Covid-19 Update 23032020

Monday 23rd March 2020



Dear Parents/Guardians


As per the directive from the Department of Education and the State Government, Terang College will commence the April school holidays as of tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March.

However, to ease the burden of making alternative childcare arrangements at such short notice, Terang College will offer a care and supervision program for those students in P-6, whose parents are working within the essential services. This care and supervision program will commence on Tuesday 24th March.

Please note that primary and secondary school students who are deemed vulnerable can also access this service. To be eligible they must be: children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm or children identified by the school as vulnerable, including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness service, mental health service or other heath service. However, there is no obligation for students who are children of essential workers or students who are vulnerable to attend school this week.

All students have been asked to remove their items from their lockers at the conclusion of today and take them home. In the event of this not being possible, the following collection times have been scheduled:

 Tuesday 24th March: 9am – 12pm and Wednesday 25th March: 9am – 12pm.

At this stage it is anticipated that the first day of Term Two will commence on Wednesday 15th April. Students will either return to classes’ onsite or remote learning will commence. We will advise you once we receive confirmation.

Terang College staff are currently working on preparing for the possibility of remote learning. Packages containing class work are currently being organized, in the event we have to deliver our curriculums remotely. They will be available for collection from Wednesday 15th April. Please note: these packages will only be available if it is decided that we have to deliver the curriculums remotely. Please be assured that no student will be without a device if remote learning eventuates.

We are acutely aware that our VCE/VCAL students are very anxious about their education in 2020. We have spoken to our students and there are ongoing discussions occurring with our staff. We will ensure that our VCE/VCAL students continue to work through their curriculums and are able to communicate with their teachers on a regular basis.

Once again, thank you for your understanding during these very challenging times.

Yours Sincerely


Mr. Greg Button                               Mr. Michael Castersen                   Mrs. Julie-Ann Kelly

Principal                                            P-12 Assistant Principal                  P-6 Assistant Principal