Dear Parents and Carers
As we all know, 2020 was a tough year.
This is particularly so for our students and teachers who have risen to the challenges in a disrupted year that included seven weeks of remote learning due to COVID-19, and in some areas, that came on top of bushfires and floods.
For our students, this has been an unsettling time.
The government and department have recognised this with the announcement of a $337 million program aimed at ensuring that schools can identify students who would benefit the most from intensive support. This will be tailored to their requirements to ensure that students’ educational outcomes continue to improve in 2021.
The 2021 External link COVID intensive learning support program will provide small group tuition for students who need it most across NSW primary, secondary and specialist schools.
All public schools across the state will benefit with an allocation to employ additional teachers and educators to support student learning.
We have begun planning for the implementation of small group tuition program in our school. The groups will be conducted during school hours, Mrs Rebecca Somerville will deliver the learning. Although we will be focusing on literacy and numeracy, we are considering a number of subject areas.
We will keep you updated. In the meantime the department’s website has more information on this program.
· Best Start testing
· Parent/teacher interviews weeks 4 + 5
· Welcome BBQ- 18/2 8:30-9:30
· Student leadership Portfolios
School Captains- Kaylie and Ben- morning school assemblies, whole-school assemblies. School representative role
Sports Leader- Zak – sports shed, school sport set-up, playground sport, school carnivals
Technology Leader- Ezekiel- Tuesday Tech club, technology student support, technology kits
Environment and Aboriginal Education Leader- Wayne- Garden club, Acknowledgement of Country, Aboriginal education student representative, NAIDOC week
Library Monitor- Lloyd- library assistant including lunch/recess borrowing and returns
Art Club- Chessie- lunchtime art/craft activities
Have a wonderful week!