We are working in an ever-changing environment with regards to COVID-19 and restrictions that come with it. Sometimes it seems that regulations change daily and it is a challenge to keep our children informed at an age appropriate level. We ensure that when we need to make a change here at school, we tell our students what the change is and why it is important - to keep them safe. Older students often want to know how it keeps them safe but younger students just need to know we are looking out for them.
It also helps our students when we remind them that things won’t be this way forever. We might think of some ideas or activities we are looking forward to doing again - I know my family has our tickets to Perth stuck to the fridge as a hopeful reminder! You might look forward to getting away or just catching up with family you haven’t seen in a while. It’s important to talk about these positives all aspects of a situation so we can build resilience in our children.