COVID Update from Mr Austin
Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your support over the past few weeks as we have transitioned to remote learning as part of the ACT’s health response to COVID-19.
Following advice from the ACT Government and Chief Health Officer, remote learning will continue for all Catholic Education primary school students during the first four weeks of Term 4 which begins on Tuesday 5 October.
Catholic Education will be working over the school holidays to develop further plans for a phased return to on-campus learning in Term 4 when it is safe to do so. Any plans will of course be completely subject to health advice, including in relation to case numbers and vaccination rates.
While I am sure this news will be disappointing to some, the Chief Health Officer has made this decision based on what we know about the COVID-19 outbreak in our community.
The health and safety of students, staff and their families, is our number one priority.
As the COVID-19 Delta strain is highly contagious and does not discriminate, please keep your children at home if you can. During remote learning, our school will continue to remain open for children who need to attend school because their parents are essential workers or they require supervision. Those students will be supervised as they access the same remote learning program as their classmates.
Please remember the most important thing you can do is support your child’s wellbeing. Keep in mind that children can express their feelings in many ways. I encourage you to speak openly with your children about how they are feeling.
If your child requires extra help and assistance, counselling is available through CatholicCare. To access the service, a booking request may be made by contacting (02) 6162 6100.
You can keep up to date with the latest health information and advice on the ACT’s COVID-19 website www.covid19.act.gov.au
Please contact us if you have any feedback about remote learning, or if you have any concerns.
I hope your family can spend some time together relaxing during the upcoming school holidays.
Mr. David Austin
Good Shepherd Primary School
Amaroo ACT 2914
Ph: (02) 6255 7888