Dear Parents/Caregivers, Today it has been announced that education for Term 2 will continue in much the same way we are currently operating. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this information. The content of this letter is taken as a directive from Lisa Rodgers the Director General
6th April 2020
Dear Parents/Caregivers, Today it has been announced that education for Term 2 will continue in much the same way we are currently operating. Thank you for your patience in waiting for this information. The content of this letter is taken as a directive from Lisa Rodgers the Director General for Education and applies to all public schools in Western Australia is in response to the current global pandemic.
This will mean that in Term 2 students will be provided their education via online teaching and learning, through hard copy packages and face to face for the children of essential service workers (as per this week).
In Term 2 parents are encouraged to keep their children at home. Those who need to send their children to school to maintain employment, children of essential workers and those who require schools to support them overcome particular vulnerabilities, however, may choose to send their children.
To ensure that all students’ needs are met, staff will be present on school site. A full learning program for K-12 is currently being developed that will enable students to work from home, whether that is online, electronically (e.g. email), a combination of both or hard copy work packages.
At this stage Primary students will be using Seesaw as their online learning platform and High School will be using a combination of Connect with WebEx for direct lessons and email communications. A detailed information package for parents is currently being compiled.
All parents will receive an SMS to reply to which platform (online or hard copy) that they envisage they will be using for Term 2 to help us in preparation for Day 1 of Term 2.
This is going to be a massive learning curve for our students, our teachers and for parents. Parents are not expected to take the place of teachers, however there may be further opportunities for you to become active partners in your children’s learning.
In all of our discussions and planning that we are doing, the health and well-being of our students remains a priority.
We hope you and your families are all staying safe, physically and mentally, and can enjoy Easter and the holidays by being innovative under the current situation. We have really enjoyed seeing students engage in our Facebook Challenges and embracing new ways of learning.
Bruce Nind Principal