Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote learning.
Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) have advised that schools can begin a phased return to onsite schooling. At OLGC we are excited to have our students and staff back onsite as we begin to reconnect with the community. While restrictions are being lifted, we still need to remain vigilant with hygiene and social distancing practices. To support the health and wellbeing of all students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent handwashing.
The return to school will take place in two stages. This will give the Victorian Chief Health Officer and Government time to monitor and evaluate the effects that the staged return to school has on the increased movement of people and virus transmission within the community.
Stage 1: 25 May – 5 June
Stage 2: from 9 June
The Victorian State Government has announced that all Victorian Schools will implement Remote Schooling effective 15 April 2020. This decision has been made to increase physical distancing across the population and prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
All students at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School will commence Remote Schooling on 15 April 2020 at home except for:
The safety and wellbeing of our school community will remain our highest priority with physical distancing provisions being made for the safety of students and staff. If your child has been granted permission to attend school, your child will be supervised whilst undertaking the Remote Schooling program which has been designed by our school and the same program as those children learning at home.
In addition, your child’s teacher will not necessarily be supervising your child on-site, but will continue to support your child through the Remote Schooling program. If your situation changes and the need arises to send your child to school, please contact me. This will enable us to ensure that we have sufficient staff on duty to supervise students in attendance.
I appreciate that this is a very challenging time for all in our community and your cooperation with our Remote Schooling program is very much appreciated. A Remote Learning Plan has been prepared and we wish you to know that we are here to support you and your child. School staff will be available throughout the Remote Schooling program and you are asked to make contact directly with your child’s teacher if there are any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or learning program.
During this difficult time, we must all take care to support one another. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who may be unwell, and those who are working to keep our community safe. If you require further information please contact me at [email protected]