Boneo Buzz: 18th September
Dear Parents and Carers,
I want to express my gratitude for our communities outstanding efforts throughout Term 3. Remote and flexible learning has not always been easy, but through our collective efforts, students have continued to make valuable progress in their learning.
Our staff have spent much of this week analysing student assessment data to fine tune Term 4 planning with a focus on targeting specific learning needs of every student. This data certainly affirmed the success of our small group and one on one instruction this term.
Parents and carers can feel justifiably proud of your efforts to sustain home learning support. Congratulations on all that you have achieved, juggling the pressures of life in this current climate with the added burden of supporting children with their learning.
We look towards Term 4 with excitement, it will be an important term for our students and teachers. As always, staff are ready to deliver high-quality learning. Whether we are teaching remotely or face-to-face, our focus for Term 4 is to make sure every student is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs.
The Victorian Government has outlined the staged return to on-site schooling as part of its gradual roadmap towards reopening.
Term 4 Schooling Arrangements for Students
Subject to the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has released a staged approach for students to return to on-site schooling.
The purpose of the plan is to get students back in the classroom as soon and as safely as possible without putting at risk all that has been achieved through the period of restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
In Metropolitan Melbourne, health authorities need to monitor the impact of students and parents beginning to move across the city again before schools move to a full return. Having one million students return to school all at once could compromise the ability to monitor this impact.
Week 1: 5th – 9th October
- remote and flexible learning will continue for all students
- on-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students will continue to be provided, consistent with existing guidelines.
Week 2: From 12th October
- students in Prep to Year 2 will return to full-time on-site schooling. The existing remote learning program will not continue for these year levels
- remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Years 3 to Year 6
- on-site supervision will remain available for students in Years 3 to Year 6 who are the children of permitted workers and vulnerable students.
This will continue until a date is set for the return of all students to on-site learning, based on health advice.
Outside School Hours Care and Vacation Care
During the staged return, outside school hours care will be available to students attending for on-site supervision and progressively for the relevant year levels returning to on-site schooling.
Health and Safety Measures
As on-site schooling resumes, we will continue to have in place strong measures to protect the health and safety of students, staff, families and the community. This includes restricting parent access to school grounds and continued emphasis on hand hygiene and physical distancing where possible.
Our school, working with you, has shown it can be flexible and adaptable in responding to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to meet student needs as we look towards the end of the 2020 school year and ahead to 2021. I wish each and every family a safe and healthy holiday!
Term 4 Plans to Re-engage our Students and Focus on JOY
Week 1 -Week beginning 5th Oct – Book Week Dress up Day on Thursday 8th October
Week 2 -Week beginning 12th Oct – Environment Week
Week 3 -Week beginning 19th Oct – Grand Final Footy Day Thursday 22nd October
Public Holiday Friday 23rd October
Week 4 -Week beginning 26th Oct – STEM Week
Week 5 -Week beginning 2nd Nov – Curriculum Day Monday 2nd Nov / Cup Day Tuesday 3rd Nov
Week 6 -Week beginning 9th Nov – STEM project celebration. Arcade Extravaganza.
Week 7 -Week beginning 16th Nov – NAIDOC Week
Week 8 -Week beginning 23rd Nov – Games Day – Colour Run Fundraiser
Week 9 -Week beginning 30th Nov – Friday 4th Dec Curriculum Day
Stellar Student Awards
Snapshot of Learning
Buddies – Prep & Year 6
Our Prep and Year 6 students enjoyed an on-line Buddy session this week.
The Zoom started with some whole group games of Mr Squiggle, followed by some sharing/suggestions of what the buddies would like to do together when we get back to school.
They were then sent into breakout rooms to play Pictionary.
We finished the session as a whole group again, with some ‘Pet Show and Tell’.
The children had heaps of fun!
Year 2 Work Samples
Art with Mrs Whitworth
School Returns - Term 4
Monday 5th October
Remote Learning for all year levels
Book Week Celebrations - Dress as your Favourite Book Character
Thursday 8th October
Grand Final Footy Day
Thursday 22nd October
Grand Final Public Holiday
Friday 23rd October
Curriculum Day - Student Free Day
Monday 2nd November
Cup Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 3rd November
Curriculum Day - Student Free Day
Friday 4th December