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VCAA Examinations

The VCAA examinations are now finished. It has been wonderful to witness all of our students arriving prepared for their examinations and ready to demonstrate their learning.

As students await their results, we encourage them to take the time to reflect on the lessons that they have learned throughout their schooling. Education is measured by more than an ATAR. At Fairhills we aim to nurture young people to be ready to take their place in the world, act responsibly, build relationships and show respect. We firmly believe that every student can experience success and go on to graduate as a responsible, resilient and confident young adult, well prepared to take charge of their future and to become a productive member of the community. This is the Fairhills way!

Year 10 & 11 November Examinations

Year 11 students completed their exams on Friday November. The exams gave our Year 11 VCE students the opportunity to practice their exam technique and ‘get a feel’ for what the VCAA exams will be like for them in 2024. We wish all our Year 11 VCE students the very best as they await their results.

Year 10 examinations take place on Monday 20 November and Tuesday 21 November for English, Maths, Science and Humanities. Regular classes will resume on Wednesday 22 November. Students are permitted to leave the school after their last examination for the day. Students and parents are advised to refer to the Exam Compass post for more detailed information regarding exams. We wish all of our students the best with their study and preparation.

2024 Year 12 Ready, Set Go program

On Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November, our current Year 11 students will attend the ‘Ready, Set, Go’ Program. School staff and guest speakers will be delivering a range of engaging wellbeing and study skills sessions over the two days. There will be a pizza lunch provided on Thursday 23 November.

2024 Headstart Program (Monday 27 November – Friday 8 December)

On Monday 27 November our whole school 2024 Headstart program commences. All students at the school will be following their Term 1 2024 timetable for two weeks. This program provides our current Year 10 students with the opportunity to get a ‘Headstart’ on either their Year 11 VCE subjects, or their Year 11 VCE VM course. Likewise, our current Year 11 students will attend either their Year 12 VCE subjects, or their Year 12 VCE VM classes. This program is a great opportunity for our senior students to gain a real sense of their classes for 2024. We wish all students the very best for their Headstart program and the remainder of 2023.

Bill Exton
Senior School Assistant Principal

University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program

Congratulations to Parvir (Year 10) who has been accepted into the 2025 University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program.

Participants in the University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholars Program will become part of a supportive university community and peer network through a tailored program of events and activities.

In January, the program will be hosting a welcome event for selected students at the university’s Parkville Campus. Students will be officially welcomed into the program and hear from guest speakers.

School Captains and Year 12 Leaders

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of our 2024 School Captains and Year 12 Leaders.

Congratulations to Elissa and Tyson on being selected as our new School Captains for 2024. The decision was not an easy one, as we had a pool of exceptional candidates who made it a challenging choice. However, Tyson and Elissa stood out with their remarkable qualities and leadership skills. We have no doubt that they will excel in their roles and inspire the entire student body.

Our Year 12 Leadership Team for 2024 comprises of exceptional individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout their academic journey. With their diverse skill sets and unwavering commitment to excellence, they are poised to lead our school community towards a brighter future.

STEM Leader – Elissa

Senior School – Isabella

Middle School – Taylor

VM Leader – Nikolas

Community Development Leader – Mia

Wellbeing Leaders – Liv and Scarlett

Arts Leaders – Melangell and Jacqui

Sport Leader – Tyson

VET Confirmation and orientation

Vet Enrolments for 2024 are in the process of being finalised and students who have applied for VET in 2024 will receive an email to confirm their enrolment by Tuesday 21 November. Please ask students to check their emails carefully.

All students starting VET in 2024 – those undertaking year 1 of their program are required to attend Orientation on the Wednesday 29 November time and place to be confirmed along with enrolment.

Given the high demand for VET places for next year Orientation attendance will lock in a student’s place.

Students commencing year 2 of their program are not required at Orientation.


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