School Holidays
Sep 16 – Oct 1 all-day
EMR Track and Field @ Knox Athletics Track
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:02 pm
Swinburne 9LiFE Taster Day @ Swinburne Hawthorn campus and Croydon campus
Oct 9 @ 8:53 am – 3:02 pm
Occupational Therapist Observation @ Normal Classrooms
Oct 10 @ 8:53 am – 3:02 pm

We have engaged the service of KidLink Occupational Therapy to support the information gathering relating to the best educational supports for your child.  Josh White from KidLink will attend the school and observe your child in the school environment.  Josh will then write a report related to his observations.  The observation report will form part of the Disability Inclusion Profile for your child.  The DIP and surrounding process will help schools and families identify the strengths, functional needs and educational adjustments schools make to assist students with additional learning needs.

Please be aware that your child simply attends their normal classes as per their Compass Schedule.


The profile and surrounding process is designed to:

  • focus on the strengths, aspirations and goals of the student
  • help schools and families identify functional needs and adjustments for students with disability
  • inform individual education plans (IEPs), the learning goals for students, and school-wide planning
  • determine Disability Inclusion tier 3 student-level funding allocations to support schools to deliver adjustments for individual students with complex and high needs.
City Life @ Various CBD Locations
Oct 11 @ 8:35 am – 3:02 pm

City Life – Laneways, Landmarks and Street Art Scavenger Hunt. 

Students will complete a series of tasks exploring Melbourne’s laneway culture, experiencing the best of Melbourne Street art and viewing a range of Melbourne landmarks as they walk/catch trams from one section of the city to another. Starting at Southern Cross Station, in groups, students will complete a series of tasks and navigation activities, checking in with staff at regular checkpoints through the city before finishing at Melbourne Central.

Students need to meet at Heathmont Station by 8:35am for an 8:51am train.
Students will be dismissed when the train arrives at Ringwood Station (scheduled to arrive at 3:01pm).

Students will need their own Myki card to catch public transport.

Students will have the opportunity to purchase food/drink (with their own money) during this excursion.

Students should bring a charged mobile phone to support them with navigation and completing tasks during the Scavenger Hunt.

9LIFE OE: Aqua Nation @ Aqua Nation
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Year 7 Consent Education Workshop @ Various Locations
Oct 11 @ 2:06 pm – 3:02 pm

Year 7 students will participate in a workshop run by ‘Elephant Ed’ on Consent Education. This was taking place at school and during their SWEL class.

Elephant Ed send young, relatable and highly trained facilitators to deliver fun and engaging sex education workshops. Their evidence-based, age-appropriate workshops are tried and tested across all relevant age groups and are mapped to State and National curriculum guidelines. Every year, they empower tens of thousands of young people to make informed, positive and safe decisions about sexuality, relationships and growing up.

The Department of Education mandates that all students from Years 7-12 undertake this education and schools do not need to seek parental consent. Hence, no further consent through the Compass portal is required for this event. More information can be found here: Sexuality and Consent Education: Policy |

EMR Year 8 Girls Volleyball @ Dandenong Basketball Stadium
Oct 23 @ 8:40 am – 3:02 pm
VCAA Examinations @ Heathmont College Grounds
Oct 24 – Nov 15 all-day
Year 12 English Additional Language Exam @ Hope Centre
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm