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Dear Parents/Carers,

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Khmer Curriculum Days

Vietnamese Curriculum Days

We hope that you are keeping well and by now you may be aware that there are new arrangements for schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire as follows:

  1. There will be five pupil-free days from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July for all students except for the following:
  • Students enrolled in Years 11 and 12
  • Students in Year 10 enrolled in a VCE study, for VCE lessons
  • Students enrolled in specialist schools

These students will all attend on-site from Monday 13 July.

  1. Teachers and staff not involved in on-site teaching from Monday 13 to Friday 17 July will attend on site to:
  • prepare for a possible move to remote and flexible learning from Monday 20 July;
  • provide a program of care and supervision for those students whose parents/carers cannot work from home and for vulnerable students.

With this information all staff will be onsite next week planning and if you are a working family and have no alternative for the supervision of your child, they may attend school. You will need to fill out important information at the office prior to your child being dropped off. The Department of Education have made it very clear that this is supervision only and no remote learning will be in place for next week as they are allocated as Curriculum Days for planning. Please remember that sending your child to school next week should be a last resort for working families who have no alternatives.

We thank you for your continued support and we will communicate early next week with updated information regarding school return for Term 3.

Sincere regards,

Julie Fisher

Latest news

Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:

·       Stage 1 – from Tuesday 26 May

Early years students (Prep to Grade 2) and senior secondary students (Year 11 and 12) undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and all specialist school students will return to on-site schooling. All staff will attend on-site.

·       Stage 2 – from Tuesday 9 June

Grade 3 to Year 10 students will return to on-site schooling, subject to health advice.

The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Year 6/7 Transition Information

Year 6/7 Transition Information:

Information for parents / carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found at Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents.

While parents / carers can access the Information Pack and Application Form on the Department’s website, our school will also make every effort to provide families of Year 6 students a copy of the Year 7 Placement Information Pack and Application Form.

School Closures

The Premier and the Department of Education have made the decision to bring the school holidays forward from
Tuesday, March 24th until Wednesday, April 15th
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This means that the last day of term will be on Monday March 23rd at 3.30 p.m.
All students will be sent home with a pack of activities that can be completed while they are usually at school. Included is a suggested daily schedule for students and families to follow. Students who have been absent from school, can pick up their “Learning From Home “pack. Please see office staff .

Students working from home is called remote learning. Remote learning means that learning can still continue, whilst not at school. This could include activities that can be written in an exercise book, creative activities, online websites and reading.
Our current advice is that term 2 will begin on Wednesday, April 15th at 8.50 a.m. Tuesday will be student-free day for staff, who will be working at school.
If you have any questions at all, please call the Office and ask to speak to Mrs Moore or Mrs Fisher.

Some awesome news!

Some awesome news!
I hope families had the opportunity to read the Herald Sun article and The Age article/photo. We have placed copies of both articles around our great school.
Basically, our NAPLAN results from last year were amazing! Your children/our teachers, have been producing
some fantastic results over the years, but 2019 was our best. Spring Parks was one of only two schools who
demonstrated achievements well above expectations in Year 5 in the areas of Numeracy (mathematics), Reading
and Writing. You can see all of our results on the My School website. https://www.myschool.edu.au/ Just type in
the name of our school when you open the link and our results will be displayed.

Safety of our students

Parents, please remember not to park in the staff car park to drop off, or pick up your child/children. We have staff members leaving at various times, and they aren’t on the lookout for children and parents who are walking through to get to their car. Please park out in the street so that our children remain safe.

 

School begins 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!

Don’t forget school starts Thursday, 31st of January 2019 for a 8:50am start.

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