On Monday we finally get to welcome our students back to school and we can’t wait.
It has been 108 days since the last face to face teaching day and I again wish to acknowledge and congratulate our students on their resilience and hard work during their time away from school learning remotely. Similarly, the efforts of our parents and carers during this time has been nothing short of amazing. We are deeply grateful to you for your hard work and support- without this we would not be as ready as we are to have a great finish to the school year. Thank you sincerely.
We are all very excited and can’t wait to see and feel the energy and enthusiasm of our students back on-site. It has been a long wit and we will be working hard to make sure our students quickly reconnect with their peers and teachers. There remains 46 days of face to face teaching (taking into consideration upcoming Public Holidays on October 23 and November 3, as well as our phonological knowledge and awareness curriculum day on October 30) this term. This equates to 230 hours of learning and teaching and we are determined to make every one of these count.
Included in the attachments are some resources and links that might help to support your child’s health and wellbeing as they transition back to school. We can also access to councillors and family support services for anyone who feels they might need these.
Also among the attachments is a quick reference for permitted school activities that helps to summarise some of our school operations that we have in place. These COVIDsafe behaviours and activities that we have in place are designed to ensure that ALL members of our School community remain safe.
This includes our staff:
- physical distancing between themselves and other staff members or adults wearing a face mask when on yard duty in when moving throughout the school
- maximising the use of our outdoor learning areas wherever possible
- completing the eLearn module School infection prevention and control during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Extended and increased cleaning arrangements have also been introduced and will continue. This involves progressive cleaning throughout the day to keep surfaces clean and reduce risks of transmission from high-touch services.
Together we will safely and strategically recommence face to face learning for our students. The health and wellbeing of our entire school community a key to making this possible.