Dear parents, please note that there is an extra Staff Development day at the beginning of Term 2.
Monday the 27th was already a staff development (pupil free day). It was announced this morning that Tuesday the 28th of April is an additional staff development (public free) day so that schools can take part in professional learning and planning for alternate school operations, starting in Week 3 of in Term 2.
What will Term 2 look like?
Term 2 will begin as it finished in Term 1. The majority of NSW students will be learning from home. Schools will be open and operational for students that need to attend but where practical, parents are encouraged to keep their children at home. Students of essential workers will return on Wednesday the 28th of April.
The Premier and Minister for Education have announced a phased operating model for NSW schools during COVID-19. The new model will see students being reintroduced to some face-to-face learning on campus starting from week 3.
What does a managed return to school operations look like?
The phased approach to manage a return to full on campus face-to-face teaching sees students being reintroduced to some face-to-face learning in line with available health advice. The plan is phased, and flexible, allowing us to slowly bring schools back to normal while responding quickly to new spikes in transmission if they occur.
There are five phases to get us back to full onsite school operations:
- Phase 0 (where we currently are)
- Schools are open for families who need it
- Phase 1
- Students at school at least one day per week.
- Phase 2
- Students at school at least two days per week.
- Phase 3
- Students at school five days per week, with social distancing measures
- Phase 4
- Students at school five days per week, with full school activities
More information on the phases will be shared soon.
As a school we will be preparing our own plan in line with our context and will share this information with you as soon as practical.
I hope that you have still been able to enjoy some of the glorious weather and beautiful blue skies. Stay well and we will be in touch again soon.
Lisa Haller | Principal
Please visit: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families for further information.