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Often at this time of year, students wish to recall the elective subjects they chose for the year ahead. At any time, they can log back into Web Preferences ( to check their submitted preference receipt. The vast majority of students across the Senior School receive their first preference. Those that do not will be contacted by 20 December, when the School closes for the break. However, in case of late changes, no family should name or cover their son’s textbooks until they have received the confirmed timetable the week before school commences next year.

Another often asked question is, Which subjects are compulsory?, when parents are ordering books. To find the answer, please view the Senior School Curriculum, and check the year level list corresponding to your son’s 2019 year level.

The last date for students to make subject changes in time for the start of Term 1 next year will be Wednesday 16 January. Following this date, the School’s systems, including Keystone and students’ calendars, will be populated with 2019 timetable data.

Please note, any student contemplating a subject change should not assume that it will be automatically approved. Several factors must be considered, including whether the new subject runs at a time that fits the student’s combination of other subjects, if there are free spaces remaining in the class and if the subject best matches the requirements of the student’s desired academic pathway into senior years and post-school.

I encourage all boys to speak with their subject teacher, their mentor, the Careers Counsellors, Mr Mark Colsey or Mr Cameron Hromin, Mrs Trudi Duggin (SACE Coordinator) or Mr Paul Hadfield (IB Coordinator) if they are considering a subject change. This should be done sooner rather than later.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Learning and Teaching Centre on 8404 0433 to discuss any matter relating to the 2019 Senior School timetable.

Sam Cheesman
Acting Director of Learning & Teaching Excellence