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Campus Traffic Safety Committee Update

May 2022

 

Campus Traffic Safety Committee have recently contacted the school with concerns they have about vehicles travelling to and from Nossal, through the university campus at excessive speeds.

 

Sir Gustav Nossal Boulevard is a road that has a varying speed limit between 10 and 20kph depending on whether the area is a shared pedestrian zone or not.  The road is sign posted and also has speed humps to slow the traffic, however clearly these are not acting as a deterrent to some drivers.

 

It is important that all drivers of vehicles moving along the road, observe the speed limits.  The limits have been instigated to ensure the safety of all pedestrians, including our students.  Currently there is concern about some vehicles being driven far too fast which clearly has the potential to cause accidents. 

 

All drivers are urged to be patient and observe the road rules relevant to this area.  It is a policy requirement of the Department of Education and a major safety concern for Campus Traffic Safety Committee who have advised that should the problem persist, police will be asked to attend during peak times.

 

Slow down!  It may be your child's friend that is hit and injured by a car travelling too fast.   

 

Jason Bell

Facilities Manager

Supervisors for VCAA Exams  

Would you like to help with supervising the externally assessed VCAA exams in 2022? VCAA exam supervisors are paid to complete this task and this is a rewarding way to be involved in the program at Nossal High School. 

 

Supervisors for VCAA exams cannot be any of the following: 

  • Related to or associated with any student undertaking the GAT or any student undertaking a VCE Unit 3 or 4 study in 2022 at Nossal High School Teaching any student a VCE Unit 3 and 4 study in 2018
  • Teaching any student required to sit the GAT or teaching any student in a VCE Unit 3 or 4 study in 2022
  • Tutoring a student required to sit the GAT or tutoring a student in a VCE Unit 3 or 4 study in 2022 at Nossal High School
  • Related to or associated with any person engaged in teaching, tutoring or coaching any students required to sit the GAT, or any students undertaking a VCE Unit 3 or 4 study in 2022, or any school personnel engaged in organising or checking VCE external assessment materials at Nossal High School
  • Employed at Nossal High School as a teacher (excluding CRT) or member of the administration staff 

 Note:  

Related to or associated with students includes: children, via relatives/relationships by marriage or de facto or by other living arrangements, friends, neighbours, business or community associates, tutoring or teaching relationships.  

 

Supervisors must also hold a full Employee Working with Children card (not a Volunteer Working With Children card). Supervisors must also be fully vaccinated for COVID in line with current government requirements for school staff. 

 

In 2022 the GAT will be held on Wednesday 7th September and the end of year exams will run from Wednesday 26 October to Wednesday 16th November. Availability will be confirmed closer to the dates. 

 

If you would like to more information or are unsure about your eligibility please contact Katherine Warriner at katherine.warriner@nossalhs.vic.edu.au.  

 

To register your interest please email Christine Weller at christine.weller@nossalhs.vic.edu.au.  Please include a contact number and address.  Training and information sessions will be held later in the year. 

  Please pass this on to friends or family who may be interested in taking up this opportunity. 

An interest in Physics?

Nossal High School has an active physics program which incorporates a significant amount of design methodology. There is an opportunity for a community member to do some volunteering with us to support the work of our physics teachers. The work would suit someone with an interest in physics or engineering, and would involve spending one day a week working with physics teachers to develop and prepare materials for various experiments and activities to be carried out as part of the teaching program.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with us in this capacity, please contact Stuart Fankhauser (stuart.fankhauser@nossalhs.vic.edu.au).

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