FROM OUR HOMES TO YOURS
2020 CORONA VIRUS ALERTS
END OF TERM 1 MESSAGE
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we are fast approaching the end of this very crazy week I would like to thank all of you for the support that you have shown towards us at Langwarrin Park Primary School. We know that it has been difficult for many families to manage the early closure of the school and the daily updates have left us in no doubt about the seriousness of the current situation for all of us. The wellbeing of our students and their families has been uppermost in our thinking and teachers and support staff personnel have been amazing as they collaborate to put together the remote home learning program that will very likely be our way of learning at the beginning of next term.
Teachers will begin the term on Tuesday 14 April and on this day we will be connecting with you regarding the program for Week 1 Term 2. Students will begin their term on Wednesday 15 April. Support will be given to you as we work through the logistics of this process.
We will continue to follow advice given by the government and by the Department of Education and keep you informed about this. Over the holiday period we will only make contact if there is significant new information to share. We are very much aware that some families will face greater challenges, so we have attached a Wellbeing resource sheet. This contains web links and phone numbers to a variety of agencies which may be able to offer support.
We wish you all the best for the Easter period; stay safe and well and we will back in touch early next term.
Denise, Deb and Richard
Support For Families Link
ADDITIONAL TERM 1 AND 2 CURRICULUM DAYS
Here is the latest update from the Department:
Teachers and schools are working hard to prepare for the possibility that we will need to move at some stage to more flexible learning arrangements, including remote learning. The Minister for Education today approved an additional two pupil-free days. The first will be on the last day of this term – Friday next week – and the second will be on the first day of Term 2 after the coming school holidays. This will provide an important opportunity for schools to consolidate their preparations. Please inform your school communities.
HOME LEARNING OVERVIEW
Dear Langwarrin Park Primary School Families,
At this stage, in line with Department of Education guidelines, our school continues to operate daily. There are however some parents who are electing to keep their children at home.
In response to this, teachers have set up a system for providing work to students in all levels of the school which is clearly aligned to the program that is running in classrooms on a daily and weekly basis.
The work will be available on the school website https://www.langwarrinparkps.vic.edu.au/ . You will find the work under the Year Level News tab. Just select your child’s year level. Currently this will be focusing mainly on Literacy and Numeracy; next term Inquiry Learning will be added and Specialists will include some learning tasks. Hard copies will also be provided upon request: please phone the office on 9775 7533.
We recommend that, if you elect to keep your child at home, unless your child is unwell, they should be accessing the home learning plan. Teachers will be able to provide support if you have any queries. Please let your teacher know through dojo when your child is working on the home learning plan.
To assist parents in managing the learning program at home, a daily organiser will be provided – this can be used to block out work times during the day – children like structure and they are less anxious when they know the ‘flow of the day’.
We understand that this program cannot directly replicate the school timetable and learning in the classroom – however, a number of hours every day will have a positive impact on their wellbeing and learning.
Each team will give you specific information to cover 1-2 weeks of home learning for their level. As your child is completing this work, have a conversation with them about what they are working on and what they have learnt. A set of question stems will also be provided to help you with this if needed. Please keep in touch with your classroom teacher so that they can monitor your child’s progress. A process for submission of work will be outlined in the year level package.
We thank you for your understanding and assistance during this time.