Update on School Operations June 4-10

Dear students, staff, parents, guardians and carers

The Victorian Government has announced arrangements for schools in Victoria from and including Friday 4 June.

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning until Thursday 10 June. This includes our school.

Students who are enrolled in a school in metropolitan Melbourne but reside in regional Victoria will continue remote and flexible learning.

Existing arrangements for on-site supervision of vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers continue to be in place.

[FOR SECONDARY /P-12 SCHOOLS:] There is one important change to the current settings:

Students enrolled in schools in metropolitan Melbourne in Years 11 and 12 will return to face-to-face learning from and including Friday 4 June.

In addition, any other students enrolled in Unit 3/4 VCE studies or the final year of a VCAL qualification will be able to return to face-to-face learning from and including Friday 4 June.

We plan to run the normal year 11 and 12 VCE and VCAL timetables, although some rooms might be changed and some session times may be modified.

Remote and flexible learning

Students undertaking remote and flexible learning need to access remote learning via Google Classroom and Google Meet. They should also follow any timetables and instructions on Compass. The school will maintain the usual timetable but with reduced lesson times as follows:

Session 1 – 8.45 am – 9.45am
Session 2 – 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Recess: 11.00 am – 11.45am
Session 3 – 11.45am – 12.45pm
Lunch: 12.45pm – 1.45pm
Session 4 – 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Information is available to support your child’s learning from home.

On-site supervision

Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:
Children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site.
children experiencing vulnerability, including:
children in out-of-home care
children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service)

If your child requires on-site supervision [include local arrangements and contact number].

Face masks

Secondary school students aged 12 or older must always wear a face mask at school, including when attending an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program, unless an exception applies.

Children under 12 years of age and students at primary school are not required to wear face masks when at school, or when attending an OHSC program.

Face masks are mandatory for all school students aged 12 or older when travelling to and from school.

Kind regards

Linda Mitchell, Principal