Welcome to the parent centre

Partnering with parents is important to us. We hope you find all of the practical information you need in here for your child. If not, please contact our office.

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Look forward to 2019 with us

It is almost the end of the year and we are looking forward to the 2019 school year.  In previous years we have asked each family to confirm whether their child/ren will be returning the following school year or not.  This year, we are doing things a little different. 

Why do we need this information?

For our College - this information helps with planning class facilities and also enables us to offer available positions to families seeking our style of Christian education. 

For our families – this notification ensures that you are not invoiced for the following term’s fees (i.e. Term 1, 2019). As per your initial enrolment documents, when withdrawing a student, the College must be provided with one full term’s notice. 

What do you need to do?

If you are planning on continuing with us in 2019, then you don’t need to do anything further!  We look forward to continuing the educational journey with you.

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School Times

Please find below student times for each school day, applicable to both campuses.

Kindergarten
Subject to group allocation
Prep to Year 6
8:30am to 3:10pm
Years 7 to 12
8:30am to 3:30pm

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Attendance

If a child arrives after the 8:30am bell, they must sign in at the relevant office.  Parents / guardians of Junior School students are asked to first walk their child to their classroom, and then sign them in at the Junior School office.

If a child is absent for the day, we ask parents to provide a written note for the teacher. 

For emails of absence,  please contact the following:

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Be Involved - Parent & Guardians

We place an emphasis on Parent and Guardian involvement in our College.

One opportunity exists in Parents as Partners is a reading partnership between parents and our Junior School classes. 

Parents are trained to listen to students read aloud, as well as encourage sound comprehension through the use of phonic skills and other reading strategies. This results in students reading more fluently and expressively and gaining an improved understanding of what is read. 

A weekly roster is devised so that every student in Prep to Year 4, reads and changes take-home books regularly. We hope you can join us in this worthwhile and rewarding volunteer literacy program.

All volunteers are required to have a Working with Children Check and Heathdale Christian College must be registered as a nominated organisation. 

Letters will be forwarded to parents the first week of Term 1 giving you the opportunity to list your preferred rostered day and also register to attend one of the following ‘Parents as Partners’ training sessions.

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Private Music Lessons

We are keen to encourage the God given gifts of our students and offer the option of private music tuition within our school program.

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Canteen

Canteen facilities are available at both campuses provided by Flexischools.

Melton.  Prep to Year 6 students are able to pre-order lunch via the Flexischools website.

Werribee. Prep to Year 12 students are able to pre-order lunch via the Flexischools website.  Year 5 to Year 12 are also able to purchase items directly from the canteen during their recess and lunch times.

**Students who forget their lunch can speak with the office and be issued with a canteen voucher which will supply the student with a basic lunch.  This is an infrequent occurrence.  The voucher is to be paid for the next day at the office.** 

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Outside Hours Care Program

Outside of Hours Care Program for before and after school hours, is provided by Camp Australia.  This is available at both campuses for students from Prep to Year 6.

For bookings and further information, please go to www.campaustralia.com.au 

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Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care program supports students and families within our College.

If you need to contact our student pastoral carers, we ask that this is done through a conversation with your teacher, relevant Assistant Principal or directly to the Pastoral Carer.  


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Communication between School and Home

Communication is an integral part of every relationship.  We encourage parents to engage in conversations with teachers during the year, at the Parent Teacher meetings during the year and throughout the year as required.  For non-time sensitive queries, please email the below links.

Any urgent matters can be phoned through directly to your campus office, who will assist you.