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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.

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