St Patrick's Primary School is working closely with Catholic Education Melbourne to ensure that the school is doing everything it can during these unprecedented times to provide a safe and secure environment and continue to deliver educational outcomes for our students.
The students in Victoria are currently on school holidays, and after a pupil free day on Tuesday 14 April, school will return on Wednesday 15 April, either through remote learning, or onsite.
Staff have made detailed plans for students to engage in Remote Learning in Term 2. Further details has been forwarded to all families on Monday 13 April via CareMonkey, and a copy is below. Teachers have emailed their respective families with further details of the teaching arrangements.
In order to comply with legislative requirements around student attendance, we are asking all families of remote learning students to confirm that their children are learning from home each day, and not absent due to illness for example. This can be done daily, or weekly, generally on a Monday for the week. Information on how to notify attendance and absence can be found in the letters to parents section below with instructions on the use of PAM, which families already utilise to access school reports.
In managing the COVID-19 situation the school has increased the cleaning schedule of the school and is implementing the standard social distancing protocols wherever possible.
School assemblies have been postponed indefinitely and all PSG meetings up to the end of May 2020 will be via telephone or video conferencing. There will be no whole of school ANZAC ceremony this year. Independent music lessons for drums, guitar and piano are being held remotely directly with the music teachers.
Families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 virus are encouraged to contact the school via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish all St Patrick’s students & families the very best as they continue to adapt to this unusual holiday time.