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Senior Conferencing & Junior Service Day

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Senior conferencing day and Junior service day are scheduled for Monday 13 May.

Junior Service Day

A hallmark of the Catholic tradition is a concern for the common good borne out in service to others. The benefit of this tradition is first to the students, but ultimately to society at large. On Monday 13 May, Year 9 & 10 students will be involved in Service Day. Students are encouraged to think of the needs of others then to select a service activity that will bring meaning not only to themselves but also to the community.

Service work can include any type of voluntary activity that benefits other people or the environment. For example, completing house work for an elderly person,  volunteering to rake leaves, cleaning windows, cleaning up a local waterway or park area, teaching a senior friend how to use a computer or the Internet, offering  to read to residents in a retirement home, volunteering for a community organisation etc. even as simple as baking muffins and distributing them to workplaces etc. It is expected that students will think more broadly than their immediate family and look to be of service to the wider community.

Students are able to complete their service either individually or within a small group. The work is voluntary and the expectation is students will spend a minimum of three hours engaged in the activity.

Students will select their service activities in consultation with their Religious Education and House Group teachers next week. By Thursday 9 May students will have selected their activity and will approach the organisation to offer their services. Your support with helping your child facilitate this contact will be appreciated. If you have any concerns or would like any further information, please contact the College Office.

This opportunity exemplifies Roncalli College and its special character. We appreciate your support as we aspire to create proactive, caring, community minded citizens with a social conscience.

 

Senior Conferencing

We wish to invite you to senior conferencing on Monday 13 May. Senior classes will not run on this day as we expect all senior students to attend conferencing.  Students are not required to wear school uniform.

Conferencing is the formal opportunity for both you and your student to receive detailed feedback and feed forward on academic progress and the next steps to improve learning outcomes. Conferencing works best when all three parties, the student, parents/caregivers and teacher are present. If due to unforeseen or exceptional circumstances a parent/caregiver is unable to attend conferencing, we ask that another significant adult in your student’s life attend with them as it is critical that your student has the opportunity to be part of this formal reporting event.

You are encouraged to meet with as many of your student’s teachers as possible. Subject teachers will be available between 9.00am-6.00pm in the Gymnasium. Interviews are for 5 minutes duration only.  If you require more time for an interview please arrange an alternative time to meet the teacher concerned.

Viewing Student Progress

Attitude to Learning reports are designed to assist parents and students to gauge progress and complement the student conferencing. If you have not had the opportunity to view these yet, this information can be viewed by visiting the parent portal.  

We suggest you go to the student report > caregiver reports and download the PDF document to more easily show any trends. If you are unable to log onto the portal, please telephone Mrs Richards at the College Office on 688 6003 extension 824 and she will be able to assist you with this.

Prior to attending conferencing, we encourage all students and families to check progress towards NCEA. Up to date results are able to be viewed through the Edge portal.

Booking your Conference times

  • Please click this link and follow the instructions. The school event code is axbvk. Once you have finished, your Conference timetable will be emailed to you. You are able to return to the site and change your Conference times if necessary.
  • Please ring the College Office if you have any questions or do not have access to the internet; office staff will make the appointments for you.
  • Bookings close promptly at 11.00am on Friday 10 May.

We look forward to seeing you at senior conferencing on Monday 13 May.

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Monday, 13 May 2019
8:00 am

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