Friday 15 December 2023

Executive Deputy Principal

  • Semester 2 2023 Reports
  • 2024 Operational Times
  • Semester 2 2023 Reports
  • 2024 Operational Times

Semester 2 2023 Reports (Years 7-11):

The Semester 2 2023 Reports are now available for families to access via the Parent Access Module (PAM). These aim to provide families with an overview of student growth and development in relation to the Ave Maria College Charter for Education and the stipulated VCAA/Victorian Curriculum Outcomes for each subject and year level. The reports also provide information about student performance on key pieces of assessment. These reports should be viewed in conjunction with the feedback and assessment marks released by staff throughout Terms 3 and 4 2023.

Families with questions or requiring further information associated with the Semester 2 2023 Reports are welcome to contact Subject Teachers and/or the Mentor Teacher.

College Operation – Remainder of 2023:

Families are reminded that the College will close for the year on Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 1.00pm.

In addition to this, families are also reminded that College services will be unavailable at the following times:

  • Wednesday 13 December 2023 (From 10.30am)
  • Friday 15 December 2023 (From 1.00pm)

2024 Lesson Times and School Day Structure:

Ave Maria College continues to review its operational structures to support best practice learning and teaching. In 2024, the College will be launching a revised schedule of lesson times and structure for the school day. This forms part of the College Strategic Plan, aiming to enhance learner growth and engagement.

The table below contains the schedule of lessons and structure of the school day that will be implemented from the commencement of the 2024 Academic Year.

Standard School Day:

Day 8:

  • 8.45am: Warning Bell
  • 8.50am – 9.03am: Mentor (including Still Point)
  • 9.03am – 9.05am: Travel Time
  • 9.05am – 9.55am: Lesson 1
  • 9.55am – 9.57am: Travel Time
  • 9.57am – 10.47am: Lesson 2
  • 10.47am – 11.07am: Recess (Warning Bell: 11.04am)
  • 11.07am – 11.57am: Lesson 3
  • 11.57am – 11.59am: Travel Time
  • 11.59am – 12.49pm: Lesson 4
  • 12.49pm – 1.28pm: Lunch (Warning Bell: 1.25pm)
  • 1.28pm – 2.18pm: Lesson 5
  • 2.18pm – 2.20pm: Travel Time
  • 2.20pm – 3.10pm: Lesson 6
  • 8.45am: Warning Bell
  • 8.50am – 9.35am: Lesson 1
  • 9.35am – 9.37am: Travel Time
  • 9.37am – 10.22am: Lesson 2
  • 10.22am – 10.42am: Recess (Warning Bell: 10.39am)
  • 10.42am – 11.27am: Extended Mentor (including Still Point)
  • 11.27am – 11.29am: Travel Time
  • 11.29am – 12.14pm: Lesson 3
  • 12.14pm – 12.43pm: Lunch (Warning Bell: 12.40pm)
  • 12.43pm – 1.28pm: Lesson 4
  • 1.28pm – 1.30pm: Travel Time
  • 1.30pm – 2.15pm: Lesson 5

Based on best practice educational research, this model will see an increase in the frequency of contact that students have with subject teachers and ensure learning experiences continue to meet the needs of the contemporary student.

In viewing the revised model, families will notice that classes will continue to conclude slightly earlier on a Day 8 of the College Timetable. This will enable the College to maintain its Professional Learning and Growth Program for members of teaching staff to ensure students continue to engage in research based high impact learning experiences.

The College Library will continue to remain open before and after school as per current practice. Changes to the times for the school crossing, before and after school yard duty and bus services will be implemented to support the change in operational structure.

2024 Student Return Dates:

2024 classes will resume for students on the following dates:

  • Years 7, 11 and 12 2024 Students – Thursday 1 February 2024
  • Years 8, 9 and 10 2024 Students – Friday 2 February 2024
Mr Dane Calleja
Executive Deputy Principal