Learning and Teaching
Remote Learning

On 2 August 2020, The Hon. Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria declared a State of Disaster and announced that Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will be reinstated across regional Victoria from 11:59 pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

REMINDER: All Students must log on and email their homeroom teacher by 9:15am each morning to check in and acknowledge that they have received their work for the day.

Student Access: http://simon/

Remote schooling handbook 2.0 – Students and Families

Letter to parents – Regional Victoria – Secondary Schools 3.08.2020

My Daily Home Learning Plan Yrs 7-10

My Daily Home Learning Plan – VCE Students

Successful Homeschooling Tips for Parents

The immediate focus is to ensure continuity of learning.

Remote learning means that each student can access their lesson materials remotely. This is facilitated online through their SIMON student portal and/or access to class resources made available through Google Classrooms, Education Perfect or other digital platforms typically accessed in your subject class. This will allow each student the ability to participate in their timetabled classes from home with each students lesson instructions, materials and reference to the textbooks will be made available online. The work set for each class will reflect the same amount of work that each student would receive if they were attending classes onsite.

Lesson outlines will be made available in SIMON, on the Class Notices page, by 9.00am each morning.

David Leslie


Child Safety

Parent Guide to Remote Schooling and Child Safety

ESafety Commissioner – aus-global-parent-online-safety-advice

School Fees – Financial Support

Parent letter – Financial Support

IT Tips

Having IT issues? Email it@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

Too many emails? Here are instructions on how to clear your inbox! Clearing Mail Inbox



Bouncing Forward

Bouncing Forward Week 2

Bouncing Forward – Week 3

Bouncing Forward – Week 4

Bouncing Forward – Week 5

Bouncing Forward – Week 6






Continuity of Wellbeing 26.08.2020

Discover Wellbeing Series

Each week we will post a short video from our Deputy Principal, video’s are also posted to our Instagram and Facebook pages. If you would like to suggest a topic please email ckitchingman@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au 


Anxiety – For more information on anxiety please visit headspace

Depression – For more information on depression please visit headspace

Resilience  – For more information please visit https://theresilienceproject.com.au

Gratitude – For more information please visit headspace 

Staff contacts

Staff contacts https://www.mackillopleongatha.catholic.edu.au/contact-us/contact-details-location/ to email staff please use (no spaces) first name initial surname @mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

Student Counsellors

Additional Data Allowances

Telco’s are offering different (free) additional data allowances for their customers

Telstra customers –  https://www.telstra.com.au/covid19/supporting-you-during-covid-19?ti=TR:TR:18032020:persnew:data:til:def:appen:pos2:DCDOC-3454:cvd19

Optus customers –  https://www.optus.com.au/about/media-centre/coronavirus-support

Vodaphone customers – https://www.vodafone.com.au/about/company/covid-19


Additional Resources – need help?

Headspace Wonthaggi
Phone: (03) 5671 5900
Email: info@headspacewonthaggi.org.au

Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Parentline (Victoria) 13 22 89

eHeadspace 1800 650 890 or eheadpsace.org.au

Beyondblue 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au

1800RESPECT 1800 737 732 or 1800respect.org.au

MensLine Australia 1300 787 978 or mensline.org.au

Lifeline 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Safe Steps 1800 015 188 or safesteps.org.au

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child is sick? If your child is sick we need to know that they are unable to complete online learning. Let us know through PAM or emailing attendance@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au by 9am each school day.

How will my child know if their teacher is absent? The office staff will be working with teachers and arrange for CRT teachers to cover any of our teachers who are absent. Teachers have prepared work which the CRT teacher will provide to the class.

Will my child still complete regular assessments? Yes, the teachers will provide work and mark the work submitted by the students.

How do I view my child’s coursework? Parents are able to view coursework through PAM.

How does my child use SIMON? All students should be aware of how to use SIMON. They sign in and are able to access work that the teacher sets for them. Once they complete the work they upload it back to SIMON for the teacher to access and mark.

What do I do if my child has a technical problem? There is still staff at the college who are able to assist remotely with issues. Students can email it@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

How do I contact the ICT help desk? Email it@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au

How do I contact the College for other enquiries? The College is expecting a larger number of enquiries, if you are able to email please use the following addresses

info@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au – for general enquiries

attendance@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au – for student absences

principal@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au – to contact the Principal

it@mmcrc.catholic.edu.au – for IT related issues

Where can I access the latest College updates about COVID-19? The College will keep the webpage for remote learning up to date and post messages on PAM/SIMON

Do Students have to follow their timetable? Remote learning is going to be different for each student and family, student’s don’t have to follow their timetable they can work through their work each day at their own pace. You can structure your day to suit you and your family

Students emailing their teachers: It is expected that staff will continually check their email across the course of the day and provide prompt feedback between the hours of 9:00am and 4.00pm.