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Senior School Notes

 

 

GRADE 11 EXAMS AND PREDICTED GRADES

Well done to our G11 students for finishing their exams. It is important that the message surrounding University predictions and exam results is clear and consistent, so we thought we should take this opportunity to clarify, for parents and students, the following: University predictions (anticipated grades) will be based on the evidence acquired by teachers throughout the year. This includes the end of year exams, of course, which are an important predictor but by no means should be considered the sole component of the prediction process. Predicted grades are determined holistically by teachers, and are based on an analysis of all that our students have completed this year (and all they will complete next year for the following sets of predicted grades, generated in October, December and early February). They reflect our students' likelihood of achieving a certain grade that aligns most consistently to the appropriate descriptors published by the IB. This likelihood will be determined by taking into account student contribution during classes, attitude to learning, levels of effort and commitment and the varied components of student learning and performance demonstrated through unit tests, quizzes, written and oral assignments, exhibitions, portfolios, end of year exams, and other types of assessments. All predictions will be both realistic (as we need to put our students in the best possible positions to be able to confirm their offers once the final IB results are published) and slightly optimistic (as we need to take into account the additional months of revision and academic effort that will take place after the predictions are produced and before the exams). Predictions are reviewed with Mr. Batada and faculty receive yearly guidelines and training around generating predicted grades.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Senior School Leadership team (Dr. Tabet, Mr. Batada and Mr. McKillop) should you wish to receive additional information or any clarification at this stage.

GRADE 11: NEXT WEEK

Our G11 students will be in their classes next week, receiving feedback from their teachers on their end of year exams. It is very important that all students attend so that they can reflect on what went well and areas for improvement prior to the next academic year.

G10 and G11: OE DAY ON FRIDAY

A last reminder that on Friday our G10 students will be enjoying an OE day in Deep Cove, where they will be paddling and canoeing, and our G11 students will celebrate the end of their exams with an ultimate frisbee tournament & ice cream. Students will finish at 1:45 PM as usual. We very much look forward to seeing all our students there!

GRADE 10: END OF YEAR ASSESSMENTS

A reminder that Year End Assessments start on Monday, June 14th,  and continue through to Friday, June 18th. Students should be ready to write each exam which will begin promptly at 9:00am (9:30am on Tuesday). 

The schedule for school exams can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Please note that normal classes will be suspended for the duration of the exams, but students are very welcome to reach out to their teachers for support, of course.

G12 IB RESULTS DAY - Tuesday, July 6th, 9:30 AM

The IB DP and IB Courses results will be available to G12 students through the IB candidate portal on Tuesday, July 6th, from 9:30 AM. On that day, Dr. Tabet, Mr. Batada, Mr. McKillop and the University & Careers Counselling team will be at school from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM to support grad students who may wish to come to school on that day. Mr. Batada, the University & Careers Counselling team and Dr. Tabet will also be available all day on Tuesday, July 7th. A reminder that, in line with IB policies and procedures, students need to access their results themselves before these can be discussed with the school or parents. Students are welcome to contact Mr. Batada or Dr. Tabet should they need assistance when logging into the IB candidate portal. Good luck grads!

TEXTBOOK RETURN

Please encourage your child to return all their textbooks for the year. G10 students are expected to return all their textbooks before they can check out any summer readings. G11 students will be able to keep their textbooks for the summer if they wish to. Thank you for your support. Please note the deadline for returning the books is June 30th.

GIFT POLICY

As we near the end of the school year, we would like to remind parents about the staff gift policy. Gifts to staff at any time of the year are neither required or expected. However, we do understand that parents may want to show their appreciation from time to time. This is best done in the form of a short note or card expressing your thanks. If parents do want to buy a small personal gift for staff, we operate a strict $100 limit on the value of gifts. Staff gifts in excess of this value must be donated by the staff member to the school and will be used as raffles or prizes at school events. If the gift is in cash or equivalent form this will be donated to the capital campaign fund. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

G10 and G11 ROAs

Advisor recognition ceremonies will take place on Monday, June 21st, from 2:30 to 3:30. This year parents will not participate, as they will already have had an opportunity to connect with their child’s advisor on June 10th and current protocols prevent us from hosting parents on campus in person. These ceremonies will therefore be designed as more intimate, ‘fun’ and informal ways to advisor groups to connect with each other and celebrate the end of the school year. 

Following the RoA celebrations, at 3:30 we will gather on the field for the G11 step-up ceremony. Grade 10 students will be allowed to watch the ceremony from the bleachers (at a distance) if they choose to. This ceremony will be recorded and the recording will be shared with all G11 parents before the end of the school year.

Alumn presentation - Monday June 21st at 1:45 PM

On Monday, June 21st, one of our alumni (class of 2014) is coming back to Mulgrave to share with you his journey studying computer science and AI, and how Mulgrave has prepared him. His name is Carlos Martin, and he will be joining us for his presentation at 1:45 PM in the SSAC. Interested students can add their name to this document by Friday June 18th if they would like to attend. Once they have committed, we expect to see them there; similarly, it is important that students do sign up if they intend to join this session, as this will help us plan for space, social distancing etc. Thank you.

Buddy Families for New Mulgravians

Many thanks to all of the families who volunteered to be Buddy Families; we had more step forward than we did incoming students! It is always so wonderful to know that we have such enthusiasm about welcoming new students and families to our school. The MVP Division Reps and Admissions Team have paired all of the families based on grade-level and similar interests and at this point, we do not require more volunteers. We will reach out if we have any last-minute admissions who need support.

MVP MEETING MINUTES

A big thank you to our MVP for all they do. The minutes of our last MVP meeting (June 2nd) can be found here. For any questions, please contact Eve Chang, your Grade rep or Chiara Tabet.

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