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Distribution of NAPLAN reports Yrs 3 & 5

NAPLAN reports for Years 3 & 5 students have arrived at school this week.

If you would like to collect your report we will have a drive through collection available from 9-11am tomorrow (Friday 17th Sep) only. The collection point will be the front school carpark.

Please stay in your car, wear a mask and display a sign with your child's name.

We are only able to give reports to the family member of the Year 3 or 5 child.

Any reports not collected in person will then be posted.

BYOD Q & A

The BYOD Q & A will now be held on the Teams platform at 5:30pm today. Please use the link below to join us.

Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting

SORA - digital library

This is to let you know that our digital library, which contains both ebooks and audio books, is available to all school students. Once you download the free app you will log in using your child's CEnet username and password. There is a large collection of books for each year level to access.

You will find the details on how to login by following the instructions in the PDF link.

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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.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mr. David Austin

Principal

Good Shepherd Primary School

Burdekin Avenue

Amaroo ACT 2914

Ph: (02) 6255 7888

 

Parenttv - Parent login password

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find the login details for Good Shepherd parents to access parenttv on the flyer attached.

Parenttv offers hundreds of on-demand videos and courses
to support the parenting and care of children from birth to teens.

Feel more confident and connected with access to reliable advice on a wide range
of topics from Australia and the world’s leading parenting and educational experts.

You can now access reliable advice on a wide range of topics from leading parenting and educational experts in Australia and beyond, all in one place.

School Flyer Good Shepherd.

Regards,
The Wellbeing Team

Australian Reading Hour

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September 14th is Australian reading hour. Put aside one hour for your family to relax and read. 
Create a reading picnic, a reading cubby, a reading nook or slump together on the couch and read. You can all have your own reading material, or you can share with each other, or even listen to an audio book together.
This event gives you permission to stop, relax and read. It's a great way to minimise stress and enjoy some time together.

Accessing Daily Live- Microsoft Teams Technical Issues

Dear Parents and Carers,

Microsoft Teams was having technical issues today. We appologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our families. Please click on the instructions  below for help on how to access your daily Microsoft Teams Meetings.

Daily Live trouble shooting

Accessing your Daily Live

Here is three tips from Mrs Ross that will help with being online and joining your call.

1. Completely shut down and restart your device each day.

2. Close down all applications/browsers while you are on your team call.

3. Make sure you check for any updates that may need to be actioned in the settings on your device.

Regards,
Mrs Ross

STEM Teacher/Coordinator

BYOD Information 2022

Information regarding BYOD 2022 is now available for Year 3 families on your child's Google Classroom.

Year 1 Cunningham - Parents Please read

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

This is to inform you that Mrs Julia Cunningham will be returning to the UK to live late next month. Julia’s last day at school will be Friday 29 October 2021 (end of Week 4, Term 4).

 

Julia has been in Australia for a few years now and joined us this year as Year 1 teacher. She has been outstanding with us and will be missed.

 

Mrs Anne Bowman will be teaching this class for the last six weeks of the year, fulltime. Anne has been relief teaching at Good Shepherd for many years and is a regular teacher at our school. Anne is familiar with the students, classroom and school routines.

 

We wish Julia all the best as her family pack back up and move back ‘home’.

 

Thank you all for your acceptance and understanding of this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mr. David Austin

Principal

Good Shepherd Primary School

Burdekin Avenue

Amaroo ACT 2914

 

Ph: (02) 6255 7888

 

Father's day packs update

Due to health and safety concerns Catholic Education has advised pick up of the Father's Day packs will be delayed until Term 4. The students will receive these packs during Term 4 at a date to be confirmed.

Thank you for understanding.

Wishing all the dads, grandads and special men in our students lives a wonderful Father's Day for Sunday.

Regards,
Community Council