Dear Parents and Carers of students in Year 12,
Thank you for your ongoing support of your son and the College as we continue to navigate the challenges of the pandemic.
So you are aware, we had a meeting with Year 12 students today to clarify the following:
The current advice from NESA, in line with Health advice, is that HSC Trial Examinations will go ahead onsite in Week 5 as scheduled. The CSSA (The Catholic Secondary Schools Association), who set the dates for the HSC Trial Timetable, has confirmed that they do not intend to postpone the examinations further. The message to students is that the HSC Trial Examinations will go ahead as scheduled and if there are any changes to this advice we will work with NESA to inform students straight away of any contingencies.
This also applies to students completing Major Works, Projects or Performances. Teachers will continue to work with students if there are essential reasons for being onsite.
Since our meeting at 12.05pm, NESA has released the following update regarding adjustments to timings of the HSC Examinations and Major Work/ Performance due dates which has been communicated to students via email:
- Extend the hand in date for all major projects by 2 weeks. The hand-in date for Industrial Technology has been extended by 4 weeks
- Reschedule Drama performance exams to run from 6 to 17 September
- Music performance exams continue as scheduled, running from 30 August to 10 September
- Reschedule the written exams to begin one week later on 19 October with HSC results out on 17 December.
These changes mean all students have some additional time to prepare for exams or complete their project and still receive their results this year.
The decision aims to give students as much clarity as possible so they can focus on their studies, their wellbeing and plans for the future.
Revised timetables for the language oral, practical, performance and written exams will be published on the NESA website and Students Online by next Friday.
Ms Lynsey Porter
Director of Curriculum