Community Engagement in Learning

Welcome to the Community Engagement in Learning page. On this webpage, you will find information and educational resources to support your child’s learning at home.

 

Purpose Statement

Community Engagement in Learning Team

Our staff are committed to engaging families in their children’s learning. Our aim is to provide opportunities for families to participate in experiences that will help build an understanding of how our children learn. We strive to strengthen educational partnerships across our College community and beyond.

Information Sessions

Supporting Your Child’s Learning at Home

Term 1, 2020 – See below the resources for the Term 1 2020 information session for Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 families.

These resources will provide you with information about NAPLAN assessment and how to support your child’s learning at home.

Please watch the video with your child and download the resources to help you support your child’s learning at home.

Reading Mantra

Years 2 3 Maths Mantra

Years 5 9 Maths Mantra

Year 3 Numeracy NAPLAN Sample

Year 3 Reading NAPLAN Sample

Year 3 Writing And Language Conventions NAPLAN Sample

Year 5 Numeracy NAPLAN Sample

Year 5 Reading NAPLAN Sample

Year 5 Writing And Language Conventions NAPLAN Sample

Year 7 Numeracy NAPLAN Sample

Year 7 Reading NAPLAN Sample

Year 7 Writing And Language Conventions NAPLAN Sample

Year 9 Numeracy NAPLAN Sample

Year 9 Reading NAPLAN Sample

Year 9 Writing And Language Conventions NAPLAN Sample

Parent Engagement in Learning Course

2019 – The  Parent Engagement in Learning Course was delivered to parents focusing on how to use a range of reading comprehension strategies (developed by Duke & Pearson) which research shows help students develop literacy skills.

2020 – The Parent Engagement in Learning Course has been expanded to now provide parents an opportunity to participate in their child’s learning over 3 WebeEx Sessions. Each session delves into a core curriculum area, and provides useful strategies families can use to support their child’s learning at home. 

Call the office on 03 9368 9800 to register for the course.

Year 7 2021 Information Session

Year 7 2021 Information Sessions

Kinder to Foundation Transitions

Kindergarten to Foundation Transition 4 2020

Parent Information Handout #4

Introduction to Kinder – Foundation Transitions at Truganina College

Community Engagement at Truganina College

Thursday 19th November – via Webex
Classroom routines and expectations, getting ready for 2021

 Purpose

  • Building strong educational relationships between families and staff.
  • Common understanding of the language of learning. 
  • Create and strengthen partnerships across our College community.

Our Work

Develop resources for parents to support their child’s learning at home.
These resources are located at the Community Engagement tab on the Truganina College website.
Steps:
Type in the URL: http://truganinap9.vic.edu.au
Identify Tabs across the top of the webpage
Select Community Engagement

 Information Sessions and Courses:
Parent Engagement in Learning Course

  • Next Course: Term 1 2020
  • Please register your interest at the front office

 Offer opportunities for parents to participate in community events and learning of our students. For example:
Book Fair, Excursions, Reading in the morning

Parent Engagement
At Truganina College we value and encourage parents to take an active role in supporting their child’s learning.
Parents can do that by:

  • Developing good study routines
  • Ensuring regular school attendance
  • Use student planner as an effective two way communication tool
  • Using compass to access online student learning, reporting absences, reporting information as well as important notes and letter.

Effective Two Way Communication at Truganina College: 
How parents can communicate: 

  • Telephone call – voicemail
  • Email
  • Book and appoinment at the office
  • Informal visits before or after school
  • Communicate via student planner

How school may communicate: 

  • Parent Teacher interviews
  • Compass – notes, reminders, important updates
  • Learning Action plan meetings
  • Newsletter and Assemblies
  • Information sessions
  • Phone Calls

Would you like to be a Community Volunteer at Truganina College?

Community Volunteers are an invaluable resource at Truganina College. From reading with children in the classroom to helping out at fundraising events, the College values any form of assistance offered by volunteers. If you would like to donate your time and assistance as a Community Volunteer at Truganina College, please complete the form Community Engagement Volunteer Form on the Website.   

Before Volunteering:
Do you have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC)? If so, please attach a copy to this form.
If you don’t have a Working With Children Check (WWCC), you can apply for one via the following link:
http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/apply+for+a+check/
The online application process is easy and free.

 If you aren’t available to assist at the College but would like to help in other ways, like taking resources home such as books to contact or laminating to cut out please let your child’s classroom teacher know in Term 1, 2021

Contacting the School

Your child’s classroom teacher is your first point of contact. You can make appointments to see your child’s classroom teacher by contacting the school via:

  • Phone: 03 9368 9800 or Email: truganina.p9.co@edumail.vic.gov.au
  • Writing a note in the student planner
  • Speaking to your child’s classroom teacher

School Website: http://truganinap9.vic.edu.au

 

Kindergarten to Foundation Transition 3 2020

Parent Information Handout #3

Introduction to Kinder – Foundation Transitions at Truganina College

Thursday 5th November – To be determined
Community Engagement and what to expect in the first term.
(Learning Time, Assessment Interviews, School Banking, Essential Education Items, Compass, CSEF, State Schools’ Relief, Camp Australia, Lunch Orders, School Uniforms)

Thursday 19th November – To be determined
Classroom routines and expectations, getting ready for 2021

 

Contacting the School

Your child’s classroom teacher is your first point of contact. You can make appointments to see your child’s classroom teacher by contacting the school via:

  • Phone: 03 9368 9800 or Email: truganina.p9.co@edumail.vic.gov.au
  • Writing a note in the student planner
  • Speaking to your child’s classroom teacher

School Website: http://truganinap9.vic.edu.au

Essential Education

Essential Education Items for 2021 will cost $285.00.
This Includes the following: 
– Stationery Pack
– Curriculum Consumables
– Learning Subscriptions

We highly recommend families to pre-pay for the Essential Education Items.

CSEF – Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

There is an additional cost for incursions and excursions throughout the year, if you hold a current Health Care Card you may be eligible for CSEF Funding which will help cover the cost of these events.

– Eligible families receive $125.00 per child in primary school.

 

School Uniform: Noone Schoowear – 54 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029. Phone: 03 9749 0543 Email: https://www.noone.com.au/school/truganina-college/stores

Canteen: Open Monday-Friday. Online orders email: https://www.boccafoods.com.au

Camp Australia: Before and After School Care. Email: www.campaustralia.com.au

 

Kindergarten to Foundation Transition 2 2020

Parent Information Handout #2

Introduction to Kinder – Foundation Transitions at Truganina College

Thursday 22nd October – Pre Recorded
Subject Teachers, Assessments and 21st Century Learning

Thursday 5th November – To be determined
Community Engagement and what to expect in the first term. 
(Learning Time, Assessment Interviews, School Banking, Essential Education Items, Compass, CSEF, State Schools’ Relief, Camp Australia, Lunch Orders, School Uniforms) 

Thursday 19th November – To be determined
Classroom routines and expectations, getting ready for 2021

 

Subjects

Students will have four hours of subjects each week taught by a different teacher.

                 

21st Century Skills

All learning experiences across the curriculum incorporates 21st century skills to equip students with the skills needed so that they are globally aware, better able to navigate the digital world and be more engaged.

iPads

It’s the expectation that every student at the College has an iPad. The iPads are a tool used in the classroom to support teaching and learning. Due to the technological structures in the College, only iPads can be used for learning.  We teach students how to use technology safely through the Responsible Digital Citizenship Matrix.

                                             

Assessments

Teachers assess students for their ability to identify the upper and lower case alphabets when they begin school. This assessment also includes the student’s ability to identify sounds of the alphabets. Students are also assessed on their reading and comprehension as well as the reading and spelling of Oxford Words.

SeeSaw

Seesaw is an Online Learning Management System the school began using during Remote and Flexible Learning. The Seesaw platform is used in Foundation – Year 4 classrooms.

For further information about SeeSaw and some of its features, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1_mBy1EI0M

School Website: http://truganinap9.vic.edu.au

Kindergarten to Foundation Transition 2020

Kindergarten to Foundation Parent Information sessions will be delivered virtually due to current restrictions across Metropolitan Melbourne. You will find the presentations below with an attached handout. There will be new presentations uploaded during Weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 of Term 4, 2020. If you have any questions regarding transition please contact the College on 03 9368 9800 or Truganina.p9.co@education.vic.gov.au.

Kinder Foundation Transitions Parent Information Handout #1

Arabic Kinder Foundation Transitions Parent Information Handout #1

Hindi Kinder Foundation Transitions Parent Information Handout #1

Samoan Kinder Foundation Transitions Parent Information Handout #1

Urdu Kinder Foundation Transitions Parent Information Handout #1

Helping Your Child Succeed

Tips to Support Learning at Home

See the videos below for easy tips to help your child’s learning at home in the following languages: English, Somali, Somoa, Hindi and Urdu. 

Educational Resources

In this presentation you will find some easy tips for how to access a variety of Educatoinal Resources that have been developed by the Community Engagement in Learning Team to support learning at home.

Supporting Your Child’s Learning through Educational Resources

Wushka

In this presentation you will find some easy tips to support your child to use Wushka at home.

Supporting Your Child to Use Wushka at Home

Mathletics

In this presentation you will find some easy tips to support your child to use Mathletics at home.

Supporting Your Child to Use Mathletics at Home

Reading

In this presentation you will some easy tips and resources to help your child connect and engage with reading at home.

Supporting Your Child’s Reading at Home

Educational Resources

At Truganina College, we set high expectations for all students to succeed. Please find below a selection of key educational resources to motivate and support your child’s learning at school as well as at home.

 

Reading Mantra

We developed this Reading Mantra here at Truganina College as a brief, visual guide to help support our students develop their thinking and deepen their understanding of what they are reading. Students use this across the College during reading.
Click here to access resources.

How to use the Truganina College Reading Mantra.

F-9 Reading Mantra

The following videos show students using the Reading Mantra for deeper understanding – Video

 

 

 

Reading Mantra Dinka

Reading Mantra Hindi

Reading Mantra Samoan

Reading Mantra Somali

Reading Mantra Urdu

 

Maths Mantra

We developed this Maths Mantra here at Truganina College as a brief guide to help support our students thinking when they are responding/solving Maths problems. It’s simply a structured way for them to think about how to do this.

How to use the Truganina College Maths Mantra

Click here for more information.

Years F-4 Maths Mantra

Years 5-9 Maths Mantra

This video shows students using the Maths Mantra for problem solving – Video

 

Maths Mantra Foundation Year 4 Dinka

Maths Mantra Foundation Year 4 Hindi

Maths Mantra Foundation Year 4 Samoan

Maths Mantra Foundation Year 4 Somali

Maths Mantra Foundation Year 4 Urdu

Maths Mantra Years 5 9 Dinka

Maths Mantra Years 5 9 Hindi

Maths Mantra Years 5 9 Samoan

Reading Mantra Somali

Maths Mantra Years 5 9 Urdu

Digital Citizenship Rubric

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Truganina College has a  strong focus on developing and extending reading comprehension skills.
Here you will find useful resources to support your child’s reading comprehension at home.

Metacognition
‘See, Think, Wonder’ is a thinking strategy to develop an understanding of the text.
This strategy can be used when reading a picture storybook or a longer text for enjoyment. It can promote deeper thinking while reading non-fiction books (science, humanities, history). Students can use it when they read any text containing photographs or pictures.
This video shows how teachers use ‘See, Think, Wonder’ strategy at Truganina College to develop metacognition.

Click to see a list of questions you can ask your child during reading.

Questions To Ask During Reading

Student Work sample.

See, Think, Wonder Foundation Year 1 Student Work Sample

See, Think, Wonder Year 2 Year 4 Student Work Sample

See, Think, Wonder Year 5 Year 9 Student Work Sample

Predicting

Predicting is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about what is going to happen in the story. Students need to use information in the pictures, text, title and their prior knowledge to make an educated guess about the story.

 

Questions to ask your child before, during and after reading.

What do you think the book is going to be about? Why?

What do you think is going to happen next? Why?

What do you think might happen now? Why?

This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through prediction.

Predicting F 2 Student Work Sample

Predicting 3 4 Student Work Sample

Predicting 5 9 Student Work Sample

Inferring

Inferring is a comprehension strategy that requires students to make an educated guess about a part of the story they are reading. Students need to use the evidence in the story such as the pictures, words and phrases to understand more than what is directly found in the book.

Students can infer character emotions and guess the meaning of unknown words using the clues in the text to help them.

This video shows how teachers use this strategy to promote deeper thinking about stories through inferring.

Inferring F 2 Student Work Sample

Inferring 3 4 Student Work Sample

Inferring 5 9 Student Work Sample

Summarising and Retelling

Summaring and Retelling is a comprehension strategy to help students focus on the important parts of the story and communicate this to a teacher, friend or family member.

This strategy can be used after reading any piece of writing. After reading ask your child:
Can you tell me what happened in the story?
Then what happened?
What happened at the end?
What was the most important part of the story?

This video shows how teachers and families can use support students to retell and summarise after reading.

Summarising And Retelling F 2 Student Work Sample

Summarising And Retelling 3 4 Student Work Sample

Summarising And Retelling 5 9 Student Work Sample

 

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