From the Principal

Term 3 begins Tuesday July13th.

We wish to welcome you all back to school after the Winter break and are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday for the start of Term 3.
Snap/ circuit breaker lockdown as of 11.59pm Thursday July 16 to 11:59 pm Tuesday 27th July. 

Updated July 20

Dear Families

We are sure that you have all heard the news today regarding the extension of the current lockdown.

We know that for some of you this news will be not what you were hoping to hear, however we will all continue to band together to ensure that we can get back to ‘as normal as possible’, and that we all remain safe and healthy.

You will have already received an email and Seesaw codes from your child’s teacher for online learning for this week, and we know that many of your children have already joined in daily morning circle time with their class and have moved straight back into remote and flexible learning.

We congratulate them for their flexibility and resilience.

All students will continue to learn from home, except for students in the following categories:

 

Children where both parents and/or carers are considered authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:

  • Where there are two parents/carers, both must be authorised workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
  • For single parents/carers, the authorised worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.

Children experiencing vulnerability, including:

  • in out-of-home care
  • deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
  • identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service) 
  • Where a parent/carer indicates that a student with a disability is vulnerable because they cannot learn from home, and/or informs the school the student is vulnerable due to family stress, the school must provide on-site supervision for that student. This may apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.

 

If you feel your child fits into one of these categories then an application to be onsite can be found on the school website within the COVID update section, the application form has also been sent out via compass. All applications must be sent to the school by no later than 1pm Thursday for the following week, this ensures we are able to make the necessary arrangements for suitable supervision while also following government advice of those who can work from home , must work from home, meaning we will only have a limited number of staff on site at any time.

We hope that the continuation of this short, sharp lockdown until midnight Tuesday 27th July will mean that we can hopefully get back to school onsite on Wednesday July 28th as we are very much looking forward to seeing you all in person.

As usual we will continue to keep you updated via compass and on the school website.

Wishing you safe and well

Tom and Wendy