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Notices & Forms

 

All notices and forms are available on compass.

Please follow the link below:

https://truganinap9-vic.compass.education/login.aspx

Latest News

Onsite arrangements thank you and update

Jenny Crowle
Principal
2020 Parent Opinion Survey

The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents.

It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement.

Randomly selected parents/guardians will be invited to participate in this year’s survey via an email. It should only take 20 minutes to complete the survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous.

This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Wednesday 14th October to Friday 13th November, 2020.

The online survey is available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Somali, Turkish, Punjabi and Greek.

Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.

Please contact Assistant Principal Sadia Toqeer on 9368 9800  if you would like more information.

Kind Regards,


Jenny Crowle
Principal
& 
Sadia Toqeer
Assistant Principal Community Engagement
10.08.20 Important arrival and departure information for students returning to onsite school
Public Holiday on Friday 23rd October

There will be no school on Friday 23rd October due to AFL Grand Final Eve.

Curriculum Days for 2021

Wednesday 27th January (Mandatory)

Thursday 27th May

Friday 28th May

Monday 23rd August

10.08.20 Return to Onsite Schooling
09.01.20 Parent Teacher Learning Conversations

Dear Families,

As per the Department of Education and Training guidelines, we would like to provide you with the opportunity to discuss your child’s learning. 

 Learning conversations will take place on either:

  • Wednesday (9 September);  or 

  • Thursday (10 September)

Families need to book a time with the teacher through Compass. 

Please see the attached document to find out more information.

Parent Teacher Learning Conversations Term 3

On the day of the conversation, the teacher will contact you. Each conversation will last 10 minutes.

 

For further information, please contact the office at 9368 9800.

 

Kind regards,

Courtney Hodgson
Leading Teacher – Student Success Coordinator

07.09.20 Schools Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Dear Families,

I hope that you are all well and the children have enjoyed a well-deserved break.

 In recent days the Victorian Government has made a series of significant announcements about the introduction of new measures across metropolitan Melbourne to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

These include announcements about a change to arrangements for schools at the start of Term 3. The Victorian Government has directed that:

  1. There will be five pupil-free days from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July for all students from Prep through to Year 9.
  2. For these days, schools have been directed that a care and supervision program will be provided for only those students whose parents/carers cannot work from home.

These steps have been identified as critical measures to protect the safety of us all.

 We are awaiting further information from the Department and as always we will be responsive in communicating this information with our school community as we receive it.

 Thank you for your continued patience, support and care during these unprecedented times.

 Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

Kind Regards,

Jenny Crowle
Principal

06.04.20 Years 3-9 Attendance Day

06.04.2020

Dear Year 3-9 Families,

The Victorian Government has directed that from Tuesday the 9th of June, all students in Years 3-9 must return to onsite school.
 
To celebrate this return to onsite school, Tuesday the 9th of June will be 100% Attendance Day for Years 3-9 students.

Classes with 100% of students at school, on time, will receive certificates and BIG prizes.

Every class has a chance to win! Will your class be one of the 100% attendance winners?

Every day counts for learning at Truganina College!

James Damjanovski and Kelsey Lucas
Leaders – Student Engagement

05.28.20 F-2 Attendance Day

05.28.2020

Dear F-2 Families, 

This Tuesday (2nd of June) the F-2 students are celebrating another 100% Attendance Day.

Classes with 100% of students at school, on time, will receive certificates and prizes. 

Every class has a chance to win! Will your class be one of the 100% attendance winners?

Every day counts for learning at Truganina College!

James Damjanovski and Jaimie Vernon
Leaders – Student Engagement

05.25.20 F-2 Return to School Tuesday 26th May, 2020

05.25.2020

Dear Families,

Year 9 to 10 Transition - Application for Year 10 Placement 2021

Dear Families,

Please find attached important information regarding year 9 to 10 transition.

24 04 2020 Application For Year 10 Placement Letter

24 04 2020 Application For Year 10 Placement Blank Application

Kind regards,

Andrew Maki
Learning Specialist- Transitions and Pathways

14/04/2020 Term 2 Remote and Flexible Learning

14.04.2020

Dear Families,

Please see attached information on Remote and Flexible Learning from Mrs Crowle.

04.14.2020 Term 2 Remote And Flexible Learning

Coronavirus - Last Updated 23/03/2020

23.03.2020

Dear Families,

Yesterday the Victorian Government, with the support of the Chief Health Officer, announced the bringing forward of school holidays in Victoria, commencing from Tuesday 24th March.

From Tuesday 24th until Friday 27th March a supervision program for primary school students whose parents are essential service workers, for example health, police, corrections and  emergency services will be in place.

There is no obligation for students who are children of essential workers to attend school this week but we will provide care and a supervision program for these students if it is needed.

Thank you for your efforts this term to support your child’s learning and your flexibility during this unprecedented time.

We wish you all a happy and safe term break and we will continue to provide updates via Compass and the College website https://truganinap9.vic.edu.au/.

Kind Regards

Jenny Crowle
Principal

 

17.03.2020

Current Advice on COVID 19

Dear Families,

Please be reassured that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up-to-date advice, as issued by the Department of Education and Training, with instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

All updates are up on the College website. The following link will take you to the most recent information.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

The Department of Education and Training have put in place a number of precautionary measures, examples include, but are not limited to; maintaining good hygiene practices and advice in regards to organised gatherings, camps and excursions.

Following this advice,

1. All College excursions will not go ahead until further notice.

2. The information session – Supporting Your Child’s Learning At Home will no longer be held on Thursday 19th March; however, you can access all of the resources and videos on the College Website from Monday 23rd March. You are encouraged to watch the flipped learning videos with your child/children and have a discussion around how they use the Truganina College Reading and Maths Mantra to support their learning.

3. Everyone arriving into Australia from overseas from midnight on March 15th will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Importantly this includes parents and carers and any other relatives or friends of students returning from overseas travel. They must not visit the school for any reason during this self-isolation period.

We thank you for your support and understanding and welcome you to contact the office on 9368 9800 if you have any further queries regarding this advice.

Yours sincerely

Jenny Crowle
Principal

 

16.03.2020

Dear Families,

Please refer to the link for updated information on the Coronavirus.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Please be reassured that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up to date advice as issued by the Department of Education and Training after instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Crowle
Principal

10.03.2020

Dear Families,

Please refer to the link for updated information on the Coronavirus.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Please be reassured that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up to date advice as issued by the Department of Education and Training after instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Crowle
Principal

22.02.2020

Dear Families,

Please refer to the link for updated information on the Coronavirus.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Please be reassured that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up to date advice as issued by the Department of Education and Training after instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Crowle
Principal

 

 

03.02.2020

Dear Families,

Please refer to the link for updated information on the Coronavirus.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Please be reassured that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up to date advice as issued by the Department of Education and Training after instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Yours sincerely

Jennifer Crowle
Principal

 

 

30.01.2020

Dear Families,

A very warm welcome back to the 2020 school year. I trust that you had a restful holiday with family and friends. It has been fabulous speaking with your children and hearing about their holiday and the books they have read over the holiday break.

At the start of the school year, I would like to extend a special welcome to our new students and families.

It is my great pleasure and privilege to have your children at our College. Your trust and support to ensure your child is learning both academically and socially is very much valued and appreciated.

Coinciding with the start of the school year there has been conflicting information being presented in relation to the coronavirus.

I am writing to you today to reassure you that the College is closely monitoring the situation and following the most up to date advice as issued by the Department of Education and Training after instruction from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the Department of Health and Human Services.

I have attached the most recent factsheet for school students, staff and families. You will see accurate information included in this fact sheet. Please note the advice in regards to any student, families or staff members who have travelled to Hubei Province, China in the last 14 days.

Coronavirus Factsheet 01.30.2020

It is recommended that all other students are to attend school as normal.

School commenced on Wednesday the 29th January for students in Years 1-9, 30th January for students in Year Foundation with all new enrolments beginning accepted from Monday the 3rd February 2020.

School starts at 8.35am. With the current construction works around the school, I ask that you allow adequate travel time so that your child is at school on time, settled and ready to commence the days’ learning by reading.

If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Lisa Rouvray on 9368 9800.

Yours sincerely

 

Jennifer Crowle
Principal

School Photos 2020
Our annual school photos have been taken and are now ready to order.
 
Arthur Reed Photos use an online ordering system where you can view your photos prior to ordering.
 
On photo day all students received a flyer which includes a code unique to them.
You will require this 2020 code to register online and view your photos.
 
If you have already registered, you will receive an email or SMS from Arthur Reed Photos with a link to view your photos.
 
If you have not yet registered, please go to order.arphotos.com.au and enter your code to complete your order.
 
If you have misplaced your registration code, please contact the Arthur Reed Photos customer service team directly on 5243 4390
 
Please note that you will need to register online with your 2020 photo code to gain access to this year’s images.
 
There is an ordering period if you wish to receive free delivery back to the school. This ordering window closes on 20th April 2020.
After this time, there will be a $4.95 postage and handling fee on all orders, as they will be sent directly to your nominated address.
 
If you require any assistance ordering your photos, please contact Arthur Reed Photos directly on 5243 4390 or email customerservice@arphotos.com.au
New Mobile Phone Policy for 2020

Dear Truganina College community, 

As you may be aware, the Victorian Government has announced a new mobile phone policy that will require students to switch their phones off and securely store them away during the day. 

 The policy is designed to support a teaching and learning environment that is free from unnecessary distractions, disruptions and student inattention caused by the urge to check their phones. 

 Though it is preferable that students don’t bring a mobile phone to school. Students who do will need to comply with our College Mobile Phone Policy. 

 From Wednesday 29th January, 2020, all students who bring a mobile phone to school will be supplied with a registered Yondr pouch. With this pouch, students can secure their device to prevent them from accessing it throughout the day, supporting both their academic and social growth. Locations that lock and unlock their Yondr pouch, will be accessible at College entry and exit points. All students will be supported with training to ensure they understand how to activate and deactivate their pouch at the start of Term 1, 2020. 

 As always, communication with students can be gained through our administration phone number 9368 9800. We will also make available additional Yondr pouches to be purchased if your child happens to lose or damage it before the conclusion of their time at Truganina College. For more information regarding Yondr, please visit their website via https://www.overyondr.com/schools

 In advance we would like to thank you for supporting our students having a phone-free learning environment. If required a copy of our College Mobile Phone Policy can be provided upon request or alternatively accessed via our College website. Please refer to the Department of Education and Training website for further information on students using mobile phones policy and the personal goods policy.

 Regards,

 Christopher Pugh
Middle Years Assistant Principal.

 

Soundgarage Enrolment Form 2020

Please see the attached Soundgarage Enrolment Form 2020. 
These need to be returned to the school office by Thursday 19th December 2019. 

Soundgarage Truganina Enrolment Form 2020

Kinder to Foundation Transition Presentations
Curriculum Days
2020 Term Dates

Term 1
29th January – 27th March

Term 2
14th April – 26th June

Term 3
13th July – 18th September

Term 4
5th October – 18th December

Truganina College Enrolments for 2020 and 2021

Foundation to Year 9 Enrolments for 2020 and 2021 are now open.

For more information, please contact the office on 9368 9800 or email enrolments@truganinap9.vic.edu.au

Victorian School of Languages

The Victorian School of Languages are currently running Saturday morning language sessions.

For more information please visit the Victorian School of Languages website https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/

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Compass School Manager

Truganina College uses Compass School Manager as our web based Parent Portal and Learning Management system.

Using Compass will allow you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child’s progress. Importantly, it will continue to develop the link between home and school.

Please click the button below to access the Parent Portal for Compass School Manager.

Further Information

Here are links to documents you may find helpful when accessing our Parent Portal.

School Canteen

The canteen is open from Monday – Friday for lunch orders and over the counter service at recess and lunch.

The canteen offers an online ordering system. We encourage families to book their lunch orders this way. All orders must be placed by 10am on the day you wish to order food. Please click the link below to submit your order.

 https://www.boccafoods.com.au

Please ensure all cash lunch order items are written on the outside of a brown paper bag and labelled with your child’s name, classroom number and room number with payment inserted. Please refer to the menu on the right of this page. 

 

Uniform

Noone Imagewear are the uniform supplier for Truganina College.

The following photos showcase the uniform. Please note the students are wearing either black runners or school shoes. If you have any questions about the uniform please contact Noone Imagewear direct on 9749 0543.

State Schools’ Relief

State Schools’ Relief helps students with footwear and clothing for school. They help students that may be facing challenges like trouble at home, family illness, students who have lost everything due to house fires and natural disasters or help out if the parents can’t afford the uniform and shoes for school.

State Schools’ Relief work with every government school in Victoria to make sure that all students regardless of background can participate in school activities and have access to education.

If you or your parent/guardian is struggling to provide your uniform for school; please contact the school office on 9368 9800 for assistance.

clk2sell App

clk2sell app is a fast way for parents to buy and sell second hand uniforms.

In 2014, State Schools’ Relief launched clk2sell – a smartphone solution to buy and sell second-hand school uniforms. With the new term and season change, it’s a great time to upload and sell those unwanted uniform items.

Close to 100 schools are now using the app – saving time and money. State Schools’ Relief is encouraging more schools and parents to get on board to reap the benefits. “Parents have saved 50-70 per cent”, said State Schools’ Relief CEO, Stephen Isles.

By being able to purchase uniforms at a reduced price children can wear the appropriate uniform and in turn gain the confidence to attend school without feeling embarrassed.

Hear about how the clk2sell app works and the benefits experienced by parents and schools already using the app. Watch the clk2sell video.

For more information about this resource go to www.clk2sell.com or email info@clk2sell.com​.​​

Outside School Hours Care

We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our outside of school hours care program.

To help families prepare for the new school year, bookings for Outside School Hours Care are now open for 2020.

So that Camp Australia can care for all students, they do recommend that families register an account with them and always book in advance.

Why register? To attend the care of Camp Australia, parents/guardians must register their child by completing an online enrolment form via the parent portal. It’s very important that parents/guardians fill out all compulsory enrolment documentation for their child and notify Camp Australia of any medical conditions, illnesses and other, to ensure the health and safety of all children in their care.

To find out more about the program at our school, including hours of operation, fees and how to register, please click the link below.

Working With Children Check

To assist you with applying for a Working with Children Check please click the image below. The link will direct you to the website to fill in your application.

All community volunteers at Truganina College are required to have a valid Working with Children Check.

Statement on Insurance at School

The Department of Education and Training (DET) does not provide personal accident insurance for students. Parents/guardians of students who do not have student accident insurance are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs. Parents/guardians can purchase insurance policies from commercial insurers. Personal property is sometimes brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include, but is not limited to mobile phones, electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment, and cars parked on school premises. The Department of Education and Training does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property. It is probably wise for valuable items to be left at home. For further information, please contact DET Central Staff member: Jane Wilhelm at wilhelm.jane.j@edumail.vic.gov.au or phone 9637 2509.

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