As we move through November and into December the Middle School students have been busy in classrooms starting their 2020 courses as part of the college’s Early Commence Program. This program is designed to give students a head start on their learning for 2020.
Thank you to all students and parents who attend our final working bee for this year on the Senior Campus on Sunday 24th November. We moved a mountain of mulch as well as weeding and general tidying up of our gardens.
The buildings works across both campuses have been finished with classes starting in the new open plan learning space on the Senior Campus last Monday. The feedback from both students and staff has been very positive about these new learning spaces.
Mobile Phone Policy
On 26 June 2019, the Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino MP, announced a new mobile phone policy for every government school in Victoria. The new mobile phone policy comes into effect from Term 1, 2020, and requires that students who choose to bring mobile phones to school must have them switched off and securely put away during school hours.
The policy is designed to support teaching and learning in an environment that is free from unnecessary distractions, disruptions and student inattention caused by the urge to check their phones. At recess and lunch times, students will be better-placed to communicate with each other face to face and/or be involved in activities rather than being focused on a device or on social media.
The school is currently working on our own mobile phone policy that will implement the Government’s announcement in a way that reflects the needs of our own community, details about the finalised policy will be made available throughout Term 4. Additional information regarding the policy is available on the Department of Education and Training’s website.
Mr Ian MacLeod
Campus Principal – Middle School