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Commencement 2019 - FAQ's

 
News date: 
23/01/2019

Marymede Catholic College is looking forward to the 2019 School year with great excitement.

With the beginning of the School year now only days away, the College has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their corresponding answers with regards to commencement in 2019.
 

1.    WHEN DOES TERM 1, 2019 COMMENCE?

The first group of students will return to School for Term 1 on Thursday 31 January 2019. This will be students in Years 3 to 12 only. Students in Years Prep to 2 will commence on Monday 4 February.

Please click HERE for a full list of starting dates.

2.    WHERE DOES MY CHILD LINE UP DURING THE MORNING OF DAY ONE?

•    Year 7 students are to line up behind their House flags at 8.40am outside the Auditorium. They will be involved a short assembly and will then be collected by their House Captains.

•    NEW students in Years 8-12 are to meet at the Main Office at 8.40am where they will be collected by a Staff member from their House.

•    All other Year 8-12 students will head to their House/Homeroom areas on Day One.

•    Prep students are to meet just outside the Prep House with their parents. They will then be collected by their teachers and taken into class.

•    Students in Years 1 to 6 are to line up in the 2019 designated line up areas.

3.    WHEN DOES THE MAIN OFFICE OPEN?

The Main Office has now re-opened, for any enquiries please contact 9407-9000.

4.    WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 1, 2019?

The College Calendar for 2019 is available on our College Website and can also be accessed via our Parent Access Module. We strongly encourage families to check the College Calendar on a regular basis as this is updated frequently.

5.    IS THE UNIFORM SHOP OPEN?

Yes. The Uniform Shop is open on Tuesday 29 January and normal trading hours for Term 1 will commence on Wednesday 30 January 2019. The Uniform Shop can be contacted on 9036-7358. 

6.    WHICH UNIFORM DOES MY CHILD WEAR IN TERM 1?

All students will be required to wear their SUMMER uniform for Term 1, 2019. New students are to refer to the acceptable footwear document provided to them upon enrolment for rules regarding footwear. 

Please Note: Year 7 Students are required to wear their full summer uniform on Day 1 – regardless of timetable.

7.    UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF SCHOOL, WHERE CAN I DROP MY CHILD OFF AND COLLECT THEM FROM?

The following information may assist with School pick-up and drop-off:

•    The College Drop-Off/Pick-Up areas are located at Gate A (exit through Gate C), Gate E and Gate F (exit through Gate G).
•    Parents are no longer able to park at the Joinery land across from the College (2018 Temporary Carpark).
•    Access to Camp Australia’s OHSC Program is via the Williamsons Road Pedestrian Gate.
•    Access to the College between 9.00am and 3.00pm will be via the pedestrian gate at Gate D. During these times all visitors must sign in and out via Main Reception.
•    Students arriving late to School and leaving early (after 9.00am) will be required to do so via the Gate D pedestrian gates.
•    Parents wanting to access the Finance Office enter via Gate B

8.    IS THERE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BOOKLISTS?

Families who have not yet ordered their child’s/children books for 2019 via the OfficeMax portal are strongly encouraged to do so immediately. This will ensure that your child has access to all of the required online resources from the commencement of the school year.

All e-Resources listed via OfficeMax Portal are a compulsory requirement. Primary students will be provided with login details from their classroom teachers the week commencing Monday 5 February. 

Any family who has previously placed an order but omitted the digital subscription component will be required to log in again and place a further order. Parents can log on via the following website:

https://www.officemaxschools.com.au 
Access Code: MCC2019

VCE Students who have purchased their online texts from OfficeMax should have received an email outlining all of their access codes and websites for their e-resources 2 or 3 days after purchase. These are subject specific. 

Students in Years 7 -10 should have received an email with their login details for their e-resources from either our Classroom Teachers, OfficeMax, JacPlus or KWL.  

Students who have not purchased the e-resources by 4 February will have their access to these resources removed until payment is made.

9.    I DID NOT REVIEW MY CHILD’S SEMESTER 2, 2018 ACADEMIC REPORT, WHERE CAN I ACCESS THIS?

Semester 2, 2018 Academic Reports were released online via our Parent Access Module (PAM) during the final week of Term 4, 2018. Parents will be able to access their child’s report by visiting PAM and logging in with the details provided to them. If you cannot remember you PAM login details, please contact the College on 9407-9000. For privacy reasons, the College will need to confirm the identity of any detail request before providing usernames and passwords.

10.    PRIMARY SCHOOL TESTING DATES (PREP – YEAR 2 ONLY):

During the final week of 2018, all Primary families received correspondence regarding class allocations and for students in Prep to Year 2, details on booking upcoming testing appointments.

Various testing sessions will take place by appointment on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February (Refer to individual starting dates for year level specific testing). Any student who is unable to attend a testing date this week will be tested by their classroom teacher during the early weeks of Term 1.

11.    WILL WE HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH COLLEGE PRINCIPAL MR. KENNY IN TERM 1?

Yes, all families will have the opportunity to catch up Mr. Michael Kenny via a ‘Morning Tea with the Principal’ in the early stages of Term 1 and throughout 2019.

12.    MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2019, AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE HOUSES. IS THIS POSSIBLE?

No. The College does not allow for movement between Houses.

13.    MY CHILD IS NEW TO MARYMEDE CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN 2019. WHAT ITEMS CAN HE/SHE BRING WITH HER TO SCHOOL EACH DAY?

The College does not take responsibility for any personal items brought into the College grounds. Secondary School students should refer to their 2019 Student Diary for rules regarding the use of Mobile Phones and other technologies on College grounds.

14.    WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL FEES IN 2019?

Please click HERE to view the 2019 School Fee Structure.

15.    WHEN WILL FEE STATEMENTS FOR 2019 BE SENT OUT?

2019 fee statements have now been sent to all families. If you have not received your fee statement or would like more information regarding School fees please contact the Accounts Office on 9407 9000.

16.    WILL THE SCHOOL BUS SERVICE CONTINUE IN 2019?

Yes, the School Bus Service will continue in 2019. Information regarding the Bus service this year has been sent to all families. The College requires a 25% deposit on all Bus fees by no later than Monday 4 February, with all Semester 1 Bus fees required to be paid IN FULL by no later than Friday 1 March, 2019.

To view proposed routes click HERE.

17.    MY CONTACT DETAILS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE CHRISTMAS BREAK, WHO CAN I REPORT THESE TO?

For any change in contact details please contact the College Registrar on 9407-9000 or alternatively email to registrar@marymede.vic.edu.au.

PLEASE NOTE: Any family who changes contact details via CareMonkey is also required to report this change to the College.

18.    ARE 2020 and 2021 ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Yes. Applications for Year 7, 2021 are open now and close on 23 August 2019. 

Yes. Applications for Prep 2020 are open and will close on 24 May, 2019.

For further information regarding enrolment at Marymede Catholic College please contact the Registrar on 9407-9000.

19.    WHEN IS THE IT HELPDESK OPEN? 

The IT Helpdesk is open daily between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm. You can contact the IT Helpdesk via phone on 9407-9020 or email at helpdesk@marymede.vic.edu.au.

20.    MY CHILD HAS A DEVICE AT THE IT HELPDESK FOR REPAIR. WHEN WILL IT BE READY?

All devices which were submitted for repair over the School holidays are now ready for collection. Please refer to the Warranty Loss and Repair document attached to this email for further information.

21.    MY CHILD’S DEVICE REQUIRES REPAIR PRIOR TO SCHOOL COMMENCING, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If your child’s device requires repair please bring this in to the IT Helpdesk as soon as possible.

22.    WILL MY YEAR 7 CHILD BE PROVIDED WITH A DEVICE IN 2019?

All Year 7, 2019 students were provided with their device at Orientation last year. All new students in Years 8-12 are able to pick up their device from the IT Helpdesk. 

23.    WHEN WILL 2019 SCHOOL PHOTOS TAKE PLACE?

School photos will take place on Monday 4 March 2019, the College will also be offering Sibling photos in 2019. Further correspondence regarding School photos will be sent to families in the coming weeks.

24.    WILL THERE BE ANY PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS/IMPORTANT DATES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 2019 SCHOOL YEAR?

Yes. The following events will take place during the early stages of Term 1:

-    Whole School Opening Mass: Tuesday 5 February
-    Leadership & High Achievers Assembly: Friday 8 February
-    VCE/VCAL 2019 Parent Information Evening: Monday 11 February
-    Secondary House Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 12 February
-    Year 10 Challenge Camp: Wednesday 13 February – Friday 15 February
-    Year 7 Camp Parent Information Evening: Monday 18 February
-    Year 12 Parent Information Evening: Tuesday 19 February
-    Years 4-6 Bridge Inn Swimming Carnival: Tuesday 19 February
-    Prep Parent Workshop Evening: Monday 25 February
-    Year 12 Retreat: Monday 25 February – Wednesday 27 February
-    School Photo Day: Monday 4 March
-    Chanel, Chisholm and Marcellin House BBQ’s: Tuesday 5 March
-    Labour Day Public Holiday: Monday 11 March
-    McAuley, McCormack and Romero House: Wednesday 13 March
-    Year 7 Camp: Wednesday 20 March – Friday 22 March
-    Open Day: Sunday 31 March (11.00am – 2.00pm)
-    P-12 Progress Interviews: Thursday 4 April
-    Term 1 Concludes: Thursday 4 April @ 1.30pm

Further information regarding each event will be communicated to parents throughout Term 1.

25.    WHEN WILL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR CLASS TIMETABLES?

Secondary School students will be able to access their draft class timetable via SIMON from Monday 28 January. Students can log into SIMON via https://simon.marymede.vic.edu.au. Students are to log in with their existing username and password. 

For all further enquiries regarding the commencement of the 2019 School Year please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9407-9000.