26/3/2020 School Update on COVID-19

Dear Parents and Caregivers, This newsletter is an update on the current situation with Corona (Covid 19) Virus measures. The school is following Education Department and Health Department advice on managing the Covid 19 situation. Copies of previous newsletters which were issued by email are available on the School’s website. Further updates will be provided as necessary by email and/or text then posted to the website and FaceBook. The Premier and the Minister for Education today made a significant announcement about the future arrangements for education during this period of action to manage the COVID 19 threat. The substance of that announcement is as follows: Today the Premier announced whilst all public schools will remain open until the end of term, families are strongly encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so. I would like to share with you what this will mean for our school community: Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April • All children who attend school will be taught as normal. Final week of Term – Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April • Students who attend will be supervised, but not taught normal lessons. • Teachers and education assistants will prepare teaching programs for Term 2. Term 2 – commencing Tuesday 28 April • At this stage arrangements for Term 2 have not been finalised. The State Government is working on developing a longer term education model for Term 2 and beyond in response to COVID-19. Please be assured that when I receive further information I will provide details to you as soon as I can. I would like to thank you for your support and cooperation during this unprecedented situation. As you will be aware form previous Newsletters, he school is organizing for these future arrangements the details aof these are being finalized and will be published as soon as possible. Support and advice Further information is available at www.healthy.wa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or the healthdirect helpline on 1800 020 080 for more information on the virus and its symptoms. I would like to thank you for your support and cooperation during this unprecedented situation. Regards John Dunning Principal


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