Dear Parent and Carers,
As we come to the close of another term mostly undertaken through remote learning, we hope that the holidays bring time to relax and recharge, enjoying the warmer spring weather and a little break from the screen. Although we don’t know yet what term 4 will look like, we are hopeful of a return to on-site learning as early as possible. The school is preparing for a number of possibilities including a full return to on-site learning at the beginning of term 4 or a staggered return with the likelihood of junior classes commencing first and a continuation of remote learning. The government’s roadmap announcement this Sunday should provide clear direction forward and once we have this information we will communicate our plans in the week before school begins.
In my short time at Parkhill, I have been impressed with the way our students have engaged in their daily learning activities. They have shown great persistence, even when motivation and enthusiasm has indeed been challenged. I would like to thank all the students, families and staff for the considerable work you have done this term.
If you are looking for ideas on what to do at home these holidays, the Department of Education has provided some school holiday activities at the following web address: https://www.together.vic.gov.au/children
This website has lots of ideas for getting out in nature (even in our own backyards or local parks) as well as craft activities, science experiments and literacy activities.
Please note: Due to the late delivery of individual NAPLAN student reports to the school, these will not be sent home until the beginning of term 4.
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing term break,