Dear Parents and Carers,
Term 3 has been another exceptionally busy and exciting term for the students and staff. It has been wonderful to see our students participating in and enjoying the extensive range of classroom, specialist and community-based learning and vocational training programs. The students, families and staff have also enjoyed participating in several special school wide events and celebrations. It has been a great pleasure to welcome families back on site to share in our events.
Throughout the term we successfully undertook and completed our School Review. The School Review process evaluates our progress against our Strategic Plan for school improvement. This lengthy evaluation process involved receiving feedback from our students, parents, staff and community members on the progress we have made over the past four years. The outcomes of our School Review were extremely positive highlighting the quality of our learning and teaching programs across the school.
Next term we will be finalizing our new Strategic Plan in consultation with the school community.
In other very exciting news, the planning for the major upgrade to our Koroit Avenue Campus is well underway. We are having fortnightly meetings with our architects and personnel from Region and the Victorian Schools Building Authority. This upgrade will greatly enhance the education facilities and 21st Century teaching and learning at Koroit Avenue for all our current and future students, their families and the staff.
We wish all students, their families and our staff a very safe and enjoyable holiday period and look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday 3rd October.
Last Day Of Term 3
R U OK DAY ?
What is R U OK Day? R U OK Day is Australia’s National Day of Action, when we remind people, it is okay to ask ‘Are you okay’ every day. R U OK day is all about creating awareness and education around mental health and breaking down the stigma that it is okay to not always be ok.
What is HVS Doing on R U OK Day? This Thursday there will be cupcake sales at each campus, these cupcakes are going to be made by the SRC and supporting staff. These cupcakes will be sold for $1 each and all donations will be made to R U OK organisation.
There will also be lots of fun activities run throughout the day.
Fathers Day Stall
Student Free Day 5th August
The National Assessment Program-Literacy (NAPLAN) tests will be undertaken by some Australian Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students on 11th, 12th and 13th May, 2021. Students will be tested in writing (a narrative task), Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation), Reading and Numeracy. The NAPLAN tests are conducted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) on behalf of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
The results of the tests provide diagnostic information for parents and teachers about a child’s performance in Literacy and Numeracy. The information can be used to support teaching and learning programs and improve student achievement.
Students with learning disabilities can be exempted from one or all of the NAPLAN 2021 tests. We conduct school based testing in order to set our Literacy and Numeracy goals which we will discuss with you at your Student Support Groups Meetings.
If you wish your child to undertake NAPLAN please ring Janine Sianidis on 9309 6664 by Friday 26th February to discuss this.
Further information about the National Assessment Program is available on the NAPLAN website on: www.naplan.edu.au
Hume Valley School
Students return to on-site learning at school from Thursday 18 February.
Dear parents and carers
The Victorian Government has today announced that the circuit breaker actions that came into effect last week will end at 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February. This means that students will return to on-site learning at school from Thursday 18 February.
From 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February, consistent with advice for the broader community, secondary school students aged 12 or older, must wear a face mask at school, unless an exception applies:
- in all indoor spaces
- in all outdoor spaces when 1.5m physical distance cannot be maintained.
Visitors and parents must also observe this guidance.
Thank you for supporting your children and our school staff this week. We look forward to seeing our students back at school with their friends and teachers, with school opening at the standard time.
The wellbeing of all our students is our priority and our school staff and teachers are here to support you and your family. Information that might be of assistance to you in talking to your child about COVID-19 is available. If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist. Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
The Department’s COVID-19 helpline is also available on weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm on 1800 338 663. If you know a family who speak a language or languages other than English and you know they would like further information, interpreting services are available by phoning 131 450 first.
For families with a child with a disability, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) has additional information.
And, finally, a reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested at a COVID-19 testing facility and stay home.
Each family should regularly check the list of public exposure sites in Victoria (where a person with COVID-19 has attended), and if anyone in the family has attended a site at the times listed, follow the instructions given.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or contact the school if you have any concerns.
Hume Valley School
Tuesday 16th February, 2021
SCHOOL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Dear Parent and Carers,
Our 2021 School Council Election process has commenced and following a call for Nominations for our 2021/2022 School Council we received the following nominations for our two year positions:
- Jodie Jones
- Domenic Fama
- Loren Cronin
- Emma Lawless
Congratulations and thank you to these nominees for their election to two year positions on the Hume Valley School Council.
SECOND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
There continue to be TWO parent vacancies for the Hume Valley School Council.
- ONE (two year) parent vacancy for 2021/2022
- ONE (one year casual parent vacancy) for 2021
We are hereby calling for nominations for these positions and nomination forms are available using the link below or from our school office, contact number 93093477.
Nomination forms must be emailed to us by 4.00 p.m. on Friday 19/02/2020
School Closure and Learning from Home Program
Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th February, 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
The Victorian Government today announced new directions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
As a result, in line with the directions issued from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, all Victorian schools will move to a period of remote and flexible learning from Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February inclusive.
The Victorian Government has stated that all students who CAN learn from home MUST learn from home apart from in exceptional circumstances, including those of Essential Workers – follow this link for essential workers as listed. If you believe your child is eligible to attend on-site learning please contact complete an application via this link click here.
This means that on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February:
- Teachers and Education Support Staff will be working from home and
- Students who can learn from home will be learning from home.
The Learning from Home Program provided to your child on these dates will be as below:
- Google Classrooms.
For parents new to Google Classrooms click here for the Parent’s Guide to Google Classrooms. You will also need to click on the consent form link and sign the form prior to your child accessing Google Classrooms.
Please ensure that you access the school’s website, check your emails and text messages, for regular updates and communications from the school.
Your child’s sub school leader will contact you via email on Monday. If you have any other questions you can contact your child’s sub school leader or the school directly on (03) 9309 3477 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care and stay healthy.
Hume Valley School
8th February 2021
School Council Elections 2021
Our 2021 School Council Election process has commenced and below is a Notice of Election and Call for Nominations for our 2021/2022 School Council. Information regarding School Council involvement is attached.
There are four (two year) parent vacancies available for the 2021/2022 Hume Valley School Council. This is a most important role, because it is School Council, in conjunction with the Principal and staff, who form the direction for school improvement.
School Council meets on the second Tuesday night of the month, for a total of eight meetings per year.
Nomination forms are available from our school office, contact number 9309 3477.
Please see more information attached:
We are looking forward to having HVS student back for 2021.
Please see attached instructions for revised Drop Off and Pick Up instructions.
End of Year Celebration-
Thursday 10th December
Please see attached permission form and lunch order form.
Friday the 27th of November is a Curriculum Day/Pupil Free Day.
Dear Parents & Carers,
Just a reminder that we will be having school photos next week.
Koroit campus -Tuesday November 17th
Narrun campus– Wednesday November 18th
VCAL campus– Wednesday November 18th
Photo envelopes have been sent home with your child.
Envelopes can be sent to the school on or before photo day.
If you wish you can order online. If you are ordering online you will have 2 weeks after photo day to lodge your orders.
Important Letter for Parents/ Carers:
Prof Brett Sutton- Victorian Chief Health Officer
Please see letter attached:
Dear Parents / Carers,
Please read the following letter to inform you about the 2020 Student Attitudes to School Survey (AtoSS), that your child is invited to participate in.
This year, the AtoSS will be conducted at your school over the period Monday 2 November to Friday 13 November.
Options for participation
Participation in this survey is voluntary.
If you do not wish for your child to do the survey, please opt out via email to your school: email@example.com.
Please do so before Friday 30th October, stating that you wish to opt out of your child’s participation, along with their name, school and year level.
If your school does not receive a Refusal of Consent email from yourself before the survey commencement date mentioned within this letter, it means that you give your consent for your child to participate in the 2020 Attitudes to School Survey.
Important Information for Parents/ Carers:
Please read the following information attached regarding the recent situation in our local area, after the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) identified some new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.
Dear Parents and Carers,
At this time of year we need to ensure our students are ‘SunSmart’.
To ensure our students can engage in fun, sun safe outdoor activities we will be implementing the 5 Sun Smart steps.
Please read the following document attached: Sunsmart PDF
Hume Valley School community says ” Thank You ” .
Friday 23rd October 2020 is a Public Holiday in Victoria.
Dear parents and carers,
On behalf of our school, I want to say a big thank you to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support throughout this very challenging year. I know remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, but through our collective efforts, our students have continued to make valuable progress in their learning. You can be confident that our school will support any student who has fallen behind to catch up.
Term 4 is important for every Victorian student, and our teachers will strive to deliver high-quality learning for everyone. Our focus for Term 4 is on making sure that every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs.
The Victorian Government has outlined the staged return to on-site schooling for all students as part of its gradual roadmap towards reopening.
Term 4 – On-Site schooling arrangements for students
Please click on the school letter below for important information regarding students returning to on-site schooling.
Diane Bassett- School Principal