Christ, our Healer, in these days of uncertainty, may we become the healing hands of your compassion and mercy that you stretch out to us from the Cross.
It has been wonderful to see the students return this week and I appreciate the efforts families have made to make sure students have their masks and are wearing them. All reports suggest that masks will be with us for a long time, and when we look at the situation in NSW currently, we know that another outbreak is a very real possibility. The resilience of the St Brigid’s community and our positive approach to be back together again is heart warming.
All schools receive regular COVID Operation Plans which tell us what we can and can not do at school. Currently we are not allowed to hold whole school gatherings (eg: assemblies and liturgies) and that only essential visitors should come onto school property. I ask that parents contact Reception by phone so we can determine the best approach to meet your needs. As a consequence of this, the Parent Teacher Interviews scheduled for 9 & 12 August will be via zoom or telephone. The Year 7 into Year 8 and Year 8 into Year 9 subject selection Information Evening on Monday 7pm will also be held over Zoom (remotely) and families will receive an invite via email to join this. The subject selection process will all be done online this year as we adopt a new system.
This morning we have had one confirmed case of Chicken Pox and one suspected case within our student body. The students involved are currently isolating and not at school, which I thank the families involved for. Again, I would ask all families that if your child is unwell for any reason, to please remain at home and contact our reception with known details.
The restrictions have also meant we have adjusted our calendar and families should note that the Student Free Day that was scheduled for 16 August has now been moved to 12 August, which is the same day as the GAT and the Parent Teacher Interviews. This decision was made to reduce interruptions to the students’ learning program. The Production has been rescheduled to the final week of Term 3. Future changes to our calendar will depend on the length of the restriction period.
During these extraordinary times, may we support one another knowing that we strive to be Brave, Not Perfect