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Clemes Information 10.03.2017

Outdoor Experience – Kayaking
Over the first two weekends in March students at Clemes have the opportunity to participate in the kayaking program.  The first weekend will be spent refining technique in both the coastal and river environments with the second weekend spent travelling down river in an overnight, white water trip on the Derwent River.  Students that participate in two separate outdoor experience weekends can receive the outdoor experience A course.

Ride to School
Ride to School Day will be next Friday 17 March. Students who ride are invited to lunch to celebrate their efforts. More information will be made available to the students.

Progress Checks and Parent Teacher
Clemes Progress Checks will be emailed to parents on 23 March.
While it is still very early in the year, it does provide teachers and students with an opportunity to address concerns at this vital stage. This will be followed by Parent / Teacher Learning Conferences on Wednesday 29 March. Please feel free to make an interview time with your child’s teacher.

Language Exams – Assessment Only Qualifications for 2017
It is possible for students who have a second language (other than the Language subjects provided through TASC) to enrol in their language and to gain a pre-tertiary score.
If you think your son or daughter might be in this category, please contact Adam Chambers on 6210 2255.  Enrolments must be received before the end of this term.
Refer to this webpage for more information about these qualifications, associated application form and closing date for applications.

An Invitation from the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne invites students to attend their Information Day for interstate students and their families at the Parkville campus on Friday 21 April, 9.00am – 4.30pm.
The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include a campus tour followed by a free lunch at one of the residential colleges and finally a college tour.
Students have been emailed further details.

Outdoor Education – Nutgrove
On Wednesday afternoon the Year 11 Outdoor Education class will be travelling to Nutgrove. Here we will consider risk management and adjusting plans to suit a variety of skills within the group, followed by a nice swim. Please refer to CareMonkey for details.

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