Friday 07 November 2014

Students get a head start on a new academic year

There’s a buzz on campus as Ivanhoe Grammar School secondary students prepare to begin their 2015 classes.

The unique Early Commencement Program (ECP) has run for 38 years with students from Years 7 – 11 beginning their 2015 classes in Term 4 of 2014.

Students receive their 2015 textbooks early and become acquainted with their teachers and classmates. This four week learning program allows students to gain an understanding of the curriculum requirements for 2015 so that when they come back next year they can hit the ground running.

Acting Principal, Gerard Foley explained that the extra time provided the opportunity for students to complete a full new unit. It creates an atmosphere of excitement about discovering new classes and meeting new friends. “Schools can tend to wind down at this time of year – we are cranking it up. It re-energises and refocuses the students because to them they’re starting a new academic year.”