We finally made it to the end of what has been a term like no other! COVID made its presence well and truly felt at Reynella PS affecting students and their families as well as many staff. In what has been a tumultuous term, it has been heartening to see the kindness, compassion and care that the students showed to one another during their time at school.
Keeping up with the ever changing directions as set out by SA Health and the Department for Education has been challenging and we thank our school community whole heartedly for their support in following the advice and are greatly appreciative that you have kept us informed of COVID cases in families.
We also need to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of our staff who have shown remarkable flexibility and professionalism in maintaining a relentless focus on teaching and learning. However, COVID has significantly impacted our ability to come together as a community and the continual revolving door of staff and students has challenged our ability to maintain continuity of learning.
Unfortunately we are uncertain about the impact COVID will have on our school in term 2 and beyond. In consulting with Governing Council we have decided to once again postpone our pupil free day that was going to take place on Monday May 2 and push it all the way to Monday September 5, which is the week of the Royal Adelaide Show. The planned pupil free day in week 6, Friday June 10 will go ahead regardless. Hopefully the holidays will prove to be the circuit breaker we need and we will all be able to start fresh right from the beginning of the term.
Parent teacher interviews are an integral strategy to support each child to be successful at school. They are an opportunity to discover more about your child’s academic, emotional and social progress, and share information about your child with their teachers. Our goal is the same as yours – to help students thrive academically, socially and emotionally and develop into well-rounded young adults. We will be forging ahead with parent teacher interviews in weeks 2 and 3 of term 2; with different options for you to choose from. More information below and on Skoolbag.
We sincerely thank you all for your continuing support as we navigate these difficult times and hope that you have a wonderful holiday – hopefully COVID free – and look forward to seeing you all next term; Monday May 2