1st April 2020
Dear parents and caregivers
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank parents for your support through these unprecedented times. Last week the government announced their recommendation for families to keep their children at home unless the following applies:
- Children of parents and carers who need their children to attend school to maintain employment.
- Children who live in families with aged relatives.
- Children where it is safer for them to be at school.
I thank you immensely for doing this as it helps keep our students and educators safe, as well as their families. This also enables us to really put into practice the social distancing rules with only a small number of students attending from the categories above. We really want to support the essential workers and vulnerable families of our community by providing them a safe place for their children to be looked after.
Our teachers, education assistants and speech pathologists are preparing for distance education and continuation of our quality program for term 2. During next week, no teaching will occur but supervision will continue for those families outlined above. We thank you for your support with these measures. The teaching and learning for your children remains our top priority during this time. At this stage, we do not know what term 2 will look like, but the key message is that Education will continue, but it is going to look different. Please sign up to SeeSaw if you haven’t already done so, as this will become a primary mode for learning. Please also ensure that you look at the Department of Education’s resources on their “Learning at Home” website https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home
Stay safe, take care and please stay in contact. I will continue to update you as we receive more information.