07 May 2020 Kevin Elgood   | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  
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Students begin partial return to school from 11 May 2020 in accordance with the plan announced by the NSW Premier of a phased resumption of normal schooling.
The following arrangements will apply from the start of Week 3 of Term 2, Monday 11th May:
  • Year 12 will be required to attend school daily, and resume normal timetabled face-to-face classes. To cater for COVID-19 recommendations;
    • The school will introduce alternate start, break and finish times for Year 12 to minimise interaction between students in different Years. The Year 12 day will start at 8:30 am and finish at 2:20pm. A timetable with the altered Phase 1 times is attached.
    • Students studying Extension Classes, Hospitality, IT Timber or Construction will be notified of external class times by their teachers this week.
  • Students in Years 7 to 11 will be required to attend one day per week during Phase 1, as outlined below:
    • Year 7 students attend Monday
    • Year 8 students attend Tuesday
    • Year 11 students attend Wednesday
    • Year 9 students attend Thursday
    • Year 10 students attend Friday
Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Year 7 8 11 9 10
Group 12 12 12 12 12

 

  • On the day that students in Years 7 to 10 attend school, they will be supervised in small class groups by a teacher as they complete their online study program for that day. Students will not be pleased in their normal classes. They will not have face to face teaching lessons in any subject. They will be in rooms with a maximum of 15 students as per guidelines provided on social distancing for schools. They will remain in the same group in the same room for the day, with breaks between each period. They will have a teacher each period to check in on their wellbeing and their ability to access and participate in their online learning programs. They will have an opportunity to reconnect with peers and friends.
  • Year 11 students attend school on Wednesday, they will be following a 6-period timetable, covering each of their subjects. The class teacher will be present with their class unlessthe teacher is unable to attend school on the day. A timetable with revised times for the day is provided on the next page.
  • Parents who keep their son/s at home should contact the school to explain the absence. Students learning from home will be marked as Flexible Learning on the roll, this is not counted as an absence.
The Government and NSW Department of Education are encouraging you to keep your child at home on days that students are not rostered to attend school to contribute to supporting the community response to COVID-19. All students in Years 7-11, who are not attending school on a particular day will be expected to continue with their on-line learning programs.
The school’s doors will remain open for those students whose parents are in the essential services or who are vulnerable.
The arrangements indicated above will continue for the duration of Phase 1 of school resumption, and until further notice. As further announcements are made by the Premier and the NSW Department of Education and Training, the school will give timely advice to parents regarding updated arrangements for schooling.
 

Timetables for Years 7-10, Year 11 and Year 12 during Phase 1

 

Year 7 - 10
8:50am - 9:00am Roll Call / Wellbeing
9:00am - 9:55am Period 1
Break (15 minutes)
10:10am - 11:05am Period 2
11:05am - 11:25am  Recess
11:25am - 12:20pm Period 3
Break (15 Minutes)
12:35pm - 1:30pm Period 4
1:30pm - 1:50pm Lunch 1
1:50pm - 2:10pm Lunch 2
2:10pm - 3:10pm Period 5
 
Year 11
8:45am - 8:55am Roll Call / Wellbeing
8:55am - 9:45am Period 1
9:45am - 10:35am Period 2
10:35am - 10:55am  Recess
10:55am - 11:45pm Period 3
Break (5 minutes)
11:50pm - 12:40pm Period 4
12:40pm - 1:00pm Lunch 1
1:00pm - 1:20pm Lunch 2
1:20pm - 2:10pm Period 5
Break (5 minutes)
2:15pm - 3:10pm Period 6
 
Year 12
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Period 0

TBA

Period 0

TBA Period 0 TBA Period 0 TBA Period 0 TBA
RollCall 8:30-8:40
Period 1 8:30-9:30 Period 1 8:30-9:30 Period 1 8:40-9:40 Period 1 8:30-9:30 Period 1 8:30-9:30
Period 2 9:30-10:30 Period 2 9:30-10:30 Recess 9:40-10:00 Period 2 9:30-10:30 Period 2 9:30-10:30
Recess 10:30-10:50 Recess 10:30-10:50 Period 2 10:00-11:00 Recess 10:30-10:50 Recess 10:30-10:50
Period 3 10:50-11:50 Period 3 10:50-11:50 Period 3 11:00-12:00 Period 3 10:50-11:50 Period 3 10:50-11:50
Period 4 11:50-12:50 Study Period 11:50-12:50 Lunch 1 12:00-12:15 Period 4 11:50-12:50 Period 4 11:50-12:00
Lunch 1 12:50-1:05 Lunch 1 12:50-1:05 Lunch 2 12:15-12:30 Lunch 1 12:50-1:05 Lunch 1 12:50-1:05
Lunch 2 1:05-1:20 Lunch 2 1:05-1:20 Period 4 12:30-1:30 Lunch 2 1:05-1:20 Lunch 2 1:05-1:20
Period 5 1:20-2:20 Period 5 1:20-2:20 Period 5 1:30-2:30 Period 5 1:20-2:20 Period 5 1:20-2:20
After School 2:20-3:20         After School 2:20-3:20 After School 2:20-3:20
 
 
The school has been able to source limited supplies of hand sanitiser. We recommend that students bring their own personal hand sanitiser.
Thank you for your support in these challenging times. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you need further clarification or advice.