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Year 10 Sign Out Day

            JUNIOR SCHOOL SIGN OUT PROCESS FOR YEAR 10

On Monday 30th November, 2020, the Year 10 sign out process will be finalised in order for student records to be rolled over into Year 11 for 2021, or to sign out of school to pursue TAFE or work options. This marks the end of junior studies and the commencement of the senior enrolment process.

 

What needs to be done to complete the sign out process?

Student financial accounts must be settled and any loan items, e.g., library books, textbooks, etc, must be returned or the replacement paid for. Student financial statements have been emailed home at various points throughout the year and, if statements are outstanding, are also attached to this email. Payment can be made online via the ‘MAKE A PAYMENT’ link. If you have not received a statement, or are having trouble with the link, please contact the school office.

Students with outstanding items will be given a form which will indicate their outstanding fees and resources, which should have been returned to the English faculty and library by week 9. If they have not, they will need to return items before their enrolment into Stage 6 can be processed.

The office will automatically process the junior school sign out for any students who do not have outstanding fees or resources.

 

My child will not be there on that day. What should I do?

If your child will be absent on this day, the sign out process will need to be completed beforehand. Simply send in a note of explanation along with any outstanding fees and resources to the school office.

                                               Year 11, 2021 FAQ 

YEAR 10 SIGN OUT DAY:

Sign out day for Year 10 will be on Monday 30th November, 2020. Students will need to complete their Year 10 sign out process in order to be enrolled in Year 11, 2021, or signed out of school to pursue TAFE or work options. This marks the end of junior studies and the commencement of the senior enrolment process.

What needs to be done to complete the sign out process?

Student financial accounts must be settled and any loan items, e.g., library books, textbooks, etc, must be returned or the replacement paid for. Student financial statements have been emailed home at various points throughout the year. Payment can be made online via the ‘MAKE A PAYMENT’ link. If you have not received a statement, or are having trouble with the link, please contact the school office.

Students will be given a form to take to the Head Teacher English, as well as the library to return items. Fee reconciliation will occur at the office.

 

My child will not be there on that day. What should I do?

If your child will be absent on this day, the sign out process will need to be completed beforehand. Simply send in a note of explanation along with any outstanding fees and items to the school office.

SUBJECT CONFIRMATION:

 

Why do we have to submit the Post-interview Subject Confirmation form?

As a number of students made changes to their pattern of study at the subject interviews, we want to ensure that parents and caregivers are also kept informed.

My child has indicated that they would like to study an extension course, but it isn’t in their subject list on the post-interview sheet. Why?

 

Enrolment in the extension courses is dependent upon student performance throughout the year. As assessment and grades are still being finalised, placement offers into extension courses have not been confirmed at this stage.

My child has selected Mathematics Advanced and English Advanced, but has been told this is yet to be finalised, despite appearing on the confirmation sheet. Why?

Enrolment in the Mathematics Advanced and English Advanced courses is dependent upon student performance throughout the year. As assessment and grades are still being finalised, acceptance into these courses has not been confirmed at this stage

 

STAGE 6 PATTERN OF STUDY:

 

How many units does my child need to study in Year 11?

 

To qualify for the RoSA at the completion of Year 11, Preliminary Year, or to continue their studies at HSC level, students must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 units of study at Glenwood High School. Students may study more than 12 units if they are enrolled in external courses or extension courses (Extension Mathematics and Extension English). Subjects offered at Glenwood High School, with the exception of extension subjects, have a 2 unit value.

 

How many units does my child need to study in Year 12?

In the HSC year, students at Glenwood High School are expected to undertake 12 units of study at school. This allows room for error as the (ATAR) is calculated on the results of the best ten units, including English. In exceptional circumstances, an extension course may be substituted for one 2 unit course.

 

What if there are extenuating circumstances, can my child reduce their pattern of study in Year 12?

In the event of extenuating circumstances that require students to reduce their pattern of study in Year 12 to 10 units, an application, with supporting evidence, may be made to the Deputy Principal AFTER the Year 12 Semester 1 reports are issued. Details will be available from the Deputy Principal.

What if my child is studying a 2 unit course at TAFE or Saturday School?

 

As the school has no jurisdiction over TAFE or Saturday School, and has no access to information regarding

student attendance and performance, units studied external to the school are additional to the 12 units studied at the school. In this way, the school is able to ensure that students are meeting all NESA requirements.

What if my child wants to change their subject choice before the commencement of Year 11?

Students will need to be interviewed by the Deputy Principal regarding any subject changes. Changes will depend upon course availability. A parent/guardian note will need to be presented before changes are finalised.

 

SCHOOL SPORT FOR YEAR 11

 

Is Wednesday school sport compulsory for Year 11?

No, at Glenwood High School, participation in Wednesday school sport is optional for Year 11. However, to meet the mandatory DoE and NESA requirements of 30 hours sport, senior students are expected to attend and participate in any whole school carnivals, e.g., the athletics carnival. Students who chose to participate in sport are expected to stay at school until 2.50 pm, as per normal sports arrangements.

Please note:

  1. Current Year 10 students who have not met the minimum NESA hours for sport will be required to redeem these hours in Year 11. This means, they will be required to participate in sport with Years 9 & 10 until their hours are redeemed. They will not be permitted to leave with the rest of the Year 11 cohort until this occurs.
  1. A letter will be sent home to obtain parental permission for students to leave at the beginning of lunch. Students will need to return this form to the Deputy Principal before they will be permitted to leave.
  1. The school reserves the right to revoke the privilege of leaving early on sport day from any student who is issued with an N-Warning for a Stage 6 subject. They will be required to report to the library where they will be supported in redeeming their N-Warning.

What does my child do instead of sport?

The school has decided to give students the opportunity to choose either sport or private home study on a Wednesday afternoon. While Year 11 students who choose to study privately at home are not expected to sign out for the day, they must leave school grounds at 12.30 pm and go directly home. This is to be regarded as a time to complete school-based work and is not a time for students to become involved in other activities such as part-time work. The purpose of offering students this option is to give senior students opportunities to study and gain a strong balance between school and home.

Students who would like extra academic support can access the school library on a Wednesday afternoon. Facilities and resources will be available at that time. Students utilising the library on Wednesday afternoons will need to sign out on the library register after completing their session.

Some extension courses run timetabled classes at this time. Students who undertake these extension courses are expected to stay at school until 2.50 pm, as per normal.

 

TEXTBOOK USE

Why should I pay for textbook use?

Stage 6 courses are demanding, requiring students to gain quite specialised knowledge. The textbooks and e-textbooks used at the school support students in the successful completion of their coursework. For students to follow the course as it is delivered, it is important that each student has a copy of the textbook for those courses requiring them. As senior texts range from $65 - $95 each, on average, which once added up can be quite costly, the school has purchased class sets of texts and licences for e-textbooks that are available for hire by students for a fee. In this way, the cost of purchasing texts to parents is minimised.

Alternately, students can purchase their own copies of the textbook.

 

How much is the charge?

There is a $120 Textbook Fee for Stage 6 studies. Payment of this fee ensures that subjects requiring textbooks, or licences for online textbooks and resources, will issue these to students. When the student completed their studies at Glenwood High School, a $50 deposit will be refunded to parents/caregivers on the return of issued textbooks. To qualify for the refund, the loaned resources must be returned in reasonable condition. Please note: payment plans can be established, just speak to the Deputy Principal.

What if I don’t pay for textbook use?

The school will not issue texts until the usage fee is paid to the office. Alternately, parents and caregivers may choose to buy the necessary textbooks for their child’s personal use.