2020 has not been what any of us expected. While some people have stated it has so far been a year to forget, I would say it is one to remember. We have seen 148 year 7 students through the doors of Elevation Secondary College, a remarkable achievement for our very first year.
Our welcome night was an overwhelming success, we had a visit from our Premier Daniel Andrews, we held our first Student Learning Conferences, students are using combination locks and lockers (although some need a bit of a tidy!), students are moving from class to class, they have multiple specialist teachers, they’re getting used to two uniforms, students showed considerable resilience during our Learning from Home program, adapted to using G-Suite as well as many other new experiences.
Our first Student Representative Council has been elected and they have even sent a letter to our local member of parliament expressing the need for a gym, canteen and Performing Arts space.
In our assembly at the end of Term 3, we acknowledged the effort of our students who have shown considerable dedication to their studies with 100% accounted for attendance this year. With school attendance so heavily linked to improving student outcomes, these students are definitely on the right path for success.
Some parents may have questions around the Year 7 camp. At present, we are still waiting for updates from DET as to whether we are able to proceed with the camp and will continue to update you when we are provided information. The revised dates are currently December 14-16.
I would like to thank the support of the parent community, especially over the Learning From Home program, and for your continued support since returning to face-to-face teaching. We look forward to continuing our Year 7 journey in a hopefully uninterrupted Term 4.