Thank you for your flexibility and fast action around the lockdown. The platforms are up and running again with some areas of the school already running online live teaching sessions with their classes.
At this stage the restrictions remain the same as the last lockdown including instructions to stay home and reduce movement through our community.
The five reasons to leave home are:
- Getting the food and the supplies you need;
- Exercising for up to two hours;
- Care or caregiving;
- Authorised work or education if you can’t do it from home;
- To get vaccinated at the nearest possible location.
Again, if you need any support accessing your child’s learning or would like help on-site please contact me directly 0413 440 871.
I would like to take this chance to share some exciting news with you. Going into 2022 we will be reintroducing a Science specialist teacher through the development of a STEAM specialist program. Andrea Crane has agreed to take on the role of STEAM specialist which will offer direct learning of the STEAM domains, amalgamating the Arts into her program with a strong focus on Science and Technology. This is super exciting for us!
For many years now you have been asking for the return of a specialist science program, in developing the STEAM program we are able to offer this.
So what are the benefits of STEAM education? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. ... STEAM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the students. Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the students to do much more than just learn.
STEAM seeks to foster curiosity about all topics. Inquiry-based learning, a vital component in many STEAM programs, encourages students to experience as they learn. Instead of memorising facts, students exercise their critical thinking skills as they work through their lessons.
STEAM is important because it teaches critical thinking skills and instills a passion for innovation. Beyond the benefit of learning science, technology, engineering, art and math, STEAM assists in the problem-solving and exploratory learning that fuel success across a variety of tasks and disciplines.
We will still be running a learning support program, which has been established this year in line with the Department’s tutor learning initiative.
We are hopeful that we can move the swimming sessions missed this coming week to the end of the program - further information will follow once I have clarity around this.
Please stay in touch with your class teacher. Specialist teachers are also available via email.
On Monday 23rd August we plan to host a community morning tea after drop off so that you can pop in and say hi to David Wells the replacement Principal - providing we are out of lockdown by then, otherwise we will run a meet and greet online.
Three-Way Conference information can be found below - please book a time to meet with your class teacher. These meetings will be held online.