Timetable and Schedules
Understanding Your Timetable
Day to Day Organisation
Student Cafe and eDiary
The Student Cafe is an individualised portal that provides students in Years 7-12 with information about their timetable, subjects and the assigned work for their classes. It also provides students with an eDiary and eCalendar that automatically lists classes and tasks that staff have assigned, along with each student’s activities, excursions and sports.
Students in Years 7-12 are encouraged to use the Student Cafe for their timetable and other academic and co-curricular management. However, Secondary School students are to purchase a paper diary to record homework and assist with their own personal organisation. Diaries may be purchased through our text book supplier, Kookaburra, or from any alternative supplier. School ethical guidelines about appropriate written and pictorial content apply. Parents may find it more convenient to use the diary as a means to send written notes such as permission to leave school for appointments and so on.
The Student Cafe, for students in Years 7-12, is the ultimate organiser for students. Students can access all of their timetables, school and personal calendars, co-curricular activities and upcoming excursions through the Cafe, and can also access their assessment and homework activities.
Please see the link here for a short video on how to find your student's eDiary on the Parent Lounge.
Tips on Organisation in Secondary School
Secondary School offers many opportunities, challenges and experiences. Whilst this can be both exhilarating and daunting, here are a few tips to make sure you get off to a good start:
- It’s very important to ensure you start the school year with all the tools you need. Make sure you have your stationery, uniform, and study space ready before your first day.
- Create a designated area for your study where you can focus and limit distractions.
- Use a wall planner to mark out key dates and use your Student Cafe to keep track of when your assignments are due. Write a ‘to-do’ list and tick off each task as you finish it. Colour code your subjects, and know when you have to be in which classroom. This will make every day easier.
- Never underestimate the value of a routine, especially when it comes to school work and study time. A good way to do it is to spend the first 30 minutes to an hour after you arrive home from school doing something you enjoy – which might be playing music, sport, video or games. Then spend an hour or two on homework before dinner.
- Set realistic goals for your first term. Setting yourself goals and dedicating yourself to achieving them will help you stay motivated and help you achieve the results you want. The best time to set them is when you’re feeling refreshed and re-energised at the start of the term. Just don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t achieve them, try your best and you will reap the rewards.