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The following shows all Remote Learning Announcements that have appeared on the Remote Learning Home Page.

Dear students, parents and staff The long anticipated return of all year levels to on-site learning takes place on Monday with Years 8, 9 and 10 rejoining us.  We are very much looking forward to catching up and communicating in person, and salute the reslience and perseverance of Year 8,9 and 10 students along with their parents and teachers who have been in remote learning for the long haul. Our students,…
Dear students, parents and staff Thank you for your understanding and support through the remarkable challenges we have faced together so far this year. Well done to our VCE students who successfully negotiated the GAT on Wednesday, and particular thanks to Dani Crew our Senior School Leader for her tireless preparation work to ensure the exam ran smoothly. The purpose of this message is to outline the particular arrangements for the return to on-site learning on Monday for students in Years 7,…
Dear students, parents and staff Following advice from the government a week ago Victorians have found the last week or so especially challenging. The prospect of further periods of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and a more gradual and cautious emergence from lock-down and curfew than anticipated, has been hard to take. Some in our community have been especially hard hit by the economic impact of the pandemic and we acknowledge the particular difficulties this will continue to present.…
Dear VCE Unit 3&4, VCAL & VET Students, staff, parents and carers Today we received confirmation from the VCAA that schools can conduct on-site assessments for VCE Unit 3&4, VCAL & VET students. https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/news-and-events/latest-news/Novel%20coronavirus%20update/Pages/SchoolsandEducators.aspx 'The VCAA confirms that the Stay at Home Directions  (the Directions) across Victoria enable: • students to leave their premises to undertake essential VCE and VCAL assessments onsite,…
Dear senior students, Invariably, we find that August is a challenging time for senior students, especially in Year 12. It can be hard to maintain focus, motivation and momentum. The winter weather, a build up of assessments and an awareness that exams are still a way off ( but nonetheless getting closer) are all significant hurdles to overcome in the final year of secondary school.  Clearly, this year the hurdles are a little higher and the race a little longer!…
Dear students, staff, parents and carers Thank you for your understanding as we seek to clarify and develop effective approaches to VCE assessment whether it be remotely or on-site. On Tuesday we communicated that on site SACs are still possible for Year 12 subjects and are an approved exception to Stage 4 restrictions, i.e. 'onsite attendance (is) permitted for completion of mandatory assessments by students and staff'.…
Dear students, staff, parents and carers Following the unexpected school closure for the last two weeks of July, to reopen for just one day, and now turning again to remote learning,  there are inevitable and understandable questions about how assessment will occur for senior students, especially those in year 12. With a back log of assessments due to the school closure we are all keen to proceed as soon as reasonably possible with scheduled SACs.…
Dear students, parents and carers, and staff The Premier announced this afternoon https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions that we move to Stage 4 restrictions from 6 pm tonight. Recently, I have frequently been reminded of the maxim to take one day at a time. I will be as succinct as possible, acknowledging that there will be many questions. However, many of these will need to wait for further information and clarification. As the Premier said this afternoon,…
Dear students, parents and carers I’m writing to update you about the situation at our school, after a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). I’d like to thank the entire school community at the outset for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. This afternoon I was advised that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as the lead health agency,…
Dear students, staff, parents and carers Consistent with the communication sent this morning, in the absence of further advice from the Departments of Health and Education the school will continue to remain closed tomorrow Tuesday July 28. All classes will be conducted remotely for students in Years 7-12. Please be aware that when classes are confirmed as returning onsite, that the wearing of protective masks will be required.…
Dear parents, carers, students and staff, I’d like to thank the entire school community at the outset for your patience and understanding after a student at Princes Hill Secondary College tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). I have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that contact tracing for our school is ongoing so our school remains closed. I would like to inform you that the deep clean of the school has now been completed.…
Dear students, parents and carers, and staff School closure and remote learning No doubt you have learned through the media in the last few days that the Department of Health is experiencing long delays in following up with contact tracing where cases of Covid-19 are confirmed.  This has presented significant challenges for schools in providing timely advice to their communities following confirmed cases.…
Dear parents, carers and students, I’m writing to update you on the situation at our school. I have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that contact tracing for our school is ongoing. DHHS, as the lead health agency, is continuing to identify and speak to all close contacts of the student at Princes Hill Secondary College who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).…
Dear parents and carers, The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has confirmed that a student from our school has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Princes Hill Secondary College initially closed for 24 hours as a precautionary measure. Following advice from DHHS, Princes Hill Secondary College will close from Tuesday 21 July for a further 72 hours for cleaning and contact tracing. This closure will allow time for the school and DHHS to undertake a full risk assessment.…
Right now with the school officially closed, it is especially important that we show kindness to each other and express our care and concern for those who are awaiting coronavirus test results as 'close contacts' or are unwell. The global experience is that any one of us has the capacity to catch and transmit the virus - we are absolutely, including neighbouring schools, all in this together.…
Dear Year 7-10 Students and Parents A reminder that tomorrow, Year 7-10 classes commence with students learning from home according to their Term 3 Compass schedule. Students need to log in to Compass and follow the instructions in the Compass Lesson Plan for each class; including links to Zoom classes, resources on the Wiki and Learning Tasks and communications on Compass. Students should be aware that teachers will be monitoring attendance in Zoom lessons,…
Dear students, parents and carers, Our school has been advised of a reported case of coronavirus (COVID-19).  This case has been reported to the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and DHHS is undertaking further investigation. As a precautionary measure, Princes Hill Secondary College will be closed for 24 hours tomorrow while we await further advice.  The school will be closed to all students, staff and members of the community.…
 Learning Program from Monday 20 July From Monday 20 July we will be moving to remote and flexible learning. This will be for all students other than Year 11 and 12 students and Year 10 students undertaking a VCE or VCAL program. Provision will be made for Year 10 students who need to undertake remote learning from school before/after their on-site classes. The latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools can be found at education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus http://www.education.vic.…
Dear students, staff, parents and carers, I’m writing to clarify my message sent yesterday regarding on-site teaching and learning arrangements in the coming weeks. Following further advice today and in line with DET requirements, students in Year 11 and Year 12 will be learning on-site every day in Term 3, along with Year 10 students undertaking VCE and VCAL subjects. The adjustments previously communicated for next Monday and Wednesday and thereafter will no longer apply.…
Dear Students, Parents and Staff Following the announcements made by the Premier and Minister for Education at their press conference at 11am today it is confirmed that classes for students in Y11 and 12 will proceed on site until further notice. Significantly, it has also been confirmed that Year 7-10 classes will operate remotely (i.e. at home) from Monday July 20 (next week) until at least Wednesday August 19. There are no Y7-10 classes at all next week.…
Dear Students, Parents and Staff Having received advice from the Department late today I can confirm that as flagged, temperature checks will be conducted for all Year 11 &12 students on arrival at school. Public health and Department recommendations do not include mandatory or widespread use of face masks in school settings. However, students and staff may choose to wear medical face masks, and we understand and accept their use. Importantly,…
Dear Students, Parents and Staff Following announcements made by the Victorian government and confirmed yesterday evening by the Department of Education, I can confirm the following specific Department advice. The new arrangements for schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are as follows: There will be five pupil-free days from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July for all students except for the following: Students enrolled in Years 11 and 12 Students in Year 10 enrolled in a VCE study,…
Dear Students, Parents and Staff Taking a break With the first week of the school holidays behind us it is my sincere hope that students and staff have managed to take a genuine break away from work and study, and that this can continue through the next week. We have encouraged all staff to ensure there is no formal homework set over the break for students in Years 7-10 with Year 11 work expectations minimised, and Year 12 work demands pared back. Wherever possible, we encourage parents too,…
Thank you to all students for your assistance in implementing our return to school arrangements today. We were quietly pleased today with our first efforts to implement our control measures. Below are a few reminders for everyone that will help everyone: Allow enough time to get to your class as expected. Keep left when heading up or down any stairs. Level 3 classrooms:  Arrive 5 minutes earlier than the bell for Period 1 (start of day) Period 3 and after Lunch.…
Dear Students and Parents  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our school community for the extraordinarily positive and constructive way the undeniable challenges of remote learning have been met. I am confident you share my sense of deep appreciation for the exceptional work of our teachers and support staff in adapting so quickly, effectively, creatively and sensitively to remote learning in a global pandemic. Similarly, the support,…
Following advice received at lunchtime today, schools are now required to stagger their start times as part of the return to on site learning. This is a public health measure to spread out the morning peak and reduce the number of social contacts on public transport in particular.   Therefore, Year 7-10 classes will commence at 9 am on each day of the week until further notice. This means period 1 will run for 30 minutes only. An additional bell will sound at 9 am from Tuesday.…
Dear Students and Parents The majority of students, teachers and  parents report that they are looking forward eagerly to returning to on-site learning. At the same time we recognise that everyone in our school community - students, parents and staff - are to some degree concerned or anxious at how we can all safely return to teaching, learning, work and study in the current global pandemic. Understandably, there are emotional responses and impacts,…
Return to on-site learning
Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you for all your support and the messages of appreciation and encouragement during these challenging weeks of remote and flexible learning and restricted activity.  As you will no doubt be aware the Premier today announced that following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a phased return to on-site schooling. In the first stage, students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2,…
Dear Students, Parents and Staff Please find detailed information at this link on how Unit 3 SACS will operate on-site.  Note that each Unit 3 SAC will have a specific Compass Event with location and time. This will be visible on each student's schedule. Students should arrive 15 minutes prior. Rolls will marked and usual SAC procedures apply (refer to Compass Event). The first Unit 3 SAC on-site is English on Tuesday May 12 at 1:30-3:30 pm. French,…
Dear Students, Teachers and Parents Following further information on Friday afternoon from the VCAA and consistent with Department of Education guidelines, we can confirm that Unit 3 school assessed coursework (SACs) may be held on-site. All attendance at onsite assessments will be carefully conducted with strict adherence to Department and public health guidelines regarding physical distancing, sanitation and infection control.…
Dear Students We really hope you're doing well and managing the challenges of remote learning. We understand this is a frustrating time for you right now, particularly regarding Unit 3 assessments. At the moment the VCAA are still clarifying information to schools regarding requirements for remote assessments. This afternoon and tomorrow there will be more more details provided by the VCAA via webinars for Principals and VCE leaders.…
Dear Year 12 Students and Parents, We trust this communication finds you safe and well.  We want to acknowledge that meeting the demands of your final year of schooling is more challenging than we could have conceived at the start of the year. Yet in this first week of remote learning you have been remarkable. Your constructive approach to study in a new frame, your understanding, and compassion for each other and your resilience has impressed us all.…
Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Carers   Today we have launched our Remote Learning Home page for our school community. It is linked from the PHSC Website http://www.phsc.vic.edu.au/ as one of the main tabs. Please bookmark it for ready reference. The aim of this page is to: Provide a place for all our communications to the school community to be accessible without flooding the Compass News Feed Provide a clear set of shared expectations and guidelines for students,…
Dear Students, Parents and Carers Remote and flexible learning commences tomorrow Weds April 15. Tomorrow we break new ground as a school community - we are making history. A reminder that all students who can learn from home must learn from home. Please see attached a letter to parents and carers from the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training this evening that emphasises this point.…
Dear Parents, Carers and Students As you are aware, the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. I would like to thank you for your understanding with the early commencement of Term 1 holidays. The Victorian Government has now advised that all schools will move to remote and flexible learning when students return for Term 2 on Wednesday 15 April. This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home.…
Dear Students & Parents Holidays, Health and Online Learning I hope students have managed to enjoy their holiday break so far. It has certainly been different to any other holiday period I can recall, with movement and activity restricted. With more than a week of school holidays to go, please make sure you keep active, engage with others and do some of the things you love to do. To our Year 12 students who have had holiday homework to follow up with,…
Dear Students, Parents & Staff I can confirm that Term 1 school holidays commence tomorrow Tuesday March 24 for students in Victorian government schools. I wish students families and staff a safe, refreshing and restorative break in the midst of the public health challenge of COVID-19. Please note that students are encouraged to come in to school to collect books and materials from their locker on Tuesday as needed but should then return home.…

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