SWOTVAC Uniform Expectations
Dear students, parents and guardians,
This is friendly reminder that any students who come in to school during SWOTVAC must be in full school uniform. This is also a requirement for all students sitting exams on school grounds.
If you do not have the required uniform items, please bring a note to the Senior School Office to collect a uniform pass.
As students are coming and going during the SWOTVAC period, it is important for staff to be able to easily identify you as Lyndale students.
It is great to see so many of our Year 12 students coming in to meet with their teachers in preparation for their exams. We continue to encourage you to seek support from your teachers during this time and use the resources available to you. As always, we wish you the best with your studies and upcoming exams. Keep up the great work!
Year 12 Coordinator
VCE Written Examinations
This information is intended to assist our Y12 VCE families and Y11 families who have a child completing a Y12 VCE subject this year. All students doing VCE External Written exams have been given a copy of the Navigator booklet attached. This booklet sets out the timetable for the written exams and explains the materials that students are allowed to take with them into their exams. The other attachment is a localized timetable for Lyndale that indicates the time and location within the school for each exam.
This information should assist your planning to maximize your child’s potential results in these exams. Y12 students are not required at school presently. However, as previously advised, students are welcome to attend school for study, tutoring and teacher support to help prepare for the examinations.
This period is not a good time for students to be involved in hours of paid employment. A balance of physical exercise/ sport, for fitness and wellbeing, with intensive study is the best way to ensure success in these exams. Forming peer study groups for mutual support with learning and motivation is also an excellent strategy for examination success.
If there are any questions or concerns you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact the Senior School coordination team – Ms. Jo Gallo, Ms. Monique Lenehan-Moustafa, Mr. Bill Hollingworth. For Y11 students, please contact Ms. Amanda Crosbie.
We wish our students and you their families all the very best with this final hurdle.
Upcoming Police Information Session in Dandenong
Hello students and families,
The Victoria Police Applicant Attraction Team are hosting an information session on the police officer role in Dandenong on Thursday 27 October, 2022.
There will be a focus on how students and younger applicants can improve their chances of a successful application and some of the attributes Victoria Police are looking for.
Please see event information below:
Event: Dandenong Police Information Session
Location: Chisholm Institute Dandenong – 121 Stud Road, Dandenong
Date: Thursday 27 October, 2022
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Please join us for an information session to learn about the Police role, the recruitment process, training at the Academy and hear from some local members about their journey with Victoria Police.
To register visit www.police.vic.gov.au/police-information-sessions
To find out more about the role of a Police Officer, visit www.police.vic.gov.au/careers
Farewell & Congratulations Class of 2022
Congratulations to the class of 2022
On Monday 17th October we farewelled the year 12 class of 2022. Congratulations to all students, you should be super proud of the way you conducted yourself throughout the assembly and celebrations. The day was filled with many memories shared by students and staff, along with lots of signings of shirts, tears and loads of delicious food enjoyed by all.
We wish all students who are completing exams all the best for the next few weeks as you complete the final part of your senior school journey. To all those students who have completed their outcomes, enjoy this unique time of life. All the best and good luck with what your next chapter holds.
For all students, our doors are still open and we welcome you in whenever you need to chat or ask a question we look forward to hearing from you.
Mental Health month
Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October. This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing. It gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
The Wellbeing Team have organised activities for the next two weeks to celebrate Mental Health Month. The theme for this week is ‘self-care’.
The following activities are running on Tuesday 18th October.
- Lunch time movie in the Performing Arts Theatre
- There will be Chalk art in the courtyard outside the canteen
- Dandy Donuts food truck are visiting during lunch: 3 donuts for $4 and 6 donuts for $8 (cash and card accepted)
From the Wellbeing Team
PAT Testing Monday 24th to Friday 28th October
To students and families,
Please ensure that students come to school next week with fully charged computers and scientific calculators as students are going to be sitting PAT tests for Maths and English. These tests are online adaptive tests and cannot be completed without a computer.