In keeping with the Premier’s announcement about a modified return to school, the majority of our students should still be learning from home during Week 2, however the College will be open and operational for children of essential workers. Week 2 at the College will continue in similar fashion to Week 1.
Where practical, parents are asked to keep their children at home. Teachers have planned the same learning for students at the College and at home, and we are doing what is necessary at the College to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, teachers, other employees and people entering the College.
We have taken advice from the AISNSW (Australian Independent Schools) and CSA (Christian Schools Australia) for our transition to the next phase of curriculum delivery for Week 3 and on into the rest of Term 2. Their advice and recommendations will be communicated to families as soon as the College’s planned transition is finalised.
In order for us to be able to continue to organise adequate and appropriate supervision of your children on-site, I ask that you fill in this Week 2 eForm for Week 2 just as you did for Week 1 to help us to best care for your children should you need to send them to school.
Many Primary parents have been inquiring about if and when their child will be returning to school.
You may have heard in the media that the Premier has given NSW schools the first two weeks of Term 2 to develop a phased in approach for the return to school. We are in the process of working out a Week 3 structure/plan for K-6 students right at this moment.
Our return should align with Government/Premier recommendations and Belmont Christian College’s regulating authorities. As an intermittent guide for parents, you will see the NSW Gov’s Phases 0-4 Return to School Plan here.
We will be entering Phase 1 in Week 3 (at this stage) – with children/Stages returning one day per week – with the day for each to be confirmed. The timing of each Phase following will be a decision made by the College, guided by our authorities.
We are well into the planning phase, and you will be informed of the specific return to school plan very soon, once this has been established.