Remote Learning has been a herculean task to undertake for our students, families and staff and it is important that we take a collective pause and reflect on the great efforts of all involved to make this (mostly) highly successful. Thank you for the extra time and the extra work that YOU have invested into this learning. Our reward is the light at the end of the tunnel, and a clear timeline for a return to school.
School will look and feel a little bit different when we return and it may take time for us all to get used to the changes. The changes are all well intentioned and
For our Year 3-6 students, nothing changes for a few more weeks and for our Foundation to Year 2 students, this will (hopefully) be the last week of their remote learning. Many feelings and emotions will no doubt be swirling around in their heads- excitement, nervousness, uncertainty, relief to name a few- and our focus this week will be on preparing our students as best as we can for a smooth transition back in to Edithvale Primary. The attached overview reflects this.
When students begin to return to school there may be a period of time where some could struggle to settle back in to the school routine. Some will be over excited to see their friends and others will be distant. The social and emotional health of students remains a high priority for us and the closer we get to a return to face to face teaching and ‘normal’ schooling, the more important it will be for us all to support our littlest heroes- who have been amazing throughout remote learning. Re-establishing morning routines that were in place before school suddenly stopped in March will be a key to this.
As I wrote on Friday, the strategies we will put in place are designed to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission. On Tuesday I will outline the health and safety measures we will be putting in place including hygiene, learning environments, cleaning and staggered start times in the last 3 weeks of term for our Year 3-6 students. These will be in place for the remainder of the term and if we get it right, I am hopeful, that school will return to normal for the start of term 3.
We ARE Stronger Together!
Remote Learning Notices
Resources for all year levels