Remote & Flexible Learning

Term 3

 

08.06.20 On-Site Supervision Update

08.06.2020

Dear Families,
 
The Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are now in effect and with this, the criteria for students who can attend on-site has changed as follows:

  • children whose parents are permitted workers. 
  • vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies
  • children with a disability who also fit one of the above two categories.

The Victorian Government, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, has stated that all other students must learn from home. These restrictions are in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect our community.
 
To comply with these Stage 4 restrictions, the College will need to confirm any requests for on-site attendance do meet the criteria listed above.
 
Information about the Permitted Workers Scheme can be found by contacting the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and on their website here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
As always, if you have further questions please contact the College on 03 9368 9800 or via email at Truganina.p9.co@education.vic.gov.au  
 
Please continue to stay safe and healthy and do contact us if we can offer any additional support at this time.
 
Kind Regards,
Christopher Pugh & Rob Nikolic, Assistant Principals
School Operations Team

08.03.20 Changes to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)

08.03.2020

Dear Families,

 Yesterday the Victorian Government announced that, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer,  metropolitan Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 The changes to schools’ operations will come into effect from Wednesday 5 August  and are likely to apply until the end of Term 3.

 Remote and flexible learning will continue for our students in years F-9. 

 The criteria for students who can attend on-site has changed. Children whose parents are permitted workers can continue to attend on-site. The Victorian Government will provide further advice about this over the coming days. 

 Schools will ensure sufficient staff are available for this essential on-site supervision, following strict guidelines. The remainder of staff will work from home providing remote and flexible learning.

 Tuesday 4 August will be a student-free day across Victoria to enable teachers to prepare for these staffing changes and to continue the planning for flexible and remote learning. 

 Please note that our previously planned Curriculum Day on Monday 17 August will be cancelled.

 We will continue to keep you informed as we receive more information.

 As always, if you have further questions please contact the College on 03 9368 9800 or via email at Truganina.p9.co@education.vic.gov.au.

 Thank you for your ongoing support, flexibility and understanding as we navigate these challenging times together.

 

Kind Regards,

Jenny Crowle
Principal

07.27.20 WebEx Update

07.27.2020

Wow-wee! What whizz-bang WebEx Wonders we are all becoming!

 Last week we made more than 5,300 learning connections through WebEx between school and home. A big congratulations to everyone for diving into this learning opportunity with a growth mindset and a can do attitude! The successful start to using WebEx is an absolute credit to our Truganina College community – students, staff and families.

We will continue to build up our time using WebEx as part of our Remote and Flexible Learning. By mid-week, students will have the opportunity to engage in two WebEx sessions each day.

  • Monday: Current Webex Timetable
  • Tuesday: Current Webex Timetable
  • Wednesday – Friday:

· All Class Morning Routine Sessions begin at 8:35am OR 9:05am

· All Class Afternoon Reflection Sessions begin at 2:00pm OR 2:30pm

Your specific WebEx time will be emailed to you by your classroom teacher.

Morning Routine Sessions will include roll call, learning experiences for the day and reading opportunities.

Afternoon Reflection Sessions are opportunities for students to engage and reflect on their learning day and plan for the following day with their teacher.

We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in your child’s learning. We have received so much positive feedback about the Webex sessions. An example of some feedback we have received is,

My child is very excited about the Webex each morning and looks forward to seeing the teachers and classmates. Thanks again and keep up the good work team.”

As we do more on WebEx, I look forward to us working together, addressing any hiccups and ensuring our students are engaged in their learning.

 We are incredibly proud of our Truganina Community, especially the resilience and respect we show one another in these interesting times. Families, Students and Staff please continue doing all you are doing.

07.24.2020 Snapshot Of Remote And Flexible Learning

 Please make contact if you would like further support.

Kind regards,

Nicole O’Brien
Director of Teaching and Learning Excellence
Foundation – Year 9

07.24.20 Resource Support

07.24.2020

Thank you for continuing to provide support for remote and flexible learning at home.
 
If you need anything to support your child’s learning from home you are invited to come to the College gym at the allocated time for your child’s class. 
 
Your specific collection time will be sent via text message and you can also confirm this with your classroom teacher.
 
We have been supporting families with resources such as hard copy reading or learning materials, workbooks, pens, pencils and other stationery items.
 
If you require an IT device please tell your classroom teacher.
 
Please ensure you follow social distancing procedures and only come to the gym at your allocated time to collect resources. To ensure social distancing, year levels are scheduled on different days and times from Monday-Friday. If you have multiple children you may collect all resources during one visit.
 
All families will be sent the reminder SMS for resource collection however we ask that only those families requiring the support of additional resources come onsite. 
 
We thank you for your continued efforts and please let your classroom teacher know if there are any other resources that can support your child’s learning from home.
 
Kind regards,
Brad Robertson & Rose Power
Remote and Flexible Learning Resource Support

07.22.20 Updating your Employment Status

07.22.2020

re: UPDATING EMPLOYMENT STATUS

 We understand that the coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic has had an impact on the employment status of many families and individuals across Australia, with the highest unemployment rates in 20 years.  We appreciate that this financial strain may be impacting some of our families in a number of ways. 

 As a College Community we would like to offer our support. 

 If your employment circumstances have changed in 2020 we urge you to contact the College.  Lisa Rouvray from our administration team will talk you through the options of support on offer, such as States School Relief.

 Updating your circumstances is treated with the highest confidentiality by our staff.  

 Please contact Lisa Rouvray in our school office on 9368 9800 by July 31st if your employment circumstances have changed. 

 We look forward to hearing from you.

With thanks,

Emma Kannar
Assistant Principal

07.21.20 Coronavirus (COVID 19) update Re Masks

07.21.2020

Dear Families,

07.20.20 WebEX video conferencing

07.20.2020

 Dear Families,

07.16.20 Remote and Flexible Learning

07.16.2020

 

Dear Families,

07.15.20 Semester 1 Reports

07.15.2020

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning that takes place at Truganina College. Throughout terms one and two staff have been working on assessing learning tasks, work samples and anecdotal notes from learning conversations that students completed. This evidence, as well as other student learning data is used towards completing your child’s school report. 

Considering the transition to Remote and Flexible Learning in Term 2, the Semester 1 reports this year differs from the previous school reports. These reports are consistent with the Department of Education and Training requirements as stated below:

The Department of Education and Training stated that during Remote and Flexible Learning schools must:

  • provide a written report (print or digital) in an accessible form and easy for parents/carers to understand for Semester 1, 2020
  • provide the opportunity for parents/carers and students to discuss the school report with teachers
  • include commentary on student achievement and, where possible, progress. 

In recognition that Truganina College adopted revised teaching and learning plans for Term 2, the reports reflect: 

  • a description of the areas of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 taught
  • a succinct descriptive assessment of student learning achievement, based on the Achievement Standards in the Victorian Curriculum F-10 
  • a comment on how the student has adjusted to the remote and flexible learning environment, with reference to the Personal and Social Capability curriculum.

Your child’s Semester One report is now available through Compass to view and download. Further information on providing families the opportunity to discuss the school report will be communicated early next week.

Kind regards,
Courtney Hodgson
Leading Teacher – Student Success Coordinator

07.14.20 On-site supervision

07.14.2020

Dear Families, 

From Monday 20th July, 2020 our College will move to remote and flexible learning. During this time, the Chief Health Officer has made it clear that all students will be learning from home unless they are not able to be supervised at home, have a disability and/or are vulnerable. This is aimed at limiting the number of people moving across Melbourne to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

For any child that needs to attend school due to the above reasons, the attached on-site attendance form needs to be returned before close of business each Thursday weekly. The completed form can be emailed to Truganina.p9.co@education.vic.gov.au  or handed to a staff member at the gym any day between 8:20-8:35am.  

On Site Attendance Form 13 07 2020

Regards,

Christopher Pugh & Rob Nikolic, Assistant Principals
School Operations Team

07.13.20 Return to Remote and Flexible Learning

07.13.2020

Dear Families,

 I hope you are staying safe and well at home.  

 As you would be aware, the Victorian Government has made some significant announcements in relation to arrangements for schools for Term 3. 

 This week (Monday 13 – Friday 17) is pupil-free for all students from Prep through to Year 9. 

A program of care and supervision is available on-site for students when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made – including children whose parents cannot work from home, and vulnerable children.

Families requiring on-site supervision are asked to please access the College through the Clearwood Drive gates and report to the gymnasium to complete the necessary paperwork and to sign their child/ren in for the day. Temperature checks for students will be conducted upon arrival. A reminder that any children who are unwell must stay home. This is vitally important to keeping our school community safe.

Please also ensure social distancing measures are adhered to at all times. 

Camp Australia will continue to operate before and after school care for children that must attend on-site.  Please contact them directly to confirm your child’s attendance throughout the week. 

Truganina College will continue to implement physical distancing and enhanced cleaning measures in an on-going manner for the safety of all students and staff throughout Term 3.

On the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer students from Prep through to Year 9 will return to remote and flexible learning from Monday 20 July. This is aimed at limiting the number of people moving across Melbourne to help slow the spread of coronavirus. 

The latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools is on the Department of Education and training website: education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

I will provide further information to families about the commencement of remote and flexible learning throughout this week.  

I thank you again for your patience and care during this time.

Kind regards, 

Jenny Crowle
Principal

07.09.20 Schools Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

07.09.2020

Term 2

 

06.15.20 Letter from the Department of Education and Training

06.15.2020

06.05.20 Return to School Tuesday 9th June

06.05.2020

06.04.20 Years 3-9 Attendance Day

06.04.2020

06.04.20 College Devices provided to support Remote and Flexible Learning

06.04.2020

05.28.20 Numeracy Update

05.28.2020

05.28.20 F-2 Attendance Day

05.28.2020

05.28.20 Translated copies for the COVID-19 Return to School Policy

05.28.2020

05.28.20 Return to School Policy Reminders

05.28.2020

05.26.20 Community Engagement Resources Update

05.26.2020

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

05.25.2020

05.21.20 College's Return to School Policy

05.20.20 Message from Mrs Crowle about the staged return to onsite school

05.14.20 Staged Return to Onsite Schooling

05.14.20 Translated Versions of Return to Onsite Schooling Information

05.14.2020

Dear Families,

05.08.20 A message from your College Captains

05.05.20 Supporting Your Child at Home

05.01.20 Message from our School Council President- Ms Jagruti Dave

04.28.2020 Current Advice for Victorian Schools

04.23.2020 Teacher Communication

04.22.2020 Resource Requests

Dear Families, 

Thank you for continuing to provide support for remote and flexible learning at home, we know you are doing your best and we appreciate your efforts.
 
The different requests for resources to assist with learning that each of you have provided to teachers has been passed on to the Remote and Flexible Learning Team.
 
We are currently working our way through each of your requests and organising resources as needed.
 
Families are currently being contacted to arrange for the collection of learning resources to support the remote and flexible learning you are doing at home.  
 
We thank you for your patience.
 
Kind regards,
Brad Robertson
Learning Specialist

04.21.2020 Remote and Flexible Learning

Dear Families, 

 Your child’s teacher will make contact with you twice this week via telephone. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about your child’s learning and request support as needed.

 This week, we are encouraging students to complete the following each day:

F-2
o    Literacy learning experiences of about 45-60 minutes.
o    Numeracy learning experiences of about 30-45 minutes.
o    Additional learning areas, play-based learning and physical activity of about 30-45 minutes.

3-9
o    Literacy learning experiences of about 45-60 minutes.
o    Numeracy learning experiences of about 30-45 minutes.
o    Physical activity of about 30 minutes.
o    Additional curriculum areas of about 90 minutes.

As always, if you have any questions, please have them prepared to support the learning conversations with your child’s classroom teacher this week. 

Kind regards,
Courtney Hodgson

04.17.2020 Foundation - Year 9 Remote and Flexible Learning Resources Update

The Foundation to Year 9 Remote and Flexible Learning resources are now available. These learning resources will support remote and flexible learning from Monday 20.04.20 – Friday 01.05.20.

Your child’s teacher will call twice weekly to have learning conversations with you or your child. Phone calls provide the opportunity for staff to check in with your child’s learning, proveide them with feedback, answer any questions you may have and record further support your family may need. Please have your telephones on.

If you have any questions, please email the College at:
truganina.p9.co@edumail.vic.gov.au

We encourage you to use this subject heading for your email:
Attention (Insert Teacher’s Name).

Thank you for your continued support in providing routine, encouragement and support for your child’s remote and flexible learning. Further resources, advice and tips for parents can be found at: www.education.vic.gov.au/parents

 

04.17.2020 Term 2 family Information

Dear Families,

We would like to extend our thanks to each and every member of our school community during this time of transition to remote and flexible learning.  The overwhelming response from many families is that it has been a positive experience.  It is heartening to see such a genuine display of our College values of respect, responsibility, learning and resilience.

The learning made available for all students this week has been guided by the requirements set out by the Department of Education and Training.

Beginning in week two, students and families will receive detailed and differentiated remote and flexible learning packs.

The learning materials for Monday 20th April – Friday 1st May will be published on Compass News Feed and available by 4.30pm on Friday 17th April.

All remote and flexible learning will continue to be made available via the Compass News Feed, which you can see as soon as you log in to Compass via a web browser or the app. The News Feed appears on the Homepage for all families and school staff and is an effective way to communicate with our school community.

For those families without any access to the internet, hard copies of learning materials will be provided and a staff member will be in contact to organise collection.

Teachers, Education Support staff and school leaders will continue to support your child’s learning and wellbeing.  You will receive a phone call twice weekly within normal working hours. Phone calls are an opportunity to check in with one another, discuss your child’s learning needs and request further supports as needed.  Please note that in most cases the calling number will display as ‘No Caller ID.’

Currently, if you wish to speak to your child’s teacher between these phone calls, please follow our usual process of contacting via our College email truganina.p9.co@edumail.vic.gov.au or the front office on 03 9368 9800.

We will provide details with additional ways to communicate directly with your child’s teacher on Friday 24th April.

Please find attached helpful information from the Department of Education and Training to support you with remote and flexible learning. This includes guidance about setting up a learning environment, establishing routines and managing screen time. There is also advice on supporting your child’s health and wellbeing, and for parents and carers of children with additional needs.

The Department of Education and Training’s latest advice on the coronavirus can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Thank you for your continued support in providing routine, encouragement and support for your child’s remote and flexible learning. Further resources, advice and tips for parents can be found at: www.education.vic.gov.au/parents

The Victorian Government and the Victorian Chief Health Officer have given very clear direction that in Term2, every student who can learn from home must learn from home.

Access to onsite supervision and care will be provided to a small number of students under limited circumstances. Please contact the college via email or phone to discuss your family needs.

It is important that we continue to work together and support each other during this unprecedented time.

Please continue to stay safe and healthy.

Yours sincerely

 

Jennifer Crowle

Principal

04.17.2020 Term 2 DET Information

Dear Families,

Please see attached information from DET.

04.17.2020 DET Information For Parents And Carers

04.16.2020 Translated Versions of Remote and Flexible Learning

Dear Families,

Translated versions of the F-4 and 5-9 Remote and Flexible Learning resources for the 15th April – 17th April are now available on Compass in Samoan, Hindi, Urdu, Somali and Dinka.

 

04.15.2020 New arrangements for school education for Term 2

Dear Families,

Please see below the new arrangements for school education by The Department of Education for Term 2. 

04.15.2020 Ms Atta Department Of Education & Training

04.14.2020 Term 2 Remote and Flexible Learning

Dear Families, 

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

04.14.2020 Term 2 Remote And Flexible Learning

Student Wellbeing

 

04.27.2020 Student Wellbeing

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