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Update: Arrangements for Term 3, 7 August 2020
07 August, 2020
ARRANGEMENTS FOR TERM 3 CLASSES, Update of 7 August 2020
(Please note that the information is updated on a regular basis.)

Centre Classes
  • As from 5 August all Centre classes from Prep to Year 12 (VCE) will be taught remotely until further notice. Teachers also will be working from home.
  • VCE courses will be delivered according to the published schedules and timelines of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (check VCAA webpage) – our school will meet all of the timelines.
  • If students or parents need clarification about the dates they should contact the respective teacher or Area Manager.
Centre Classes - Health measures (when classes are operating)
  • As of 23 July all students will be required to wear a face mask or covering when going to school and at school.
  • All students will have a temperature check prior to entering the classroom - students should arrive earlier so that there is no delay to the start of classes.
  • All teachers and students are required to maintain appropriate social distancing, and students need to use hand sanitisers as they enter a classroom.
  • As of 23 July teachers are not required to wear face masks or coverings while teaching but should wear them at other times.
  • As canteens will not be operating, students need to bring a bottle of water and, if they require it, their own recess snacks – food must not be shared.
  • Parents are requested to maintain social distancing when they drop off and pick up their children and must not enter the school grounds.
  • All school-related VSL gatherings including excursions, concerts, student seminars and activities related to the school’s 85th Anniversary have been cancelled.
  • Parents must not enter the school grounds.
Distance Education Classes
  • All Distance Education classes will continue to be taught remotely, regardless of whether the students are attending their base school or working from home.
  • For new enrolments in Distance Education classes for Semester 2 contact the VSL Enrolment Officer on (03) 9474 0500.
  • Until further notice there will not be any Distance Education student seminars either at the Thornbury site or at the city location.
Distance Education Health Measures
  • All Distance Education staff are required to maintain social distancing and OHS measures.
  • As from 23 July Distance Education teachers are not required to wear face masks or coverings while teaching but should wear them at other times.
Finally, thank you to all parents and students for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging period of adjustment. A special thank you to all VSL teachers and administrators for their extraordinary work.

We must all continue to maintain our social distancing and hygiene practices and wear masks when leaving home, and we hope that we will return to normal school life in the near future.

We need to thank again the wonderful contribution made by our Health Workers.

Best wishes to everyone in our school community for a safe Term 3.
COVID-19 UPDATE: 9 June 2020
09 June, 2020
  • The Year 12 (VCE) students returned to their respective Centre on Saturday 30 May (and equivalent dates for the mid-week classes).
  • On 9 June the Department reviewed the return date for the face-to-face classes and decided that the rest of the students (Prep to Year 11) would continue to be taught remotely, most likely until the end of Term 2.
  • VCE courses will be delivered as usual according to the published schedules and timelines of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (check VCAA webpage) – our school will meet all of the timelines.
  • Distance Education classes will continue as normal, with the only difference being that teachers and students will be working from school as before.
  • All teachers and students are required to maintain appropriate social distancing and students need to use hand sanitisers as they enter a classroom.
  • As canteens will not be operating students need to bring a bottle of water and, if they require it, their own recess snacks – food must not be shared.
  • Parents are requested to maintain social distancing when they drop off and pick up their children and must not enter the school grounds.
  • All school-related VSL gatherings including excursions, concerts, student seminars and activities related to the school’s 85th Anniversary have been cancelled.
  • New enrolments for both Centre classes and Distance Education classes for Semester 2 will opened on 9 June.

Finally, thank you to all parents and students for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging period of adjustment. A special thank you to all VSL teachers and administrators for their extraordinary work.

It is expected that we all continue to maintain our social distancing and hygiene practices and we hope that we will return to normal school life in Term 3.

We need to thank again the wonderful contribution made by our Health Workers.

Best wishes for safe end to Term 2.
COVID-19 UPDATE: 27 May 2020
27 May, 2020
  • On 12 May, the Minister for Education announced a two-step process for the reopening of government schools to students and teachers.
  • In relation to the Centre classes of the Victorian School of Languages, the Year 12 (VCE) students return to their respective Centre on Saturday 30 May (and equivalent dates for the mid-week classes). There may be a small number of exceptions due to local factors. All affected students will be notified by their respective teacher or Area Manager of the new arrangements.
  • VCE courses will be delivered as usual according to the published schedules and timelines of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (check VCAA webpage) – our school will meet all of the timelines.
  • All remaining students (from Prep to Year 11) will return to their Centre for face-to-face teaching on Saturday 13 June (and equivalent dates mid-week). There may be a small number of exceptions due to local factors. All affected students will be notified by the respective teacher or Area Manager of the changes.
  • Distance Education classes will continue as normal, with the only difference being that teachers and students will be working from school as before.
  • All teachers and students are required to maintain appropriate social distancing and students need to use hand sanitisers as they enter a classroom.
  • As canteens will not be operating students need to bring a bottle of water and, if they require it, their own recess snacks – food must not be shared.
  • Parents are requested to maintain social distancing when they drop off and pick up their children and must not enter the school grounds.
  • All school-related VSL gatherings including excursions, concerts, student seminars and activities related to the school’s 85th Anniversary have been cancelled.
  • New enrolments for both Centre classes and Distance Education classes for Semester 2 will open on 9 June.

Finally, thank you to all parents and students for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging period of adjustment. A special thank you to all VSL teachers and administrators for their extraordinary work.

It is expected that we all continue to maintain our social distancing and hygiene practices and we hope that we will return to normal life in Term 3.

We need to thank again the wonderful contribution made by our Health Workers.

Best wishes for safe end to Term 2.
Covid-19 Multilingual Fliers
13 May, 2020

 

To better promote understanding of dealing with Covid-19, the Department of Health has information sheets in an array of languages, which can be found at: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

COVID-19 UPDATE: 15 April 2020
15 April, 2020
Latest Update, 15 April 2020

Term 2 Classes underway

  • All language classes of the Victorian school of Languages are being delivered with both the teachers and the school-aged students working from home.
  • This method of online delivery will be in place for all of Term 2.
  • VCE courses will be delivered as usual although the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority may change some dates – teachers and students will be informed of any changes.
  • The Distance Education courses (classes) resumed today, Wednesday 15 April and continued from where they left off in Term 1.
  • The majority of Centre classes will resume on Saturday 18 April, with equivalent dates mid-week, through online distance provision.
  • There will not be classes on ANZAC Day 25 April.
  • Students in Centre classes must be available to be in contact with their Language teacher on the same dates and times as for when they physically attended the Centres. For Term 2 the dates are as follows: (Saturdays): 18 April, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 13 June, 20 June, (27 June is VCE only). There are equivalent dates for mid-week classes.
  • Parents can assist their child/children working from home by providing:
    • an appropriate learning environment between 9.00am and 12.15pm where the students will not be interrupted;
    • a digital device (ipad, laptop) with access to email, internet and telephone; and
    • assistance with learning tasks and other support as required.
  • All school-related gatherings including excursions, concerts, student seminars and activities related to the school’s 85th Anniversary have been cancelled.
  • Due to the COVID-19 all new online student enrolments are suspended until next Term for both Centre classes and Distance Education classes. There are separate arrangements for International students.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times but we remain focused on delivering quality education.
Let us hope that we can resume our normal life as soon as possible and bear in mind the wonderful contribution being made by our Health Workers.

Best wishes for a safe Term 2.

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