Mallacoota P – 12 College
26/3/2020 Mallacoota P-12 College staff are working on contingency planning if we are required to transition to remote and flexible learning.
School will resume school on Wednesday 15th April for students. If any decisions are made that change this arrangement, we will contact all families through our usual SMS process to alert them to updates on the school website http://www.mallp12.vic.edu.au/ and Facebook page.
If we transition to remote and flexible learning, age specific information will be provided to families. We are currently working on how to support families with internet access. We ask parents of Primary aged children to contact the College Office by end of business this Friday to inform us if computer and/or internet access is unavailable at home. We believe we have these details for secondary students.
Mallacoota P-12 College is well situated to move to virtual learning. Over the past few years Middle and Later Years students and staff have been using many forms of virtual learning.
Our standard platform for Mallacoota students is Google Classrooms and the suite of Google products; Drive, Docs, Sheets and Forms (Google Apps). All students can access this via links on our school webpage. Parents can also be invited to Google Classroom, which can provide updates in the form of a daily or weekly email outlining work posted on the Classroom, enabling parents to keep up to date with their child’s learning.
We also have access to a new platform provided by the Department- Webex, which allows staff and students and parents to connect in a virtual meeting space.
For VCE students, it is business as usual during this holiday break- continue study and revision as you would normally do during term holidays.
For now, we encourage all students and their families to enjoy a break during these holidays, while adhering to the recommended social distancing. We look forward to continuing the educational journey with our students and families next term, in whatever format that takes. Stay well.
We remind our students and families of the following mental health supports:
Beyond Blue – www.youthbeyondblue.com
1300 22 4636 – Chat online, email, or speak on the phone
Head space https://eheadspace.org.au/
1800650890 – Chat online, email, or speak on the phone
Kids Help Line http://www.kidshelp.com.au
1800 551 800 – Phone or Web Chat Counselling
If you need further information or support:
Please contact our College Office, Tim Cashmore or Kathy Scott if you have further questions or need additional support.
MP-12: 035158 0254
Tim Cashmore: 0407 524 902
Kathy Scott: 0491 220 008
Mallacoota P – 12 College serves a small vibrant community in Victoria’s Far East. Our purpose is to maintain a happy learning community where students from prep to year twelve can achieve to their full potential in a unique social and natural environment. The College prides itself on maintaining high academic standards within a supportive and inclusive environment. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a school culture of mutual respect where all students, parents and staff feel safe and supported. We are committed to maintaining positive relationships with the wider community. School facilities and grounds are used by a range of community groups after school hours. Positive relationships and communication between home and school is a key component in creating a successful learning environment. Staff and parents are asked to communicate regularly in a range of settings and to work together for the benefit of our students. The College is governed by a strong and dedicated school council who have a long term commitment to making Mallacoota P – 12 College a leader in best school practice. A student representative council provides students with a voice and allows our students to take a leadership role in the directions and running of the school.
Tim Cashmore Principal
NOTICE: Hunter Street (North side of school)
In order to reduce risk to students and local residents, drivers using Hunter street (North) are asked to park in a way that eliminates the need to reverse during the busy drop off and pick up times. Thank you.