Parent Bulletin 10
Friday 15 May
Return to On-site Schooling
Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:
The Department’s latest advice on can be found at:
The College Comes to Life!
Students doing folio subjects in Units 3 and 4 are being assigned regular time in school to develop their practical work. Recent advice from VCAA (Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority) has enabled students to return on a limited basis, with social distancing and sanitation measures in place.
Studio Arts (photography) students enlivened the quiet classrooms and computer pod in B corridor. It was a joy to hear conversation and laughter, and to see the work spaces being enthusiastically used again. Not least, the social - as well as the academic - interaction between students was an important supportive measure for them as individuals, not only as students.
Their weekly attendance allows me to assist them as well as to authenticate their work. It is a joy to see them again.
Visual Arts Faculty
Burnet Team News
Happy Friday Burnetians! Despite working from home, it has been great to see Burnet students continue to stay engaged with the college and the team. It has also been really pleasing to see the creative ways students have been demonstrating their learning through creating videos, artworks, investigations involving family members and submitting such fine quality work.
During our first virtual ‘team assembly’ we introduced an idea to get students involved in some team challenges. Our first was the hunt for Burnet’s greatest cook with the Masterchef competition. An overwhelming response from the team saw us dished up sweet and savoury food from all over the globe including Korean-style twisted doughnuts, Alfajores, Beef Bourguignon, “Quaranteam” cookies, Carbonara and Raindrop Cakes.
This week saw Burnet students turn their hand to creating artworks that depicted their ‘dream isolation view’, and again we had a terrific response. There are certainly some gifted artists in the team, the coastal landscapes, New York City skylines and country scenes certainly sounded like favourable backdrops for remote learning.
Next week is the Fitness & Wellbeing Challenge, we encourage all Burnet students to check out the task on Google Classroom and show us how you’re keeping your mind and body active and healthy.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all back in the classroom, but until then keep up the great work from home.
Ms Fraser, Ms Trahar & Mr Roberts
Asbestos Removal Works
Asbestos removal works will occur at Strathmore Secondary College for 4 weekends starting the 16th of May till the 7th of June.
The Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) has engaged Savills Project Management to project manage the works, and they will lead a team of experts comprising of Licenced Asbestos Removal companies and Occupational Hygienists to safely remove the asbestos.
During this time, you may see qualified contractors come in and out of the school grounds. We would like to ensure you that all necessary controls and compliance measures are being implemented.
The asbestos remediation works will be undertaken in strict accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2017. Coffey is an independent environmental company supervising and providing health and safety services to Elite Building and Environmental Services to ensure compliance with the regulations. Air-quality monitoring will be operating during all asbestos removal operations, and a clearance certificate will be issued by the occupational hygienist before the area can be occupied again.
WorkSafe Victoria has been notified of the works.
Works will be happening on the weekends for 4 weekends starting the 16th of May till the 7th of June. Please do not visit the school grounds during these dates.
For further information, please contact the Victorian School Building Authority on 03 7022 2580 or via email at:
Compass Attendance During Remote Learning, Years 7 - 10
Parents and Guardians, please remember to update Compass Attendance in a timely manner, ensuring the “unexplained” tab is cleared regularly.
If your child is unable to sign into Form Assembly on a particular day, please add an Attendance note in the usual way.
To ensure absences can be approved, Medical certificates should be provided to the school.
If you have any queries or require assistance, please email the Attendance officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with Compass Attendance can be found in the Parent Booklet on the school’s website.
For Compass login problems you can access Compass Password Help on our ICT Website. If you are still having trouble after following those instructions, you can outline the issue via our contact page.
Need something to read? Why not borrow an eBook or audio book from the Strathmore eLibrary.
Please use your compass details to register.
Don’t forget to check out all the online resources available from the Strathmore Library -
Year 8 Art
Year 8 Art students looked at the work of the artist and illustrator - Andrea Innocent.
Students were given a brief in which they had to design a character which was inspired by some of their favourite things - an animal, a place, an object or food. Using a similar design process to Andrea Innocent, the students sketched out their ideas and developed them into a final drawing.
They used their iPads to photograph their pencil drawings and the app brushes redux to colour and finalise their illustrations.