Coronavirus - Last Updated 03/02/2020
Please refer to the link for updated information on the Coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year 6-7 Transition
Letters of confirmation for Victorian Government School Year 7 placement in 2020 have been sent home with Year 6 students. If you have any queries regarding transition, please contact our transition coordinator, Megan Blackman.
In the coming week, important information regarding Year 7 at Truganina College in 2020 will be available to families, this includes the following key dates for your diary:
Year 7 Information Night: Thursday 24th October, 6pm
Year 7 enrolment documentation due date: Friday 1st November
State-wide Transition Day: Tuesday 10th December
First Day of Term 1 2020
The first day of Term 1 for Years 1-9 is Wednesday 29th January.
School starts at 8.35am.
The first day of Term 1 for Foundation is Thursday 30th January.
School starts at 8.35am.
There will be no school for foundation students on the following Wednesdays:
29th January, 5th February, 12th February, 19th February and 26th February.
Foundation interviews will be held on these days.
Foundation students will commence full time from Monday 2nd March
Kinder to Foundation Transition Presentations
Kinder to Foundation Transition dates have been set for Foundation students 2020.
For more information, please call the Office on 9368 9800
Tuesday 28th January 2020
Thursday 28th May 2020
Friday 29th May 2020
Monday 17th August 2020
2020 Term Dates
29th January – 27th March
14th April – 26th June
13th July – 18th September
5th October – 18th December
Truganina College Enrolments for 2020
Foundation to Year 9 Enrolments for 2020 are now open.
For more information, please contact the office on 9368 9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 2019.
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
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 email@example.com or phone 9637 2509.