We are here – the last day of Term 3 and the last day of Remote Learning 2.0. I am so proud of our entire school community – our wonderful students, our supportive parents and our dedicated teachers!
MRS WESTON – last day! Today is Mrs Helen Weston’s last day at Bellaire Primary School after 11 years of service. Today the staff farewelled Mrs Weston and thanked her with a morning tea and a gift from the staff as well as the School Council. We wish Mrs Weston all the best as she moves to Coburn Primary School as substantive Principal. Thank you Helen, you will be missed!
TERM 4 – I am incredibly grateful to our school community for your support and patience as we continue to navigate these challenging times.
The scale of what we have all been asked to do has been enormous. Despite these challenges we should all be very proud of what we have achieved together. The staff and I are extremely grateful for all of your kind words after another seven weeks of remote learning and we continue to be amazed at the quality of work being posted by our students in all areas of learning.
Dealing with COVID-19 will continue to be a day to day prospect and I will continue to keep updating the community via Sentral, Seesaw, Facebook and Instagram, particularly if there are further announcements in the upcoming holiday period that impact on our return to school date.
Once students have returned onsite, all students will be expected to attend school as normal. This means if you choose to keep your child/children home after their year level has returned to on-site schooling, we can no longer support their learning from home.
This of course does not apply to children who need to be absent for health or medical reasons. For those families, please contact us so we can make an appropriate plan. This same approach is being taken by all government schools in Victoria.
To support the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine all throughout Term 4 and will encourage frequent hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer at regular intervals and the wearing of masks for all adults on site, when not involved in direct teaching.
The same process to support the health of all students and staff will apply in Term 4 and If you child is ill or is feeling unwell, they must not attend school. They must remain home and seek medical advice.
DROP OFF TIMES IN TERM 4 –
Prep – 2 – 8.45am – 9am through the front gates of the school (Larcombe Street)
3-6 – 9am – 9.15am preferably through the back gate (Bellevue Ave)
We understand this may be difficult for siblings. We ask if you do need to drop the students together, please drop them via Larcombe Street and as close to 9am as possible. OSHC is available for all students.
PICK UP TIMES IN TERM 4 –
Prep – 2 – 3.15pm – 3.30pm
3 – 6 – 3.30pm-3.45pm
Siblings – 3.20pm (ish)
A reminder to parents to be respectful of social distancing while waiting for students at the school gates and leaving with your children, once they have been collected.
More information about the return to school and coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated:
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.
DATES – Our calendar on Sentral has been undated for term 4. We will continue to add to the calendar throughout the term. The calendar is also available on our website.
Please be aware that in week three Wednesday 21st October is the Geelong Cup Public Holiday. The Victorian Government has also deemed Friday 23rd October as the revised Grand Final Public Holiday.
THANK YOU EVERYONE – personally I would like to thank our whole community for their support during Remote Learning 2.0. To be as successful as we have been during Remote Learning certainly takes a team effort – I feel very grateful to be part of such an amazingly supportive and hardworking team.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday break – we can’t wait to welcome back all of our students on Monday 5th October!