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DOREEN CAMPUS OPERATIONS

How will the College’s two campuses operate?
 
Catholic Identity

Religious Education

•    All students at all campuses of the College will study Religious Education as part of their program each year.

Liturgical life of the College
•    Students will be invited to pray and participate in celebrating Eucharist at the Doreen Campus.
•    The College may celebrate Eucharist on campus in venues such as open classroom spaces and the Fitness Centre. Christ the Light Parish is also building a church opposite where the College is being built in Doreen and so there may be the opportunity for students to attend Mass in the church. 

Student learning program

Curriculum
•    The College will facilitate the same Years 7 – 12 curriculum at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Assessment and reporting
•    Assessment tasks and student reports will be the same at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Learning Diversity
•    The College will facilitate a Learning Diversity Program at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Timetable
•    The Years 7 to 12 timetable with be the same at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    The daily start and finish times will be common across both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Camps and retreats
•    Camps and retreats will be the same for both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses, however, they will take place in campus-based groups.

VCE and VET
•    When it comes time for VCE Pathways and VET subjects to be offered at the Doreen Campus, the same VCE subjects will be offered at both Doreen and South Morang Campuses and classes will run based on student interest.  Some VET classes with specialist facilities may run from one of the campuses with students from both campuses able to attend the classes.  The College would facilitate transport for such arrangements.
•    Year 12 VCE Exams will conducted from both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Student wellbeing

•    The College House system will operate at both Doreen and South Morang Campuses.  The organisation of Pastoral classes and regular classes will be planned with respect to student enrolment.
•    The College has policy and practices related to preventing and addressing bullying and these will be in place at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    Student expectations will be common across both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    College wellbeing programs and counselling services will be facilitated at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    First Aid services will operate at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Student leadership 
•    Student leadership opportunities will be offered at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.  The program may vary for Doreen Campus as year levels progress through the campus.

Extra-curricular activities

Performing Arts
•    Instrumental music lessons will be offered to students at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    Students at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses will have the opportunity to audition for College Plays and Musicals.

Sport
•    Interschool sport will run from both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    The College’s aim if for students to represent the College as one multi-campus team at major carnivals.  The intention is for more frequently played team sport to be played in teams from each campus.  This may vary in the early stages of Doreen Campus.

Other activities
•    A range of extra-curricular activities will be on offer for students at both Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

College leadership

•    The College will be led strategically by a number of staff with responsibilities for school leadership across both campuses. This will include the Principal, Deputy Principals and Business Manager.  These leaders will spend time at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.
•    Both Doreen and South Morang Campuses will be led by campus-based leaders who will be responsible for the leadership of the day to day operations of the campus and the implementation of College strategic directions.
•    Teachers will generally teach classes at either Doreen or South Morang Campuses and not travel between campuses.

Campus operations

Advisory Council and Parents and Friends Committee
•    There will remain one College Advisory Council.
•    Parents from both Doreen and South Morang Campuses will be invited to join the College’s Parents and Friends Committee.

Reception
•    Student and Campus Reception will be present at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Canteen
•    A canteen or lunch order system will be in place at the Doreen Campus in the first year before the on-site canteen begins in 2025.

College calendar
•    Term dates and student free days will be common across both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

College and Campus events
•    The College will gather for some whole College events each year.  Over time these events will take place at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.  Students will travel by bus to and from the alternative campus on such occasions.
•    Each campus will also facilitate its own events including eucharists and assemblies.

College Finance Services
•    The College Finance Team will continue to be based at the South Morang Campus, however, parents will be able to pay fees at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Fees
•    Student fees will be the same at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

IT Support
•    The College IT Helpdesk will operate at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Cleaning and maintenance
•    The College Maintenance and Cleaning Teams will operate at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Policy
•    College policies will be common for both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Student uniform
•    The student uniform will be the same for students at both the Doreen and South Morang Campuses.

Transport
•    Chartered College Bus Services organised by the College will be offered for families based on volume of interest .
•    Currently:
      o    PTV Public Bus 384 runs between Mernda Train Station and nearby the Doreen campus.
      o    PTV Public Bus 385 runs south from Whittlesea and stops near the Doreen campus.
•    At times there may be travel between campuses for events for students and the College would organise such travel.