PRINCIPAL AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UPDATES

MINISTER OF EDUCATION UPDATE 26 March 2020

PRINCIPAL UPDATE 26 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Today, the Government has announced all public schools in Western Australia will remain open until the end of term – Thursday, 9 April 2020 in a limited capacity.

 April 3rd will be the last official day for learning programs for students this term.

 Families are now encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so.  The Department’s learning from home resources are available to them, along with our Connect programs. We will be adding to this once our staff have completed full professional development and have had time to work in an online environment mode.

What this means for your school is:

  • From Monday, 30 March to Friday, 3 April all children who attend school will be taught as normal.

The following week (6 to 9 April) teachers and education assistants will prepare teaching programs for Term 2.

During this time (6 to 9 April), students who attend school will be supervised.

The Government recognises there will still be families who need to send their children to school to continue their learning during this period.  These may include:

  • Children of parents and carers who need their children to attend school to maintain employment.
  • Children who live in families with aged relatives.
  • Children where it is safer for them to be at school.

At Southern River College we will still continue with our Professional Learning Day on Monday 30th March as planned with students returning on Tuesday 31st March to practice with their teacher’s different modes of learning.

I would encourage those students who have their own devices to bring them on Tuesday to practice online delivery with their classroom teacher.

Thank you so much for everything that you have done to support our school community

Kind Regards

Everal EATON