If your child is sick or absent, you are required to notify the school as soon as possible on the day of absence using one of the following methods:
- Online: log the absence directly using your Compass log in and password
- Telephone absence line: leave your child’s name, class, date of absences and reason – 9788 6290
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notifying the school of your child’s absence either prior to, or on the day that they will be away, helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and will fulfil your legal responsibility.
CAMPS/SPORTS EXCURSIONS/ FUND (CSEF)
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
- school camps or trips
- swimming and school-organised sport programs
- outdoor education programs
- excursions and incursions.
Applications for 2019 are now open and will close on 28 June 2019 (end of term 2).
TERM DATES 2019
Parents are reminded that Department of Education and Mount Eliza Secondary College do not provide personal accident insurance for students. Parents and guardians are responsible for the cost of medical treatment for injured students and transport costs including Ambulance transport in an emergency situation.
Student accident insurance policies are available for purchase through a number of insurance companies. Mount Eliza Secondary College is not in a position to recommend an insurance company as this is a personal choice depending on your circumstances.
Parents are also reminded that Department of Education and Mount Eliza Secondary College do not provide insurance for personal possessions of any description including motor vehicles, for damage or theft at the College or on the College grounds. If insurance coverage is required we recommend you contact your insurance provider for further information.
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Mount Eliza Secondary College Parent/Student/Community Information Session.
If you would like to hear more about how MYP is being implemented into MESC, please attend our information session on
Tuesday 28th May, 6.30PM in IDEEA LAB
"TELL US WHAT YOU THINK"
WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!
We value student voice as a means to improving student engagement, wellbeing, and quality instruction, and are conducting a survey to find out what your child thinks of our school. The Attitudes to School Survey is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools in gaining an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. Our school will use the survey results to plan programs and activities to improve your child's schooling experience.
Students from Year 7 to 12 at our school will participate in the survey. Your child will complete the survey online during school hours using a purpose built secure online survey tool. It is important to note that we are not in any way “testing” your child. Your child has the right to refuse or withdraw from the survey at any point before, during, or after completion of the survey.
Your child will be provided with a unique login to complete the survey. The student login is an assigned identifier that may be used to link data for statistical and research purposes only. All responses to the survey are kept anonymous in the response file. Personal identification data will not be recorded in the survey response file. This ensures that the confidentiality of your child’s responses is protected at all times.
This year the Attitudes to School survey will be conducted at our school over the period Monday 27th May to Friday 7 June. The survey only takes up to 20 minutes to complete and occurs during your child's class time.
The survey results will be reported back to the school before the end of term 2. All survey data that is made available in reports are for groups of students only so that no individual student can be identified. Data suppression rules are used for schools with low student numbers per year level.
Last year we used the survey results to develop our current Strategic Plan, this year’s Annual Implementation Plan and our goals:
- Improve learning growth and outcomes for every student.
- Enhance opportunities for student voice and learner agency to maximize student engagement.
If you would like more information, please speak to your child’s teacher or visit: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/management/improvement/Pages/performsurveyat.aspx
Gavan McCabe | Assistant Principal