Welcome to 2020 at Wodonga Senior Secondary College (WSSC). Your active involvement will assist your child to have a successful year.
To assist you in the next stage of your child’s education we have compiled the following information which relates to those students commencing Year 10.
The letter includes information on:
For all Year 10 2020 students, classes will be held for one week from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th December 2019, with Friday 13th December, 2019 being a Transition Interview day for parents and students.
On Day 1 of Orientation, students will receive a Passport booklet which can be used as a reference guide and a printed document with their text book hire fee and relevant subject fees to what your student has selected for 2020.
If you have never accessed the school portal (formally known as the parent portal) or not logged on in the past six months you will receive an SMS during Orientation with your username and password which will allow you to access the school portal. For those parents who have accessed the school portal within the last six months you will not receive an SMS and can continue to use your current login details. We recommend that you change your password every six months for security purposes. If you have forgotten your password, you can contact the office to have the password reset which will be sent via SMS to the contact mobile number we have recorded for you.
Subject Fees/Text Book Hire for 2020
In 2020, the on-line ordering system which is through the School Portal will be used for the ordering of text books via the book hire scheme and subject fees where they are applicable. The system can be accessed by clicking the school portal link (refer log-in details above and there are log-in instructions on the College website on the www.wssc.vic.edu.au homepage.) Once logged on, your student booklist requirements will appear based on the subjects selected. The complete 2020 booklist for all year levels is available on the College website for your information.
Please be aware that the text book hire / subject fees are due each at the commencement of each study unit. The booklist costs can be paid via EFT, credit card, and BPAY. With WSSC payment plans and Centrepay payment arrangements you will need to call in to the College main office to complete the documentation.
Please note the following:
When a booklist order is placed through the School Portal, a confirmation email will be forwarded to you. Please ensure your email recorded with the College is correct, if unsure please contact the College Office on (02) 6043 7500. Books will not be ordered from suppliers until payment or arrangements have been processed. If you need to organise a WSSC payment plan or Centrepay payments please contact the office.
To allow the smooth processing of orders and pick up of booklists, please be aware that:
- Credit card payments will take 48 hours to process
- BPAY payments may take up to 3-5 days for processing
- EFT payments can be made between 8.30am-4.30pm at the College office
Also, the main office will be closed for payments & queries from Friday 20th December, 2019 at 4pm and will be re-opening on Monday 20th January 2020 at 9am.
The hire text books will be available to be picked up on Wednesday 29th January 2020 when students return to school. Once the 2020 booklists have been paid or payment arrangements made, the library staff will endeavor to have your order ready as soon as possible. Prior arrangements for pick up should be directed to the library staff.
All orders placed and paid for including WSSC payment plans by Friday 20th December, 2019 will go into a draw to win a $100 Coles/Myer voucher
Computer Device – Notebooks Program/Ultrabook
In 2020 there will be two options available for students, with information available on the College website. Purchasing can be made via the schools purchasing portal page https://shop.wssc.vic.edu.au. All devices will be covered by a manufacturer warranty and an Accidental Damage Policy (ADP) with a capped excess fee of $15. Please contact our IT department if you have further queries.
Subject Fees for Essential educational items
These are items or services that are essential to support the course of instruction in the standard curriculum program that parents and guardians are responsible for, ( i.e. exams, subject revision, online subscriptions, text books and other paper based college learning materials that students take ownership) (DET Policy). The cost for each selected subject is included in the school portal.
Click here to download a full list of fees
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Early in 2020, your child’s Graduate Program (GP) Teacher will discuss with their class the document relating to student rights and responsibilities, which details what the College expects from each student who attends the College. Each student will be required to sign documents acknowledging their acceptance of this agreement. Students should be aware that the same expectations as outlined in the document are required for Orientation. Our College has established itself as a leading learning institution in Wodonga and looks forward to providing your child’s education requirements in 2020.
If you have any queries on the above, please contact our College office.
Vern Hilditch Cassandra Walters John McVean
Executive Principal Campus Principal Business Manager