Thursday 6 August
Dear Parents, Students and Friends,
As you read this, you would be well aware that we have now moved into Stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne. This has a major impact on all parts of society, including education.
During this time, we will continue to use the school newsletter to communicate with families but its primary focus will be to provide student wellbeing and family support. For important and immediate updates to families, we will use School Stream and I encourage all families to download the app to keep informed during remote learning.
As always, we will continue to work closely with you over the coming weeks using Seesaw. Please take some time to log in and have a look at your child’s responses. This week I have joined in a few Seesaw classes and took the opportunity to comment on completed work. I have also participated in a few Google Meets with different year levels and I have no doubt the children are appreciating the fun games and activities that start their day. It's a great way to see the quality of work and interactions that take place even in remote learning - well done to all involved!
The coming weeks may be very challenging as families juggle many commitments including supporting students with remote learning. Our priority has been, and will continue to be during remote learning, a focus on student and family wellbeing. While tasks will continue to be set each day on Seesaw, we understand that there might be days where, as a family, you choose to focus on wellbeing activities and do not complete these tasks. If you choose to do so, please inform the school of your intention via School Stream’s attendance as we have a legal obligation to follow up unexplained absences.
In my student wellbeing role, I am available to support where possible and can be contacted via email: email@example.com or through the school office.
There are a number of resources for parents in the Engagement & Wellbeing and Parenting Ideas section in this newsletter that I hope you will find useful.
Take care and stay safe