Principal's Message

On Wednesday 15 April Term 2 commences. School is going to look different to anything we have seen before, as we transition to remote learning in an attempt to minimise the spread of Covid-19.

All students who can learn from home must learn from home and we will make sure you have everything you need to ensure that can happen. We understand the apprehension you are feeling. But we want to assure you that you don’t have to worry. We understand most of you do not hold a teaching degree, but think about all the things you have already taught your children. How to walk, talk, feed themselves, socialise with others, cook, organise their toys, dress themselves. You were your child’s first teacher! You've got this! During remote learning we ask that you encourage and support your children. Help them set up a learning space, ask them about what they are doing and check in on how they are feeling and coping.

Remember we are here to help. You can email teachers directly via compass or you can email the school for general enquiries. All emails are being monitored daily and you can expect a response within 24 hours. In transitioning to remote learning we have placed considerable thought into the platforms that best suit the different requirements of students in the different sub schools. To ensure we are addressing the learning to needs of our students we have utilised:

Seesaw for P-2.

Google suite for 3-9

Our students are very familiar with these platforms as they use them at school. Whilst we may not see you face to face in term 2 we are committed to continuing your child's educational journey. We are here to support our students and parents through this unprecedented time.We trust that the pages will assist you to navigate these difficult times with your children. Please revisit these pages often as they will be continually updated.

Link to P-2 Sub School Home Learning Page

Link to 3-6 Sub School Home Learning Page

Link to 7-9 Sub School Home Learning Page

Link to Wellbeing Information

Please remember:

We are all in this together and the following outlines the expectations for all parties. Please be patient and ask any questions you have regarding the information provided. Adherence to the normal classroom behaviours and etiquette should still apply with some minor modifications. The protocols are based on our Point Cook P-9 College E-learning agreement & SWPBS expectations. Please remember that all network policies apply to our network, equipment and digital online spaces provided by our College, whether on or off campus. This includes those digital channels created by our staff for staff-student communications. Therefore, the use of the Google Meet videoconferencing presence or other forms of video conferencing have expected protocols that need to be met by the Point Cook P-9 College teachers, students and parents/guardians.

Students will be expected to:

* Wear appropriate clothing every school day

* Adhere to the college Digital Technologies Student Acceptable Use Agreement found on Compass as a reminder of what is expected of them

* Model an online presence of appropriate behaviour* Adhere to the cyber safety principles and never share your private information

* Be aware that your presence may be recorded by the teacher and/or the system for future student and teacher educational purposes.

* Be aware of your physical surroundings. Discuss with your parents/guardians where a video conference can best take place in your home.

* Be aware that all who participate in the video conference can be seen by each other. Body language is important.

Please note this is the beginning of our transition to remote learning. ​In the coming days and months we will add to our programs. We thank you for your continued partnership during this time and look forward to working through this journey with you.

Mandy O'Mara

College Principal