Campus Principal Statement – Jo McCarthy
The move to remote and online learning is a challenge for students, teachers and parents as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. The continuity of your child’s education is of the utmost importance, particularly those students in their final two years of schooling.
As always, your child’s education is a partnership between home and school and this will now become even more important. Please understand that you will not be “home schooling” your child and that you are not expected to be teaching or helping them with their work – this is the job of your child’s teachers.
Parents will receive an email at the start of each week from every teacher detailing the content being covered, where or how the student will access the work and clear expectations around what students need to complete and/or submit each session.
Parents can assist by:
- Checking in to see what your child has done for each lesson each day
- Working with the teacher to ensure that all tasks are completed as per the weekly schedule for each class
- Supervising SACs and assessments as required
- Making contact with the relevant teacher if you have any questions or concerns or your child needs additional assistance
- Making contact with the Year Level Coordinator if your child needs support of any kind – educational, health and wellbeing
- Receive an email at the start of each week from every teacher detailing the content being covered, where or how the student will access the work and clear expectations around what students need to complete and/or submit each session.
- Follow their school timetable for the week
- Complete the work for each session as detailed in the weekly summary from each teacher.
- Attend any online/Webex classes and participate as required. When your child is in an online class please ensure they follow the YCP-12 Video Conferencing Guidelines
- Submit any assessments as per the timeline provided
- Make contact with your teacher if you need additional assistance or support
- Send a weekly email to parents and students no later than 9am every Monday morning, detailing the work to be completed for the week, session delivery mode and clear instructions on how to access the work and/or learning.
- Be available to teach and/or assist during the normal lesson times as per the timetable
- Correct and provide feedback on submitted tasks in a timely manner
- Contact students and parents to follow up and communicate when work is not submitted
Contacts for Student Support
- Year 12 Coordinator – Matt Tregenza, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year 11 Coordinator – Allison Knight, email@example.com
- Year 10 Coordinator – Fleur Rhodes, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Year 9 Coordinator – Jeremy O’Brien, O’brien.Jeremy.J@edumail.vic.gov.au
- Engagement and Wellbeing – Chris O’Neill, O’neill.Chris.C1@edumail.vic.gov.au
- Pathways Leader – David Rose, email@example.com
- Student Welfare Coordinator – Karen Rennie, Rennie.Karen.K@edumail.vic.gov.au
- Campus Principal – Jo McCarthy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior School Information
- Attendance is an important issue for classes across 9-12 and will continue to be so during remote and online learning. Students are expected to attend all online classes via the video conferencing platform chosen by each teacher. Absences will be reported to parents for follow up. Any issues with connectivity need to be communicated to teachers as soon as possible so that we can resolve these immediately.
- Structured workplace learning and work experience for Year 10, 11 and 12 will NOT occur during Term 2. We will rely on advice from DET as to when students can recommence their work placements.
- Those students studying at TAFE have received an email directly from your TAFE provider regarding the arrangements for Term 2. In most cases these courses have been paused for Term 2, meaning that you will not attend. The exception to this is Animal Studies and Equine Studies, the majority of which is already online. Practical components will be run at a later date. If you have any further enquiries please contact David Rose.
- All Year 12 students will be able to complete their VCE or VCAL certificate this year, provided they meet all the learning outcomes and submit all required work to a satisfactory standard.
- VET subjects such as Engineering, Building, Hospitality and Music will be primarily completing the theory component of this qualification during Term 2, with practical components hopefully being completed during Term 3 and 4. Again, we are operating under direct advice from DET on this one.
- Approval has been given for schools to have small groups of VCE, VET and VCAL students on-site to complete their learning requirements if this is necessary and cannot be undertaken at home. All appropriate physical distancing and hygiene measures will be put in place. Further advice is being sought from DET and will be communicated to parents and students as soon as it becomes available.
- The GAT will take place in October instead of June. Year 12 Exams will be scheduled for December at this stage. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
- Year 10 and 11 exams will not run at school, however teachers may be setting exams for students to complete at home. We will provide further information around Year 10 and 11 exams as soon as this has been decided.
- All camps and excursions for Term 2 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. We will look to run what we can once normal school operations resume.
Platforms For Learning
- Physical learning materials supplied by individual classes
- Google Classroom
- School email
- Webex Teams
- Microsoft Office 365
- Education Perfect
- Edrolo (VCE Classes)
- Specific Learning Management Systems for VET subjects
Year 7-12 Class Delivery Methods
Use the linked pdf to check how your(child’s) teacher is going to be delivering remote learning.
Just look up a teacher’s name and check the details for each class.