Dear Parents and Carers,
The Queensland Premier and Minister for Education have made an announcement regarding the arrangements for Queensland schools for the beginning of Term 2. As of Monday, 20 April, all Queensland schools will officially move to a ‘Learning@home’ model for the first five weeks of the term. There is no face to face teaching being conducted in schools across Queensland despite rumour, speculation and misreading. All teaching and learning will occur in the online environment whether your child is at home or at school. The arrangements for the second half of the term will depend on updated health advice
Children of essential workers and those that do not have access to the necessary technology to support their learning at home are welcome to attend school during regular hours for supervised care. The Government’s definition of “Essential Workers” are those who must continue to attend their workplace or business during this difficult time. We have also extended this definition to include parents who are considered essential workers and are working fulltime from home or shift workers who may need to sleep during the day.
It is important that any child who is sick does not attend school for the safety of other students, their families and our school staff.
I want to assure you that our students are in an excellent position, compared to many other schools in our district, region and state, for learning online as all of our students have been provided with laptops as a part of our school IT program. I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank our Leadership Team, Teachers, Teacher Aides, and Ancillary staff for their incredible work in ensuring continuity of learning for our students.
What does this mean for parents/carers?
I would like to clarify that parents/carers are not expected to “teach” your children at home. The school retains responsibility for teaching, albeit through a different medium, and we continue to be committed to student learning. Where your student is learning at home, you are responsible for their safety and well-being.
Students learning at home
For students who are learning at home, there will not be any absences recorded. Our school will be maintaining daily contact with students using several methods.
If staff have any concerns about a student’s engagement, contact will be made with parents.
As we start Term 2, we will continue to communicate with you through the normal school channels whenever new information is available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the sick and the vulnerable at this time and also with the frontline health and emergency services workers bringing care and healing to those affected by the virus.
I know this will be a challenging time for our whole community and thank you in advance for your support for our students and staff and your understanding as we go forward.
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