Parent Bulletin 13
Friday 5 June
Welcome Back to On-site Learning
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
We are looking forward to having all our students back on site learning from Tuesday 9th June. We have put together a further update on the return to school arrangements.
Respect and PRIDE Values
Students are reminded of our PRIDE values, and to respect other students during this challenging time for us all. Respecting personal space is a must.
First Day Arrangements
Students in 7-10 will have an extended form assembly on Tuesday 9th June. This will involve a virtual team assembly as well. Students should go to their usual form assembly rooms at the start of the day, and remain there until the end of period 1. They will then go to their usual period 2 class. If students need to restock their locker we encourage them to come into the campus a bit earlier to set it up after taking materials home with them last term.
Year 7 and Year 9 Staggered Start to Recess and Lunch
To help ease congestion at the locker bay areas and the canteen students in year 7 and 9 will be dismissed from class 5 minutes early at the end of period 2 and period 4. The staff member teaching the class will continue to supervise the students until the bell goes for the end of the period.
As we come back to learning on site, it’s important to re-establish routines. This includes getting up with plenty of time to get ready and have breakfast, then arriving at school prior to the start of form assembly. It also involves time management and recording when assignments and tasks are due for each subject. We encourage students to be mindful of establishing these routines again, as some of them may be ‘out of practice’. If students require extra support they should speak to their student coordinator, and they can arrange an appointment with the wellbeing team if need be.
Canteen Lunch Orders
Students can order lunch orders using the Bocca Foods website (https://boccafoods.com.au/) before 9am on the day of their order. Limited snacks and ‘walk up’ food will be available. Students can collect lunch orders at recess or lunchtime, but pickup times must be indicated on your order.
Hand Hygiene - Reminder
Hand Sanitiser will be available for students to use at school. We do recommend that students carry their own travel size bottle of hand sanitiser with them that they can use at their convenience.
F Block – New Building
We are very excited to be moving into the F Block building. Senior students will be completing assessment tasks in F Block during weeks 9 and 10, so no junior students will have any access to the building. Students wishing to enter the new Stirling and Burnet team offices can use the external doors that directly access those spaces.
Arriving and Leaving School
Students can use the various access routes to enter the school. This includes the back gate, the bridge across Pascoe Vale Road, access from the southern bus bay.
Increased Cleaning of the School Site
Extended and increased cleaning arrangements have been introduced and will continue. This involves progressive cleaning throughout the day of high-touch surfaces.
If you are unwell you must stay home. Medical certificates will be needed as usual for VCE attendance requirements.
Students will not have access to microwaves, sandwich presses or drinking fountains. They can refill a drink bottle using the taps around the school. Students can either order lunch from the canteen using the app, or bring lunch from home that does not require reheating.
Mobile Phone Policy
Students are reminded that the mobile phone policy remains in place once students return to on site learning. Mobile phones should be locked in the student locker during the school day. Any student who is asked to surrender their phone will have a text sent to their parent or carer advising them the phone has been surrendered, and to contact the relevant Assistant Principal to arrange the return of the phone.
Full school uniform must be worn when students return to on site learning. No hoodies can be worn underneath your jacket. If students wish to rug up in the cooler weather, jumpers are available for purchase from Noone, and Strathmore beanies are available for purchase from the finance office for $25.
Turf Access Schedule
Students are reminded of the turf access schedule -
Monday - Year 7 & 8
Tuesday - Year 9
Wednesday - Year 10
Thursday - Year 11
Friday - Year 12