This week's news
Welcome back to term 4. It has been nice to be back as principal of BWPS for week 1.
I have been impressed with the work I have seen completed as part of our Remote and Flexible Learning Program. Thank you for the hard work and effort at home. It is not easy, but it is important that we stay connected to school in the maximum capacity allowable under the circumstances.
Next week is another week of remote and flexible learning and we are not far away now from our staggered return.
We are getting increased requests for onsite supervision and we know that remote and flexible learning has been difficult for some families. Please understand we have specific DET guidelines we have to follow as we are trying to cater to varying needs in the community. We thank families for getting in contact and working together to ensure we can keep the movement and contact around our school to a minimum, so we have the best chance of being able to progress out of this lock down in the safest manner.
We are working hard in readiness for our return back to school.
We have applied for a shade sail grant to help provide us with flexible options to undertake outdoor activities. Conducting outdoor activities where, lessons and the weather are, appropriate will be a part of our covid safe plan on return. Increasing natural ventilation via open doors and windows, will be used and I am still awaiting information on air filtering.
All the other covid safe behaviours and routines that we have become accustom too will continue to be in place with the updated recommendation that children under 12 wear masks if they can. This is not compulsory, but a recommendation.
I will communicate further details around arrivals and drop offs next week for our Prep to Grade 2 students that will access the school from October 18th. Our aim is to run some non-compulsory year level parent information sessions prior to each year level's return to support any written communication.
I will release the dates and times when finalised.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend and, as always, I will be in touch with any extra information as it arises.
As soon as we hand our child a device, we should be talking to them about the dos and don’ts of the online world. It’s also important let them know we’ll be there to support them if anything goes wrong. There is no substitute for taking an interest in our children’s online lives from an early age, to help establish strong foundations and open lines of communication.
See more information about keeping your children safe online.
A friendly reminder to please pay your school fees if still owing unless you have arranged a payment plan. The preferred method of payment is Bay.
We understand that some families may experience financial difficulties making payments and we do not want any family to experience financial strain so please don’t hesitate to contact Tanya Elliott at email@example.com or call on 9557 1228 if you would like to seek financial assistance.