This is an unusual time for everyone as the rapid evolution of the Covid-19 outbreak continues to challenge every aspect of our lives. In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus and in accordance with the directions provided to us by the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Terang College will move to remote learning in Term Two.
Whilst this is new territory for most schools the staff at Terang College have been working together for the past four weeks to develop remote learning plans that will ensure every student at the College has the appropriate technology and learning materials they will need for the term.
So what do this mean for you and your family?
It means that all students will be learning from home, except for students in the following categories:
- They cannot be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. This will be available for children of parents who cannot work from home such as health care workers.
- Vulnerable children – including those children in out-of-home care or are deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
- For learning requirements that cannot be conducted via remote learning (this would only apply to small groups of VCE/VCAL students) and it would not be a regular occurrence.
All Terang College students, regardless of whether they are onsite or at home, will participate in remote learning. Rostered supervision will be in place for those students who are onsite. This will consist of those staff who have volunteered to work onsite. During this time the College will follow all social distancing regulations and hygiene procedures.
To assist us with the supervision rosters could you please let us know if your child/ren will be onsite or at home during term two. Please contact the College, via email, by Sunday 12th April 9pm.
Please be aware that the expectation is that all students will study from home.
Only those students whose parents cannot work from home and/or alternative supervision cannot be organised, or they are at risk of harm, will be permitted onsite.
If VCE/VCAL students are required to be onsite for a learning requirement that cannot be completed remotely, parents/guardians will be notified in advance.
Please contact the College via email: email@example.com
It is imperative that every family is logged onto Compass. Unfortunately we still have some families that are not logged in. Unless you activate your account you may be left with no insight into your child’s progress and you are missing out on vital information.
On Wednesday 15th April homeroom teachers at the 5-12 campus will make contact with their students online, at 8:50am. At the P-4 campus, contact will be made at 9:00am. Classes will commence after homeroom. An outline of the week and ‘how’ the classes are going to ‘look’ will be outlined in a separate letter. Please note staff will be recording attendance and we will contact you if your child/ren miss multiple lessons or fail to complete set work tasks.
If your child receives extra support from Educational Support Staff during class time, they will continue to receive this support at home via a digital platform and/email. These times will be sent to the individual families once they are finalized.
To ensure that no-one is disadvantaged by these circumstances the Terang College staff have organized a ‘hard copy’ of work for Week One of Term Two. These packages will be available for collection on Tuesday 14th April after 2pm. from the Corangamite Trade Training Centre at the 5-12 Campus and from the General Office at the P-4 Campus. To ensure the health and safety of our community, the correct hygiene procedures will be adhered to. If you are unable to collect the package please contact the College and we will organize for it to be delivered to you.
Finally, we understand that this type of learning will be easier for some children and their families than others. So with that in mind, please remember that we are all in this together and we are still working, whether it be onsite or remotely; therefore we will address any needs or concerns you have. It is very important that we keep the lines of communication open, so please do not hesitate to call or email us.
Mr. Greg Button Mr. Michael Castersen Mrs. Julie-Ann Kelly
Principal P-12 Assistant Principal P-6 Assistant Principal