Update – Remote Flexible Learning

 Dear parents and carers, 

The Victorian Government has announced arrangements for schools in Victoria from and including Friday 4 June. 

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning until Thursday 10 June. This includes our school. The Early Learning Centre remains open. 

Existing arrangements for on-site supervision of vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers continue to be in place. 

Please remember to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols when picking up the packs. 

You will receive an email tomorrow from your child’s teacher with detailed information about online classes. 

Your children should attend their scheduled online class tomorrow and their classroom teachers explain the next week’s learning program. 

Once again, I thank you for supporting your children to stay connected with their learning. We will continue to ensure that we implement procedures that minimise the risk to our community. I hope that you and your families continue stay safe and healthy. 

Yours faithfully 

Debra Gibson 


June 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments


Good Evening Doveton College community,

As per Department of Education advice just received – tomorrow Friday May 28 is a planning day for staff.   Children Prep – Year 9 are not required to do any learning.  Remote and flexible learning will begin on Monday May 31, 2021.

If you are an essential/authorised worker and require care for Friday May 28, our Out of School Hours program is available in the project house, please contact Karen Harrigan to make a booking.

Our Early Learning Centre is open as per normal.

Please continue to check COMPASS or our College website for important updates in relation to this Circuit Breaker lockdown.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the office on 8765 0111 and we will be happy to assist you.

Stay safe, stay well,

Deb Gibson


May 27th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments


Dear Parent/carers,

The acting Premier of Victoria has announced a 7 day Stage 3 lockdown.

This means that there are only 5 reasons to leave home

–          Shopping

–          Exercise (2 hours/day)

–          Caregiving/compassionate/medical

–          Permitted work

–          To get vaccinated

The Early Learning Centre remains open and the school is open for vulnerable children and children of those parents who are permitted workers.

If your child needs to come to school please contact the office in order to confirm eligibility and complete the necessary paperwork.

Students in the years Prep – 4 will be provided with a hard copy work booklet.

Students in years 5-9 will find their work on Compass.

Each student in years Prep -9  will have one live class each day, beginning Monday.  Those students that were eligible for computers in 2020 will have a device to take home with them today.

Please ensure that your child is engaged with their learning program.  If you need to contact the teacher you can email them via Compass.

More details will be available on Compass.  Please check your emails regularly and look at the Doveton College website and Facebook page.

Please call the College 8765 0111 if you need more information.

Kind regards,

Deb Gibson


May 27th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments


Dear parents and carers,

The Victorian Government has announced that additional COVIDSafe measures will be in place from 6pm on Tuesday 25 May, in metropolitan Melbourne.

Changes to the COVIDSafe settings include new limits to public and private gatherings and changes to mask wearing in some settings.

Doveton College will remain open with the current restrictions that are in place. There are no changes to existing density rules.

If you are in Metropolitan Melbourne:

  • All staff, children, parents, carers and visitors aged 12 or older must carry a face mask at all times and wear a face mask indoors when at Doveton College, including when attending the Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program, unless a lawful exception applies.
  • Teachers, educators and education support staff are not required to wear face masks while educating or caring for children, but those who wish to do so, can.
  • Children under 12 years of age are not required to wear face masks when attending Doveton College or the OSHSC program, but those who wish to do so, can.
  • Face masks are mandatory on public transport and when in taxis or ride share vehicles. This includes travelling to and from Doveton College on public transport or in a vehicle with others not from your household if you are above the age of 12.

These measures are aimed at giving health authorities the best opportunity to stop the spread of the virus in our community.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to implement COVIDSafe practices at Doveton College.

Kind regards,

Debra Gibson


May 25th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

DET Guidelines for Student masks

Dear Parents & Guardians,

The most recent update from the Department of Education implement the following guidelines for students:
• Masks (for secondary students and staff) are no longer mandatory but should be carried for instances where called upon for their safety and when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
• Students must wear a mask while travelling on buses to sport, camp or excursion.

We continue to practice good personal and hand hygiene practices with our students. Should you have any questions about our COVID safe practices, please contact the office.

Yours faithfully

Deb Gibson

April 19th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Advice to Parents

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you so much for your quick response to the lockdown announcements last Friday.

I am pleased to advise that the lockdown finishes at 11:59pm on Wednesday 17 February.

All children return onsite tomorrow, Thursday 18 February.

From 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February, consistent with advice for the broader community, school staff when not teaching and secondary school students aged 12 or older, must wear a face mask at school, unless an exception applies:

  • in all indoor spaces
  • in all outdoor spaces when 1.5m physical distance cannot be maintained.

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Yours faithfully,

Deb Gibson

February 17th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments
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