To all of our students, we are looking forward to having you back on Campus. It seems such a long time since you were all here engaging in your learning and making our Campus such a vibrant community. We have missed you all.
Our normal timetable will operate from 8.45am tomorrow (Wednesday, 29th April). We acknowledge that some of you will choose to continue in isolation and respect your decision. We will support you with on-line learning and/or workbooks.
We will be practising social distancing to ensure your health and well-being. There will also be hand sanitiser in each classroom for you to use on entry. Your classrooms will be cleaned between each class.
22 April, 2020
I am writing to you during the school holidays to let you know about the arrangements for our Campus for Term 2 and what it will mean for you.
These are unprecedented times and therefore, we will need to do some things differently at our Campus over the coming weeks, to maintain learning and to keep students and staff safe.
I understand this may be an uncertain and difficult period for you and your family. That is why the State Government has provided a choice about whether students return to school for face-to-face teaching or learn from home. Year 11 and 12 students are strongly encouraged to attend school to continue their critical study program however, it will be a personal decision influenced by your circumstances.
To assist with your decision making, please note the following:
- Monday 27 April is a public holiday.
- Tuesday 28 April will be a student free day. There will be no students at school as staff will be using this day for preparation.
- From Wednesday 29 April, our Campus will be open for all students who choose to attend.
- Students who attend the Campus will be taught the curriculum with a mixed mode delivery of face-to-face and on-line teaching which will vary across learning areas.
- For those students who choose to stay at home, you will be learning from packages which are in the mail or through our online learning program. You will be contacted weekly by your teachers either by phone, email or online.
- Parents are asked to drop your son/daughter outside the Campus and are requested not to enter the Campus grounds.
To ensure a safe and clean learning environment, the State Government is providing $43 million in additional funding to expand school cleaning, in line with the health advice. Cleaners will work throughout the day to ensure all high-use areas, such as benchtops, desks, doorknobs, taps and handrails, are regularly cleaned and surfaces disinfected.
I will provide further information on how our Campus will manage this situation, ahead of classes beginning on Wednesday 29 April.
These arrangements will be in place and reviewed ahead of Week 4 commencing 18 May. As always, State Government decisions will be based on the best health advice.
I will continue to keep all parents/carers/students informed during this time. I thank you for your patience and understanding as we move through this process.
Take care and stay healthy.
Dr Karen Read
Cyril Jackson Senior Campus