AN UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL ABOUT TERM 2
Dear Parents & Carers,
I hope that your time in isolation is going well and your children have enjoyed the break. Correspondence was emailed out to all families early this week explaining how Term 2 will commence. For those of you that may not have seen the email, I urge you to please check your inbox to keep informed. Alternatively, use the links below to view a copy of the correspondence.
Please note that schools will not be open as normal until at least the 22 May. As such, our teachers will be supporting you to continue your child's learning through an online platform.
Term 2 arrangements — Weeks 1–5
The Queensland Government has decided that, in order to reinforce social distancing across the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, students will move to a home-based learning model from 20 April 2020 until at least 22 May 2020 (Weeks 1 to 5 of Term 2). A decision about the remainder of Term 2 will be made by mid-May. During this period, all students who are able to be supervised at home and learn from home are to stay home.
As was the case for the student-free days prior to school break, there will be exceptions for some students who will continue to be able to attend school: those whose parents or carers work in essential roles and must attend their workplace and cannot access alternative care, or students identified as vulnerable.
To view more detailed information about how students will learn from home and find answers to frequently asked questions, please see the below documents.
Term 2 Update from the Principal (PDF 560KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 234KB)
Thank you for the support you are providing both your child and the school during these difficult times. You would have seen that all over Australia and the world, schooling systems are experiencing the same challenges with many countries also moving to home-based learning in response to COVID-19.
Our dedicated teachers and support staff continue to be here to teach and support your child. From the start of term 2, your class teachers will be available online throughout the day during normal school hours. In looking after the wellbeing of both our students and staff, I have asked all staff to refrain from contact outside of school hours.
Together we will be learning and doing all we can to support you in this new mode of home-based learning. I assure you we will continue to maintain close contact with you over the next few weeks to provide learning for your child and together we will support each other and see all of our students continue to grow.