ADHS Newsletter June 21 2019
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June 21 2019

Deakin Digest

Principal's Message

Semester Reports
Students and teachers are currently working through final assessments for most classes, and teachers are completing feedback and reporting processes for all students. In 2019 the ACT Education Directorate is moving to a new assessment and reporting system. This new system will align assessment and reporting processes across all ACT Government schools and aims to provide greater consistency, as well as the aggregation of assessment data. Families from Years 8-10 will detect slight changes in formatting, as well as language, in the new version of the Semester report. Semester reports will be emailed to parents on Thursday 4th July 2019. We plan to send a test email early next week to check that the reports will go to the correct email address. If you do not receive the email with this information by Friday next week, please check other folders where the email may have gone including ‘Spam’ and ‘Junk’. The email should come from or ADHS reports. Please read the test email and check the attachment carefully to ensure the information is correct for the reports. If you do not receive the test email, please contact the school at   

Parent Portal and student organisation
As we move towards the end of semester, parents are reminded that there are two significant ways they can support students to complete and submit assessment in a timely fashion. The ADHS Parent Portal allows parents to see the assessment and due dates for each subject and is accessible also from the front page of our website. Many teachers also use the Google Classroom learning platform to keep students up to date with learning and assessment activities. 

Year 10 Road Ready and Work Experience Program
As a finale to semester 1, Year 10 students are provided with opportunities to explore and apply learning beyond the classroom. In Week 10, eligible Year 10 students can complete the Road Ready pre-driver education program from Tuesday through to Thursday. On successful completion of the course students will sit the Knowledge Test on Friday 5th July and, once 15 years and 9 months, students can apply for the Learners Licence in the ACT.
In addition, a record number of students have been working with Work Experience Coordinator Sarah Baker on finding a work placement for the week. Construction Induction and Asbestos Awareness competency courses have been offered at ADHS during the lead in period to work experience. The program encompasses a huge range of professions and work environments and forms an important link to the student pathways planning process.  
If parents, carers or students have any questions concerning either of these 2 programs, they can contact:
Work Experience Coordinator Sarah Baker
Road Ready Coordinator Jo Hopman

Award Ceremonies
As is the tradition at ADHS, at the conclusion of each semester Personal Achievement and Academic Excellence Awards in each subject area are presented to students. Parents and family members are welcome to attend these events, parents and families of award recipients will be invited to attend. Please check the item on Award Ceremonies in this edition of the Digest for further information.
Best regards,
David Briggs


Events, resources and more

Community News
JPA Semester 1 Showcase Evening
School sports, PE and House Report
Japanese News
Award Assemblies for Year Groups
The Advance Article
Board Members
Julia Graczyk - Board Chair - 0400 374 085
Denis O'Dea - 0419 237 977
Anne Twyman - 0414 278 663 
Edeline Ohk | Charlotte Yeoh
Zoe Cole | Elizabeth Lorenz
David Briggs
Jenni Bodell
Cover Design
Scott Calder
Tamara Hocking
Jackie Kaye
111 Denison Street
Deakin  ACT  2600 Australia
Phone (02) 6142 3888 Fax (02) 61423904

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