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Pupil Free next week

Please find attached a letter from the Director of Catholic Education, Ross Fox informing that all school staff need to conduct Professional Learning next week (last week of term) in preparation for remote learning programs.

20200331_DIRECTOR_TO_PARENTS.pdf

Regards,
David Austin
Principal

COVID 19 Update

As per tonight's Prime Minster's press conference, if you are able to work at home and keep your children at home, you should. If you cannot, your children are able to attend school tomorrow- where they will be in combined classes in order to provide them with support whilst we also support those students learning from home.

Thank you for your continued support and let us keep our country and those who are currently in care and isolation in our prayers.

Best wishes,

David

Trial Google Meet with Year 4 Students

Parents/Carers, at 2pm there will be a TRIAL Google Meet with kids. No pressure to join. A parent must be present. Kids will get link on GC.

Clarify -Yr 2 parents - Collect workbook

Year 2 parents - Your child's handwriting book is available for collection from the front office. Office closes at 3:30pm today.

Please collect workbooks today

Your child's handwriting book is available for collection from the front office. Office closes at 3:30pm today.

Team Kids message

Dear TeamKids Parents and Caregivers,

Our thoughts are with our whole community at this time. We are all facing an unimaginable world event. We feel your worries and fears around the situation unknown and we will endeavor to support our families by keeping you updated with critical information as we receive it and remaining open to meet your care needs in line with the decisions made by the school.  

 

Our entire team are dedicated to their roles and understand they are a much-needed service, even though they may have fears of their own. Please remember to say thank you, show them love, patience, and appreciation.

 

To our families who have chosen to isolate, please log into your parent account or contact our customer service team to remove your bookings, so that we are able to adjust our roster to reflect and ensure that we limit the exposure of our team and our ability to support ongoing.

 

Our teams are available should you have any questions.  

 

Stay safe,

Kaylee Wandel- ACT Area Manager

COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents,

I am aware there is confusion in the Australian community around messages from the various levels of government. I write to provide clarification for you in relation to Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.

Current Health Advice

The current health advice does not recommend or require school closures at this time. The Minister for Education in the ACT has stated that schools are safe places for students and staff and that schools are open for all students that need to attend school. We will continue to closely monitor health advice to ensure both student and staff safety.

You may wish to access the national health advice as follows:

https://www.health.gov.au/news/australian-health-protection-principal-committee-ahppc-coronavirus-covid-19-statement-on-22-march-2020

Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Our position is as follows:

  • In line with the NSW and ACT Governments, Catholic Education encourages parents to keep their children home if they are able. If you do decide to keep your child/children at home, please notify the school in writing.
  • Our Catholic schools will remain open to students until the end of Term 1, Thursday, 9 April. This is to support parents and carers, particularly those providing essential services at this time, who are unable to provide care for their children. Students will be supervised at school and participate in a remote learning program.
  • At this time, low or minimal attendance of students at schools will support teachers to prepare for remote learning for all students. We are committed to providing students with quality learning opportunities as we prepare to offer a single program of learning that may be accessed in school or remotely. This will develop with time. No student will be disadvantaged by the current changes.
  • Catholic Education in Canberra and Goulburn is prioritising the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and families.

I encourage you to visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates resource page on our website which contains current information, resources and useful links. This page is updated regularly.

I understand the concerns in our school community during this challenging time. I hope this letter clarifies some of the confusion for you. I ask for your continued patience and cooperation as we work through the current issues.

I am available should you have any questions or concerns.

Best wishes


David Austin
Principal

Good Shepherd Home Learning Hub

Please find the link to the ever-developing, Good Shepherd 'Home Learning Hub'.

We really hope you find this useful.

Best wishes,

https://gslearninghub.weebly.com/
David Austin
Principal

COVID Letter to Parents

Please find attached two letters:

1. From me regarding Good Shepherd's response to COVID-19;

One from the Director of Catholic Education.

Best wishes,


David Austin
Principal

20200323_Principals_to_Parents_and_Carers_COVID19_V2.pdf

COVID_letter_230320.pdf

COVID-19 Update

Thanks for your patience.

Following a meeting today with all Archdiocesan Catholic Schools, Good Shepherd Primary School will be open tomorrow and planned to remain open until the end of the term. Parents are encouraged to keep students at home if they are able, however, school will be open for students who need to attend.

I will send out more information later today.

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time in education and in our world.