From the Principal's Desk

COVID -19 & School Operations Update

Earlier today, Acting Premier James Merlino announced that the lockdown restrictions currently in place would continue for another seven days, with some changes.

 

Students in Years 11 and 12 or their last year of VCAL, those studying a Unit 3/4 VCE or VCAL subject, and senior International Baccalaureate students in metropolitan Melbourne will return to face-to-learning on Friday 4 June. All other year levels in metropolitan Melbourne must remain in remote learning until Thursday 10th June.

 

This means that our children will continue to learn via our Continuous Learning Program: Remote and Flexible Learning up until and including Thursday  10th June.

 

Children will continue to Log on at 9:00 am for their morning Meet with their teachers this week and Google Classroom timetables will be updated accordingly. So as you can plan yourselves next week, timetables for next week will be uploaded by the end of business this Friday 4th June.

 

Our Onsite Supervision Program will continue to operate for  students in the following categories:

  • Children where both parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:
    • Where there are two parents/carers, both must be authorised workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision
    • For single parents/carers, the authorised worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
  • Children experiencing vulnerability, including:
    • children in out-of-home care
    • children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and is assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
    • children identified by a school as vulnerable, including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service.

Eligible families are to register for the Onsite Supervision Program by completing the attached form and returning it to me at:

thyde@cckingsville.catholic.edu.au

 

 

While an extension to the lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne is not what we have hoped for, we must all play our part in minimising the risk of this virus spreading further in the Victorian community.

Assembly

Who was to know that Google decided to put restrictions in place on all general School Education accounts meaning that only 100 people could attend our Assembly last Monday?

 

Apologies to all those families who missed out as it was definitely first come first served!

Anyway... not to be defeated we have 'upgraded' some settings so we WILL be endeavoring to forge ahead with Assembly again on Monday! 

 

I plan to run a little test on Friday to see just how many people can attend but I am led to believe it is up to 250 so fingers crossed we should be OK. I will let you know if anything changes.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) On School Students with a Disability

Please find attached the NCCD Information Sheet for Parents, Carers and Guardians which schools are asked to share with their communities.

 

Have a wonderful week

God bless

Anthony Hyde

(Principal)