A Message from the Principal
Welcome to Week 10
I would like to thank our school community for being understanding in the current educational climate. My staff have worked very hard over the last week preparing for remote learning for all students. As an educational community we had very little notice to prepare, organise remote learning and convey messages to our community.
The sheer size of the task we were presented with last week and the ease at which it was implemented is a credit to our teachers, office staff and SLSOs. The pickup of home learning packs was seamless and I would like to thank all parents in our community for the way in which you followed all instructions and social distancing expectations. This was an event we have not had to plan or develop before and your respectful behaviour and consideration of others was wonderful to see.
I want to remind parents that if your situation does change and you child presents at school that the learning pack envelope should come with them to school, as we are implementing the same program of learning at school, as you are at home. If you have not picked up your packs please contact the school office to arrange a pick up time between 9am and 3pm.
In regards to attendance and marking of the roll. It is important that you let the office know if your child is engaging in learning from home so they can be marked as ‘F’ on the class roll. This means flexible program and doesn’t count as an absence. If we have not been officially told that this is what is occurring they will be marked as ‘A’ and this does count toward absences. As of today we had over 150 students marked as ‘A’ because parents have not indicated they are participating in learning from home.
As parents you have a vital role in managing your children during this pandemic. We are currently in a situation that many of us have not experienced before. The stress and anxiety that many of you may be feeling is normal and as a school we do not want to add further pressure to your day. Looking after your own and your families wellbeing is the number one priority. This is what we want you to focus on. Without positive wellbeing academic learning cannot successfully occur. Please take time to connect as a family, relax and play together. It is ok if not every task gets completed over the course of the two weeks. Do what is manageable for you and your family.
Remember, you can contact the classroom teachers between 9am and 3pm via Class Dojo if you need support. Please do not expect teachers to respond outside these times as many have their own families to focus on during this difficult time.
It is also with great sadness that I need to inform the community that the Stage 3 camp that was booked for Canberra has been cancelled. We know that this would have been a highlight for many of our students, however in the current situation all excursions have been stopped. Thank you for understanding.
Positive Stars Week 8
Each week I ask teachers to send students to visit me for being a positive star. These students are chosen as they have been recognised for producing excellent work, demonstrating outstanding work habits and being exceptional learners. Well done to the following students on being Positive Stars in Week 9. Kody, William and Matthew from K Blue.
Have a wonderful week of learning!
Mrs Rebekah Murray