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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

Camps, Sports, Excursions Fund (CSEF)

 

CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary
foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum
seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

 

CSEF can be used as payment towards:

  • School camps/trips
  • Swimming and other school-organised sporting programs
  • Excursions/incursions

 

To claim CSEF payments you need to have a valid Health Care Card or a valid Pension card.

See examples of these cards below:

            

The annual CSEF amount that students will receive is:

  • $125 for primary school students.
  • $225 for secondary school students.

The CSEF funding does not cover Essential Education Items.

How to apply

Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form, complete the form and we’ll take a copy of your valid Health Care Card or valid Pension card.

Please see below information in different languages:

CSEF Arabic

CSEF Burmese

CSEF Dari

CSEF Dinka

CSEF Farsi

CSEF General Tamil

CSEF Hindi

CSEF Karen

CSEF Khmer

CSEF Simplified Chinese

CSEF Somali

CSEF Traditional Chinese

CSEF Turkish

CSEF Vietnamese

Applications for CSEF close on 13th August so please contact the office by no later than Wednesday 11th August if you are eligible for this funding and   haven’t already applied.

Clare Najdovski
Finance Manager

Latest News

Last Day of Term 2, First Day of Term 3

The last day of Term 2 is Friday 24th June. 
Students finish at 2.35pm.

The first day of Term 3 is Monday 11th July. 
Students start at 8.35am.

Curriculum Day Monday 31st October 2022

Monday 31st October 

Public Holidays 2022

Friday 23rd September and Tuesday 1st November are public holidays.

There is no school on these days.

Attitudes To School Survey - We Want Our Students To Tell Us What They Think And Feel

Dear Families,

We value student voice as a means to improving student engagement, wellbeing, and quality instruction. We are conducting the Attitudes To School Survey to find out what your child thinks and feels about Truganina College. 

The Attitudes to School Survey (AtoSS) is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist our school to gain an understanding of students’ perceptions and experience of school. Students will be asked about their thoughts and feelings in relation to their school, their learning, peer relationships, bullying and life in general.  

Students in Years 4-9 at Truganina College are invited to participate in the survey. Your child will complete the survey during school hours. It is important to know that this is not an assessment and your child has the right to withdraw from the survey at any time.  

All responses to the survey are kept anonymous in the response file. Personal identification data will not be recorded. This ensures that the confidentiality of your child’s responses is protected at all times.

This year the Attitudes to School survey will be conducted from Monday 23rd May to Friday 10th June. The survey takes around 45 minutes to complete and occurs during your child’s class time, where they will be supported to complete the survey by school leaders. 

If you would like more information, please visit: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/data-collection-surveys/guidance/attitudes-school-survey 

       

Mr O’Halloran & Mr Robertson
Lead Student Engagement and Wellbeing

Update on Rapid Antigen Tests (RATS) for Remainder of Term 2

Dear Families,

I am writing to let you know about changes to the provision of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) in our school for the remainder of Term 2.

RATs will continue to be distributed to you as they have been throughout this school year for the remainder of this term.

However, from Monday 23 May 2022, students will no longer be recommended to undertake either twice weekly RATs in mainstream schools or 5 days a week in specialist schools.

RATs however will continue to be required by students who are household contacts to attend school (5 negative tests over a 7 day period) or who have symptoms.

The ongoing supply of RATs to families in our school will ensure that parents and carers will have them should they need them if their child is a household contact or has symptoms.

Families must continue to notify the Department of Health and the school if their child returns a positive RAT result. Additionally, you should inform us if any of your children are household contacts.

Thank you also to all families who have got their child vaccinated. Vaccination continues to remain the best way to protect students and staff in our school.

Getting vaccinated is easy and bookings can be done via the coronavirus website. If you have any questions about the vaccines, I encourage you to speak to your GP or a health practitioner.

Thank you again for your ongoing cooperation and support during this time.

Kind regards,

Nicole O’Brien

Acting Principal
Truganina P-9 College

Responding to The Cold and Flu Season

Dear Families,

With borders opening and the arrival of colder weather, cases of influenza (the flu) are increasing throughout Victoria. Our community is at risk of higher rates of students and staff affected by the flu or COVID-19 this season.

What To Do If Your Child Gets Sick

To help keep your child and our school community safe, please take the following steps if your child has any cold or flu-like symptoms:

  • take a COVID-19 test and follow the current Department of Health isolation requirements if a positive result is shown

  • keep your child at home until their symptoms pass

  • common flu-like symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, loss of appetite, body aches and feeling extremely weak and tired

  • diagnosis of the flu can only be confirmed by a doctor after a nose or throat swab

  • encourage your child to wash their hands regularly and ask them to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 vaccines are available free of charge to everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.

It is important that children and young people have the best possible protection against the flu and COVID-19 by getting vaccinated.

Ensuring your children are protected against serious illness helps to protect everyone in our community, including older family members who may be at higher risk, along with younger children who can’t receive vaccinations yet.

You can book COVID-19 vaccinations through the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 or at a participating GP, pharmacy, or community health service.

Some local schools are also holding walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics on school grounds. Vaccination settings can be found at the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Flu Vaccination

Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.

Some people are more at risk of complications from the flu and are eligible for free vaccination under the National Immunisation Program including:

  • anyone aged 65 years and older

  • pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy)

  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from 6 months and over

  • people 6 months or older with:

  • children on long-term aspirin therapy from 6 months to 10 years

  • children aged from 6 months to under 5 years.

Flu vaccinations can be booked through GPs and pharmacies, many of which can also provide COVID-19 vaccinations. If you would like more information about the flu vaccination, visit the Better Health Channel.

Kind regards,

            

Sadia Toqeer and Christina Arnold
School Operations Team

COVIDSafe Update
Term 2 COVIDsafe Measures

Dear Families,

 

I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful break over the school holidays. 

The Victorian Government has announced some important changes to COVIDSafe measures for schools that will apply from the start of Term 2.

 

Face masks

From 11:59 pm Friday 22 April, face masks, while recommended, are not required in any school setting. This means students in grades 3 to 6, staff and visitors in primary schools are no longer required to wear face masks. Any student or staff member who wishes to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.

 

Screening requirements

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19, and have completed their 7-day isolation period, now do not need to undertake rapid antigen test (RAT) screening for 12 weeks after their release from isolation. This was previously 8 weeks.

 

Household contacts

Students who are household contacts of a COVID-19 case are not required to quarantine. They may return to school as long as they undertake rapid antigen tests (RAT) 5 times during their 7-day period. They are required to notify the school that they are a household contact.

Students aged 8 years and above who are household contacts are required to wear face masks when indoors at school unless they have a valid exemption.

 If a student household contact returns a positive RAT result, they must isolate for 7 days.

 

Vaccination requirements for visitors to schools

Parents, carers and other adult visitors (not performing work) are no longer required to show evidence of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

 

RAT screening program reminder

 RATs will continue to be supplied for the first 4 weeks of Term 2 to support the early detection of COVID-19 in our school. The testing recommendations will remain the same this Term, students and staff  are recommended to test at home twice a week.

 

As we approach winter and flu season, the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 and booster shots for students 16+ remains the best way to ensure protection for students and staff.

 

If you have any concerns about getting your child vaccinated, please get in contact with your GP or another health professional who can answer your questions.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our college community safe.

 

Yours sincerely,

           

School Operations Team
Sadia Toqeer and Christina Arnold

Back to School Plan
Return to School
2022 Term Dates

Term 1
31st January – 8th April

Term 2
26th April – 24 June

Term 3
11th July – 16th September

Term 4
3rd October – 20th December

Payments 2022 - Explanation of Charges
Planner Competition Winner Announcement
Enrolments for 2022

Enrolments for 2022 have closed.

They reopen on Tuesday 1st February 2022.

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

New OSCH Program starting in 2022
New Secondary School Zones 2022

New Secondary School zones for 2022 are now available to see on the Find My School website.

To visit the site, see: www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

Emergency and Mental Health Support Information and contact phone numbers

If you require any assistance over the school holidays while the school is unattended please contact:

000 Emergency Assistance
Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance
Ph:000

Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800551800
https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Free 24 hour/7 days a week advice and support for children and young people 5-25 years old

 Parent Helpline  
Phone: 1300 301 300
https://parentline.com.au/
Free 24 hour/7 days a week advice and support for parents, guardians and carers

 Lifeline
Phone:13 4357
https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Free 24 hour/7 days a week crisis support and suicide prevention

 Beyond Blue
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Ph: 1300 22 4636
Free mental health support and assistance for depression and anxiety

 Suicide Call Back Service
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Ph: 1300 659 467

Head to Help:
www.headtohelp.org.au
Ph 1800 595 212

headspace Counselling
https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

 Your local doctor or medical centre

 

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 online lunch orders and over the counter snacks at recess and lunch.

The canteen offers an online ordering system. All lunch orders are to be ordered online. All orders must be placed by 9am on the day you wish to order food. Please click the link below to submit your order.

https://www.boccafoods.com.au.

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.

Outside School Hours Care

Truganina P-9 College are offering an outside of school hours program run by Big Childcare from the start of Term 1 2022.

Before school hours are 6:30am – 8:30am at $25.00* per session.

After school hours are 2:45pm – 6:30pm at $28.00* per session.

*This is the price before the Child Care Subsidy is applied to give you a discounted rate.

Please visit https://www.serviceaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/childare-subsidy/how-claim to find out how you can save as much as 85% off your childcare. 

Big Childcare runs a fun, engaging and safe out of school hours program catering for families who require child care before and after school. 

Our before care program allows children to be dropped off at school early, have breakfast and enjoy some fun activities before school. 

The after care program takes place when school finishes. Younger children are collected from their classes by Big Childcare staff and can be collected by parents any time up to the end of the program. This is ideal for working families or for children to use for recreation and social interaction. 

The experienced Big Childcare team develop flexible programs, along with input from the children, to allow children to experience a range of games, sport, craft, technological experiences, and many more fun and enriching activities. Some families require that their children have some quiet time to complete homework, which is also accommodated for. 

Please feel free to say hello to your Big Childcare Centre Manager, who will be your dedicated contact for all enquires related to before and after school care. 

For more information, please contact via: 

Email: truganinap9@bigchildcare.com

Manager Mobile: 0423 304 168

Head Office Phone: 03 8682 9400

Website: www.bigchildcare.com

For useful information, company updates and more you can also follow Big Childcare at: 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bigchildcare

Instagram: www.instagram.com/big_childcare

 

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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