Dear Students and Parents/Carers
With the ending of Victoria’s lockdown, schools will resume face to face teaching and learning tomorrow, Wednesday July 28.
As we resume, teachers will be focused on ensuring students remain up to date with work and that anyone who has fallen behind makes efforts to catch up. Some assessments have been deferred during remote learning and I’m sure students will be quite busy over the coming weeks. It’s important everyone is ‘on the ball’ from tomorrow.
A range of restrictions will remain in place across the state and these will be reflected in the detailed advice I expect schools to receive later today from the Department of Education and Training.
The following advice will be updated as required but for the moment please note:
In accordance with DET and Department of Health regulations face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors, by anyone aged 12 years and over, including at school.
Students should bring their own mask and a spare, to ensure that they can always comply with this direction. Any student with a medical exemption should notify their Student Engagement Coordinator, if they are yet to do so, in order that this can be appropriately recorded.
Visitors to Schools
Only ‘essential visitors’ will be allowed on school sites. Parents wishing to make an appointment to talk to a member of staff should email or phone the college in the first instance.
A range of college activities will be affected by the restrictions which will be in place for at least the next two weeks. These may include camps, excursions, sport and other activities planned during that time. Our Open Day will be rescheduled once again. Teachers will advise students of any changes directly relevant to them.
This is unrelated to COVID restrictions but as we return to ‘normal’ schooling I want remind our students of the BSSC mobile phone policy. I’ve been disappointed recently to see some students failing to follow the policy. BSSC students are not to use mobile phones during class time. This includes classrooms and also other areas students may use during their student study periods (including outdoor areas). I will be asking staff to monitor this closely as we return to school.
Parent Teacher Interviews
We have parent-teacher interviews scheduled for early August. It is likely these will be conducted remotely. Please wait for further advice including confirmation of dates.
2022 Course Counselling
We are at the stage of the year when incoming and returning students for 2022 will be making subject selections for next year. In most instances Year 11 students will gain most benefit from talking with their advisor or classroom teachers. Student Engagement Coordinators are also available for support if needed.
Any important updates to this advice will be shared as soon as possible.