Clyde Primary School Newsletter
11th September 2020
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End of Term 3
Next Friday the 18th September is the last day of Term 3, therefore students on-site will finish at 2.30pm. We wish all our families a lovely break. We thank you for all your hard work you have put in with your children during Term 3.
Term 4 Update
On Sunday the Victorian Government announced the roadmap out of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for Victoria and what this means in terms of our return to school. All schools will continue to provide remote and flexible learning for the remainder of Term 3. We were excited to hear that there will be some students transitioning back into school early next term. We’re hopeful that early next term, even more students will be back. We are awaiting more information from the Department of Education and Training and will forward this on to parents as soon as we can.
I can confirm the information below in relation to Term 4.
5 – 9 October (first week of Term 4)
- Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students,
- On-site supervision for children will continue to be provided consistent with Department guidelines.
From 12 October
- Students in Foundation to Year 2 will return to full-time on-site schooling. Pick up and drop off arrangements will be communicated closer to this date.
- Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Year 3 to Year 6. On-site supervision for children will continue to be provided consistent with Department guidelines.
Date subject to health advice
- All students from Year 3 to Year 10 in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning. A date for the return of these year levels to face-to-face learning will be subject to further health advice.
Term 4 on-site arrangements
- School staff will be required to attend school at times when they are delivering on-site learning or supervision. At all other times, they will continue to work remotely where possible.
Monday 2nd November (the day before the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday) is a confirmed Curriculum Day for our school. This will be a student free day for all students at Clyde Primary School.
Our school is an accredited SunSmart school and the school’s sun smart policy helps protect our children from harmful sun damage. All students must wear a school bucket hat when they return to school in Term 4. School bucket hats are available at the office for $10.
Students without a hat will be restricted to sheltered areas during recess and lunch time. Please make sure you have re-named your hat, if it appears a little faded.
I wish to thank all the families who took the opportunity to complete our Parent Feedback Survey sent out last week. Based on the responses we received, we are pleased to say that parents and students have found that the introduction of WebEx classes and focus groups has resulted in an improved Remote and Flexible Learning program. Parents expressed that they felt that the WebEx sessions were helpful for their children to connect with their friends, be more focused and engaged in work and they help students understand concepts being taught.
Our school Leadership Team have also begun identifying a few possible areas of development and our staff will be looking closely at the information provided from parents in conjunction with feedback from students to develop our program next term. This information will be particularly useful for our Year 3 to 6 staff and students who will continue to learn remotely.
Next week we will be farewelling Mrs Sam Koutros, who is expecting her second child in October. It is a very exciting time for Sam and her family and we will miss having her bubbly face around our school. Mrs Koutros is hoping to return to Clyde Primary School in late 2021. For the remainder of this year, Mrs Brittain will teaching 1A full-time.
We have other very exciting news from Mrs Kate Brittain, who has also just announced that she is pregnant and having a baby boy in March 2021. We are thrilled for Kate, her husband Luke and daughter, Izabellah. Mrs Brittain will take family leave early in 2021.
Mrs Naomi Maia is also taking Family Leave early in Term 4, as she eagerly awaits the arrival of her first child. We are currently working through processes to find a suitable replacement for Mrs Maia for the remainder of Term 4 and this will be communicated with families as soon as it is confirmed. We send Naomi and her husband, Dario, our best wishes!
RU OK day
RUOK day was held on Thursday 10th September. The following poster may help you begin a conversation with someone to check in with them and see if they are okay.
There are a range of resources on how to prepare for a conversation, starting the conversation, managing reactions during the conversation and additional contacts and support services through https://www.ruok.org.au
Free Parent Webinar
Managing the Coronacoaster-Tips for building resilient families in the coronavirus era
On Tuesday 15th September, the Department of Education and Training is presenting another webinar for parents and carers by renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg on building resilient families in the coronavirus era. Please find event details below:
Dr 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.
When: 7.30pm, Tuesday 15 September
Duration: 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session
Format: online via live stream
CHILD SAFE STANDARDS
Clyde Primary School is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and members of the school community. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all students. We have a zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously. If you would like more information please see our Child Safe Policy on our website.