Thank you to our wonderful school community for all the positive feedback we have received about our learning from home program. I would like to personally thank our teachers who have embraced this challenge to ensure continuity of learning using technology. Many of our teachers have very young children at home but continue to strive to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for your daughters. Each day I am amazed by their resourcefulness, sheer hard work and commitment to our students.
We understand how demanding learning from home can be especially as parents offer support and provide supervision to their daughters whilst still holding down their own jobs. This is an incredibly stressful time for parents and families so please reach out to the school if your child needs any extra assistance.
It is essential for students to log into Google Classroom on time at the start of each lesson to ensure students receive explicit teaching and continuity of learning.
NESA and the NSW Department of Education are ensuring that Year 12 students are provided with updated information on a range of issues including trial HSC exams and the submission of major works. The current advice from NESA in relation to the HSC can be accessed here.
At this stage, trial HSC exams have been cancelled and an estimate will be provided according to student rank. It is important for Year 12 students to stay positive and take one day at a time. NESA processes will ensure that Year 12 students are not disadvantaged by the current situation. Our previous Year 12 cohort in 2020 faced similar circumstances and they achieved excellent results and gained entry to university and other courses.
NSW Health confirmed that the vaccination priority roll out for residents 16-39 years old, who live in one of the areas of concern, are eligible to book for a Pfizer vaccination. Refer to Priority COVID-19 vaccination booking for further information including vaccination locations and bookings. I encourage all eligible candidates to take up this opportunity.
Join the eSafety Commissioner’s expert education and training team for this free, live webinar focused on popular apps used by young people.
Aimed at parents and carers of 8-13 year olds, it will cover case studies, research and targeted advice, so you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.
Monday 16 August - 12:30 pm
Tuesday 31 August - 7:30 pm
Monday 6 September - 12:30pm
These webinars are advertised on the NSW Department of Education Facebook and Instagram pages. Schools are welcome to share these posts with their parent and carer communities.
Our P&C meeting on Wednesday 18th August 2021 had a wonderful response with 27 community members in attendance. We would like to see this improve and invite all our community members to the next P&C meeting on Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 6.00pm via zoom. Information on the link will be available on our website and Facebook page.
Please let me take this opportunity to ask you all to stay safe and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in person soon.