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Return to VSL face-to-face Centre classes- Update
10 June, 2021

On Wednesday 9 June the Department of Education and Training announced the return of face-to-face classes in schools as from Friday 11 June 2021.

In relation to the Centre Language classes of the Victorian School of Languages the arrangements are as follows:

1.  All classes (Prep –Year 12) will return to the normal scheduled dates in the week following the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. This means that the mid-week classes will commence as from Tuesday 15 June, while the majority of the Centre classes will recommence on Saturday 19 June.

2.  Saturday 26 June is now a rescheduled teaching session for all year levels, 

      Prep to Year 12 (VCE).

3.  All Distance Education classes will continue as usual with the only difference that the students will be based at their home school during the week.

Our school will follow the arrangements as communicated by the Department of Education and Training as they are released.

Important changes will continue to be placed and updated on the VSL website and the VSL Facebook page.

Apologies for the interruptions to the teaching calendar but these changes have been beyond our control.

We urge everyone to stay safe and to follow the DET guidelines on the use of face masks:

“Face masks (applies to all school settings)

  • School staff and secondary school students aged 12 or older must always wear a face mask at school when indoors, or outdoors if 1.5 metre physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending an OSHC program, unless an exception applies.
  • Children under 12 years of age and students at primary school are not required to wear face masks when at school, or when attending an OSHC program.
  • For the purposes of communicating, teachers and education support staff are not required to wear face masks while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can.
  • Face masks are mandatory for all school staff and school students aged 12 or older when travelling to and from school.”

For additional information please contact the relevant VSL Centre.

Frank Merlino

Principal

Glen Waverley Centre – French Grade 3 & 4 Class Comes Alive with French Monuments Showcased!
08 June, 2021

Here is a stimulating video of Grade 3 & 4 class that comes alive with French Monuments. This is a project that our enthusiastic instructor Dolika Boodhun took a few lessons to create with her students! The class has more than 20 plus students attending weekly and this is a reflection of the strong preference for French that students have in both primary and secondary classes at our Centre, supported by our Area Manager, Kevin Ryan. Vive la France!

German Competitions
01 June, 2021

Every year, students in German classes all around Victoria participate in a range of competitions run by the AGTV (Association of German Teachers of Victoria).  These competitions include a short film competition, a writing competition, an art & poetry competition, just to name a few.  Last year, a number of students from the VSL Uni High Centre were successful in winning prizes, some of them in more than one competition.  Congratulations to these students whose achievements are a testament to their diligence and dedication to their language studies.

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01 June, 2021

Every year, students in German classes all around Victoria participate in a range of competitions run by the AGTV (Association of German Teachers of Victoria).  These competitions include a short film competition, a writing competition, an art & poetry competition, just to name a few.  Last year, a number of students from the VSL Uni High Centre were successful in winning prizes, some of them in more than one competition.  Congratulations to these students whose achievements are a testament to their diligence and dedication to their language studies.

VSL Visit to Meredith Primary School
21 May, 2021

In our Distance Education program students and teachers generally communicate through technology, however, we are able to do face to face visits where sufficient students are clustered together. Such is the situation with our students from Meredith Primary School. Their teacher, Louise Smith, reports:

On Monday 17th May I drove out to visit my Grade 5 & 6 class at Meredith Primary School. Meredith is situated just over 100km from Melbourne between Geelong and Ballarat. It’s a small town, with a well developed farming district, plus the giant windfarm you can see in one of the photos.

 

It’s a small school with just 3 composite level classrooms – preps & Grade 1s, Grade 2s, 3,s & 4s and then Grade 5 & 6s. The kids were so excited to see me, especially the Grade 5s who have only ever seen me on the screen. The Grade 6s at least saw me once last year before lockdown. Some of them commented that I am real and I have legs!

 

I took along some hands on activities for them to try out, something different to our lessons on screen. They played memory games and matching games using previously learned vocabulary. They also did a running dictation game and some students created role-plays. It was a quick hour and a half in their classroom, but it was fun all around. They want me to visit again later in the year. J

 

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