Parent & Student Information

WERRIBEE SECONDARY COLLEGE | Live Worthily

This page contains important information for families of Werribee Secondary College, including uniforms, bell times, term dates, procedures, BYODD program, school canteen, booklists, parent payments and bus routes.

We also encourage families to refer to Compass for the most up-to-date news and information. Questions related to your child or a specific year level activity are best directed to your child’s Year Level Coordinator. For general queries please email us at werribee.sc@education.vic.gov.au

UNIFORM

Purchasing Uniforms

All Werribee Secondary College uniforms are sold by Academy Uniforms.

  • You can purchase uniform items online or by visiting the Academy Uniforms store.
  • Free delivery is available for online orders.
  • Uniform pricing is available to view on the order page.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER UNIFORM ONLINE

The Academy Uniforms store is located at:

10/85 Mt Derrimut Road
Deer Park VIC 3023
Phone: 8385 9111
Email: info@academyuniforms.com.au

Academy Uniforms Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am-12pm

Orders are generally dispatched from Academy Uniforms on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.

Academy Uniforms also hold an on-site pop-up shop at the College each term.
Relevant dates and times of this service will be posted here once confirmed.

Please contact Academy Uniforms directly for all questions relating to uniform sizing and purchases.

College Uniform Policy

It is very important parents and students understand the college uniform policy. Please take a moment to read the full policy linked below.


Click here to view the complete College Uniform Policy

A very brief summary is provided below to assist with key items:

College Uniform:

  • College Blazer with the College Logo 
  • College White Shirt with the College Logo 
  • College Tie with the College Logo 
  • College Navy Trousers with the College logo
  • College Navy Shorts with the College logo
  • College Skirt with the College Logo, with socks or black stockings
  • Socks: White or Black
  • Black Leather School Shoes: Buckles or Laces (acceptable examples below)
  • College Navy Jumper with the College Logo (Years 7-9, Optional)  
  • College Cherry Red Jumper with the College Logo (Years 10-12, Optional
  • College Rain Jacket with the College Logo (Optional)
  • College Scarf with the College Logo (Optional)
  • College Navy Cap Hat with the College Logo (Optional, Sun Smart item)
  • Terms 1 & 4 only: College Summer Dress with the College Logo, with socks or black stockings
  • Navy Backpack with the College logo
  • Coveralls for art class (compulsory in years 7 and 8 art)

PE Days:
(This advice is current for 2022 as a covid-safe measure, further updates will be communicated for 2023)
On the day of their scheduled PE classes students may come to school in their full PE Uniform and remain in it throughout the day. If a student cannot be in full PE uniform, they must wear their full school uniform to school and bring a note from a parent/guardian. It is expected they also bring an appropriate change of clothes to participate in the practical lesson. In line with the uniform policy, there will be NO acceptance of any PE clothing item without the College Logo (excluding shoes/socks).

Full PE uniform consists of the following:
WSC PE polo shirt (with College Logo)
WSC PE sport shorts (with College Logo)
Appropriate sports footwear
White socks (no logo)
Optional PE items include:
WSC Track pants (with College Logo) 
WSC Rugby Top (with College Logo)
WSC PE long sleeve shirt (with College Logo)
WSC PE Softshell Jacket (with College Logo)
WSC Navy cap (with the College Logo) (must be worn during PE in Terms 1 & 4)

Uniform Examples:

School Ties:

Second Hand Uniforms

Families can buy or sell second-hand school uniforms and books online using the Sustainable School Shop platform.

  • A free subscription to use the service is provided for all WSC families upon sign-up.
  • Users buy/sell directly with each other and make their own transaction arrangements.
  • Uniform lists and booklists* are pre-loaded to make buying and selling easy.

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL SHOP

For any assistance with using the Sustainable School Shop service please contact them directly on 0438 743 444  between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

BOOKS

Booklists

2023 Werribee Secondary College booklists are now available to order via JP Books.

VISIT JP BOOKS

  • You can purchase your items online for home delivery or school collection.
  • Full ordering information and related dates are provided in the sidebar of the relevant book list.
  • For any further assistance with books or orders please phone JP Books directly on 9314 0529.

In addition, all students require a locker lock. Locks can be purchased from the front office at the College anytime during normal opening hours.

Second Hand Books

Families can buy or sell second-hand school uniform and books online using the Sustainable School Shop platform.

  • A free subscription to use the service is provided for all WSC families upon sign-up.
  • Users buy/sell directly with each other and make their own transaction arrangements.
  • Uniform lists and booklists for 2023 are pre-loaded to make buying and selling easy.

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL SHOP

The site is most popular in December/January (once the current school year has ended).

For any assistance with using the Sustainable School Shop service please contact them directly on 0438 743 444  between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

PAYMENTS

Parent Payment Arrangements

2022 Parent Payments (Financial Contributions)

Schools provide students with free instruction to fulfil the standard Victorian curriculum and all contributions are voluntary. Nevertheless, the ongoing support of our families ensures that Werribee Secondary College can offer the best possible education and support for our students.

View Junior School (Year 7 & 8) Parent Payment Information for 2022

View Middle School (Year 9 & 10) Parent Payment Information for 2022


View Senior School (Year 11 & 12) Parent Payment Information for 2022


Additional financial supports are also available for eligible families including:
Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) & State Schools Relief (SSR)

Payments can be made via Compass.

2023 Parent Payment Arrangements will be communicated toward the end of 2022.

Funding (CSEF & SSR)

Financial assistance is available for families via CSEF & The State Schools Relief program.
2023 Application forms for these programs will be provided here once available.

The DET Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities including:

  • school camps or trips
  • swimming and school-organised sport programs
  • outdoor education programs
  • excursions and incursions.

The CSEF funding amount for Secondary School students is $225.00 (subject to change).
It cannot be used towards books, stationery, before/after school care, music lessons, or formals/graduations.

Visit THE CSEF webPAGE for more details

Year 7 students who receive CSEF funding may also be eligible to receive support for school uniforms via the State Schools’ Relief program.

VISIT THE State Schools RELIEF WEBSITE

If your family is experiencing severe financial hardship making it difficult to obtain the necessary items to commence school, please contact our college Wellbeing department for assistance.

DATES & TIMES

2022 Term Dates

2022 Term Dates:

Term 1: 31st January* to 8th April
Term 2: 
26th April to 24th June
Term 3: 
11th July to 16th September (classes end on 14th September)
Term 4: 
3rd October to 20th December*
(*year end dates vary by year level due to exams and activities, refer Compass)

Upcoming 2022 Curriculum Days:

31st October
Term 4 Professional Practice Day: 18th
November

Bell Times

Normal Day Timetable:

Period 1: 8:55am to 9:44am
Period 2: 9:44am to 10:33am
(Recess 10:33am to 10:53am)
Period 3: 10:59am to 11:48am
Period 4: 11:48am to 12:37pm
(Lunch: 12:37pm to 1:17pm)
Period 5: 1:23pm to 2:12pm
Period 6: 2:12pm to 3:01pm

CLICK TO VIEW FULL BELL TIMETABLE INCLUDING SHORTENED DAYS

BUSES

Bus Routes

There are currently 8 bus services serving our College operated by CDC Victoria

Click below to view the route for your area:

Route 4516: Hoppers Crossing 1

Route 4517: Wyndham Vale 1

Route 4520: Wyndham Vale 4

Route 4521: Wyndham Vale 5

Route 4537: Hoppers Crossing 2

DET Bus: Werribee South 1

DET Bus: Werribee South 2

School Bus: Tarneit

Please contact CDC Werribee for further assistance with buses including locating your nearest bus stop and times: (03) 9977 9911

All bus routes are subject to change or delay due to road works or other activity. Notifications will be provided via Compass where possible.

It has been recently announced that a school bus service connecting the Riverwalk area with Werribee Secondary College will commence from term 2, 2023. We will provide families with further information once the routes and times are provided to our college.

Safe Bus Travel

Keeping bus travel safe – We all have a role to play

Travelling by bus is one of the safest ways to get to school. However, in recent years across Victoria there have been a number of tragic incidents involving school students, which raised specific concerns about safety. All bus travellers have a responsibility to act sensibly to ensure their own safety and the safety and rights of others. Bus drivers, teachers and parents/carers also have a role to play in keeping bus travel to school safe.

This Code of Bus Behaviour was developed as a result of a VicRoads Bus Safety Workshop, with student representatives and bus drivers. Discussions were held about what behaviour was necessary to keep bus travel safe for all passengers. The information that follows is a summary of what was agreed to be safe and appropriate behaviour for students travelling by bus to and from our school.

Always do the right thing to ensure your own safety and the safety and rights of other passengers

Waiting for the bus:

  • Get to the bus stop on time
  • Wait quietly and keep a safe distance from the edge of the road
  • Wait until the bus has completely stopped before boarding
  • Wait until other passengers get off before getting on
  • Form a line and board the bus in an orderly manner

Travelling on the bus:

  • Find a seat and remain seated while the bus is moving
  • If you have to stand then hold on to a handrail or handle
  • Keep clear of doors and doorways
  • Avoid doing anything that may distract the driver
  • Talk with your friends, but keep noise to a respectable level
  • School bags should be put in the correct place, such as under the seat and clear of walkways
  • Wait until you get off the bus to eat and drink
  • Respect the property of others
  • Wear seat belts where these are fitted

Prevent serious injury – Do not lean out of windows, keep arms and hands inside the bus

Getting off the bus:

  • Wait until the bus has stopped before moving towards the door
  • Leave the bus in an orderly manner
  • Move to a safe distance away from the bus and wait for the bus to leave

Crossing the road:

  • Wait until the bus has moved well away from the stop and will not block your view of traffic
  • Choose a safe place to cross – This may not be at the bus stop, but further away where you have a clearer view of approaching traffic – Always use a pedestrian crossing or school crossing where possible.
  • STOP one step back from the road
  • LOOK & LISTEN for approaching traffic
  • THINK about whether it is safe before you decide to cross
  • Assist any younger children crossing the road with you

Safety tips for parents and carers:

  • Meet younger children at the bus stop
  • If driving, park in a safe place away from the bus stop, so that you do not block the approach or departure for the bus
  • Park, where possible, on the same side of the road as the bus stop, so that your children do not have to cross the road to meet you
  • Walk with your children across the road and show them how to cross safely:

STOP one step back from the road

LOOK & LISTEN for approaching traffic

THINK about whether it is safe before you decide to cross


Make plans for when things go wrong such as:

  • Your child misses the bus, it is late or does not arrive
  • They lose their ticket or pass
  • They leave their belongings on the bus
  • They get confused and miss their usual stop
  • They have forgotten to tell you about an after-school event

BYODD

Approved Devices & Purchasing

Students of Werribee Secondary College require their own approved device that meets the requirements of the BYODD Program.

The only devices currently supported or recommended by the College are a  Macbook, iPad, or Windows device as specified on page 3 of the BYODD Program (click to view).

Our suggested supplier is The School Locker who offer a purchasing portal for WSC families and easy warranty support:

THE SCHOOL LOCKER AUTHORISED PURCHASING PORTAL

We have also provided documentation below to assist you in the initial set up and on-going management and use of your device. It is recommended to obtain personal property insurance for items in case of loss or damage.

For any further assistance please contact our IT Department via email: ITS@staff.werribeesc.vic.edu.au

BYODD Policies & Guides

Device Policy & Usage:
BYODD Program & Devices
BYODD Acceptable Use 
Using Technologies Appropriately
ePlanner & MDM Clarification (App4)
E-safety guide
Essential apps for students

Device Configuration:
Set up a free Apple ID
Wifi (iPad) Wifi (Macbook)
Printing (iPad) Printing (Macbook)
Clickview
MS Office 365
Class Notebooks (OneNote)

IT Support For Students:
Students requiring IT support for their approved device will be able to log a request via the support center. The support center also allows you to view the status of any existing requests (tickets). The IT office is located in ‘S’ Block (science area).

Internet Users Agreement:
All families are asked to read and agree to the Werribee Secondary College internet users agreement as part of the enrolment process. Students will only be provided with a password following acceptance of this agreement. An additional Acceptable Use Agreement applies to student devices (provided above).

Students who are found breaching any of these rules may have their internet and network access removed and receive further consequences.

AT OUR COLLEGE

Vision, Mission & Values

OUR MOTTO

Live worthily.

OUR VISION

Werribee Secondary College is a leader in international education in the Victorian state education system. We implement the best quality educational practices evident throughout Australia and internationally. The Werribee Secondary College community “lives worthily”.

We are adaptable life-long learners, who are confident, creative and resilient individuals, empowered to shape the world in which we live.

OUR MISSION

At Werribee Secondary College we strive for success in students’ chosen endeavours.

The College community provides a safe and caring environment where each student is valued. We celebrate achievements, success and growth for all students. Our programs equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for the dynamic world after secondary education.

College leaders, teachers and support staff adopt evidence-based best practice to generate a progressive 21st century educational setting. We enhance learning and develop digital literacy through the purposeful use of emerging technology. With a focus on realising optimal outcomes for learners, staff commit to continuous improvement through ongoing targeted professional development, peer collaboration and reflection.

At Werribee Secondary College we nurture the values of respect, cooperation, honesty, integrity, confidence, perseverance, resilience and responsibility. Driven by these ideals, the College community embraces cultural and social diversity. Students develop a strong sense of personal identity and global citizenship, enabling different cultural groups to interact, learn from each other and grow together.

OUR VALUES

CORE VALUESELFOTHERS
RESPECT   means caring for yourself and being considerate of others’ opinions, beliefs, culture and property.Care for your mind, body and spirit.
Wear your uniform with pride.
Be neatly groomed and have a positive outlook
Be courteous.
Listen and respond to their ideas and opinions.
Look after school and other people’s property.
No put downs.
Accept that diversity is a positive thing
RESPONSIBILITY   means being ready and willing to learn with a positive attitude.Make wise decisions.
Follow expectations.
Be accountable for your actions.
Use time wisely.
Be punctual.
Have everything you need with you in class
Treat others fairly.
Participate positively in all learning activities while considering the rights of others.
Not interfering with others’ learning.
Be able to do what is needed of you
HONESTY   means being reliable and trustworthy.Tell and seek the truth.
Be true to your word.
Admit mistakes and learn from these.
Be consistent.
Have honourable intentions
Be supportive.
Do the right thing by your family, the school and local community
COOPERATION   means working and learning together in a positive way.  Work productively on your own.
Learn to rely on yourself to solve problems
Learn to collaborate with others.
Make your contribution as part of a team
PERSEVERANCE  means persisting and doing your best at all times.  Work hard by giving 100% effort.
Improve your learning.
Have pride in work.
Keep trying
Assist and encourage others.
Have realistic expectations of others
INTEGRITY   means where you stick to your principlesDo what you believe it the right thing, even when no-one is watchingAct ethically and with principle in dealings with each other
CONFIDENCE   means that you trust in your own ability to succeedYou tackle your work expecting to do well.
Have high, but realistic expectations. Have the confidence to seek help when needed
In our community we encourage and support each other.
We acknowledge successes, building confidence in others
RESILIENCE   means the ability to bounce back after a period of adversity  You may be ‘down’ for a little while, but you overcome problemsSupport your friends who may be going through difficult times and help them to get back on their feet.

Ready To Learn & Homework

READY TO LEARN

‘Ready to Learn’ is a Werribee Secondary College priority. It focuses on ensuring students come to school and attend each class fully prepared to learn and make the most of their school day.

‘Ready to Learn’ begins and ends at home, ensuring students get an appropriate amount of sleep, have an adequate breakfast as well as lunch and at the end of the school day undertake and complete the required homework and home study.

‘Ready to Learn’ at school means that students:
-Attend school regularly with minimal absences
-Arrive at school and class on time
-Bring all required materials to class
-Wear their uniform correctly and in good condition
-Respect the College rules on grooming – hair, jewellery, piercings
-Do not bring distractions to class – phones etc.

‘Ready to Learn’ is implemented by Werribee Secondary College through its rules and procedures, but it requires the support of all parents to help encourage and instill these priorities in our students.

HOMEWORK:

Homework is an important part of independent learning for students and provides a foundation for further study; it is used as a way to increase the amount of time students spend working on set tasks. Homework positively influences student attitudes towards learning, attentiveness in the classroom and overall achievement and motivation.


Appropriate types of homework may include:

-Completing unfinished work from class
-Study and preparation for tests/exams
-Reading set novels
-Project or assignment work
-Revision
-Preparation for the next day’s lessons
-Wide reading

As a guide, the minimum amount of homework (per night) expected from students varies as follows:

Year 7: 1 1/4 hours
Year 8: 1 1/2 hours
Year 9: 1 3/4 hours
Year 10: 2 hours
Year 11: 2 1/2 hours
Year 12: 3 hours

Parents need to provide the opportunity for their child to complete their homework in an appropriate location. The College Council recognises the difficulties experienced by some students in gaining resources and the appropriate environment for study; for this reason, College Council make library resources available for student use before school, at lunchtime and after school.

Expectations & Procedures

ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

  • Behave in a courteous manner
  • Respect the physical and emotional well being of others
  • Respect the rights and property of other people
  • Behave in a way which does not interfere with the teaching and learning of students
  • Obtain permission from the College administration before communicating with visitors to the College during school hours
  • Wear the College uniform as prescribed to, from and at school
  • Use College furniture, equipment, fittings, buildings, and grounds appropriately
  • Adhere to College policies
  • Provide a written explanation from parents or guardians for any absence from the College
  • Remain at the College (within boundaries) during College hours unless the student has a permission note and a pass has been provided
  • Be on time to all classes and other school activities
  • Care for the College environment, includes no littering or chewing gum on the ground or structures
  • When in public, students are ambassadors of the College and should follow relevant rules and respect the rights of the community

STUDENT PROCEDURES:

I have been absent:
If an absence is known in advance, your parent/carer should inform the College via Compass, a note or by phoning your coordinator prior to you being away. If you are away, even for part of a day, this should be explained to your Year Level Coordinator by Compass, note or phone call immediately on return.

I will be absent:
If you know you will be absent for a long period (e.g serious illness) parents/guardians should contact the Year Level Coordinator who will arrange work to be provided for you. Parents are advised to request ‘student leave’ (vacation) in writing/via Compass to the Year Level Coordinator.

I am late:
If you are late to school or to class at the beginning of the day, you must report to your Sub-School Office before you can attend class. You must have a note explaining your lateness.

I have an appointment and need to leave early:
You must bring a note to your Year Level Coordinator before school, signed/approved by one of your parents/guardians, setting out the time of the appointment and when you expect to return to the College. Your Year Level Coordinator will issue you with an Early Leavers Pass which you should show to your class teacher.
You must then present the note at the General Office and you or your parent/guardian must complete an Early Leaves entry. Your parent/guardian will be required to present appropriate identification.
You must report back to the General Office to sign back in if you return on that day.

I forgot my lunch or money:
If this happens, please see the Student Wellbeing team for assistance.

I missed the bus home:
You should report to the General Office and someone will phone home to arrange for you to be collected.

I want to go home for lunch:
The College offers a canteen service each day and as lunch is only for 40 minutes, all students are expected to remain at school from the time they arrive until 3:01pm. For exceptional circumstances, students who wish to leave the school grounds at lunch time should get a pass from their Year Level Coordinator.

I need to phone home:
Students should speak with their Year Level Coordinator or office before school, recess, lunch time or after school. Students are not permitted to use mobile phones when at the College.

If I use a mobile phone:
We recommend that mobile phones are not bought to school. The College takes no responsibility for their safekeeping. If students bring a mobile phone, it must be switched off during school times, stored in the students locker. If students are seen with a mobile phone at school, the phone may be confiscated.

My parents need to contact me urgently:
The General Office staff or your Coordinator will call you up at break times to relay an urgent message. If the emergency requires you to go home, parents or their nominees must come to the school to sign you out.

I am transferring from the college:
You must have a note from your parent/guardian and take it to the Careers Office where you will be provided an Exit Form to complete and have signed by your parent/guardian.

I ride my bicycle to school:
Bicycle enclosures and bicycle racks are provided by the College, but it is each student’s responsibility to provide an adequate locking device. Students are expected to wear their helmets when riding. Students must ‘walk’ their bicycles when on school grounds. (Skates, skateboards, scooters and the like are banned from school)

I am ill or injured:
You should report all illness or injury at school to any member of staff who will take the necessary action. The College sick bay (in the administration building) is where you can get basic first aid if you are ill and/or injured (please report to the General Office if requiring the sick bay). If you are too ill to attend class then staff will arrange for you to be picked up from school by your parent/guardian.

A message to students about Anaphylaxis (food allergy):
-Always take food allergies seriously, severe allergies are no joke
-Don’t share food with your peers who have food allergies
-Wash your hands both before and after eating
-Know what your friends are allergic too (and look out for them!)
-If a peer becomes sick, get help immediately
-Be respectful of peers adrenaline auto injectors
-Never pressure your peers to eat food they are (or may be) allergic to

Grooming/ Appearance:
The College’s grooming/uniform policy state that ‘hairstyles and adornments which are considered unsafe or in the opinion of the Principal, damaging to the personal image of the student or to the reputation of the College will be banned.’

Unnatural hair colours (e.g. pink, purple, contrasting), extreme jewellery including facial piercings and visible body adornments are NOT acceptable. Please check the uniform/ grooming policy or check with your Coordinator or an Assistant Principal if you are still unsure.

Am I Insured At School?:

Personal Property Insurance

Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors. This can include mobile phones, iPods, electronic games, calculators, toys, musical instruments, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises.  The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property. 

Student Accident Insurance Arrangements

The Department does not provide personal accident insurance for students. Parents and guardians are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students including any transport costs.  Student accident insurance policies are available from some commercial insurers.  These cover a range of medical expenses not covered by Medicare and Private Health Insurance.  

Permission To Publish

Student Images, Achievements or Work Samples 

Werribee Secondary College takes images of students during classes, excursions, sporting events and many other activities in order to capture aspects of the school’s programs and its students.  In addition to this we would like to publicly recognise the achievements of our students. We do not publish personal contact details, i.e. home phone numbers, addresses or personal email addresses in any of the media.  We endeavour to protect each student’s privacy in a number of ways:

College Website (werribeesc.vic.edu.au ) 

It should be noted that information, images and work samples published to the College website can be accessed by a global audience.  When publishing images, achievements and work samples, we are careful not to publish student surnames or other information (without prior permission) that might make students individually identifiable. This extends to official College operated Social Media pages.

Compass (Website or App) 

Student scores, academic reports, attendance and other assessment information are available to parents/guardians via a login and password system. The link to Compass can be found on the College website.

OneNote 

Teachers use OneNote software to share resources with their students.

College Newsletter 

The College Newsletter is produced approximately twice a term. The Newsletter is accessible on Compass and the website for families of students attending the College.  We notify you when the latest newsletter is available. Details regarding login and passwords for Compass will be sent home early in first term. 
 

Local Newspapers 

From time to time items which may be of interest to the greater community are included in local newspapers. 
In addition to this, in all media, we endeavour to: 

  • publish group photographs rather than individual images of students (where appropriate) 
  • identify students generically by class or activity e.g. 8K Science or Year 7 Hockey Team 
  • avoid linking an image to the student’s full name 

Permission to Publish 

Any image or part of an image, information or work samples will be removed from the College Website or other platforms if requested at any time by a parent/guardian. You may withdraw permission to publish your child’s images, work samples or achievements at any time in the future.

Tick the appropriate box on your enrolment form for permission to publish photos of your child, their achievements or work in any of the above media. You may change your permission in the future by contacting our office.

SERVICES

School Canteen

Operated by Judi from Hungry Hampers, our College Canteen provides fresh hot and cold meals daily.

In addition to the regular menu, the canteen also offers seasonal and daily specials including free hot chocolates with hot breakfast purchases, $5 Tuesdays (nothing over $5*) and the popular $2 Juice Wednesday.

From breakfast (before school), recess, through to lunchtime, the canteen caters to a wide range of dietary requirements, including providing halal and vegetarian options. We encourage students with specific dietary requirements to speak with the canteen about their needs.

The canteen carries brands our students know and trust while supporting healthy, balanced eating.

Please view the full canteen menu below to see the items on offer (please note that all items and prices are subject to change)

VIEW THE CURRENT CANTEEN MENU

Compass Portal

Compass is our school information and communication platform. All parents and students receive a Compass login prior to commencement.

All students and parents will have access to Compass information including the student’s: 

  • Personal Timetable 
  • Lesson Bell Times 
  • Attendance (rolls are marked every lesson, six per day) 
  • School Reports (Interim and End of Unit) 
  • Homework 
  • Learning Tasks for each subject 
  • Progressive Results 

Compass means all relevant information can be found in one location. 
Parents are able to monitor their child’s progress and make contact with their child’s teachers if they have a concern. 

Compass also contains a Newsfeed where you will receive important communications from the College, please check it regularly.

VIEW THE COMPASS USER GUIDE

Migrant Services (Language & Settlement)

Our College has a working relationship with the Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc. Every Tuesday morning, Settlement Services Workers are available to assist our newly arrived students and their families (including incoming families) with any of the services listed below.

You can drop-in at the College General Office between 9:00am to 12:30pm on a Tuesday (during school terms) to meet with a WCEC Settlement Service Worker.

Alternatively, you are welcome to contact our worker Say Htoo Eh (female) directly at:
Email: sayhtoom@wyndhamcec.org.au Phone: 0466 354 878

Services include:

  • Casework & Settlement Service Delivery
  • Community Coordination & Development
  • Youth Settlement Services

Wyndham CEC is funded by the Department of Social Services to provide settlement services to permanent residents who have arrived in Australia in the last five years as humanitarian entrants or family stream migrants with low English proficiency. Services are designed to enable clients to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible. They also assist eligible communities that need assistance and support to develop capacity to meet the needs of their members.

Casework and Settlement Services
These services include the provision of settlement related information, advice, advocacy and referral services to individuals and families during their early settlement in Australia. They also provide information on Working in Australia, making employment referrals and working with employers and employment agencies to create employment opportunities for new arrivals.

Settlement issues that clients often seek help with include:

  • Accessing English language services
  • Employment information
  • Housing, legal & consumer issues
  • Health & well-being
  • Family relationships
  • Income support
  • Access to government and non-government services
  • Referrals to specialist services

Community Coordination and Development
Community Coordination and Development actively works on achieving positive outcomes in regards to key settlement issues for refugees & new and emerging communities through educational, social, recreational and information programmes. They provide assistance to newly arrived clients to make social connections and enhance their economic and personal wellbeing.

Services offered include:

  • Volunteering Programmes
  • Support Groups
  • Sport and Recreation Programmes
  • Social Enterprise initiatives
  • Festivals and Events to celebrate cultural diversity and encourage community participation
  • Mentoring of community organisations to develop capacity and sustainability
  • Family Strengthening Activities
  • Opportunities for social engagement and to practice English skills
  • Cultural awareness training for service providers and agencies

Settlement Youth Services
Wyndham CEC’s Settlements Youth Services aim to provide support, mentoring and advocacy for eligible young people, to engage and develop their leadership skills and to assist them to settle and actively participate in Australian society. Wyndham CEC engages young people through youth specific workshops, camps and sporting activities and supports young people to become involved in mainstream activities and to be active members of the WHN’s Youth Working Group.

Youth Settlement Services include:

  • Casework
  • Referrals
  • Sport and Recreation Programmes and events
  • Group Information Sessions or Workshops
  • Building capabilities in employment, education, training and social skills
  • Targeted Youth Programmes
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Leadership Programs
  • Support groups for disconnected youth

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