Yr 7 Academic Goal Setting Info Evening

Good afternoon, Parents, Carers & Guardians of Yr 7 Students

We are very excited to invite you to be a part of the first major goal-setting exercise for your child as a secondary student.

As part of our commitment to developing the new House System and the role of the Homeroom Mentors as the consistent point of contact between the school and families, we would like to begin this process with an evening next Monday, March 1, where you will meet your child’s Homeroom Mentor and set some academic goals across the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities.

The evening will commence at 6.00pm and conclude by 7.00pm. Information will be shared throughout this week to assure you we are taking all the necessary COVID-safe steps, whilst trying to engage in this important process with you and your child.

Across the evening you will be introduced to our Deputy Principals, Junior School Leader, Year 7 Learning Leader, House Leaders as well as your child’s Homeroom Mentor.

A brief outline of the evening is as follows:

6.00        Acknowledgement of Country & Opening Prayer         – Jim Samon (DP Catholic Identity)

6.05        Welcome to Galen                                                              – Bernard Neal (Principal)

6.15        Academic Goal Setting – Why?                                          – Kylie Girolami (Year 7 Learning Leader)

Brief overview of the process to parents

6.30        H/Room Mentors introduce SMART goals – Homeroom Mentors supported by House with students and parents and allow Leaders and Senior Leadership time for discussion and the setting of goals across core subjects (English, Maths, Science, Humanities)

7.00        Evening concludes

We look forward to sharing this important occasion with you as your child begins their education at Galen Catholic College.


Dale Gleeson
Deputy Principal – Learning & Teaching