Welcome to week 10. After the rush of the first week, and the excitement of a return to onsite schooling for all students. This week settled into one of assessment and hard work.
During our weekly Learning Walk, our Leadership Team observed students who were focused and working extremely well in class. We are still aware that a number of students are anxious about being onsite, and our Wellbeing Team have been working tirelessly to connect with and support these students.
Our Instrumental Music staff visited Year 7 classrooms this week to promote the IM Program and the instruments available to students to learn. Joining the program is a fantastic way to make connections and build friendships, something which we know has been challenging for new students to FHC during the time of remote learning. Music tuition is subsidised by the College, making it free for the Year 7 year.
We know that for many students, camps sports and excursions are an important part of their school experience. On Tuesday the Department released some restrictions around this area. This is great news and the College is keen to reinstate some camps/excursions and sport back into the calendar as soon as it is appropriate to do so.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that accommodation providers, including privately operated school camps and outdoor education schools and camps operated by individual schools and the Department of Education and Training, can accept school group bookings consistent with typical class/year level sizes and are not bound by public gathering limits. Health and safety precautions will be required and we are currently working through a new set of DET guidelines prior to making decisions about what can return.
For those of you who are unaware, this year is Forest Hill College’s 30th birthday. To mark the occasion, in a year disrupted by Covid-19, it has not been possible to organise any celebrations. However, we are considering introducing some new options into our uniform selection as commemorative items.
We are considering a hoodie, a puffer jacket, a scarf and a beanie. We are also reviewing our current school bag as well.
We are seeking feedback on our communities’ preferences on the above items. Please feel free to email any thoughts to email@example.com