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Covid Update – Pupil Free Day – 6 August

Dear Parents and Caregivers, COVID ALERT As you may have heard on the news last night and this morning, there are now confirmed cases and school closures in the Lake Macquarie and Maitland LGAs. Further to the Premier's announcement late this morning, Lake Macquarie LGA will be in lockdown from 5pm today. Our preparation day for remote learning will occur tomorrow and remote learning will commence on Monday. That means...

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Optional activities for Primary School students

Optional activities for Primary School students

Dear Primary Families In response to parent feedback from those working with their children at home, Primary will be launching a program that we hope will help support and ease some of the pressures that some families are experiencing with remote learning.  For students working from home with their parents, for one day of the week, after students have completed the required Literacy and Numeracy components of their...

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NSW staggered return to school

NSW staggered return to school

Some recent reflections from the NSW government regarding Term 2 on The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/nsw-staggered-return-to-school-some-students-may-need-in-class-time-more-than-others-136837

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Parent Support from eSafety Commissioner

Parent Support from eSafety Commissioner

The following link from the Australian Federal Government eSafety Commissioner is a helpful support for parents as they navigate increased technology use by their children throughout this current season. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/taming-technology

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Education Minister – Focus on mathematics & literacy

Education Minister – Focus on mathematics & literacy

From the Sydney Morning Herald...the NSW Education Minister has urged parents struggling to balance jobs and their children's lessons not to expect too much from themselves, saying younger students don't have to complete all the lessons every day. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/focus-on-maths-and-literacy-and-don-t-beat-yourself-up-says-minister-20200401-p54g65.html

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Hope 103.2 – So now I’m a parent AND a teacher…

Hope 103.2 – So now I’m a parent AND a teacher…

Helpful audio hints, tips and insights from a School Principal to support parents through this time... https://hope1032.com.au/stories/life/parenting/2020/so-now-youre-a-parent-and-a-teacher-hows-that-gonna-work-tips-from-a-school-principal/

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