We have come to the end of one of the most difficult periods the school has faced. We continue to work in partnership with our families to maintain the learning and wellbeing of all our students. We have continued to adapt and change our teaching to support the engagement of our students and for them to continue to feel connected to school life. Below is data related to the communication between home and school.
- Class Dojo – over 5000 messages, photos and videos shared each week
- Seesaw – over 3000 messages, photos and videos shared each week
- Communication with parents – 3,800 phone calls made home to check in on learning and wellbeing.
These numbers are simply amazing and demonstrate strongly the continuation of connection by our teachers and parents. Thank you to all our school staff and our wonderful families.
We have our second community Zoom this Wednesday. I am really looking forward to touching base with our families before the school holidays. We welcome your feedback and encouragement during learning from home.
I reinforced again the message that the teachers are always available to support families and can be contacted through SeeSaw or Class Dojo or by calling the school on 9750 5055 and leaving a message for the teacher.
Please remember, should anyone in your home be impacted by a positive COVID-19 result, please let the school know. We want to support you and your children and keep our school community safe and well.
School resumes on Tuesday 5 October. Our students will continue to learning from home and our teachers will be working from home. As Punchbowl Public School continues to be in an area of concern parents must keep children – of all ages, across primary school, secondary school and early childhood education or care – at home unless they cannot be cared for or educated at home.
We are hopeful for a return to school on the 25 October next term. If stay at home orders are lifted in our LGA, all students living or learning in that area will return to face to face learning under the Department’s COVID-safe schools framework. This is a staggered return for prioritised cohorts, with no mingling or on-site activities.
- From 25 October – Kindergarten and Year 1
- From 1 November – Year 2, 6 and 11
- From 8 November – Year 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10
It is important that parents refer to the Department of Education - Advice for families website for the most current information throughout this time.
Enjoy your break from learning from home. We look forward to welcoming everyone back through ClassDojo and Seesaw on Tuesday 5 October.
Stay home and stay safe.