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Term 4 Return to School

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Information about returning to school in Term 4 2021

Return to School Plan - Term 4 Update

Dear Families

I hope you had a welcome change of pace over the holiday break and some time together without having to balance learning from home with other demands.

Term 4 returns with learning from home.
As our school is in an LGA that is still under stay-at-home rules we will continue to learn from home for the start of Term 4. It is important that you continue to keep your children home if you are able to work from home. While we are planning for our return to face-to-face learning and our teachers are completing their COVID-19 vaccinations there will only be minimal supervision for students on site and all students will be provided with the same work as they would be completing at home.

I know we are all excited about the coming freedoms available to those who are fully vaccinated in NSW but I ask every family to hold on just a few weeks more to give us the time we need to complete our planning for your child’s safe return.

Return to school roadmap for Term 4

In Term 4, where stay-at-home rules are still in place but high community vaccination and low transmission conditions are met, students will return to school in a staggered approach for prioritised cohorts, with no mingling or on-site activities.
In the majority of schools students will return to face-to-face learning with NSW Health-approved COVID-safe Level 3 plus settings on school sites in the following order as announced by the Premier on 30 September:

From 18 October 2021: Preschool, Kindergarten and Year 1
From 25 October 2021: Years 2, 6 and 11
From 1 November 2021: Years 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

The return to school roadmap is subject to change depending on new information expected through the Public Health Order and additional advice from NSW Health. You can stay up to date with the most recent advice on our Advice for families page.

For those families who have siblings across year groups I know it will be difficult to keep some at home while others are back on site. But to re-iterate the message above – we need this time to prepare our school and operations for having all our students back so it’s essential that you only send your children to school in line with our set plan.

We are looking forward to facilitating learning from home starting Tuesday October 5 and very excited to see our students returning face to face under the staged return model from October 18.

You can stay up to date with the latest information by accessing the DoE Advice for Families Page: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families

Kind regards
Mr Forbes