It was lovely to see so many of you, at a social distance, on Friday as you picked up the Remote Learning Packs. The balancing act for all families at this time is stressful and difficult - your support for our staff was very much appreciated.
You will be receiving an email from your child’s teacher this afternoon with two activities that are linked to the learning grids.
We hope you have had a chance to sit with your child to make a schedule for learning over the next two weeks. Please set routines that support your family needs, and that of your child to do their learning. The grid is flexible at this time, but as advised on the front of the grids, try to keep school routines and timetables to reflect what they are familiar with. Children do not need to complete all tasks. Please ensure they have breaks and plenty of outdoor time.
Government Advice regarding School Attendance
We are currently in a transition phase until the end of term. Staff are preparing for a new mode of operation following the school holidays. Staff need time to engage in professional preparation and planning. This will be required to ensure that every child has access to education during this difficult time, in a sustainable and effective manner.
While the medical advice remains that it is safe for children to go to school, to assist us with the transition underway at SHPS, we ask that only children of workers for whom no suitable care arrangements are available to support their learning, only those children physically attend school. For families in this position, we want to assure you, that we are open and here to support you.
If you send your child to school, you need to send their Remote Learning Pack with them, so that all students are completing the same work whether at school or remotely. Students will be working individually on their tasks at school, supervised and supported by a staff member.
We are insisting on social distancing and very good hygiene.
Unfortunately, we need to close the school canteen for the rest of term. Please cancel any orders you may have placed. Please also ensure that your child has a drink bottle each day.
We are looking after the wellbeing of our community and as such are sending home any staff or student who is unwell. Staff are currently trialling ways to contact students and are keen to catch up with each child. We are missing you all!
While in this transition phase, if you need to contact a teacher, or would like support from any member of staff, please email the office. Your message will be passed onto the teacher most able to support you at that time. Please know we will respond within a working day.
A letter will be emailed tomorrow about access to and support from Kate Dean our school Counsellor.
We anticipate there will be further communication from the school responding to this pandemic, as needed, this week. Please keep checking SZapp and emails.
Kind regards and every blessing
March 26 Newsletter
26 Mar 2020
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March 24 School Update
24 Mar 2020
Please find attached two important documents for your information this afternoon. (links updated)
The response of all Australian governments to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly.
You may be aware that last night Education Minister Yvette Berry shared news about the impending actions due to COVID-19 for ACT government schools. I have had contact from our Director of Catholic Education Mr Ross Fox. He has called all Principals together for a meeting later today. By mid afternoon I will make contact and give you all a very clear picture of what impact this will have for our sector.
Please be assured that I will feedback all information you need and that we are committed to keeping your children calm, confident and happy.
I thank you all for your continued trust and supportive comments.
Know that you are in my prayers. Please stay safe.