Secondary School Immunisation Program Catch-Ups
Secondary school immunisations are provided to students to reduce their risk of contracting preventable diseases and some cancers. Health advice regarding immunisations recommends students receive the following:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) (one dose)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) (2 doses 6 months apart).
- Meningococcal A,C,W,Y (one dose).
Due to COVID-19 related interruptions to school-based learning, there are a number of students in years 7 to 12 who may have missed these important vaccines. This puts students at an increased risk of illness.
If your child missed out on their school-based vaccinations, please speak to your GP or local council immunisation service about how they can catch up: https://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Residents/People-Services/Health/Immunisation
To check if your child is due for any vaccines, refer to their immunisation history statement on the Australian Immunisation Register, using your MyGov account.
If your child is aged over 14, they may need to access their immunisation history statement themselves, through their own MyGov account or the Medicare mobile app.
Online Safety and App Information
Elevation Secondary College is proud to partner with Linewize in providing our community with an easy to use website designed to help with online safety and understanding of the internet.
Every newsletter moving forward, we will feature a key article from the website to help you keep up to date with apps and how you can keep your child safe while they are on the internet. Our community can access this website at any time for information and advice.
If you haven’t already done so, take the Cyber Safety Parenting Quiz:
Attendance and Absences
Going to school every day is the single most important part of your child’s education. Students learn new things at school every day. Attending and participating in school will help your child develop:
- important skills and knowledge to help them learn
- social and emotional skills such as good communication, resilience and team-work.
Children who attend school every day and complete year 12 have:
- better health
- better job opportunities
- higher income across their lives.
There is no safe number of days for missing school. Each day a student misses puts them behind.
Obviously, if you child is unwell, especially with cold or flu like symptoms, it is important to stay away while symptoms persist. This means that every day your child is well is an important day to go to school.
There has been an increase in students arriving late and leaving early. This should be avoided as much as possible. Road closures have caused issues, however we need to plan ahead and leave early to minimise disruption.
There are some students sitting at 100% attendance for this year. We thank them and their families for their effort and persistence to give their children the best opportunity they can.
Further information can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/attendance-and-missing-school
For regular updates and information on the ongoing roadworks and road closures in Craigieburn please click on the following link: https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/
Student Identity Cards
All students are given a Student Identity Card at the beginning of each year. These cards allow students to sign on and out of the school, borrow library books, photocopy, access the student toilets and are a form of student identification for Myki cards etc.
It is extremely important that students carry these cards on them when they attend school and are responsible for them. If your child misplaces their card or damages it, a replacement card must be purchased. 2022 Compass cards are valid until April 2023. Parents can purchase a new card via their Compass for $10.
Please see attached instruction sheet as to how to order a new card on Compass.