I have just been informed from the Department that the lockdown is to be extended until Friday 28 August 2021.
Can I start off by thanking you for keeping your children at home where possible. It is the safest place for them to be. The current spread of COVID-19 is most serious, especially as it seems to be increasingly affecting children. Now is certainly not the time to be sending children to school unless it is absolutely necessary. The school is running on a skeleton staff with 2 teachers and a School Learning Support Officer to provide minimal supervision of students.
The aim is to prevent the movement of people and therefore the spread of the virus.
Due to extension of the lockdown, our delivery team will be out on Monday to get the next two week's of work out to families.
There are many tools for parents and carers to explore, to support themselves and their children. See attached sheet of Apps that has been collated by Reachout.com which you may find useful.
Our Facebook page is certainly humming. I took great pleasure in reading parent comments in relation to our staff delivering the, ‘Work at Home Packs,’ to my wife last night. Thank you for the positive feedback and thankyou to the delivery team who are looking foward to delivering your packs to you again on Monday.
Happy Times At School Last Week
Afternoon Tea with the Principal. (If I owned a bakery, I would have a good cash flow.) There were two sittings last week, a junior and senior afternoon tea due to high numbers of guests. Students can buy an afternoon tea for a whopping 25 Green Grins which students earn through our Positive Behaviour for Learning reward system. I need to either buy a bakery or put up the cost of Green Grins needed to attend…. maybe 50 Green Grins! It is a great time which we all enjoy.
I think I’m becoming a trend setter. Check out Isaac’s tie which he wore to school last week. A very sharp look!
Thank you again to all of our GPS community for working together and helping us stay safe by following the COVID-19 lock down guidelines.