Key dates to remember
Friday 19th February College photo day
Monday 15-17 February Year 7 Camp
Monday 22nd February Year 7 Immunisations
Friday 5th March Swimming Carnival
College Photo Day
School Immunisations in 2020
*The first Year 7 Immunisations will be taking place at school on Monday 22nd Feb.
The Secondary School Vaccine Program offers free vaccines to Year 7 and 10 students. These vaccines provide protection against:
· Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) – one dose for year 7 students
· Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – two doses for year 7 students
· Meningococcal A,C,W,Y – one dose for year 10 students.
Parents/guardians of Year 7 and 10 students should ensure student vaccine consent cards are returned to school as soon as possible, if not already returned.
The Casey Council immunisation service may contact you about the Secondary School Vaccine Program. Schools are authorised to provide basic parent/guardian contact details to local councils for this purpose.
Contact the school by 26 February 2020 if you do not want your contact details given to Casey Councils immunisation service.
To learn more about the Secondary School Vaccine Program, the vaccines, the diseases they protect against, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, go to betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Additionally, the Commonwealth government is funding vaccinations for all children under 20 years of age who missed any scheduled vaccines, including a catch-up program for Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for adolescents aged 15-19 years of age who have not already received the vaccine in school. If students have missed vaccines, either in childhood or adolescence, and require catch-up vaccines, they should speak with their immunisation provider. (ie. local council or GP).
The Department of Education and Training (which includes all Victorian government schools, central and regional offices) values the privacy of every person and is committed to protecting information that schools collect.
All staff, service providers (contractors) and agents, (whether paid or unpaid) of the Department, and this Victorian government school (our school), must comply with Victorian privacy law and this policy.
To View our Policy in full and DET facts and further information, please see our website.