Term 4 Week 1


Dear Families

Tomorrow we begin Term 4 with a 2 week extension of remote and flexible learning for all students in Metropolitan Melbourne.

It is exciting to know that in a few short weeks, we will start seeing students back at school and that from November 5  onwards, when all students are back, we can start to get back to ‘normal’

Not too much changes over the next fortnight other than a couple of minor timetabling adjustments that we have made. These have been made with the intention of helping to prepare students, families and staff for the upcoming staggered return to school.

SEESAW messages and activities will be posted prior to tomorrow’s start.

Please take a few moments to read through the Weekly Overviews that are attached to check on Webex meeting times.

From week 3 onwards, when we start to welcome our youngest students back on-site for some face to face learning and teaching, remote and flexible learning will continue to be delivered to ALL students on the days they are not onsite.

Vulnerable children and children of parents or guardians who are on the authorised provider and authorised worker list can continue attending onsite. Vulnerable students are those:

  • 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, (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)
  • students with a disability who cannot learn from home, and/or is vulnerable due to family stress. This applies to any student enrolled in a specialist schools

The TeamKids Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs will be open for all students during Term 4 in line with their return to onsite attendance at school.

A table of key operational requirements for schools that landed yesterday is attached to provide an overview of a few of the Covid safe practices schools are required to undertake.

Thank you as always for your support and efforts to help our students to continue to learn from home. This has helped to ensure that although our students have missed out on aspects of school – socialising in the classroom, lunchtimes chats with mates, laughter in the playground and games with friends – they have not missed out on the opportunity to learn.

We are looking forward to continuing this work with you again over the next few weeks to ensure a successful and enjoyable return to full time face to face learning on November 5.

Take care and stay safe.

James Whitla