The following are a series of frequently asked questions by the Monican community since remote learning has begun. Please note the College continues to follow Victorian Government and Catholic Education Commission Victoria advice on all matters.
The College will be open at Augustine House from 8:00am – 4:36pm. Dalton Road Campus will only be open for students to collect materials if they ring and make a time. Davisson Street will be open as normal for students in years 11 and 12.
All students in years 7-10 will learn from home as per the Victorian Government directive unless they are a child of a permitted worker or a vulnerable child. In this situation the school can accommodate learning on site. If you are sending your child to school, you must contact the College the day prior on 9409 8800 by 3pm.
Please contact the College at ITsupport@stmonicas-epping.com or call 8401 7733. Laptop repair is by appointment only. An IT services Hub is available via the Student Portal for easy troubleshooting guides.
During this time of restriction all Counsellors are working offsite. All conversations are confidential, however in the instance where there are concerns about the safety for a student or they identify that some else is at risk. This is explained to the student prior to commencing counselling and both student and parents are provided with a consent statement.
Attendance will be taken during every timetabled lesson. Subject teachers will notify students as to how this will occur. For some classes, attendance may be recorded based on student presence during video conferences, others may require the student to respond to a post or email by the classroom teacher. If students are unaware as to how their attendance will be recorded for each lesson, they should contact their subject teacher.
Yes, students are expected to be available at the start of each lesson to take attendance. Sometimes the teacher will ‘dismiss’ the students so that can work independently on set tasks. However, they should work on that subject for the same period of time they would undertake the subject if they were at school.
Teachers will use a variety of methods to deliver subject content. These include video conferencing, emails and learning management systems (e.g. Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams). The teacher will advise the student how the lesson will run.
The easiest way to contact a teacher is to email them. Alternatively, you can contact the College at any time on 9409 8800 and you will be transferred to their phone extension. The teachers will endeavour to return the phone call as soon as possible.
Further to this each Faculty Leader is available via email to assist with any education specific question.
Camps and excursions have been cancelled for Term 2 due to lockdown restrictions. Other cancellations will be considered if necessary, to abide by Government regulations. These events will be paused until a decision is made.
As the exam periods have changed all information will be sent by Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning) Ms. Michelle Keele via email. Notifications will be sent via SMS to parents when these have been confirmed.
ST MONICAS COLLEGE
Dalton Road Campus 400 Dalton Road Epping 3076
Davisson Street Campus 16 Davisson Street Epping 3076
Telephone (03) 9409 8800
Postal Address Augustine House, 400 Dalton Road Epping Victoria 3076