Dear Parents/Carers and Students,
The support from our community has been tremendous as we work together to focus our collective energies on the welfare of our students and our wider school community. I want to thank everyone for uniting in the face of this significant current challenge. Like you, we are heeding the advice of those with the expertise to guide us in our operations moving forward. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta has been incredibly supportive of our system of schools.
Our school will continue to be open, subject to any directive updates. Many of our families are choosing to keep their children at home at this time, following the direction from our state government. They are of course asking parents in general to keep their children home. Our teachers have been preparing for the continuation of their students' learning while at home. Much of the continued learning opportunities for older students who remain at home will be available online. Our younger grades will tend to have more hands-on materials. Families of Kindergarten and Year 1 students can today collect their child's learning pack from their child's teacher and then tomorrow from the front office. Skoolbag will be used to update individual grades when the need arises. Students of Years 2 to 6 can log onto their online learning resources using any device and their school Google website as they do in class already. Parents should first refer to their children to be shown how they can already do this. We have trained the students in how to do this so be sure to allow your child to login just as they would at school.
We are providing continued learning opportunities for our students. Parents are to make decisions about how these are best used relative to the needs and abilities of their children. The school email@example.com email account should be used if needed for general questions about student learning. We have set up another email account for parents to ask technical questions. MimmacTechHelp@parra.catholic.edu.au will be the email account to use if you require technical assistance.
With appreciation for your ongoing support,