Parent information

 

School Open Night

On Wednesday the 5th May from 5pm to 7pm, the school will be hosting an OPEN NIGHT. All prospective and exiting families are encouraged to attend to this night to obtain greater understanding and knowledge of what our school offers. Tours of the school and programs will commence from 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

College Cafe 

College Cafe will be running at Recess time on a Friday 7th May.  If you would like for your child to purchase something from the Cafe, could you please return this form by Friday morning to the office with the correct money.  One child per form,Thank-you. 

Name ____________________        Class________

 

Quantity             Total

Yoyo

$1.00                    _______            _______

Muffin Pizza 

(½ and english breakfast muffin 

With toppings)   

Hawiian                        _______            _______

$1.50

Supreme                           _______            _______

$1.50

BBQ Chicken                  _______            _______

$1.50

                        Total         $ ___________

 

South West Tafe

VET in Schools at SWTAFE: Please note VET DSS classes will NOT run at the SWTAFE Warrnambool and Sherwood Park campus on Thursday 6th May as it is a Public Holiday for the May Race Carnival in the Warrnambool region ONLY.  

 

The only VET DSS classes only affected are the ones ran on a Thursday in the Warrnambool region, all other classes are to go ahead as planned.  

 

SWTAFE teachers will notify students attending the WARRANMBOOL and SHERWOOD PARK campuses ONLY of the public holiday and advise students not to attend.

 

 

 

 

Parents Association Invitation

 

We would like to invite everyone who is able to volunteer some time to assist with our upcoming fundraiser on Sunday 9th May between 8:30am and 1:30pm at the Mortlake Market to provide sausage sizzle to the public to raise money for Mortlake College P-12.

All assistance is most welcome from anyone including students, teachers, parents or other community members.

A roster will be drawn to ensure we have ample helpers throughout the time period.

Volunteers need only bring themselves as all equipment is supplied.

We would greatly appreciate any assistance with this fundraiser, so please call Cris Wendt with your details or any queries you may have on 0413 620 667.

 

Performance t-shirts

 

We have a limited number of spare Performance t-shirts available as listed below:

 

 

4x Mediums (Kids 18)

4x Small (kids 16)

3x Kids 14

3x Kids 12

 

 

There will be no more printed until 2022

 

 

Student Uniform

All students have a responsibility to wear the correct school uniform each day and it is really pleasing to see the great majority of students wearing the full uniform.  If for some reason a student is unable to wear uniform they should provide a note on that day to their class teacher or house mentor but the note is only designed to give approval on a very short-term basis.  It is important to note that the uniform policy specifies that black leather shoes must be worn; sports shoes are not acceptable. 

 

 

 

Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance and punctuality are an essential aspect of a successful education.  If students miss school regularly or are often late it does have a significant impact on their learning.  If your child is going to be absent please inform the school by telephone (55992204) preferably between 8am and 9am on the morning of the absence.  If we haven’t received notification of a child’s absence, parents will be contacted at approximately 9.30am. If you know in advance of an impending absence (eg. medical appointment) please let the office know prior to the day.  Senior students must have a minimum 80% attendance in order to be considered for satisfactory completion of a unit.  Department of Education policy is that there must be an explanation for all student absences. 

End of Day Student Messages

Just a reminder if possible if you have a message for your child for the end of the day could you please phone the office before 3:00pm. This will allow us to keep the classroom interruptions to a minimum. We do however understand that on some occasions this is not possible.  We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this process. 

Student Absences

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to inform the school prior to 9am of any school absences either by phone (55992204), text message (to the school text number 0427 841 239) or email (mortlake.p12@education.vic.gov.au) An SMS notification will be sent to the primary family member’s mobile number at  approximately 9:30am each school morning if your child/children are not at school and their absence is unexplained.

Late arrival and early departure 

If your child is late for school, they are to go directly to the General office, and they will sign them in.

If you require your child to leave class early please contact the General Office before you arrive and your child can be ready and waiting for you. 

Early departure at sporting events

  • If any student is not returning to school/class after a sporting event, the student is to be signed out by their Parent/Guardians on the early departure sheet (See below) The teacher in charge of the sporting event will have it with them.
 
  • Written notes for early departure will be accepted but are to be given to the teacher in charge of the sporting event BEFORE the sporting event.
  • Text messages (to the school text number 0427 841 239) or email (mortlake.p12@education.vic.gov.au) will be accepted for early departure but are to be sent to the school BEFORE the sporting event.
  • Students returning to school/class are to be in full school/sports uniform.

Bus Travel:

All bus travellers are reminded of their responsibilities whilst using the school bus service.  This includes remaining seated and behaving appropriately at all times. Students must also wear seat belts where fitted.  With the current guidelines in place, all students over the age of 12 are required to wear a face mask on the bus at all times. Of course, the utmost care must always be taken when students get on or off the buses and it is important that parents constantly reinforce these safety measures to their children.  It is also important that parents inform the office staff as early as possible about any changes in bus travel as accurate records are essential in the case of an emergency. Our bus drivers have appointed school bus captains.

Bell Times

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Assembly

9.00 – 9.15

15 minutes

    

House Group

9.15 – 9.20

5 minutes

9.00 – 9.05

5 minutes

9.00 – 9.05

5 minutes

9.00 – 9.05

5 minutes

9.00 – 9.05

5 minutes

Period 1

9.20 – 10.10

50 minutes

9.05 – 9.55

50 minutes

9.05 – 9.55

50 minutes

9.05 – 9.55

50 minutes

9.05 – 9.55

50 minutes

Period 2

10.10 – 11.00

50 minutes

9.55 - 10.45

50 minutes

9.55 - 10.45

50 minutes

9.55 - 10.45

50 minutes

9.55 - 10.45

50 minutes

Recess

11.00 – 11.20

20 minutes

10.45 – 11.10

25 minutes

10.45 – 11.10

25 minutes

10.45 – 11.10

25 minutes

10.45 – 11.10

25 minutes

Period 3

11.20 – 12.10

50 minutes

11.10 – 12.00

50 minutes

11.10 – 12.00

50 minutes

11.10 – 12.00

50 minutes

11.10 – 12.00

50 minutes

Period 4

12.10 – 1.00

50 minutes

12.00 – 12.50

50 minutes

12.00 – 12.50

50 minutes

12.00 – 12.50

50 minutes

12.00 – 12.50

50 minutes

Lunch

1.00 – 1.40

40 minutes

12.50 – 1.40

50 minutes

12.50 – 1.40

50 minutes

12.50 – 1.40

50 minutes

12.50 – 1.40

50 minutes

Period 5

1.40 – 2.30

50 minutes

1.40 – 2.30

50 minutes

1.40 – 2.30

50 minutes

1.40 – 2.30

50 minutes

1.40 – 2.30

50 minutes

Period 6

2.30 – 3.20

50 minutes

2.30 – 3.20

50 minutes

2.30 – 3.20

50 minutes

2.30 – 3.20

50 minutes

2.30 – 3.20

50 minutes