Our School Values
Hume Valley School is a dual campus special school providing educational programs for students with a mild intellectual disability aged between five and 18 years of age. Many students have an additional diagnosis including autism, behavioural concerns, communication disorders, sensory impairments and/or health issues. The school’s transport zone extends from Wallan in the north to Coburg in the south, east to Fawkner and west to Keilor Park.
The school offers individual educational planning for each student.
HVS staff make significant contributions to the statewide development, trialing and implementation of curriculum modified for students with disabilities.
In addition to the Victorian Curriculum, inclusive of ABLES, the Careers Curriculum Framework, PreCAL and Foundation VCAL and VETiS offerings, the curriculum is designed to allow flexible and alternate approaches to learning to accommodate the various learning styles and special needs of all students
School Information & Recent News
Dear Parents and Carers,
The staff are looking forward to having our students back onsite at Hume Valley School (HVS).
As you know, Tuesday 26th May is the first day back for all students.
Please read the following documents as they are IMPORTANT to your child’s return to on-site schooling.
VCAL STUDENTS- Parent Information
To all independent travellers at our VCAL Campus, students will be dismissed at 2:30pm.
Parents who request an early pick-up at 2:30pm for your child, please submit the following form:
Early Pick Up at 2:30pm Request Form:
Once request form has been submitted, our Reception staff will make contact with you.
Diane Bassett – School Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote and flexible learning.
Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that Hume Valley School will commence on-site schooling from Tuesday 26th May 2020.
To support our school staff to prepare for this transition, Monday 25 May 2020 will be a pupil-free day.
All students will be expected to attend school as normal from Tuesday 26th May 2020.
This means if you choose to keep your child/children home after this date, we can no longer support their learning from home.
This does not apply to children who need to be absent for health, or medical reasons. For those families, please contact us so we can make an appropriate plan. This same approach is being taken by all government schools in Victoria.
To our dear families who are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.
The community of Hume Valley School are sorry that this year we have not been able to share Iftar with you.
We are aware that for you Ramadan is a very special time where you reflect, pray and practice compassion and humility.
We send you respect, honour and friendship.
Diane Bassett and all the staff of Hume Valley School.
The staff of Hume Valley School would like to wish the special Mums, Grandmas, Aunts and Carers of our students a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May 2020
Enjoy a very special Mother’s Day.
Thank you for all you do.
Diane Bassett and Staff of Hume Valley School.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As per the directive made to Victorian schools, by the Premier, in order to ensure physical distancing across the population and to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), children in Victorian government schools will move to remote and flexible learning at the commencement of Term 2. Apart from in exceptional circumstances, this means that from Wednesday 15th April 2020:
- Teachers will be working from home and
- Students will be learning from home.
The Learning from Home Program provided to your child in Term 2 will be as below:
- Individualised Learning Program – resources, activities and ideas to support your child’s individual learning goals emailed to you via your child’s classroom teacher every Monday morning.
- Hume Valley School Website http://www.humevalley.vic.edu.au/index.php/learning-from-home/ supplementary learning experiences to support learning from home (updated weekly).
- Take Home Learning Packs (hard copy) – sent via mail directly to your home (at the beginning of Term 2).
Please ensure that you access the school’s website and the school’s app via flexibuzz for regular updates and communications. Click on the link for instructions to download flexibuzz: http://www.humevalley.vic.edu.au/index.php/school-communication-app/
If you have any other questions you can contact your child’s sub school leader or classroom teacher via email or the school directly on (03) 9309 3477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care and stay healthy.
Kind regards, Diane Bassett
Principal Hume Valley School
Saturday 11th April, 2020
Transition to Remote and Flexible Learning (COVID-19) – TERM 2
Dear Parents and Carers,
As per the directive made to Victorian schools, by the Premier, in order to ensure physical distancing across the population and to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), children in Victorian government schools will move to remote and flexible learning at the commencement of Term 2.
This means that from the start of term two “all students who CAN learn from home, MUST learn at home”.
The Term 2 Remote Learning Program will commence for all students on Wednesday 15th April, 2020.
Please click on the PDF attached for more information.
The following advice from the Department of Education and Training we will be moving to remote and flexible learning from Term 2, to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.
The Department’s latest advice on coronavirus can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. We will be in touch with staff and parents and carers shortly with further details of what remote and flexible learning will look like at our school.
In the meantime, you might find it useful to look at the Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for teachers and parents and carers. https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/learningfromhome.aspx
Please continue to stay safe and healthy.
Multilingual Resources on Coronavirus from DPV Health
DPV Health and the HWPCP have partnered with local community leaders Whittlesea Community Connections and Banksia Gardens to keep the community informed on COVID-19 and to ensure you are receiving your information from reputable sources. Please click on the link below for information and fact sheets in 7 community languages:
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Your kids, like mine, will have many questions about Coronavirus and what it means for them – and for the people they love.
I know it can be daunting for parents and carers to answer those questions. That’s why, in close consultation with our child psychologist team, we’ve developed a resource to help guide you through these conversations.
Everyone’s child is different, and some will want to talk more than others. What’s most important is that you’re there for them when they’re ready to talk.
Without doubt, we face an enormous challenge.
But I want you to know that as parents, caregivers and Victorians, we are in this together.
The Hon James Merlino, MP- Deputy Premier – Minister for Education
Please see attached PDF for more information. talking to your child during coronavirus
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Please see the below information from Hume City Council:
EMERGENCY RELIEF PACKAGES FOR VICTORIANS WHO NEED IT MOST
Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods.
Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.
The packages will be delivered door-to-door, with other distribution points to be established as required. The emergency relief program will be coordinated by the Red Cross in partnership with Foodbank Victoria and under the direction of the State Relief Coordinator.
The media release provides details of how to access the package.
For more information about the support services people can call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit the website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Learning from Home Resources
If you are choosing to keep your child home at this stage please refer to the document below which has a timetable, links to FREE educational websites, activities, ideas and resources to support your child to continue to learn from home.
Please remember to call the school on (03) 9309 3477 when your child is away.
Online safety tips and resources to support parents and carers.
Click on the link below for resources
Coronavirus information for parents:
We are aware of the current concerns relating to the Coronavirus outbreak.
- At this stage our school remains open and it is safe to send your children to school.
- If you or your child are unwell the advice is that you don’t attend school and seek medical advice from your local Doctor
- .We will continue to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of students at our school and will respond and communicate to the school community if the situation changes.
Please refer to the following link for DET and DHHS advice on the Coronavirus.