Dear Year 9 Student,
An exciting year ahead. You will start Secondary school, this means that not only will you be in a new school but also you are going to experience a new system. This year you will officially start preparing yourself for the SEC exams syllabi, which you will sit for in two years’ time.
You will also have 2 new subjects. If you have chosen a Vocational subject as an option, then SEC starts immediately in Year 9. Marks as part of the SEC examination will be collected in Years 9, 10 and 11. Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be issued with a SEC certificate for the vocational subject/s.
Being such an important year, you must remember that you can find all the necessary support during this journey. You can communicate with a trusted teacher of your choice, who will lead you to the guidance teachers. If you need further support, the guidance teacher can refer you to the educational psychosocial team of the college, which consists of different professionals such as the counsellor, career advisor, social worker or an educational psychologist.
We would also like to let you know that if you are facing any kind of difficulties in your life, even if they are not related to your studies, for example, bullying, relationships at home, identity formation or problems with friends, do not hesitate to seek help or advice from professionals that work in your school and who are there to help you. This can be done through your guidance teachers’ office who are always there for your assistance.
Help is also available during holidays and can be found through the office of your college principal.
Past papers needed for you to revise are also available for FREE to download from here.
The next scholastic year will commence on the 26th of September. The mid-term holidays will be between the 1st and the 5th November. Christmas holidays will start on the 24th of December and school will start again for the second term on the 7th January.
Half yearly exams will start on the 12th of February and end on the 26th February.
Carnival holidays will be on the 4th and 5th March whilst the Easter holidays will begin on the 17th April and last until the 25th of April.
Annual exams will take place between the 12th June and the 28th of June.
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