Principal  Message

Remote Learning Edition

Well, we have made it through a full week of remote learning and managed to finish on a high with the virtual Olympic Flame Opening Ceremony. How lucky we were to have an authentic Olympic Torch lent to us by former Olympian athlete Natalie Harvey.  Jeremy in 6J did an amazing job of MCing the event and providing us with some history about the origins of the Olympics before lighting the flame. Rick wins the award for best costume (although there really was no dressing up by anyone else other than Nikki).



We will be running an online whole school assembly on Monday at 12 midday to announce the winning House from today's Olympic activities grids.  Don't forget to remind your child/ren to let their teacher know their total point tally to be added to their House.

Details to enter the assembly will be sent out via Compass and via the platforms the students use for remote learning. 

I often thank staff in the newsletter for their dedication but today I would really like to thanks all our students.  Whether onsite or remotely learning, the teachers and ES staff have found the students to come in everyday with a positive attitude and willingness to have a go and participate in online activities and lessons.  We understand how difficult it is for children to focus and motivate day after day at home so its a real tribute to them that they are working so well with their teachers online.

Below is a poem that Hunter wrote about lockdown 5.0 and I thought I would share it here with our community. Hunter wanted us to know that he isn't really feeling like 'he's never felt worse' but I am sure there is something all of us can connect with on some level with this poem.




And I also couldn't reflect on great standard of work our students are producing in lockdown without showing this very clever piece of writing by Sam in 5J.



And this piece of artwork by Miro in PS was also a great example of making the best of the virtual Art activities this week. Great effort Miro!



I have seen many great examples of work come from our students this week and we will be sharing these and many more with the community on our online assembly on Monday.  I won't be able to record the WebEx due to privacy rules as the students will have their camera's on, but we will share the slideshow with the names and gallery of work presented. 

Assembly WebEx meeting details are below:

Meeting link:


Meeting number: 165 638 4921

Password: XqeGrvwx742


Have nice weekend and as we can't really do very much, switch off and relax and let's hope we see the other end of this lockdown soon.


Take care,