Parent Bulletin 19
Friday 11 September
Report from School Council September Meeting
Update on Building Project
Newpol Construction the appointed Contractor for Stage 2 took possession of the site on 17th August. Temporary services for construction are currently being installed and excavation down to the ground floor sub-base is underway. A temporary gravel path has been installed providing student access from the Moonee Ponds Creek and bike path. This path will be concreted in the coming weeks to make sure it is an all-weather path.
General School Operations and Student Enrolment Trends
Planning is well underway for 2021. Positions of Responsibility have been confirmed and will be filled within the next few weeks. Subject numbers have been analysed and evaluated. Staffing will be confirmed early in term 4.
Continuing strong student enrolment trends were discussed by Council.
Strathmore Secondary College Remote and Flexible Student Survey
Every year students at the school complete an Attitudes to School Survey to gather feedback about different aspects of their school life. This year we have adapted the survey to suit our remote and flexible learning period, as well as mirroring some of the information collected in the parent survey already completed. There are two parts to the survey:
Part A: COVID-19 Remote Learning Experience
Part B: Student Wellbeing
The survey will be conducted over the coming few weeks and results will be communicated in due course.
Student Excellence Program
In late 2019 the Department of Education and Training (DET) launched the Student Excellence Program. This program has the purpose of; supporting the learning, engagement and wellbeing of High-Ability Students (HAS) to help them thrive now and into the future, whilst building teacher capability to cater for the needs of this cohort of students.
Student Excellence Program Functions
Victorian High Ability Program (VHAP)
Food Technology Guru Nancy
Strathmore Secondary College Food Tech guru Nancy gave up her spare time to make hats for medical staff. Medical staff wear the hats under their PPE to make life a bit more comfortable.
The photo below is some of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory nurses wearing hats that Nancy made and delivered to the Austin Hospital.
The Doctors and nursing staff were rapt with the selection of colourful hats.
School Entrance - Moonee Ponds Creek Path
The school gate from Moonee Ponds Creek path has been closed due to the builders compound being fenced off.
A new gate has been opened approximately 100 metres South, between the Stirling locker bays and VSSEC.