COVID-19 Update 26th March

Dear Families

COVID-19 UPDATE 26 March 2020

We received the following message today from Lisa Rodgers, Director General, Department of Education:

Today, the Government has announced all public schools in Western Australia will remain open until the end of term – Thursday, 9 April 2020.

However, families are now encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so. The Department’s learning from home resources are available to them.

What this means for your school is:

• From Monday, 30 March to Friday, 3 April all children who attend school will be taught as normal.

• The following week (6 to 9 April) teachers and education assistants will prepare teaching programs for Term 2.

• During this time (6 to 9 April), students who attend school will be supervised.

The Government recognises there will still be families who need to send their children to school to continue their learning during this period. These may include:

• Children of parents and carers who need their children to attend school to maintain employment.

• Children who live in families with aged relatives.

• Children where it is safer for them to be at school.

What does this mean for North Cottesloe Primary School?

Many of our teachers have already begun sharing the classroom learning program through the SeeSaw app and, following yesterday’s staff meeting, this will become the norm.

Our doors will remain open for the next 2 weeks so if you need to send your children to school, please continue to do so.

As per the Director General’s statement, our teachers will now devote much of their efforts toward preparing a “distance” education strategy for the start of Term 2.

Thank you for remaining calm and supporting your children to remain calm as we all continue to work together to minimise the risk for transmission for the COVID-19 virus.


Douglas Cook Principal

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