Dear Parents and Carers,
Return to Face to Face 3 -6
I am happy to report that it has been a smooth start to the week with our Year 3-6 students returning to face to face learning. By sheer coincidence (or brilliant planning) Joy to the World by Three Dog Night was playing over the loud speaker when the Year 3-6 students walked through the doors at 9am yesterday, the song captured the feeling in the moment beautifully. It was so lovely to have all of our students back onsite and working with their classroom teachers. Thank you for all of your efforts throughout remote learning. It was a roller coaster ride and there is plenty to learn from the experience. The students from Grade 5/6AB made a poster with their reflections from lock down, I have included a photo of this.
Lunch orders commencing Friday the 12th of June
We will commence lunch orders again through Red Door Cafe this Friday the 12th of June. Can you please ensure your reusable lunch-bags have been thoroughly cleaned and you have correct money (cash only) in your lunch orders. A copy of the menu can be found on the school's website.
Victorian School Remote Learning Summit
The Department of Education is planning to investigate what enduring improvements can be made to the education system as a result of the remote and flexible learning experience. They are bringing together education leaders from the government, Catholic and independent school sectors to discuss the lessons learned from this period. I see this as an important opportunity for us to shape the future of education. There were many challenges throughout the period but also some rich and deep learning about what works well for students. We will also be trying to capture the best bits and incorporate them into our Macedon Primary School practice moving forward. Please keep an eye on the newsletter and emails from me for an opportunity to contribute.
Letter From Jenny Atta, Secretary of the Department of Education
Below my report you will find a letter to parents and carers from Jenny Atta, the Secretary of the Department of Education. Jenny wishes to express her gratitude to all parents and carers for their support and commitment during the period of remote learning.
Outside School Hours Care – Please re-confirm your booking
I am happy to report that our before and after school care service is open. Our numbers are steadily growing and to support us to have the correct amount of staff onsite please confirm your booking with Vicki prior to sending your child to the service. You can do this by emailing Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Enrolment teleconference tours
I will be running school tours via teleconferencing from now until the end of term two. If you are aware of prospective parents in the local area, please let them know about this opportunity. The tours are a chance to chat privately with me and ask any questions. I will share a presentation highlighting the key features of our education program, the facilities and our beautiful grounds. Tours can be booked in by calling the front office on 03 5426 1518 or emailing email@example.com.