Bushfire – process for CSC on Catestrophic Fire Danger Days
Castlemaine Secondary College is categorised a Level 4 on the BARR (Bush AT-Risk Register) for the North Central region and on days assessed to be a Catestrophic fire danger we will Close. Please read the attachment information below :
2023 Subject Changes
Appointments for subject changes 2023 will be available at recess and lunchtime. Students are required to bring a completed subject change form to their appointment, which must be signed by their parent and their mentor teacher. Forms can be collected at Careers Office loacted in the library area.
Students are reminded that they must attend lessons according to their XUNO timetable. XUNO updates are completed every day at 8.30am, which will reflect changes that have been made.
At CSC we have high expectations of students in all aspects of school life, which begins with their attire. We acknowledge that sometimes students may need to be out of uniform, therefore the following process will be applied.
- Students should make their way to Administration Office before 9am, where they will be provided with the correct uniform or given a uniform pass if uniform is unavailable. Students should have a note from home explaining why they are not wearing uniform. Students are allowed to have 5 uniform passes per term, which will be recorded on XUNO.
- Students arriving late, who are out of uniform, should follow the same process.
- Any student arriving at mentor or class time out of uniform and who doesn’t have a uniform pass, will have this logged on XUNO as an incident “Out of Uniform / Not Being Responsible.” An automated SMS will be sent to their family.
- Students can only get one incident per day.
- Students who reach 5 XUNO entries will be required to complete an internal suspension.
Process for applying to study via distance education
Virtual School Victoria (VSV) or Victorian School of Languages (VSL)
CSC’s general expectation is that Year 7 – 11 students have a full timetable of subjects and Year 12 students have a minimum of 5 subjects. This expectation is based on the following rationale;
- Provides breadth with each student’s course, which maintains greater study options in Year 12.
- To reduce the demand on CSC’s human resources, providing additional supervision for students.
- Having a full complement of subjects enhances time management skills.
If students wish to explore other options for their studies outside the subjects offer by the College, they may wish to look at studying a subject offered by Virtual School Victoria (VSV) https://vsv.vic.edu.au/ or Victorian School of Languages (VSL) https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/ .
Students will need to complete the following process before the College will explore the possibility of an enrolment application.
- Student/Family need to look at the subjects offered by VSV or VSL to ensure that they can complete the required curriculum. https://www.vsv.vic.edu.au/subjects/ or https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/DE.aspx
- Students/Family need to review the VSV’s and VSL’s requirement for enrolments https://www.vsv.vic.edu.au/enrolment/students-in-other-schools/ or https://www.vsl.vic.edu.au/DE.aspx
- All students wishing to enrol at VSV or VSL require their own reliable computer/device and access to the internet (the College will be unable to regularly supply a device).
- An initial meeting to discuss reasons for wanting to explore distance education is required with the Students Mentor Teacher.
- Student / Family need to complete a CSC Distance Education Application form (located on the College Website) and then make an appointment at Reception to see the Assistant Principal to review the application. Once application has been approved, the CSC VSV Coordinator or CSC VSL Coordinator will process the enrolment.
Distance education applications must be submitted by the end of November for the following school year. Late applications will only be accepted under extenuating circumstances.
CSC Laptop Borrowing Process
The following process outlines how students can borrow a device from the College.
- All CSC laptops to be stored in the library.
- Students can borrow these on an individual basis (similar to borrowing a library book).
- Students must borrow before 9am, and return at recess, lunchtime or after-school. Students arriving late must obtain a ‘late pass’ from the front office to borrow a device.
- This system will allow us to track students who borrow laptops regularly and ensure laptops are cleaned thoroughly in response to CoVid 19 DET recommendations.
Rationale for Laptop Borrowing Process
- Encouraging students to take more responsibility in being ready to learn.
- Many students who legitimately need a laptop, often miss out because laptops are often used by students who have their own device, but haven’t brought it to class/school.
- Tracking damage to laptops is really difficult when large numbers are borrowed by one class.
- Students often don’t bring their own device because school laptops are made readily available.
- Valuable class time is wasted by students having to collect and return laptops during class time.
- Adhering to CoVid 19 health procedures.