Dear Parents, Guardians, Carers and Students,
On behalf of Bright P-12 College staff, I want to say a big thank you to all our students, parents and carers for your continued resilience and support during Term 3. I know remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, but through our collective efforts, our students have continued to make valuable progress in their learning. You can be confident that our school will support any student who has fallen behind to catch up.
Term 4 is important for every Victorian student, and our teachers will strive to deliver high-quality learning for everyone. Whether we’re teaching remotely or face-to-face, our focus for Term 4 is on making sure that every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs.
The Victorian Government has outlined the staged return to on-site schooling as part of its gradual roadmap towards reopening.
Term 4 on-site schooling arrangements for students
Subject to the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has released a staged approach for students to return to on-site schooling. The purpose of the plan is to get students back in the classroom as soon and as safely as possible without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
To achieve both these aims, the return to onsite learning needs to be staged, just as the easing of all other restrictions is staged.
There are two reasons for this.
The first is that in metropolitan Melbourne, health authorities need to monitor the impact of students and parents beginning to move across the city again before schools move to a full return. Having one million students return to school all at once could compromise the ability to monitor this impact.
The second reason is that VCE students must return in week one of Term 4 and must be able to complete the three-hour General Achievement Test (GAT) that week. In order to ensure the focus is on these students and the appropriate safety measures are in place, this means no other students can be on-site on our secondary or P-12 campuses the week before the GAT.
This is the best way to ensure the ongoing safety of the whole community.
For Bright P-12 College, the following arrangements apply:
From Monday 5 October
- students enrolled in Prep to Year 12 in P-12 schools will continue to learn from home.
- VCE/VET/VCAL can attend the General Achievement Test (GAT) and onsite for essential assessments.
From Thursday 8 October
- students enrolled in Prep to Grade 6 in P-12 schools will return to on-site learning.
- This is the FIRST day all Primary students are able to return to onsite learning if enrolled in a P-12 School.
From Monday 12 October
- all school students from Prep to Year 12 will be on-site
Summer Uniform Orders due by Monday 21 September
Due to current restrictions on the operation of the Uniform Shop, all orders now need to be placed in advance so they can be prepared and delivered to your child/ren.
ALL ORDERS ARE TO BE PLACED NO LATER THAN MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER.
PLEASE CHOOSE CAREFULLY AS DUE TO CURRENT RESTRICTIONS THERE ARE NO EXCHANGES/RETURNS PERMITTED.
There are samples in the office for students to try on during school hours. If a parent is required to assist, please telephone the office to make a time.
Please order via the following methods:
If you have current Bushfire Credit:
Please place your order online here: https://fcw.com.au/online-shop/bright-p-12-college-vouchers-only/. You will be contacted if you have a balance to pay.
Place all other paid orders here:
For all enquiries please email Uniform Shop Manager Natasha: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a restful and enjoyable break.
Bright P-12 College