Parent Info 9/4/2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope your family have had a safe break from school and that students are ready to continue their learning from Wednesday 15th April.

As you may be aware, in response to the COVOID 19 crisis, the Government of Victoria has stated that all students who can work from home in Term 2 must do so.

All students will be working from home except for students in the following categories:

  1. Children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. This will be available for children of parents who cannot work from home, and vulnerable children.

If you feel that your child/children meet the criteria and on-site supervision is required, please contact the College Office on 03 51580254 to provide the following information:

  • Name of child/children in need of on-site supervision
  • Dates supervision is required
  • Reason why your child/children needs supervision

 No students will be able to attend for on-site supervision without prior arrangements being made. This is due to staffing restrictions as a result of adhering to social distancing requirements.

In preparation for flexible and remote learning, we are continuing to put in place measures to ensure that our students are given as much support as possible through virtual platforms including Google Classroom and Webex Video Conferencing. Please note, staff will be in frequent contact with students and, where appropriate, parents and there will be a range of opportunities for students to ask questions and discuss learning. Students will be required to submit work through Google Classroom and feedback will be provided regularly. Work packs will also be provided in consideration of student developmental levels and potential internet accessibility issues. These packs will be available for collection from the front of school from Wednesday morning.

If your child/children do not have access to a device at home for school based work, please contact the College Office.

We have been informed that over the next two weeks the department will provide the school with access to sim cards and internet dongles which will provide internet access to students (who do not currently have internet access at home) for the purposes of completing school work only. These will be distributed as needed.

Tuesday 14th April is a Pupil Free Day. Staff will be continuing to plan for online and flexible delivery of curriculum. After this date we will provide families with additional ‘age specific’ information about how classes will be delivered for your child/children. We will also provide more specific information about who to contact should you have questions about your child’s/children’s learning, engagement or wellbeing.

At this stage, our Office will remain open during school hours.  Feel free to contact us.

Stay well.

Tim and Kathy

Year 11’s Coach the Prep/1’s

This year some of our year 10 and 11 students are completing a Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation. This requires students to apply their knowledge in a practical setting. This year the students will be developing their coaching skills by taking sessions with various age groups. This term we have been lucky to be able to coach the Prep-One’s in soccer. Pictures below.

Nippers 2014

Nippers program 2014

For the third year Primary students from Mallacoota P-12 College participated in the Nippers program at Bastion Point hosted by the Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club.

Primary students were led by the Secondary Advance crew, most now with Bronze Medallions. This year the older primaries embarked on an Intro to Bronze course with Kai Allison and Tom Reichelt (our new Junior Club Captain!). The rest of the primary students participated in safety/ocean awareness, competitive flags and surf skills. There was a huge improvement in all the skills and knowledge of the kids. It’s great to see their development over time.

A big thank you must go to the Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club for putting on such a great event. Another big thankyou must go to the school for allowing the club access to nippers and facilitating the Bronze Medallion course (nationally recognised) in the Advance program (and Luke for running it). Thank you to Cassie McNamara, Kathy Scott and Luke Molan for arranging the Nippers program. Thanks to all the SLSC members and parents who assisted with the running of the day. The largest thanks must go to our Bronze stars. Tom M and Tyson (leaders of the day), Arrow, Kahli, Haydn, Brodie, Hannah, Bryce W-P and Max. These are exceptional young leaders in our community. Fantastic job!

– Simon Berry (VUS Coordinator / MSLSC Captain)

East Gippsland Mountain Biking Teams Championship

East Gippsland Mountain Biking Teams Championship

On the 26/11/2014 Mallacoota P-12 College hosted the 2nd East Gippsland Mountain Biking Team Championship. The year before Mallacoota won in all fields of this event, but this year there were more schools and that meant more competitors. The community learning project (CLP) group, Mr Berry and some handy year 10 and 11 students helped out on the day with the setup. At 11.00 am the schools started arriving at premier track. The excitement was palpable.

After the welcome and safety speech the under 15’s kicked the event off followed by the over 15’s. The race started with a slight uphill followed by a steep downhill with the ambulance to the left of the track to keep the race safe and SES truck at the turnaround point. The surf lifesaving polaris was on roving patrol. Competitors started slogging up the gigantic hill around the bend which slowed everyone down. One lap of the race was 3km the race went for two whole laps of the circuit which roughly took 25-45 minutes.

The winner of the under 15s was Tom Fisher and the over 15s winner was Liam Nichols both from Nagle.  The main team competition results were; Orbost came 5th with a time of 157.21, Swifts came 4th with a time of 156.17, Nagle came 3rd with a time of 155.26, Mallacoota came 2nd with a time of 140.4 and the winners Lakes Entrance with a time of 138.5. Congratulations to Lakes!

A huge thank you to the Mallacoota SES, Ambulance, surf lifesaving! It is fantastic to see what great events our little town can put on, completely supported by volunteers. Thanks also to all the teachers and competitors who drove down to our beautiful part of the world.

– Community Learning Project Team (Bryce P, Jacqueline H, Max G, Tom M, Tyson J)

For full colour photos go to the link below.