IMPRESSIONS 10 INTERVIEWS ARE ON NEXT WEEK. The ‘Impressions 10’ Mock Interviews are on next week. Year 10 students and care givers are reminded that for Wed 19 th , Thurs 20 th and Fri 21 st November, Yr. 10 students do NOT come to school EXCEPT for the specified appointment time. This interview time was posted to all caregivers at the end of last term. Students can check their appointment time by looking on Lab 1 window. The interview is COMPULSORY. All year 10 students are expected to be available for their appointment time. If students do not arrive at the interview, caregivers will be contacted by phone. If for some reason, students are late or cannot make the interview time, common courtesy suggests a phone call should be made to the school. Students who are absent will still do an interview at school during the following week. Students need to be prepared. Mr Buckie, Mrs Elliott and the Science teachers have been demonstrating to students the requirements of the interview process. Students need to bring to the interview: their re- sume, cover letter, latest school report and at least 4 samples of assessment tasks, tests, photographs of elective projects or class work to show the panel members. Wear clothes, makeup and jewellery appro- priate for a job interview. Mrs Marilyn Porter School Community Liaison Officer SENIOR EXEC REPORT Traditionally the end of the year is busy. We commenced the term with the Year 12 Higher School Certifi- cate examinations. Thankfully these important exams have passed by with no major incidents for the ma- jority of our students. On behalf of the school community, I would like to wish our students all the best with their results and wisdom in their decision making for their 2015 plans. Years 7 to 10 have also completed their yearly exams and reports are in the process of being written for distribution later this term. Year 10 students will be finishing their final assessments as their teachers gear up toward entering grades toward their ROSA. The ROSA is a cumulative credential in that it allows students to accumulate their academic results until they leave school. The ROSA records completed Stage 5 and Preliminary Stage 6 courses and grades, and participation in any uncompleted Preliminary Stage 6 courses. It is of specific use to students leaving school prior to the HSC. Our 'Reading for Meaning' literacy initiative has continued strongly this term. All staff have an understand- ing of the super six comprehension strategies. These strategies are encouraged and are being used in the classroom. I would like to thank the team of staff for their passion and enthusiasm in driving this very suc- cessful literacy program. It has been wonderful to have Year 6 students join with us for transition to High School programs. Thank you to Mrs Hennessy, Ms Thompson, Mrs Walkerden and Mrs Turner for coordinating these valuable pro- grams and to our magnificent Year 10 peer support student leaders and staff who made it all possible! A dedicated group of Year 9 students have been trained in Peer mediation this week. Interested students had to complete an application process and have their application signed off by three staff. The students who completed the program will be part of our Peer mediation program in 2015. The final day of Term 4 is December 17th. It is the expectation of Rutherford Technology High School that all students will attend school up until this time. With the abolishment of the School Certificate and the raising of the school leaving age to 17 years, Year 10 students are legally required to stay at school until the end of the term. To support our Careers and transition program, Year 10 will spend three days next completing our Impressions 10 program. It was a great opportunity for members of the community to join with staff and students of Rutherford Technology High School to form a ‘mock ‘interview panel. Simone Hughes Deputy Principal.