Student Information Pack 2020

Year 7

Congratulations on your child’s placement and welcome to Mount Erin College.  At Mount Erin College, ‘Learning Is Our Priority’

Our vision for education is built upon three distinct pillars: Designing Quality Teaching and Learning; Building Positive Relationships; and Personalising Learning.

As Principal, I am very proud of our school and the rich and varied programs and opportunities we offer students. The professionalism of the staff at the College, combined with enthusiasm and high level teaching skills, ensures every student is provided with the opportunity to reach their potential and experience success.

Our state of the art facilities ensure that students have a stimulating learning environment, which is well supported by the latest technology.  I am excited to report that 2020 will see our $4.1 million Stage Two Building Program completed. This will provide competition standard facilities for our students including a competition standard gymnasium and sporting precinct. Our oval has been substantially upgraded with a competition hockey pitch with a multi-purpose surface to support all sports undertaken at the College. These facilities will also be utilised by our community and will support the high numbers of basketball and hockey families to access outstanding facilities outside of school hours.

We hope that you find this information booklet informative and useful as you approach the transition into secondary schooling. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

In 2020, we expect all students will have their own Notebook for use in classes.  Information regarding the 1:1 Notebook Program will be provided to you at the Year 7 Information Evening to be held on Wednesday, 9th October 2019 at 6:00pm.

Should you have any queries regarding your child’s transition, please contact the Transition Coordinator,  Mrs Lauren Miosku or the Administration Office on 5971 6000.

I look forward to working closely with you over the coming years of your child’s education and welcome you to the Mount Erin College Community.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Karen Lee

College Principal

IMPORTANT DATES

2019
November

Friday, 15th November 2019

  • Student Enrolment Books to be returned to College Administration Office
  • Final payment due for Year 7 Orientation Camp
  • Final date for Scientific Calculator orders
  • College Fees for 2020 to be paid or payment plan arranged with Administration staff

Tuesday, 26th November 2019

Meet the Teacher Evening between 2:15pm and 5:15pm – 10 minute bookings are required

December

Tuesday, 10th December 2019:

Orientation Day from 8:30am (for 9:00am start) to 2:30pm finish

Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Lamont Textbooks to be ordered for free home delivery and free

processing/handling for orders over $70. Those orders received after this date will

be charged an additional fee (refer booklist for further details)

2020
January

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Textbook Collection day for Year 7 students

Where: Mt Erin College in PAPE Building     Time:     2:30 to 4:30pm

Thursday, 30th January 2020

First Day of School in 2020 for Year 7 (and Year 12) students – Year 7 parents are encouraged to join us for welcome snacks at 9:00am. Afterwards students will go to their first class and parents are then welcome to attend a “Meet the Principal” morning tea in the Neville Rohan Centre.

2020
Feburary

Wednesday, 12th February 2020 to Friday, 14th February 2020

Yr 7 Phillip Island Orientation Camp

PAYMENT SHEET

BOOKLIST

External Link

CALCULATOR INFORMATION

If you wish to purchase a scientific calculator, please download this form and return to the Administration Office, along with your payment.

Mount Erin College has sourced these calculators as an alternative option for parents to take up. Whilst it is not compulsory to purchase through the College, students are required to have their own scientific calculator. The College will not provide students with these. Orders close Friday, 15th November 2019.

1 to 1 COMPUTER PROGRAM

1:1 Laptop Program

Orders placed before 30th October 2019 will be available on Year 7 Orientation Day – Tuesday 11th December

Orders placed before 4th December 2019 will be available Week 1, Term 1 in 2020

Mount Erin College currently operates a 1:1 laptop program to encourage the development of 21st century skills with our learners. Our machines have been rigorously school tested and have been approved by our college board. Modifications have been made to increase the flexibility of computer function and costs for our families. More information can be found in the 1:1 laptop program booklet below or by contacting our Administration Office.

Whilst our notebook program is aimed at incoming Year 7 students, it is available to all students and will be open throughout the school year.

Important Dates:

Orders placed before 30th October 2019 will be available on Year 7 Orientation Day – Tuesday 10th December
Orders placed before 4th December 2019 will be available Week 1, Term 1 in 2020

Uniform – 2020

Rationale:

A uniform dress code reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of equality, health and safety, and expense are also factors that contribute to the establishment of the Dress Code.

Aims:

  • To promote equality amongst all students.
  • To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school.
  • To provide durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment.
  • To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community.

CAMPBOOK

Downloads

CSEF – 2020

If you have a current Health Care Card or Pension Card, you may be eligible for the Camps/Sport/Excursions Fund (CSEF) payment. This funding will be used towards excursions, camps and sporting activities run through the College.

If you applied for the CSEF at your child’s school in 2019, you do not need to complete an application form in 2020 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances. Your child’s school will apply for the CSEF on your behalf.

You will only need to submit an application form in 2020 if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • new student enrolments (all year 7 students): your child has started or changed schools in 2020;  or you did not apply at the same school in 2019;   or
  • changed family circumstances such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2020.

Schools are able to accept and process applications up until the end of term two each year. CSEF payments are made to schools from March onwards each year. Application forms are available, click on tab to access.  Please complete and return this form to us along with a copy of your concession card. Payment is $225 per student for all students in all year levels.

Applications for 2020 close on 26th June 2020.

States Schools Relief – 2020

Who is SSR?

State Schools’ Relief is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with all government schools across Victoria. Each year State Schools’ Relief provides assistance to families experiencing financial disadvantage with school uniforms and footwear.  When paying your College fees, there is provision on the ‘Payment Sheet’ for families to donate money to this organisation, if they are able.

Year 7/2020 Uniform Package for CSEF recipients

Year 7 students for 2020 that are recipients of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) automatically qualify for the uniform package and/or vouchers.

What’s in the package?  The 2020 package contains the following items:

1 x Shirt

1 x Trousers / Pants    or    Shorts    or  Summer Dress

1 x Pair of Shoes (Lace Up only)

Please note the following:

– PE items are not included as part of this package

Shoes must be requested in UK sizes (A3 size chart is available from our website)

MUSIC PROGRAM

Instrumental Music

Mount Erin Secondary College offers a comprehensive instrumental and classroom music program which develops and enhances all students’ musical abilities through performances and extending their theory skills.

The College offers individual and small group lessons on: Brass, Woodwind, String, Guitar, Percussion, keyboard and Voice. We encourage involvement in a range of ensembles such as: The College Choir “Take Note”, Rock bands, and instrumental ensembles.

There is other fantastic performance opportunities including the College Production, school concerts, Battle of the Bands competition, choir competitions, and numerous community events. We teach students skills in songwriting and provide them with the latest software and music technology.

This extensive instrumental/classroom music program prepares all students for VCE Music Performance Group/Solo and Music Investigation where the students have achieved outstanding results.

College Bus Program

School Bus Program

The school is well serviced by public transport and the School Bus Program operates buses through the surrounding areas. The School Bus Program assists parents by transporting students to school. Categories of eligibility determine whether a student travels at no cost or travels upon the payment of a fare. Students wishing to access a seat on a bus must complete an application form and parents/guardians must agree to the conditions of travel including, if applicable, the payment of a  fare.

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