Registrations are already open and close 2nd June - Time to act!

Download information

Simulated UMAT Day 2017 - Intensive Preparation Program - Download information


 

The University of Notre Dame

Newsletter information sent 22/5/17 - Download


Semester 1 Exam and EST Information (26/4/17)

Student and parent letter - Information for ALL students - Exams, Workplace Learning and attendance for non examination courses (Term 2, Weeks 4 - 6) - DOWNLOAD THE LETTER

EST Schedule - Week 3/4 - Term 2 (ALL Year 12 General Courses)

Year 11/12 Exam Schedule (Generic - students will be given an individual timetable early next term)


Scholarship Information

Year 12 ECU Engineering Scholarships

Duncraig SHS can nominate up to 4 students from Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Chemistry and PHysics) for schalarships to study Engineering at ECU to the value of $20 000.

Download information form for further information and see Mr Goyder by Friday 26th May to nominate for this award (note - the student shown in the brochure on p3 is Joshua Bryant  - from the class of 2016 - DSHS!)


ReviseOnline - Test and Exam revision materials for ATAR courses

A valuable tool for ATAR students to help them revise for tests and exams. ReviseOnline is currently available for the following courses:

Chemistry, Economics, English, Human Biology, Physical Education Studies and Physics. In 2017 (Year 12 only) Duncraig SHS will be providing all English and PES students with access to this site as part of a trial. For other courses, students can enrol ($40 per course). Note students are free to use the Senior School Success Subsidy to claim back up to $100 for revision materials (including ReviseOnline)!(see Senior School Success Susidy information below for further information and claim form)

  • Functions completely online
  • Works on all devices
  • Tracks the study that you have done
  • Sets a timer for each test and exam you start
  • Thousands of combinations of topic tests available
  • Thousands of combinations of questions for practice exams
  • Marks your answers to multiple choice questions
  • Provdes answer keys for all questions

For further information on ReviseOnline download the following: Students can enrol by access the ReviseOnline website

(Note - Biology should be available during 2017)


Alternative Entry Pathways into Univeristy - Make success your focus

Are you struggling in an ATAR course and not being successful? Why? You can get into Univeristy without having to do an ATAR course. It is far more important that you are successful and not struggling in a course that is not for you.

Explore some information about Altnerative Entry pathways into University.


Semester 1 Exam Preparation Course - Mindarrie Senior College (Weekends April to May)

Download information and note the discount available to DSHS students


Year 12 Student/ Parent Night

Well done on attemding the student/ parent evening. A lot of information was given on this evening- please make sure that you read through it again. Download a copy (PDF)


Year 12 Student and Parent Letter - Day 1 - 2017

Please read and understand this letter outlining operational and focus areas for our Year 11 students. Students will be given a hard copy on Day of Term 1.

Download Year 12 Student Parent Letter - Day 1


Senior School Event Calendar for 2017

Download the guide to key events for Senior School students including assemblies, Exams and EST, Revision Courses, Goal Setting sessions, speical events and more -

Download the SS Event Calendar now.


 

Senior School Success Subsidy Application

Claim up to $100 towards the cost of programs or materials to help your Success Plan! Applicable to any Senior School student studying an ATAR course

Download the information and application form - return this directly to Mr. Goyder for processing


Success Check List

Serious about success? Check out the success check list!

Download the Success Check list

You will need to establish that you are using this list when meeting with the Senior School Coordinator or Associate Principal

 

How Parents can help their Secondary School students with their Learning - ELES - Download the fact sheet.


WACE requirements and ATAR exams - Please read the attached article from the SCSA with regards to NOT sitting WACE exams and how it may affect your WACE (Graduation)

Download (posted 8/12)

WACE Manual 2017 - Looking for the right answer about anything to do with WACE. Here it is!

 


How to estimate your ATAR

Download the document below which outlines how to estimate your ATAR. Please see the additional information for 2017 which outlines the 10% bonus in Maths Methods and Specialist.

Estimating your ATAR - 2016 and beyond (document courtesy of Jan Skidmore - ATAR consultant for Duncraig SHS)

 


Vocational and Education - Jobs, Traineeships and more!

Date entered/staff

Title

Downloads and further information information

8/5/17

Earn While you Learn Reece Plumbing SBT Opportunity

Download information
30/4/17

Opportunity for School Based Traineeship

Download relevant information files

Opportunity for SBT with Sweet Lips

Certifcate II Hospitality

SBT FAQ Flyer

Sweetlips SBT Program

16/3/17 Is your child the first to go to University? Download information

 

Vocational Education & Training (VET) -Courses 2017

 

State Training Provider (TAFEWA)

Course Summary

Course Description

Expressions of Interest & Final Dates

North Metropolitan TAFE

Course Summary

2017 VET in School Information

(note - application deadline has been extended until the 14th of October)

Information about the Certificate II in Population Health

Applications link

http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/content/north-metropolitan-tafe-vetis-program-application 

South Metropolitan TAFE Course Summary Course Booklet

http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.au/content/south-metropolitan-tafe-vetis-online-application

 

Ertech - Civil Construction

 

Ertech Civil Construction Summary Ertech Course Description

Ertech Application Form

 

Fremantle Education Centre Course Summary   Application Form
MPA Skills including John Forrest, St Norbert and Ursula Frayn Colleges

Course Summary

MPA Apprentic Qualities

MPA Apprenticeships

MPA Expectations

MPA Courses

Painting

Plumbing

Application Form
Spring into Training Company      
MTA (WA) Automotice Institute of Technology Course Summary   Application Form
Skill Hire      

 

 

Online Revision  and Study Support

Study Help Links

ELES - Study Skills Handbook

http://www.studyskillshandbook.com.au/  

Username : forduncraigonly    Password : 72results

Sections for students, parents, summary sheets, worksheets, quizzes, competitions, podcasts and articles with 43 units covering :

·        Working Better at Home (e.g. Managing Workload and Stress, Overcoming Procrastination)

·        Working Better at School (e.g. Using Classtime, Dealing with Conflict)

·        Improving How You Study (e.g. Preparing for Exams, Test-Taking Techniques)

·        Improving Your skills (e.g. Writing skills, Research Skills)

·        Technology Mini-Units (e.g. Apps for iPad/iPhone/Android, Be CyberSmart)

·        General Mini-Units (e.g. Your Brain and Memory, Managing Part-Time Jobs)

 

yourtutor        City of Joondalup Libraries – free for Library Card holders

https://yourtutor.com.au/connect/clients/city-of-joondalup-libraries-in-partnership-with-ecu/authenticate

·        Connect to an online tutor 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Friday

·        Year 3 to post –secondary

·        Subject varies according to the student year level : as an example, consider a Year 11/12 student

o   English : Skills and concepts

o   Writing : Essay, Report, Creative, Speeches, Referencing

o   Mathematics : General, Intermediate, Specialist/Extension

o   Science : Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Physics

o   Business : Business Studies, Economics

o   Essential Skills : Assignment Research, Study Skills, Library Skills

 

 

 

Duncraig Senior High School provides a caring, engaging and supportive learning community which fosters a culture of excellence to produce resilient, life-long learners in a rapidly changing world.

 

Written and maintained by Owen Goyder

Associate Principal (Senior School) - Duncraig Senior High School

Duncraig Senior High School