10 September 2020
Merbein P-10 College http://www.merbeinp10.vic.edu.au
188-206 Commercial Street Merbein VIC, 3505
ACTING PRINCIPAL'S REPORT - MR GRIMMER
RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN FOR TERM 4
We were extremely excited to hear the news from the Premier last Sunday regarding the return to school plan. However, there has been some mixed messages in the media regarding the specific arrangements for Regional Victoria, so I have included a summary below of the return to school plan for Merbein P-10 College.
5-9th OCTOBER (FIRST WEEK OF TERM 4)
Remote and flexible learning will continue in the same format as we had in place during the majority of Term 3. All students who were learning from home will continue to do so for the first week of Term 4. Onsite supervision will continue to be provided for those students who cannot safely learn from home and have completed an attendance application form for the first week of Term 4.
MONDAY 12th OCTOBER
All students at Merbein P-10 College will return to onsite learning!!
At this stage the following procedures will be in place for this return. These procedures may change as we continue further on the road map to recovery, so please continue to check Compass for updates.
School arrival and departure
- Arrival times will not change from normal school operation, as students arrive normally in a staggered fashion. However, to reduce the number of parents and students congregating at the one time we will be staggering the dismissal times slightly more than normal.
- All Prep – 6 students will be dismissed at the earlier time of 3:00pm. Primary students that have older siblings in the secondary section will be able to stay in their Learning Centres until 3.17pm. All secondary students will be dismissed at the normal time of 3:17pm.
- When picking up or dropping off your child, please do not enter the school grounds.
- Parents must observe physical distancing by not congregating around school entry points.
- Encourage non-contact greetings.
** The Department of Education will be providing an update as to the requirements for face masks, temperature checking, group gatherings etc in the coming week. I will continue to provide families with updated information relating to the return to school plan as soon as I receive this information from DET.
In acknowledgement of the significant and ongoing challenges facing our parent community, the Minister for Education has approved that the eligibility to quality for CSEF be extended to 5 October 2020, with applications due by 27 November 2020.
CSEF payments for these students will be made at 50 per cent of the standard primary and secondary rates, recognising that opportunities for camps, sports and excursions have been limited in 2020.
CSEF forms are available from the College Office.
UNIFORM PRICE INCREASE
Our uniform shop is run as a not for profit entity and as such we endeavour to keep our uniform prices reasonable and affordable for families.
Due to an increase in the cost price of some items from our suppliers, the following price rises have been approved and have come into effect from Monday 17th August.
|Polo Shirts||$ 28.00|
|1/2 Zip Polar Fleece||$ 28.00|
|Full Price Polar Fleece||$ 28.00|
|Polar Fleece Lined Jacket||$ 43.00|
|ALL POLO SHIRTS||$ 32.00|
|Polar Fleece 1/2 Zip||$ 43.00|
|Polar Fleece Full Zip||$ 43.00|
DOCTORS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Doctors in Secondary Schools program is continuing to run via telehealth while we are on remote learning. Parents or students should still make appointments through the school office.
REMOTE LEARNING PICTURES
We have pictures sent in by parents of students' remote learning.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday 18th - Last day of Term 3
Monday 5th - First day of Term 4, students still on remote learning.
Monday 12th - Students return to school.
2020 Term Dates
Term 1: 29/01/20 - 27/03/20
Term 2: 14/04/20 - 26/06/20
Term 3: 13/07/20 - 18/09/20
Term 4: 05/10/20 - 18/12/20
NEW SCHOOL BANK ACCOUNT
The school has changed our bank account to our local Merbein Community Bendigo Bank. If you direct deposit amounts into the school bank account please update the details that you currently use to the following
BSB 633-000 Acc Number 176208320
Account Name - Merbein P-10 College
If you currently use Bpay to pay amounts to the school these details will remain the same. The old school account will remain open for the time being to ensure all receipts and payments are cleared.
ONLINE SHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM