11 May 2020 Catherine Player | News | Whole School  

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL YEAR 7-10 STUDENTS
As you know, students began a partial return to school today.

All students need to bring their own device to continue their on-line learning whilst at school.

Please ensure that your laptop is fully charged for the start of the day and bring your charger in case you need it.
Students are reminded that mobile phones are not to be used whilst on school grounds.
Students will continue their online lessons that have been created by their teachers and will be supervised in a classroom of no more than 15 students.
 

08 May 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  

Safety

Safety is a priority during the COVID 19 pandemic. Students will be expected to behave in a responsible way, which recognises the importance of protecting the health of themselves, their peers, and staff, who are at higher risk of COVID 19. A few teachers will be working from home due to higher levels of vulnerability to COVID 19.

Students will be expected to:

  • Stay  home  when  unwell.  Parents  must  not  send  students  to  school  if  they  are feeling unwell. If a student is unwell during the school day, they will not be able to remain in the clinic. Parents will be expected to collect unwell students from school.
  • Assist in keeping classroom desks and school equipment clean as directed by the teacher
  • Engage in regular handwashing and sanitizing their hands, especially before eating during breaks
  • Not share drinks or food – bring a water bottle as bubblers will be out of action
  • Follow teacher’s direction about where to sit and staying safe distances apart at all times inside the classroom and in the playground.
  • Maintain  social  distancing  in  corridors  and  when  queuing  –  floor  markings  have  been created to assist.
  • Bring all their own equipment including pens, calculators, BYOD with charger, glue and anything else needed as there will be NO sharing amongst students or provided by staff
  • Cough  or  sneeze  into  their  elbows  if  necessary  to  avoid  spreading  infection.  Avoid touching face.
  • Use  soap,  sanitisers  and  other  health  items  in  a  responsible  manner  –  we encourage students to bring their own sanitiser.
  • Not participate in ball games during break times due to infection risk.
  • Come directly to school each morning, and after school go directly home – do not go home via the local shops or park

If we all adhere to these guidelines we can be confident in this phased return to school. In addition, we have hand sanitisers in each classroom. Furthermore, additional cleaning is being undertaken with special attention to cleaning of desks, doorknobs, bathrooms and other surfaces.

Students who do not adhere to these health and safety requirements will be reminded of our expectations and the school discipline procedures will be implemented.

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07 May 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  
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.

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