Phased Return to On-site Schooling
Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a phased return to on-site schooling.
Students in senior secondary (Year 11 and 12 VCAL and VCE) students will return to school from Tuesday 26th May.
Year 10 students undertaking VCE studies, including VCE and VET studies, should also attend school for those classes where practicable. If this is not possible for your child/children, our teachers will make sure the work provided to students attending at school is also provided to your child/children.
All other students in Years 7-10 will continue learning from home until Tuesday 9th June.
To support all school staff to prepare for this transition, Monday 25th May will be a pupil-free day.
Note for Year 11 & 12 students: If you have an assessment session on Monday 25th May, you must complete this assessment as instructed by your teacher.
All other year levels will return to school from Tuesday 9th June.
For those students who cannot be supervised at home and vulnerable children, the existing model of on-site schooling will remain in place during the two-week period from Tuesday 26th May to Tuesday 9th June. The current process that we are using to enable parents and carers to indicate the days or part-days for which on-site schooling is required will continue for this two-week period.
Once a year level has returned, all students will be expected to attend school as normal. This means if you choose to keep your child/children home after their year level has returned to on-site schooling, we can no longer support their learning from home.
This does not apply to children who need to be absent for health or medical reasons. We ask those families to contact us so we can make an appropriate plan.
This same approach is being taken by all government schools in Victoria.
To support the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent hand washing.
If your child is ill or is feeling unwell, they must not attend school. They must remain home and seek medical advice.
While the Chief Health Officer has advised that students will not be required to maintain physical distancing at school, there will be a number of important changes to our school operations, consistent with health advice. These changes will include:
- * to minimise congestion, adjusted arrangements for drop off and pick up, including staggered school start and finish times;
- * restrictions on access to the school site for anyone other than immediate school staff and students;
- * the way we conduct parent-teacher meetings and interviews.
More information about the return to school and coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated:
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom.