We have been advised today that the Department are now encouraging all students to return to school in Term 2.
Please read the letter below from Professor Nicole Spurrier – Chief Public Health Officer, outlining the rationale behind this decision.
We understand that this advice is not what was communicated at the end of Term 1 and families can still choose to keep their children at home if they prefer to do so.
Our entire staff team (teachers and SSO’s) worked very hard in Week 11 to prepare an online learning platform for T2 alongside some paper work packages and this will still be available for students who are learning from home. We have approx two weeks of work planned and ready for students but if classes are close to full, the depth of this work will not be maintained moving forward. We will still provide some learning activities for children at home but they will become less teacher managed and more family dependent.
We will continue to work hard to maintain some sense of social distancing (this is always difficult with children), we have plenty of hand soap and sanitiser and our cleaner John will continue working extra shifts to attend to surface cleaning throughout the day.
We urge you to monitor your families health and keep unwell children at home. This will be increasingly important during the normal flu season.
We would like to thank families who sent care packages to staff at the end of term. We were spoilt with beautiful flowers, home baked cakes, morning tea goodie boxes and lots of warm wishes and appreciation.
We look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces on Monday 27th.
If your child will continue working from home we ask that you call the office on Monday morning (8389 1183) and let us know.