Dear Students and Parents/Carers

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has advised schools that the General Achievement Test (GAT) scheduled for this Thursday will be postponed. A new date will be confirmed soon.

Alongside the GAT this Thursday we had planned our Parent Teacher interviews. We want these to proceed so that students and families can be provided with feedback about their learning progress. This is particularly important for Year 12 students with only five weeks remaining in this term.

At the same time, we are also conscious of the fact that students have had interruptions to face to face learning and we want to maximise contact time with teachers.

Consequently, we are making a change to our plans for this Thursday and for Parent Teacher interviews. We will now split our Parent Teacher interviews across this Thursday evening and next Monday evening.

  • This Thursday we will run a normal school day with face-to-face classes for students. The final class for the day will be cancelled and there will be a 2.40pm finish to classes.
  • Parent Teacher interviews will commence at 3.30 pm on Thursday and run through to 7.00pm. If you have an existing booking during this time the booking will stand.
  • We are currently contacting parents who have booked interviews for this Thursday before 3.30pm. You will be given a priority booking for the second session of interviews which will now occur next Monday, August 16, between 3.30 and 7.00pm.
  • On Monday we will run a normal school day but with a slight adjustment in that our regular Monday Advisor meetings will not occur. Block C will run during the normal Advisor time, followed by lunch and then Block D which will conclude at 2.40pm.

These changes to the timetable will be reflected in Compass.

An updated Compass ‘My News’ post will be available confirming details for Parent Teacher interviews and explaining how to book. Bookings for Monday will be available after 4.00pm today.

Teachers are enjoying having students back in classes today. I’m sure our students appreciate that in comparison with their counterparts in metropolitan Melbourne they are fortunate to be able to learn face to face rather than via remote learning. It’s important that they take advantage of this opportunity by continuing to work hard over the coming weeks.

The nature and frequency of these changes continues to test all of us. I’m grateful for your understanding and support as we seek to do the very best we can for our students.

Yours faithfully

Dale Pearce