Drouin Secondary College

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Why do we have exams?

With Year 10 and 11 exams starting next week many students and parents are probably asking the question, “Why do we have exams?” Exams include many of the aspects we want from assessment. What do we want from assessment? Good... Continue Reading →


Winter is coming………

What can students wear to keep warm?

Online Safety: How parents can help

Today our children inhabit an online world. It seems large and complicated and hidden. Trying to monitor this world sometimes seems overwhelming.  We can feel ill-equipped, outnumbered and alone in the quest to ensure our kids are safe in cyber... Continue Reading →

Retrieval Practice and Quizlet. The best way to make learning stick

  How do we retain information that we have learned? Learning is a change in long-term memory. If there is no change in long term memory then no learning has taken place. There have been thousands of scientific studies on... Continue Reading →

The Forgetting Curve and why holiday revision is vital to school success.

How do we overcome the forgetting curve?

Progress Scores can now go over 100

ARCC Score = Progress score + co-curricula points + 0.25 points per ARCC award – Lates – Misconducts – Out of uniforms.

Progress report week: No red squares please.

It is progress report week at Drouin Secondary College. That means we are writing progress reports and students need to make sure they are completely up to date. Teachers will use this rubric to rate student’s classroom progress in the... Continue Reading →

High 5

Our focus for 2017. We want to be working in the Yellow Zone.

Ten easy steps to start the school year off on the right foot.

Parents give yourself a mark out of 10 at the end of February.

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