Welcome to Maffra Secondary College

FACE COVERINGS TO BE WORN FROM NEXT MONDAY 3rd August

Dear Families,
As you are aware things are changing rapidly in Victoria in relation to COVID-19. We are fortunate living in the Wellington Shire with no active cases currently however, it seems like it is no longer a case of ‘if but when’ we will get a confirmed case in our area.
Many regional and rural communities across Victoria are now experiencing confirmed cases and as a result of this, an announcement was made yesterday mandating that all Victorians are now required to wear a face covering from 11:59pm Sunday 2nd August when they leave home.
This means students will need to wear their face mask/covering as they travel to and from school (unless they are travelling in a vehicle with family members or on their own) and at school for the entire day including recess and lunchtime.
We appreciate that this is a new experience for many students and staff to wear a face mask/covering. Our teachers will help support students as we implement this new government directive.
All students wearing masks should wear a single-use surgical mask or a named, reusable fabric mask.
We encourage all families to buy or make reusable, rather than disposable masks. We will continue to place a range of resources on our website and Facebook page to support families making a face mask, including an information sheet and instructional video from the DHHS webpage.
All face coverings should meet the following criteria:
– Double or triple layer
– Tightly fitted with ear loops or ties at the back of the head
– Nose, mouth and chin fully covered.
Please ensure the mask design and materials are inoffensive and consistent with our School values. They do not need to be in our school colours.
We recommend for students to bring a spare face mask to school stored in a sealed snap lock bag. To further support this and help students, we will be running a session on Monday at lunchtime in the library for students to make additional face masks using a sock. If you have any odd socks around the house, please get your child to bring them along if you would like them to make some more.
On Monday every student onsite will be expected to have a face mask/covering when they arrive at school. If they do not have a mask or your child refuses to wear the face mask/covering, you will be contacted and asked to collect your child and they will only be able to return once a mask/face covering has been organised for them and they are prepared to wear them.
Any students with a medical or psychological reason seeking exemption from wearing a mask should provide a letter from their GP to the school office. It is essential that any student seeking an exemption provides this letter to the school office prior to returning to school. These students will be provided with a card to keep on them and show a staff member if they are asked why they do not have a face covering on.
This is an ever developing situation, so I will continue to keep you updated as things develop. Thanks for your co-operation and support in this matter.
Ms Jennifer Roep
Principal

Further information on face coverings in schools https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/Pages/face-coverings-schools.aspx

How to make your own sock mask. https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2020/sock-face-mask.html

 

If you would like more information please contact the College on 51471790

Dates for our extensive transition program will be sent to Primary Schools at the beginning of term three.

CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR PARENTS, FAMILIES AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES   

 Department of Education update information on Coronavirus Click here

 

Yr 7-10 students – Remote Flexible Learning

VCE students – Remote Flexible Learning

VCAL students – Remote Flexible Learning

 

DUX 2019 Maffra Secondary College

 

Maffra Secondary College is proud to announce our 2019 Dux – Mathew Angliss, who has graduated from the VCE with an ATAR of 96.10

Mathew is extremely happy with this result and he is looking forward to studying Secondary Education at university next year, with the goal of teaching in the future.

“I always had great teachers at Maffra, so I guess I want to be like them,” said Mathew.  “The thing about VCE is, I reckon you get out what you put in.  I have never felt limited at school, in any way.  You don’t need to go to a private school to get a great education.”

 

Mathew worked consistently this year and the College is delighted that his great attitude to study has paid off. He has been an excellent role model for other students. We wish him all the best with his future endeavours.

“We are exceptionally happy with our students’ results and wish them all well,” said Jennifer Roep, Maffra SC Principal.  “Collectively, we have seen our results improve significantly in many areas this year and we will continue to build on this.  We could not be happier for Mathew, who has actively demonstrated our school values of Respect, Community, Environment and Learning. The teaching profession will be very fortunate to have Mathew share his passion for Maths and Science with future generations.”

Our 40 VCE students worked diligently throughout the year and this was reflected in our three students who achieved ATARs above 90 and four students who achieved ATARs in the 80s, along with many other success stories. We also had 10 study scores of 40 or above and an increase in the number of Year 12 subjects achieving above the State average.

We are full of pride for the successful VCAL program that has been developed at Maffra SC and this year we are delighted that 14 students undertaking the VCAL certificate have secured apprenticeships.

The Maffra SC community is very proud of our entire Year 12 cohort, who have worked hard in 2019 and will go on to access a broad range of pathways, both vocational and academic. The College excels in producing young people who are well-rounded, resilient, community-minded and passionate about their futures.