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Year 10 School Program – Term 4

Year 10 School Program – Term 4 - 21 November 2012

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

The following information is designed to clearly set out the events and expectations for Year 10 students following their Yearly Examinations.


Following is an excerpt from a letter sent to school Principals by the Deputy Director-General of Schools in Term 3 2012.

With the new school leaving age, students in Year 10, who have not reached 17 years of age, are required to attend school until the third last day of Term 4 – Wednesday 19 December 2012.

Year 10 students who can demonstrate that they are leaving school to enter into full-time permanent employment and will not be resuming their studies at school in 2013 are able to leave school after the conclusion of Year 10 provided they have completed all their clearance obligations with the school. Students needing to leave school earlier should apply to the principal for an exemption.


The year 10 clearance day will occur on Thursday 6th December, 2012 in two stages:

A – K: 8.40am – 9.45am (Period 1)
L – Z: 11.40am – 12.45pm (Period 2)

Earlier this term the administration staff at St Clair High School sent out invoices for any outstanding fees. It would be appreciated if any school contributions you have not paid are finalised before 6.12.12. These are of two types   subject materials contribution and the general contribution. The first of these must be paid before clearance can continue. In addition to this all other outstanding debts must be paid such as Excursions, Year 9 welfare Day, Gatehouse Girls. Library fines will need to be finalised by the Clearance Day.

The Student Clearance Form will be available from Miss Olmos in the Music Courtyard from 8.40am for students with surnames A-K and 11.40am for students L-Z on Thursday 6th December. All outstanding fees should have been paid prior to this date. If that is the case, your clearance form will be stamped "paid" and you may continue through the clearance procedure. If there are any outstanding amounts yet to be paid then you must return to the front office to pay them.

If you have a textbook for a particular subject, part of your clearance procedure is to return the textbook and school-owned equipment to the Faculty Representative in the courtyard. Once all material has been returned the representative will sign your form and "clear" you from that subject.

Once you have been to each Faculty representative return to Miss Olmos. Completed clearance forms are to be returned for final checking by Miss Olmos. Once "cleared" by Miss Olmos proceed to Mr Ralph's table for final sign off.


The year 11 enrolment day will take place on Thursday 6th December, 2012 in the school hall. The enrolment times are listed below:

A – K: 10am – 11.15am (Period 2)
L – Z: 1.15pm – 2.30pm (Period 4)

The enrolment day process will involve a short presentation (20-30 minutes). Some of the topics covered will include:
•    Senior School Values
•    Student Curriculum/Welfare
•    Accountability: the review process
•    Routines for Senior Students
•    Vehicle Consent Form
•    Permission to leave school grounds
•    Year 11 Camp (K. Olmos/R. Salt)
•    Senior School Attendance (P. Johnson)
•    Senior School Uniform
The year adviser and careers adviser will be available on this day to answer any queries.

Students will visit a faculty representative from their selected pattern of study and sign in to course. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the requirements for next year.

Period   1
8.30 am – 9.45 am Year 10 Clearance
Surname A-K    8.40 am to 9.45 am

Recess 1
9.45 am to 10.00 am
Period 2
10.00 am to 11.15 am Enrolment Day
Surname A - K    10.00 am to 11.15 am
Recess 2
11.15 am to 11.30 am
Period 3
11.30 am to 12.45 pm    Year 10 Clearance
Surname L-Z 11.40 am to 12.45 pm

12.45 pm to 1.15 pm
Period 4
1.15 pm to 2.30 pm    Enrolment Day
Surname L-Z 1.20 pm to 2,30 pm


Parents and family of Year 10 Students are cordially invited to attend the Year 10 Graduation Assembly on Monday 17th. December 2012. The Year 10 Graduation is an important event that marks the transition for Junior to Senior High School. This will be followed by a supper in the Library. The graduation will commence at 6 pm.

Students are required to be in full school uniform to be able to be presented with their portfolio of awards and credentials. A rehearsal will take place on Monday 17th. December period 2 where final arrangements will be explained to students.


We would like to extend best wishes to all students who have indicated they will not be returning to St Clair High School. Those going to employment, TAFE, an apprenticeship or a traineeship will receive their Record of School Achievement. Students who will be moving into Year 11 can download and print a transcript of their results from Students Online at the Board of Studies website. Instructions for doing this have been sent to students.

Yours sincerely

Mr C. Presland                           Mr. C. Ralph
Principal                                     Deputy Principal