News2020-03-26T13:48:55+10:00

Term 4 Onsite and Remote Learning

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Sunday the Premier of Victoria made a number of announcements regarding changes to restrictions and attendance at Early Childhood Education settings and schools.

The current settings for our Early Learning Centre remain the same until 26 October.

Remote learning will continue for the school sector until Monday 18 October when some year levels begin a staggered return as shown below.

When students are not onsite they will continue with remote learning. Please note that this plan depends upon final advice from health authorities closer to each stage.

More detailed information will be provided prior to the return dates.

Hard copy work books for children in ELC and Prep – Year 4 must be collected from the Agora on Friday 1 October between 10am and 1pm.

Attendance at the ELC and onsite supervision for those who have parents who are permitted workers and those who are vulnerable will continue – updated permits will be required for the new dates.

Vaccination
Getting vaccinated is the best way to be protected from and prevent the spread of COVID-19. I encourage all students aged 12 years and over and their parents/carers to get vaccinated as soon as possible. To book a vaccination appointment go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Mental health and wellbeing support for students over the holidays
Mental health support, resources and advice are available for students and families to access over the holidays.
Two factsheets (attached) for students and families have been developed to support the mental health and wellbeing of students during this time.
These have been developed to support school students and families over the school holidays to:

  • support positive mental health and wellbeing of students
  • identify signs that students may need mental health support
  • access available support.

These fact sheets are also available in 19 different languages on the department’s website.
Thank you for supporting the implementation of the restrictions and minimising the risks to our community. I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and well.

Kind regards,

Debra Gibson

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lockdown extension

Dear Parent/carers,

The Premier of Victoria has announced an extension of the current lockdown.  Remote and flexible learning will continue until the end of this term.

There are five reasons to leave home and the curfew from 9pm -5am remains in place.

The reasons to leave home are:

  • Essential shopping within 5 km of home (one person per household, once per day)
  • Exercise (2 hours/day) within 5 km of home
  • Caregiving/compassionate/medical
  • Authorised work or permitted education
  • To get vaccinated

All of the remote learning arrangements currently in place for the College will continue.

Work packs for students in Prep – Year 4 and packs for ELC children not attending must be collected from the Agora between 9am and 1pm on Friday 3 September.  If you have completed workbooks you can return them at the same time.

The school and ELC are only open for vulnerable children, children with a disability who cannot learn from home and children of those parents who are permitted workers.

NAPLAN results were received by schools yesterday.  Doveton College results show significant growth in learning outcomes across all year levels.  In 11 of 15 areas the percentage of children showing high growth exceeds the state average.  This reflects the quality of teaching and learning, your commitment to supporting learning both onsite and in remote, and the resilience, tenacity and enthusiasm of our children.

I will be running an online information/Q&A session for parents and carers on Thursday 2 September at 4:00pm.  Please use this link to join

https://eduvic.webex.com/eduvic/j.php?MTID=mba861fa8b8b125be9f1d375a4b6f8c02

Please check your emails, Compass and the Doveton College Facebook page, regularly.

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

I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy.

Kind regards

Deb Gibson

September 1st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

ELC new restrictions

Dear Parent/carers,

The Premier of Victoria has announced some further restrictions in addition to those already in place in the current lockdown.

Early Learning Centres are now only open to children who have authorised parents/carers and those who are vulnerable.

Parents/carers who are authorised workers must provide a copy of their authorised worker permit in order for their child/children to attend.

If you believe that your child is eligible to attend please contact the College 08765 0111 from 7am on Monday morning.

Unless your child is in one of these categories they are not able to attend the ELC at this time.

The Victorian government has put these restrictions in place to protect the health and safety of children and staff, and to reduce the movement of people in the community.

We have not had any positive cases or close contacts in the Doveton College community and we continue to implement our COVIDsafe plan to minimize the risks to children, staff and the community.

We will be in contact with further information regarding permits, absences, and waivers of gap fees for eligible families when the information comes to hand.  We will be preparing take home packs of activities for your children and will advise when they are ready for collection.

As previously advised, Thursday 26 August is a College wide curriculum day and the ELC will not be open.

Please check your emails, Compass and the Doveton College Facebook page, regularly.

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

Thank you for your support during these difficult times and for your contribution to keeping our community safe.  I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and well.

Kind regards,

Deb Gibson

August 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lockdown Extended

Dear Parent/carers,

The Premier of Victoria has announced an extension of the current lockdown.  The lockdown period is now due to end at 11:59pm, Thursday 2 September

In addition to the five reasons to leave home, there is now a curfew between 9pm and 5am.

The reasons to leave home are:

  • Essential shopping within 5 km of home (one person per household, once per day)
  • Exercise (2 hours/day) within 5 km of home
  • Caregiving/compassionate/medical
  • Authorised work or permitted education
  • To get vaccinated

All of the remote learning arrangements currently in place for the College will continue.  At this stage we expect to see children return to onsite learning on Friday 3 September.

Work packs for students in Prep – Year 4 must be collected from the Agora between 9am and 1pm on Friday 20 August.

The Early Learning Centre remains open.  Updates on the waiving of gap fees will be sent to ELC parents once we have more information.

The school is only open for vulnerable children, children with a disability who cannot learn from home and children of those parents who are permitted workers.

Please note that there is a scheduled College wide curriculum day on Thursday 26 August.  The ELC will be closed on this day.  There will be no school classes running, children attending onsite will have to go to After Hours Care if you are not able to make other arrangements.

Please check your emails, Compass and the Doveton College Facebook page, regularly.

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

Our community has shown great resilience over the course of the pandemic, and I thank you for continuing to support us in the delivery of the remote learning program.

I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe and healthy.

 

Kind regards,

Deb Gibson

August 16th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Remote Learning – July 2021

Dear Parent/carers,

The Premier of Victoria has announced a 5 day lockdown.

This means that there are only 5 reasons to leave home

  • Essential shopping within 5 km of home (one person per household, once per day)
  • Exercise (2 hours/day) within 5 km of home
  • Caregiving/compassionate/medical
  • Authorised work or permitted education
  • To get vaccinated

Advice just received from the Department of Education is as follows.

The Early Learning Centre remains open and the school is only 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.

All parents/carers MUST wear a mask and QR when dropping off and collecting children

You will receive a separate email regarding the learning program for the next three days.

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.

Once again, thank you for your support and flexibility as we adapt to the new restrictions.

Kind regards

Deb Gibson

July 15th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Update – return to onsite learning

9 June 2021

 

Dear parents and carers,

The Victorian Government has announced changes in the restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June.

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all students in metropolitan Melbourne will return to school on Friday 11 June

Masks must be worn indoors by all adults (staff and visitors) and secondary students.

Once again, I thank you for supporting your children to stay connected during the remote learning period.  We will continue to ensure that we implement procedures that minimise the risk to our community.

If you child has a device, please ensure that they bring it back to school on Friday.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the Early Learning Centre and in their classrooms on Friday.

I hope that you and your families continue stay safe and healthy.

 

Yours faithfully

Debra Gibson

Principal

June 14th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments
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