COVID-19 UPDATE-6 (02/06/21): Year 11 & 12 Return to Onsite Learning 4th June

Dear Hume Central families,

The Victorian Government has announced arrangements for schools in Victoria that apply from and including Friday 4 June.

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the following regulations apply to all schools in metropolitan Melbourne:

  • Year 11 and 12 VCE and VCAL students enrolled in schools in metropolitan Melbourne will return to face-to-face learning on Friday 4 June.
  • Year 7-10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning until Thursday 10 June.
  • Year 10 students completing a VCE Unit 1/2 subject should attend onsite for scheduled lessons of this subject. These students will be able to access study hall for adjacent classes.

On-site supervision

Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:

  • Children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site.
  • children experiencing vulnerability, including:
  • children in out-of-home care
  • children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
  • children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service)

On-site supervision of vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers will be provided at our Blair St and Dimboola Rd campuses from Friday 4 June.

Families who require onsite supervision are requested to complete the survey at the link below:

Remote and flexible learning for Year 7-10 students will continue until Thursday June 10:

All lessons will commence at the usual time.

Subject teachers will:

  • publish a brief lesson outline in the lesson plan section of Compass. This will include: Zoom link, learning intentions, learning tasks and links to any resources;
  • connect with students via Zoom and remain in the Zoom class in order to mark the roll, provide explicit instruction and explain and support the completion of the learning task;
  • Where a tutor is supporting students from the scheduled class, the subject teacher will create a breakout room to facilitate this support.

Students will:

  • access lesson plans uploaded to Compass at the time of the usual lesson;
  • arrive on time in the Zoom class, with the camera switched on;
  • work independently on the learning task during the lesson;
  • check the school email daily; this is the primary source of communication between students and teachers.
  • email their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.

Face masks

Secondary school students aged 12 or older must always wear a face mask at school, including when attending an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program, unless an exception applies.

Face masks are mandatory for all school students aged 12 or older when travelling to and from school.

Please feel free to contact the College if you require any support or would like clarification regarding any of this information.

Kind regards,

Jeff Mulcahy
College Principal