From Year 11

The Year 11 Examinations have concluded this week and have run smoothly for all students. It is a credit to the year level that they have completed the exams with focus, calm and positivity that they have done their best. This is something that distinguishes them as leaders within the College community and this mindset will hold them in good stead for their Year 12 year ahead. Examination results are an important indicator of student performance and preparation that Year 11 students will use as part of their ATAR predictor for their 2024 ATAR result. This provides the students with a realistic expectation of where they are at as 2023 finishes and what goals and targets they would like to set for the following year.

Week 7 brings Unit 2 studies to a close, with the ‘Step Ahead 2024’ program beginning on Monday 20 November – Friday 1 December. This is an important steppingstone for Year 11 students as they begin their Year 12 academic year. Having come from schools where there was no ‘Step Ahead’ program, I can recommend this as a major advantage to St Aloysius students and for them to maximise this learning opportunity to set the tone for their next year.

Year 11 End of Year Key dates and information

Year 11 students, parents and carers will have received information regarding all arrangements for the end of the 2023 academic year. Please see below reminder of key dates for parents and carers to be aware of:

  • Tuesday 24 October - Thursday 15 November VCAA Unit 3/4 Exams (Note: VCAA exams do run on Monday 6 November. Students with a scheduled exam on that day must attend)
  • Wednesday 15 November (7 – 8pm) Year 9-11 Celebration Evening
    I look forward to seeing all students and parents, who are most welcome to attend, the upcoming Year 9-11 Celebration evening in the College Hall from 7-8pm. More details about the event were provided in the recent newsletter article here. A reminder to parents to please complete the Operoo permission form for your daughters to attend the event and for our planning and preparation.
  • Thursday 16 November Year 11 Farewell Assembly and Liturgy
    On Thursday 16 November, all Year 11 students will be involved in a whole day program that celebrates and offers a farewell to their Year 11, as well as setting students up with the skills to succeed as VCE Year 12 students. Please note that this is an early finish on Thursday 16 November at 2:20pm
  • Friday 17 November Staff Professional Learning Day (No classes)
  • Monday 20 November – Friday 1 December 2024 Step Ahead Program

Please see below outline of the program for the 16th November Farewell Assembly and Liturgy




Period 1

Farewell Assembly and Liturgy

STEM Centre

Period 2

VCE Protocols and VCAA information session

D11 – 12

Period 3

VCE Skills (Literacy and Numeracy)

D11 - 12

Period 4

Year 12 Alumni – Guide to student success


Period 5

Early dismissal 2:20pm

Tom Crowle
Senior Years Leader