Today’s announcement from the Premier was a bit of a mixed bag for us. There is more information being sent to schools shortly but I thought I’d take a few moments to share what I learnt this afternoon on a State-wide Principal briefing. There was some good news- most notably that we have a proposed date (November 5) when ALL students will be back on-site for face to face teaching.
Two points to start with – all dates and plans are subject to change and will depend on health advice AND it is worth noting the settings in Regional Victoria (we often adopt their settings a week or two after theirs change)
Remote and Flexible Learning will continue for the first 2 weeks of Term 4 – (Monday October 4 – Friday October 15) under the same settings that were in place during Term 3.
On Monday October 18 schools will start to open up in a staggered and safe manner that will see ALL students back on-site on Friday November 5.
In Week 3 of Term our Foundation students will return to school for 3 days per week (Monday-Wednesday) and our Year 1 and 2 students will return for 2 days (Thursday and Friday)
In Weeks 4 and 5 of Term, they will be joined on-site by our Year 3 and 4 students on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and
by our Year 5 and 6 students on Thursdays and Fridays.
We will work through what this means for us to timetable a combination of Remote and Face to face classes and there may be some minor changes to the schedule we have run over the last couple of months.
It will also most likely mean that our proposed Student Free Day on November 1 will again be postponed.
|Foundation||Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays||October 18,19,20, 25,26,27 November 1,3,5|
|Year 1||Thursdays and Fridays||October 21,22, 28, 29 November 4,5|
|Year 2||Thursdays and Fridays||October 21,22, 28, 29 November 4,5|
|Year 3||Tuesdays and Wednesdays||October 26,27 November 3,5|
|Year 4||Tuesdays and Wednesdays||October 26,27 November 3,5|
|Year 5||Thursdays and Fridays||October 28,29 November 4,5|
|Year 6||Thursdays and Fridays||October 28,29 November 4,5|
As further information about the settings that we will be required to adhere to comes to hand, we will get this to you
as soon as practical.
Have a great week