Lakeview update – 16/10/20

Dear parent/guardian/carer,

Our Year 11 & 12 students have made a great return to onsite learning this week and our staff have been very excited to work with them in a much more traditional way. We are exceptionally proud of our students and the way they have handled the challenges of remote learning but staring at a computer screen for hour after hour is less than ideal. We are very much looking forward to our Year 10 cohort returning on Monday 26th October as they will be meeting their Semester 2 teachers face to face for the first time.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our students across this period of time. Your patience, commitment and care for them in an educational and wellbeing sense is very evident. It has not been easy but we have been able to work together in a partnership that has produced some amazing outcomes.

I would like to provide you with one outstanding example of this. Manar El-Sayed is one of our amazing Year 12 VCAL students who has worked brilliantly across 2020. As a result of her efforts and the support of our VCAL team, she has been offered a direct place in a Bachelor Degree course at the beginning of 2021. This is an extremely rare occurrence with only 3 out of more than 15000 VCAL students being offered this direct entry in 2019. Well done Manar.

Can I finish this update by thanking our new cleaning company, Facilities First, for the care and flexibility they have shown throughout our school closures and re-opening. I would also like to thank Melton City Council in general and Councillor Steve Abboushi in particular for their ongoing support of Lakeview Senior College across the very challenging term 2 & 3 hurdles that we have faced.

 

Kind Regards and stay safe.

Shayne Rule

Principal