From the Principal
Welcome to Term 2 2020
To say that we are experiencing a year unlike most is an understatement. I would like to thank all families for your wonderful support during this period. Now more than ever the relationship between school and home is critical. With the majority of our students learning remotely at home, a strong learning partnership between teacher, student and parents/carers is required to ensure that students are keeping up with the work that has been provided and student and family wellbeing is maintained.
Staff spent the last weeks of Term 1, and in many cases, the holidays, developing learning packs that can either be accessed on line or, where online learning is not an option, hard copy resources were also provided. We have been most fortunate with the support our Education Department. A mountain of work has gone into developing resources for teachers and learners, via the Learning at Home website (https://www.education.tas.gov.au/learning-at-home/). I encourage all families with access to the internet to take the time and have a look for additional ideas to support your child with their learning. Staff here have also been spending time learning more about online platforms like Teams and Canvas. These are not only valuable as supports for remote learning, but are equally valuable for learning at school.
We are always here to support the wellbeing of our students and families. With the all of the changes that have been necessary as a result of COVID-19, many of us are finding our wellbeing negatively impacted. Teachers are making efforts to be in regular contact with students and families, either over the phone or via Dojo. Our student support is always available as well. If you would like to talk with someone about your child’s wellbeing, please contact the school office and you will be able to speak with someone who can help.
I, like you, look forward to a time where we will have all students learning at school, and I am hopeful that this advice will come through sooner rather than later.