I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
As families celebrate Eid, I wish you all a safe and Eid Mubarak (a happy Eid).
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, has published an important message for Victorians celebrating Eid and keeping everyone safe to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Please click on the following link to view Professor Sutton’s message: https://youtu.be/9HpfsaTMceE.
If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering when you leave home.
- If you’re over the age of 12, you must now wear a mask whenever you leave the house. You can still only leave the house for one of the four reasons:
- Shopping for food and supplies that you need.
- Care and caregiving.
- Work and study if you can’t do it at home.
- Wearing a mask helps protect you, your family and every other Victorian.
- If you are in regional Victoria, it is also recommended that you wear a face covering when you are in your local area and you can’t keep 1.5 metres from other people.
- If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get tested.
For information about Coronavirus in your language, please click here.
For information about wearing masks in your language, click here.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT: WWW.CORONAVIRUS.VIC.GOV.AU/TRANSLATIONS
Please see below information regarding the arrangements for Term 3 in your language.
Please click below to access the on-site attendance form for Term 3 2020.
On Site Attendance Form
Please click here to access a message to families from the Victorian Chief Health Officer.
It provides guidance and advice to families in relation to recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks.
For advice in your language, click below:
Click here for information about COVID-19 screening clinics.
Click here to access translated COVID-19 information.
The information is also available at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
LETTER TO PARENTS
Dear parents and carers,
Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote and flexible learning.
Following advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a staged return to on-site schooling.
In the first stage, students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2
To support all school staff to prepare for this transition, Monday 25 May will be a pupil-free day.
In the second stage of our return to on-site schooling, all other year levels will return to school from Tuesday 9 June.
For those students who cannot be supervised at home and vulnerable children, the existing model of on-site schooling will remain in place during the two-week period from Tuesday 26 May to Tuesday 9 June. The current process that we are using to enable parents and carers to indicate the days or part-days for which on-site schooling is required will continue for this two-week period.
All other students in these grades and year levels will continue learning from home until Tuesday 9 June.
Once a year level has returned, all students will be expected to attend school as normal. This means if you choose to keep your child/children home after their year level has returned to on-site schooling, we can no longer support their learning from home.
This does not apply to children who need to be absent for health or medical reasons. For those families, please contact us so we can make an appropriate plan.
This same approach is being taken by all government schools in Victoria.
To support the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent hand washing.
If you child is ill or is feeling unwell, they must not attend school. They must remain home and seek medical advice.
While the Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that students will not be required to maintain physical distancing at school, there will be a number of important changes to our school operations, consistent with health advice. This will apply until further notice. I will provide more detail about our local school context as soon as possible, but it is important to note that changes will include:
- Dropping children off at the school gate ,adjusted arrangements for drop off and pick up, including staggered school start and finish times
- restrictions on access to the school site for anyone other than immediate school staff and students
- the way we conduct parent-teacher meetings and interviews
We understand that some families may feel anxious about this move back to classroom teaching and learning. I can assure you that this decision has been taken on the basis of the best health advice available to our state.
More information about the return to school and coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom.