Welcome back to all of our senior students, it has been a productive and smooth start to the year. A special welcome to our new students and families who have joined our college community in 2019.
Camps and Programs Week
Last week our students in Years 9 to 12 were involved in a range of different camps, activities and programs. The Year 12 students attended a special program and then a two day camp. Feedback from staff and students was positive and it is a good way for staff and students to strengthen working relationships and for the students to further develop connections with their peers. The Year 11 students were involved in a Flying Start and spent time at Deakin University where they completed a tour of the campus, listened to sessions on careers and marketing and heard from four of our alumni who were attending or who had attended Deakin. The second day involved sessions on wellbeing and relaxation, completing VCAA paperwork and sessions on study skills.
Thanks to all of the senior subschool who planned and organised the programs and to all of the staff who attended and the students for their active participation.
Uniform and student planners
All students have received a student planner. There are tips, ideas and strategies for managing their school work. The college also asks for your co-operation in ensuring our students are in correct uniform and wearing the uniform with pride to and from school and during the school day. The uniform requirements are set out in the student planner and in the Uniform Policy on the college website. If, for some reason, your child is not in full school uniform please contact the subschool or provide a note so a uniform pass can be issued.
Car Parking – Senior Campus
The car parks off Lechte Road and Gordon Road are for college staff only. There are a few spaces available near the General Office at the front of the college for visitors. Parents and carers are asked to drop students off in the surrounding streets – obeying the parking restrictions and are not to enter the school grounds. When dropping off and picking up students please be mindful of other motorists and pedestrians.
Announcements and information is available for parents and students through Compass, please check this on a regular basis. Information on Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) and School Assessed Coursework (SACs) is also provided on Compass. During 2019 the college will continue to report and provide feedback on student progress after a CAT or SAC in a timely manner. Parents/ carers are asked to access Compass on a regular basis.
Student accident insurance, ambulance cover arrangements and private property brought to school
Parents/ carers are reminded that the Department of Education and Training does not provide personal accident or ambulance cover for students. Parents and carers of students, who do not have private health insurance or ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for their injured child.
Private property bought to the college by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department is not responsible for any loss or damage. This can include mobile phones, calculators, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. It is recommended that parents/ carers consider insurance policies that can be purchased from commercial insurers.
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School