WIMMERA schools are quickly pivoting their year 12 students calendars as the GAT is postponed yet again.
The GAT - the General Achievement Task - was postponed for a second time this year, moving from July 29 to August 12, pending further public health advice.
The GAT, a requirement for VCE students to test numeracy and literacy skills, was postponed due to the extended statewide lockdown.
Horsham's St Brigid's College principal Gerard Raven said he is confident in his students ability to handle such obstacles.
"While any disruption to the VCE program is regrettable, it is important to remember that our students have developed an agile mindset since the pandemic first started impacting schools and that these hurdles are taken in their stride by the 21st Century student," he said.
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He said the staff at the school are ready to offer support.
"Students at St Brigid's will be given the support they need to prepare for the GAT, however I am confident that our students will continue to perform to a very high standard," Mr Raven said.
The Minister for Education, James Merlino, said Victorian students have the support they need, given the circumstances.
"Victorian students have done an amazing job adapting to another year of disruptions to their learning - and we're making sure every student is assessed individually and fairly in their final years of school," he said.
"The Delta variant of coronavirus is causing uncertainty right around Australia - but we want to make sure every student knows that no matter how much they're impacted by the pandemic, we're supporting them to succeed in VCE and VCAL."
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