“No one needs a smile, as much as someone who does not have one to give.
It is with great excitement that I inform you that school improvements have continued during the past few months, continuing to provide for all members of our school community.
- updating junior area of school (completed for the beginning of term 4)
- new synthetic turf
- installation of new playground
- upgrading of teepees and gardens
- additional parking bays
- new fencing for entry and perimeter of the car park
Interviews conducted for the 2021 Year Prep have been completed. If you are aware of potential enrolments (siblings) for 2021 please notify the school immediately as the school is at student capacity.
SCHOOL EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS
As we continue to work our way through restrictions and regulations, the following is an update of school events and celebrations scheduled for term 4.
Sacrament of Communion rescheduled for 2021
Sacrament of Reconciliation rescheduled for 2021
Swimming (Year Prep – 4) cancelled
Life Saving Program (Year 5 & 6) pending approval
The school has booked an extended day, outdoor camp experience for Years 4, 5 & 6. This is subject to approval.
End of Year Mass pending approval
Graduation pending approval
School Photos for Years Prep, 1 & 2 are scheduled for Monday 19 October. A date for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 is to be advised.
SCHOOL FEES & LEVIES
All parents received a letter outlining their school fees & levies account for 2020. Adjustments have been made to reflect programs that did not take place for students. Example, swimming, excursions, etc…If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact the school.
STAYING SMART – ONLINE
Every year, we are reminded about the importance of Staying Smart Online. The importance of staying safe and secure online while using mobile devices – for social networking, banking, shopping and navigating the Internet is paramount.
A number of resources to promote the awareness are available from the Stay Smart Online website. Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government’s online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and the simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online. The awareness is an opportunity to reinforce safe and responsible online behaviour with students and their families.
For more information, see the Stay Smart Online website –www.staysmartonline.gov.au
RETURN TO SCHOOL
Subject to advice from the Chief Health Officer and as announced by the Victorian Government, Victorian Catholic Schools will commence a phased transition back to on site learning during Term 4.
The staged return will be as follows:
Remote learning continues for all Year Prep to Year 6 students Term 4, week 1 beginning Monday 5 October
- There will be no remote learning for Years Prep, 1 & 2 students on Friday 9 October – Teachers will be planning and preparing for the following week
- Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students onsite from Monday 12 October, 2020
- Students in Years 3 to 6 continue remote and flexible learning program
- Students in Years 3 to 6 whose parents qualify as permitted workers will be supervised onsite with continued remote and flexible learning program
All students in the year levels returning to onsite learning in term 4 are expected to attend school. Schools are not expected to provide a home-based learning program for students in these year levels where parents elect to keep these students at home.
More information will be shared with families, once confirmed by the government and Catholic Education, Melbourne.
END OF TERM 3
The school term for all students will conclude on Friday, 18 September at 1.00pm. The After School Care Program will be available from 1.00pm on the day. Parents of onsite students are encouraged to use this service as required. Additional information will be provided for families regarding the return to school for students.
As Term 3 draws to a close I would like to acknowledge the work done by so many of our students, staff and parents in our school community during these unusual times making it such a successful one in spite of all the challenges.
Our students have continued to learn and grow. They have found very creative and alternative ways to demonstrate their learning. Congratulations to all students!
I thank all parents & guardians for your ongoing commitment and support to Remote Learning. Your willingness and ability to partner with the school and educators in making it possible is greatly appreciated.
I thank all staff for their professionalism and commitment. Their willingness to support your child in all aspects of their wellbeing and learning continues to be of the highest order.
I wish you all a safe and restful break and look forward to seeing you all in term 4.
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