Dear Parents and Carers,
We continue to receive regular updates from the Department of Education and health experts in regards to what is safe in schools. I anticipate that there will be a range of programs that may be able to return to normal at the beginning of term three. I will communicate these changes via the newsletter.
School camps can reopen from the 22nd of June aligned with the opening of holiday accommodation communal facilities including shared kitchens and bathrooms.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that accommodation providers, including privately operated school camps and outdoor education schools and camps operated by individual schools and the Department of Education and Training, can accept school group bookings consistent with typical class/year level sizes and are not bound by public gathering limits. Health and safety precautions will be required.
This is good news for the camps that we have planned for the last half of 2020.
The final touches are currently being put on the semester one reports. The reports you will receive next week will be streamlined compared to our usual reports. To support teachers to manage their workload during the remote learning period the Department of Education made amendments to the usual process. Each student report will have a concise personalised comment and will outline the areas of the curriculum covered. There will also be a brief descriptive assessment of what your child has achieved in English and Mathematics. The remote learning period made it difficult to assess the students accurately and for this reason progression points, as seen above, will not be included. We will be conducting parent teacher interviews early in term three to give you all an opportunity to ask questions about the reports and share your insights about remote learning with your child’s teacher.