The first external examination and submission period approaches an end with the final examination – Japanese, to be held on Tuesday. Congratulations to all students both QCE and QCE + ATAR for their attendance, academic integrity, and performance but above all, their determination to approach this change and challenge with positivity and resilience. All students presented prepared, confident, and calm to complete the last of their year 12 assessment.
Our final week of celebrations begin on Tuesday evening at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre – Academic and Vikings Sport Awards Evening. This is an invitation only event and all participating students have been notified. Victoria Point State High School would like to advise the following information pertaining to this year's DUX:
This is awarded to the student in Year 12 most likely to receive the best Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Traditionally data used to make the DUX decision was taken from latest and fullest information up to Term 3. With the introduction of the new senior curriculum, all schools find themselves in unchartered waters. For example, the impact of external exam results and subject scaling are unknown. In the case of math and science subjects, the external exams are 50% of a student's overall grade. The calculation and awarding of the school DUX will be announced early 2021 when all available information is afforded to the school. We look forward to acknowledging student academic success and individual sporting achievement along with the contribution our Senior and Junior Leadership Team have made to the Victoria Point school community this year. There have been no further COVID-19 restriction updates and the venue has advised one (1) guest per family of award recipients remains.
All Year 12 students are required in attendance on Wednesday 18 November 2020 from 8.40am to 11.15am for a Graduation rehearsal. It is expected that students will present in full formal school uniform including fully enclosed black leather shoes, acceptable jewellery only and clean shaven. The Senior Formal will commence at 5.00pm at Sirromet Winery. Further details regarding this event, including arrival, pick-up and access to photographs are attached in the Parent Letter emailed 13 October 2020. There have been no further COVID-19 restriction updates and the venue has advised parents remain unable to attend this event.
Please be reminded to send the following statement via email or text on Thursday 19 November as students are not expected in attendance: Student NAME is under my care. to absence SMS on 0427 075 986 or Student.email@example.com
A representative of the school will be in contact if a notification has not been received by 10am.
The culminating event, Year 12 Graduation will be held on Friday 20 November 2020 in the newly renovated Student Centre. It is imperative that students only arrive at 8.20am at the New Hut for a briefing and uniform check. Students not meeting the school's Dress Code will not participate in the ceremony. This includes a clean formal school uniform in good condition, fully enclosed black leather shoes, and the following acceptable features:
- Wrist watches - only plain watches may be worn.
- Piercings - One pair of small, plain sleepers or studs in gold or silver worn only in the ear. One small facial stud (inclusive of tongue piercings) which
is gold, silver or clear and is unobtrusive, for example, not pointed.
- Pendants - A pendant may be worn only if it offers special medical information or is of recognisable religious or cultural significance. Such pendants are to be of sufficient length so as to be worn inside the blouse or shirt and not be visible.
- Hair - Hair should be neat and tidy and natural in colour. Hair longer than shoulder length must be securely tied back. A ribbon, scrunchie or plain
headband may be worn in the school colours (white, navy or teal). No other colours or styles are acceptable.
- Boys are to remain clean shaven.
- Make-up - Only plain, skin coloured foundation can be worn (natural look).
- Nail polish - Only clear nail polish is to be worn. All nails need to be kept at a safe length and shape.
- Badges - Only school approved badges are to be worn. All badges are to be worn on the school ties but not covering the school logo.
- Tattoos - Tattoos must be covered at all times.
A Parent should arrive from 8.30am. There have been no further COVID-19 restriction updates and the school COVID-19 Industry Safe Plan requires all adults attending the event to remain socially distant and register using a COVID Safe Application on arrival. Students are considered one social group and are not required to socially distant. The venue has the capacity to safely seat one (1) guest per graduating student.
Victoria Point State High School is and will continue to make every effort to normalise these celebratory events and appreciate your support to ensure the safety of all members of our school community.
We are looking forward to this week of events and to celebrate the achievements of our Graduating Class of 2020.