UPCOMING EVENTS 2020
25 February - Senior Sport
27 February - Whole School Photos
5th March - Year 7 Welcome Evening
12 March Year 8 Sport
19 March - Whole School Athletics Day
20 March - Year 7 Sport
May 11 to May 15 - Australian Dental Health Victoria
March 9 - Labour Day Holiday
March 10 - Year 7 & 10 Immunisations
March 24 - Student Led Conferences
27 March - Final Day Term 1 - Normal Dismissal Time
* Parents are advised to login to the Compass portal for full details on any upcoming events.
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
Please notify the school of your child’s absence prior to 9.30am on the day of absence as an SMS will be sent out at 9.45am advising that your child is unaccounted for. This will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and will fulfil your legal responsibility.
Compass - Attendance Instructions
Parents are reminded that the 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 the 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.
Please be reminded that College Levies were due in full before the commencement of 2020 unless prior arrangement has been made. Thank you to the families who have paid in full or have arranged an approved payment/instalment plan. It is an expectation that Essential Educational Items are paid to support the provision of quality materials and items. All funds collected as Essential Education Items provide the only budget to our teachers (i.e. classroom materials for students). Students chose subjects and families approved the choice of electives in 2019, therefore subjects have been planned and costed according to the commitments made by families.
The college will be making contact with families shortly who may have overlooked making these payments. Alternately can these families please contact the office to check the amounts outstanding. We rely on the college community to partner with us in supporting the learning of our children so that the high standards expected of Mount Eliza Secondary College can be maintained.
There are a few camps which have been approved and advertised on Compass over the last two weeks. We like to give families sufficient notice so payment can be made. The preferred method of payment is via Compass however if you would like to set up a payment plan to be completed by the due date, please contact the general office asap. CSEF funds can also be allocated to camps, please call the office.
CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND
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
Who can apply
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. A Special Consideration category also exists. Schools can receive applications from families over term one and two.
Families can list more than one student in the one application form if they are attending the same school
Payments amounts for 2020 are:
- $225 per year for eligible secondary school students.
Year 7 and Prep students in government schools who receive the fund are also able to get support for school uniforms. For more information regarding this initiative see below:-
MORNINGTON PENINSULA IMMUNISATION SERVICE
YEAR 7 & 10 STUDENTS
Please find attached Collection Statement Information from the Mornington Peninsula Immunisation Service. In 2020 Mornington Peninsula Shire Immunisation service will offer vaccinations as per the National Immunisation Secondary school program free of charge at the College.
A consent card has been issued to your student. If you have not seen the card yet, please check with your student. If your student has misplaced the card a replacement can be requested from school, or a soft copy can be downloaded from
What do I need to do?
1. Your information will be provided to Mornington Peninsula Shire in March 2020. If you do not wish for your details to be provided, please advise the school in writing before 28 February 2020.
2. Read the information provided in your child’s consent card booklet and complete all sections, regardless of whether or not you consent for your child to be vaccinated as part of the school-based program.
3. Detach Part A of the consent card booklet with all fields completed, and return to school.
For any further information please contact the Mornington Peninsula Shire Immunisation service on 59501099.
March 10 - Year 7 & 10 Immunisations
DOBSONS - UNIFORM SHOP