COVID-19 From the Principal 26 March 2020 4.00pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

Today the Premier announced whilst all public schools will remain open until the end of term, families are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so.

I would like to share with you what this will mean for our school community:

Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April

  • A teaching programme will be provided for all children who attend school.
  • Children that are kept at home will be sent a work package for the next 2 weeks. This will be emailed to families upon request or notification of your child’s absence. Please be reminded that this is not a mandate from the Department of Education, however, is a commitment from our staff to provide an ongoing learning programme for children that are absent.

Final week of Term – Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April

  • Students who attend will be supervised, but not taught normal lessons.
  • Teachers and education assistants will prepare teaching programs for Term 2.

As has been advised several times, over the last 2 weeks, students that are not at school due to COVID-19 will be recorded as a reasonable absence. Due to the current situation, the school will also not be generating attendance reports to be sent home to families at the end of this term.

Term 2 – commencing Tuesday 28 April

  • At this stage arrangements for Term 2 have not been finalised. The State Government is working on developing a longer term education model for Term 2 and beyond in response to COVID-19.

Please be assured that when I receive further information I will provide details to you as soon as I can.

I would like to thank you for your support and cooperation during this unprecedented situation. I would also like to inform you of how proud of your children we are. They have been particularly resilient and kind with their peers and teachers throughout the last week. They have also been working really hard to follow social distancing recommendations. They are a credit to you all.


Lynne Bates