On 3 August the Victorian Government announced that, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, metropolitan Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The changes to schools’ operations will come into effect from Wednesday 5 August.
Implications of Stage 4 on the KSC community
As outlined in the Chief Health Officer’s advice on Friday, schools remain safe places for staff and students – but these steps are critical measures to reduce the movement of students and families across the state.
There are implications for our school, and for families in our school community. A summary of what the changes mean for Koonung Secondary College is outlined below.
All schools in metropolitan Melbourne
Year 7 to Year 10
Senior Secondary Year 11 and Year 12
Remote learning program
We will continue to run our current timetable whilst students are participating in the flexible and remote learning program. Students and teachers will be working according to the timetable schedule for domain based subjects. Sports Education, Pathways and Positive Classrooms will not be included in this schedule. Assemblies will be scheduled as required by the Sub-School Teams. Students will be notified of assemblies via a newsfeed.
Please refer to the Remote Learning process document included with this information which provides further detail regarding Koonung’s Remote Learning structure.
KSC Term 3 remote learning program
The Department’s latest advice on can be found at: www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Thank you for your understanding and support, please stay safe and well.
Remote and flexible learning has certainly impacted us all and has set some new challenges for all staff at Koonung. One of the lovely things about Koonung SC is to witness the wonderful parent support that we receive and the letter below is a heart warming example of this.
Dear Koonung Secondary College Teachers, Education Support members and all staff
We are writing to thank you all for your extra time, effort, professionalism and care during these unprecedented times.
At all stages in the ‘move to’ and the ‘application of’ remote and flexible teaching and learning, a sense of calm and control has resonated via the purposeful and timely communication by teachers, coordinators and leaders at KSC.
A special thank you to Middle Years staff for their direct communications with our son, and to his year level cohort. They, and all the staff at KSC, have continued to keep students and the parent/carer community informed and feel supported, particularly over previous weeks.
It is in times of crisis where cohesive, clear and supportive leadership enables individuals to successfully manage change, and for teachers to deliver curriculum that continues to reflect the high quality of teaching, learning and individual care that we have experienced since being part of the KSC community at the beginning of this year, we are so grateful for this.
Finally, thank you again to all the staff at KSC for all that is being done for the student community. The hard work and long hours put into planning and delivering the remote teaching and learning doesn’t go unrecognised, and is very much appreciated.