Important School Information
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 04:21

PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

News from the Principal, Mrs Mandee Strickland

 

Welcome back to what is shaping up to be an exciting Term 2 that includes Parent/Teacher Interviews, Anzac Day Assembly, Year 12 Study Camp, the launch of the Breakfast Club, Year 9 City Experience and a Year 7 2017 Information night. Our new LED sign which is located on Stately Drive, near the Administration building, will keep the school community up-to-date with all upcoming activities. Compass also provides ongoing information to all families. Please contact the main office to obtain your Compass password if you do not already have one. Compass provides an excellent opportunity for members of the school community to communicate regularly with each other and I encourage you to make use of it.

 

To allow Cranbourne East Secondary College students to achieve their best, there is a strong focus on student outcomes and the learning environment. Teachers, parents and the wider community are all important contributors to achieving student success. There is significant research that shows that the more involved parents and the local community are with a school, the more successful student outcomes will be.

A safe, orderly environment, consistent high expectations and a focus on continuous improvement are critical factors and continue to be a major focus for 2016. Our outstanding teaching and education support staff are working collaboratively in dedicated year level teams to plan and facilitate a teaching and learning program that meets the diverse needs of all students and ensures our students obtain quality post-school destinations.

Besides the academic opportunities we offer at CESC, we also have a focus on providing students with leadership opportunities and the chance to make a difference in their community. I am pleased to announce that the School and Class Captains have begun work on the creation of a Breakfast Club at CESC which will open later in Term 2. The Breakfast Club will take place 1-2 mornings per week and will be open to all students who wish to attend. Students, parents and the wider community will be advised how the Breakfast Club will operate, and the many ways you can contribute to the Club, in the following weeks.

In addition to the our very committed staff, we are also proud of the excellent facilities we offer our students, including the Technology Centre, Gymnasium, Performing Arts Centre, Food Technology Centre, Science Building and flexible learning spaces. Good schools become great schools through constantly reflecting on their performance, and challenging themselves to improve in every aspect of their work. This is our aim and we are empowering our teachers to lead the way. It is this belief in our staff, and our determination to continue to build their collective capacity, which will see our school go from strength to strength. The academic progress and well-being of each and every student is of paramount importance to us.

The staff, School Council and I look forward to sharing this exciting educational journey with all of the parents and students at CESC.

 

 

 

Mandee Strickland

Principal


CAMPS, SPORTS, EXCURSION FUND (click this link to get your application)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) commenced in 2015 for four years and will provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year is paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. A special consideration eligibility category also exists. Payments are made directly to the school and are tied to the student.

CSEF applications open from term one 2016. The program will again be promoted to families via school newsletters and websites.

it is the parent/guardian responsibility to write 'Use CSEF' on the excursion/incursion/sports/camp form as the office cannot be responsible for checking every excursion form.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/Pages/csef.aspx?Redirect=1 (for more information).

You must bring in your health care card/Centrelink card to the office to be photocopied.

You MUST apply for your 2016 round. Putting in your application in 2015 does not qualify you for the 2016 funding. Forms must be in the office by 3 June. Late forms will not be accepted.

 

SCHOOL TOURS: Are on Thursday 10am and are by appointment ONLY. Please ring 5990 0200 to book.

 

School Times

 

TIME

SCHOOL START TIME

8.40am

AT LOCKERS/PREPARATION FOR THE DAY

8.40am

HOMEGROUP

8.50am to 9.00am

PERIOD 1

9.00am to 9.58am

PERIOD 2

9.58am to 10.56am

RECESS

10.56am to 11.20am

PERIOD 3

11.20am to 12.18pm

PERIOD 4

12.18pm to 1.16pm

LUNCH

1.16pm to 2.02pm

PERIOD 5

2.02pm to 3.00pm

SCHOOL FINISH TIME

3.00pm

PeriodStartFinishLength
Term 1 Thursday 28 January, 2016 Thursday 24 March, 2016 8 weeks
School Holidays Friday 25 March, 2016 Sunday 10 April, 2016
Term 2 Monday 11 April, 2016 Friday 24 June, 2016 11 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 25 June, 2016 Sunday 10 July, 2016
Term 3 Monday 11 July, 2016 Friday 16 September, 2016 10 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 17 September, 2016 Sunday 2 October, 2016
Term 4 Monday 3 October, 2016 Tuesday 20 December, 2016 11 weeks
2016/2017 Summer School Holidays Wednesday 21 December, 2016 Monday 30 January, 2017

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LESSONS

Please follow this link for an application

 

BOOKS & STATIONERY FOR 2016

 

CAMPION BOOK STORE - http://www.campion.com.au

BOOK AND STATIONERY LIST PURCHASING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS

 

BOOKLISTS

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

2016 PARENT PAYMENTS

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

VET

CONCESSION CARDS

Proof of concession entitlement

All students aged 17 years and over, or those requiring a half yearly or yearly Student Pass (regardless of age), are required to obtain a 2016 Victorian Public Transport (VPT) Student Concession Card as proof of their concession entitlement. It is important to note that the school issued student identification cards are not accepted as entitlement to concession travel on public transport.

2016 Victorian Student Pass

The Victorian Student Pass provides travel for students on all metropolitan trains, trams and busses, all regional bus services and all V/Line train and coach services operating wholly within Victoria. The Victorian Student Pass is issued on a Myki.

How to apply for a 2016 VPT Student Concession Card and/or a Student Pass

The 2016 VPT Student Concession Card and Student Pass Application Form can be obtained from:

  • Metropolitan premium train stations
  • PTV hubs (Southern Cross Station, Docklands, Geelong & Bendigo)
  • V/Line staffed stations and ticket agents
  • PTV Call Centre by calling 1800 800 007
  • Online at ptv.vic.gov.au

Students wishing to purchase a Half Yearly ($285.00) or Yearly ($546.00) Victorian Student Pass will be required to obtain a 2016 VPT Student Concession Card, regardless of age, as proof of their concession entitlement. The standard $9 applies. Students can have their 2016 Yearly or Half Yearly Victorian Student Pass loaded to their existing myki card at a metropolitan premium train station, a myki-enabled V/Line staffed station or from a PRB Hub (located at Docklands, Geelong or Bendigo). If the student does not already have a Myki, the Student Pass will be loaded onto a new myki. This myki will be issued on the spot and the myki fee waived.

Further information specific to student travel arrangements under myki can be obtained by visiting ptv.vic.gov.au and going to the student area under Tickets>Concessions>Students on the website. For information about non-myki Regional Transit Student Passes visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/regional-fares/ under the section ‘Student concessions’

 

CANTEEN LIST 2016

BUXWEAR UNIFORM PRICE LIST

 

CESC COMPUTER PROGRAM

LEASE NETBOOK AGREEMENT (YEAR 9 2016)

BYOD NETBOOK AGREEMENT (YEARS 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 2016)

 

CESC 2016 SENIOR STUDY GUIDES

CESC VCAL & VET INFORMATION GUIDE 2016

CESC VCE & VET SUBJECT INFORMATION GUIDE 2016

SELLEN GENERAL COURSE BROCHURE

CHISHOLM VET BROCHURE

SENIOR SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK

YEAR 12 INFORMATION

VCAL STUDENT GUIDE 2016

 

COMPASS PARENT PORTAL

COMPASS is a fully featured software suite used by the majority of schools in Victoria and is already familiar to Parents from many of our nearby primary schools.

A help document is found in the link on the heading.

Using our parent portal you will be able to –

• Access your child's Student Semester Reports

• Access your child's Learning Tasks and CATS (Common Assessment Tasks)

• Book your Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

• View up-to-date class and school attendance information

• Approve absences for your son/daughter

• Download, print and approve upcoming excursions

• Update your registered email and mobile number (used for SMS alerts) details

• Access information regarding upcoming events and news

To enable you to access COMPASS we are mailing home your login details. As your login details allow you to approve your child's absences you will probably choose not to let your children know your password. Please contact the office (5990 0200) if you have lost your password information. You can also reset your password yourself in COMPASS.

Address for COMPASS: cesc.vic.jdlf.com.au

 

SECOND HAND UNIFORMS AND TEXTBOOKS TRADING

Dear Parents/Guardians, you can now order textbooks from our Official Supplier, Campion by clicking here or the link below.

The college is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to recycle and trade their textbooks, uniforms and other student resources.

I am delighted to inform you of the college’s new initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade second-hand items via the Sustainable School Shop.  Results from other schools have been excellent; families have enjoyed a more comprehensive and convenient method of trading these items.

We would encourage parents to take full advantage of this opportunity.

The service provides access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, stationery, musical equipment, etc all year round. Parents can even trade with other parents from nearby schools; many schools are using the service in the area.

Click here to download a guide for the Sustainable School Shop.