We understand how difficult this stop start to school has been for you and your children, and would like to thank you for your ongoing support, especially as we have a number of families who have been asked to quarantine. We appreciate that this has been a worrying time for many of you and we hope that you are all safe and well. As we transition back to school, please be assured that our staff will be attentive to the wellbeing of learners during this time and If you have any questions, or concerns please email your child’s teacher.
We would like to thank our teachers for quickly adapting their teaching and learning programs to enable delivery from home. We appreciated how all staff professionally responded and moved into working from home, or becoming part of our skeleton staff.
On behalf of our teachers, we would also like to thank you for your uptake of Home Learning and everything that went with it. We commend families for enthusiastically embracing these programs and we are so proud of the participation and work completed and submitted by students with the support of their families.
As per our Skoolbag notifications, some government restrictions are in place at present and as a result, normal access to the school by parents will not be possible during this time. It was so wonderful to see our learners confidently returning to school on Wednesday and we thank you for your guidance in preparing them for the new restrictions and guidelines around being back. You have all been supportive in following the requirements.
As always, students should not attend school if they are unwell or are required to self-isolate/quarantine by SA Health. Please inform the school if this is the case. Students directly impacted by SA Health quarantine orders, will be provided with home learning support.
Staff are also having to share disappointing news with our learners as we have needed to postpone several class excursions and events including our Dernancourt School Matsuri. This celebration will be moved to Term 4 although the special lunch will proceed as planned.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Kellie & Anita