Why not take a virtual trip to Melbourne Zoo?
Welcome to Spring everyone. As always very windy but at least the sun is shining. Not long now and hopefully we will have a date for our return to onsite school. The premier of Victoria is due to make an announcement on Sunday 6th September. As soon as DET release the Roadmap for the Return to onsite learning, I will let everyone know. All our staff are busy preparing for your return and like you cannot wait to come back to our onsite classrooms and face to face teaching.
Next week, we will be holding our Individual Student Conferences online. Please make sure you book your child in, if you have not done so. This will be the first opportunity for your child to talk to their teacher one on one. We have a range of questions that the teacher will be asking your child to collect some feedback around their mindset during this unprecedented time.
We know you have a lot of concerns moving forward around your child's academic progress so far, but we would like to reassure you that we will be assessing every individual student in both Reading, Writing and Maths in the first couple of weeks back onsite and every student and parent will receive an Individual Learning Plan with your child's Learning Goals in both Literacy and Numeracy in Term 4. These will be sent to you once the assessment on your child is complete. More information about these Individual Learning Plans and how they work will come out at the start of Term 4.
For now, stay the course and stay safe.
Take care everyone
As advertised on Compass DET is offering
Free resources to build resilient families
The Department of Education and Training is offering a webinar and podcast series to help parents and carers support their children during remote and flexible learning. Draft newsletter text is available to help share this information with parents and carers. Raising Learners podcast series The Department has funded the Raising Children Network to deliver a 10-episode podcast series called ‘Raising Learners’. Raising Learners will provide parents with practical advice, tips and ideas for supporting children’s health, wellbeing and engagement at school and at home. The first three podcasts will be available from 1 September, and the rest throughout terms 3 and 4, and can be accessed from podcast apps and the Raising Children Network website. Managing the Coronacoaster webinar Dr Michael Carr-Gregg’s webinar, Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families in the coronavirus era, gives families practical skills, knowledge and strategies for managing the lockdown period and remote learning. The Department has engaged Dr Carr-Gregg to present a repeat edition of Managing the Coronacoaster, after his August webinar booked out in three days. When: 7:30pm, Tuesday 15 September Duration: 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session Format: online via live stream Cost: free Register for the Managing the Coronacoaster webinar via Eventbrite
There are also some great Mindfulness Videos for the whole family on offer from Smiling Minds if your child is having trouble sleeping or is anxious.
Is your child interested in Leggo? Leggo Land have some fun "How to" videos if you pop onto their website. We are hoping that when we return our lunch time Leggo Club will continue to grow as we know how much some of our students love it!