The BalCC Subject selection information session and Expo will be running on Thursday 3 August from 1.50-4.00pm and 5.00-6.00pm. Parents are welcome to attend from 3.20-4.00pm and 5.00-6.00pm. Students will be able to visit Expo booths that will be manned by Teachers and provide information on the following: Commerce, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, English, Mathematics, Arts, Technology, Health and Physical Education and Christian Studies. The Expo will be followed by the Senior School Information night from 6.00-7.00pm for Students and Parents.
The Senior School Information night is an important evening for Parents of students in Years 9 and 10 as we will explain the intricacies of Senior School, particularly with regards to Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
The VCE or the VCAL are the culmination of your child’s years of education to date. With your child’s transition to our Senior School it indicates a change from the compulsory years of education to the non-compulsory. It also denotes a level of workload and expectation unprecedented in your child’s schooling thus far.
The Senior School Information Evening and Subject Expo are the first stages of the subject selection process. At the Information Session and/or in the coming weeks you will be asked to book a time to come in with your child and have a subject selection interview. Dates for subject selection interviews have been set, and this year they will be held from Monday 7th August through to Friday 18th August. Times available will vary from day time through to 7:00pm and are 20 minutes in duration.
Due to the early closing date of VETiS Cluster programs on Wednesday 30th August, we ask students and parents to explore the programs on offer through the Cluster and apply online http://highlandsllen.org/programs . Please be aware that there are additional costs associated with VET courses offered through the Cluster that parents are liable for. These costs must be paid before the commencement of each semester. If for whatever reason students decide not to go ahead with a VET course as part of their subjects for next year, there is no cost associated with application. However, if students decide that they would like to do a VET course through the Cluster after 30th August, then this may not be possible.
All events will be held in the Multi-Purpose Centre. Tea and coffee and light refreshments will be available