Co-curricular activities at those that are not directly connected to a timetabled subject. Co-curricular activities do not form part of a student’s academic assessment. Co-curricular activities are offered to provide students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities at Drouin Secondary College.
Examples of co-curricular activities are Interstate camps, Year 10 Presentation Ball, Year 11 Formal, Year 12 Val Dinner, Human Powered Vehicles, Debating and Interschool Sport.
Students with a ARCC score of less than 50 are, by definition, below an acceptable standard for Effort, Behaviour, Organisation, Homework and Task Submission.
These students cannot participate in co-curricular activities until their ARCC score improves.
As soon as their ARCC score is above 50 students will again be allowed to participate in co-curricular activities.
ARCC scores are calculated at Week 5, 10, 15 and 20 of each semester. End of semester ARCC scores are determined entirely on the Effort, Behaviour, Organisation and Homework ratings on End of Semester Reports.
Staff who manage the co-curricular activities are responsible for ensuring participating students meet the above criteria.
Year Level Leaders may be able to include students in co-curricular activities if they are aware of extenuating circumstances.
** Year 10 Presentation Ball. ARCC score must average over 50 for semester 1. The cut off time is at midyear report time. Students who have not averaged over 50 for semester 1 ARCC scores will not be able to participate in the Presentation Ball.
ARCC score is also used to allow students doing VET to go home during private study. Students with two consecutive ARCC scores of over 90 may go home during private study with parent permission.
Is there anything I can do to participate in Co-Curricular Excursions if my progress score is less than 50?
Students may request a review of their ARCC score. Where possible students will be given the opportunity to show they have improved and addressed the issues which led to them having a ARCC score under 50.
- Students must make a request to their LCC Level Leader or Learning Group Leader (Yrs 7-9).
- The LCC Level Leader or Learning Group Leader (Yrs 7-9) will give the student a specific time frame in which to demonstrate improvement – at least one week is reasonable.
- The LCC Level Leader or Learning Group Leader (Yrs 7-9) will notify the student’s teachers of the request from the student to demonstrate improvement via Sentral.
- The student must then consult with each of his/her teachers to agree on what needs to be done.
- Evidence of improvement is a printed copy of the student’s most recent report signed by each subject teacher.
- Teachers should only sign the report if they agree the student’s improvement target has been reached. That is, he/she is up to date with their learning tasks and is behaving appropriately.
- If not “signed off” by all teachers the student remains excluded from Co-Curricula activities until their ARCC score is above 50.
The LCC Level Leader or Learning Group Leader (Yrs 7-9) will decide if sufficient progress has been demonstrated and confirm the student’s eligibility on Sentral.