Dear parents/carers,

 

I want to thank you all for your support in what was one of the most unusual starts to a school term we have ever seen.  Together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.

Today, the State Government announced changes to education based on a review of current arrangements and updated health advice.

As of Monday, 18 May 2020 all students are expected to attend school, except for those students medically referred to learn from home.

This means students are either:

  • at school;
  • have a medical referral to learn from home; or
  • recorded as absent if they do not attend.

Over the last three weeks we have seen an increase in students attending the College which has been fantastic.

Current health advice states that schools remain safe for staff and students and should remain open.  We want to make sure all students get the best education possible, which is why attending school is so important.  We are here to make sure all students are learning and there’s no doubt, schools are the best place for them to learn.

For parents with medical advice that their child should not attend school, we will work with you in partnership with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health to support your child’s learning from home.  If you feel your child is in this category, please do not hesitate to contact the College and we will work together on the next steps.

If your child does not attend school without a medical reason, they will be marked as absent and will not be provided a learning program.

The extra cleaning and hygiene practices implemented at the start of Term 2 will continue and, as part of the social distancing measures, we continue to ask parents/carers not to enter the school grounds without prior contact with the College.

The State Government will continue to make decisions based on the best health advice. Please also refer to the Department of Health updated COVID-19 advice for parent and students on our website.

Thank you for your continued support as we move forward.

Please see the following document for further information from the Department of Health Western Australia: Information for schools and early childhood centres_ May 2020 – Parents

If you have any questions, please contact the College on 93564900

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Katie Edwards

Principal

Sevenoaks Senior College