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'. This attendance is subject to the operation of the school's specific Covid-19 Safety Plan and staff being designated as permitted workers.
However, the Department of Education nor the VCAA have yet provided updated advice to schools in this regard. Therefore, we will not conduct SACs on-site until this is clarified. We also outlined on Tuesday that where SACs can be satisfactorily conducted and authenticated that these will be completed remotely.
For tomorrow, Friday 7 August we can confirm that English Language and Literature SACs will proceed remotely. However, the Further Maths SAC will be deferred to a date and time to be confirmed. Details of conditions for the conduct of remote SACs will be provided by the Senior School team and your class teacher.
We are aiming to complete assessments as scheduled where reasonably possible. Therefore, both Year 11 and 12 students should continue to thoroughly prepare for SACs as currently scheduled.
As further advice comes to hand about VCE assessments we will bring it to you.
Trevor Smith & Dani Crew