These changes have been made to ensure the safety of students, staff, and the community in regard to COVID-19. As new health guidelines are released, we will continue to evaluate these restrictions and communicate any changes with families.
Thank you for your understanding during this time, and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday.
May 13 Newsletter
13 May 2020
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11 May 2020
For those families who collected paper copies of learning materials for the first two weeks of term, learning packs for weeks 3 and 4 have been prepared.
These may be picked up from the office between 9:30am and 2:30pm on any day.
If you worked in CANVAS in weeks 1 and 2 but would prefer a paper copy for weeks 3 and 4, please call the school office before coming to collect materials as extra copies have not been done.
Please observe social distancing rules when entering the Admin area.
Return To School
08 May 2020
Please see the attached letter from Tim Bullard (Secretary) and Jeremy Rockliff (Minister for Education and Training) about returning to school.
This does not change our plan for the next 2 weeks, as we will continue to support your child's education at home until May 25.
08 May 2020
Thank you to the parents, carers and students that have provided us with feedback and information on the learning at home resource provided. We are continuing to develop these resources for the coming weeks, as well as persevering with some new technologies.
From the information received, we would like to remind parents about a few things:
We fully support students in engaging in different learning to the online modules provided. Learning by doing at home is very valuable. We have seen examples of students cooking, building and engaging in a whole range of other learning experiences. We ask that families support students to undertake some of the learning tasks provided by school in addition to this other learning.
The learning packages provided on paper and on CANVAS are not designed to be fully completed within the 2 week window. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and complete a range of tasks from different learning areas.
In relation to attendance, students that are attempting to complete tasks at home are marked differently from students that are not engaging in any learning. Please try to engage your children in some learning each week. If you need support in doing this, please make contact with your child’s class teacher.
Some families have expressed frustration over the time it takes for students to log on to online platforms. As a previous technology teacher, I share your frustrations but ask that you persevere. Logging on to a computer and an online learning platform is as skill in itself that students need to eventually learn.
On Monday, learning packs for weeks 3 and 4 will be available. You have 4 different options:
Continue to learn online. New materials will continue to appear on student CANVAS pages throughout the fortnight.
Return the completed parts of your initial leaning pack and collect a new learning pack. If doing this, please keep the physical materials including the workbook (ie counters, rulers etc) at home for ongoing use.
Keep working through the current learning pack, and organise collection of a new learning pack at a later date.
If you worked in CANVAS in weeks 1 and 2 but would prefer a paper copy of materials for week 3 and 4, please call the school office before coming in to collect materials. Spare sets will not be printed unless they are requested.
New learning materials will be made available between 9:30 and 2:30 each day from the front office. When coming into school please adhere to the following:
Completed learning materials are to be placed in the box provided. These should be returned in an envelope that is clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. If you do not have an envelope, some will be provided next to the return box.
Sanitise your hands before entering the admin area.
Only enter the admin area if there are 3 or less people waiting at the counter.
Other than the collection of work packs, we ask that families continue to contact the school by phone or email, and do not enter the school building.
Classes are beginning to run live teaching sessions through CANVAS. Please keep an eye on the announcements section on the CANVAS classroom front page for details.
Just a reminder to students about the ICT User Agreement. Students are asked to use technology responsibly, and follow advice from adults.
There is a lot of talk at the moment about schools returning to normal, and students coming back on site. We will continue to monitor advice from the Department of Education and Department of Health in relation to this, and will communicate any changes with parents. Until this time, we ask that parents all play their part in keeping everyone safe by supporting students to learn from home where possible rather than returning to school before this official advice is given.
Book Club Issue 3
04 May 2020
Orders for Issue 3 of Scholastic Book Club will be conducted totally on line. Please use the link below to browse the virtual catalogue.
Please order on-line via LOOP. We are not accepting cash or credit card payments at the office this time.
Orders for Issue 3 will close on Friday 15 May. The books will be delivered to the school and you will be contacted to arrange a time for pick up.
April 29 Newsletter
29 Apr 2020
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28 Apr 2020
Student packs contined usernames and paswords for canvas.education.tas.gov.au for students in K-2. Students in years 3-6 should already know their passwords, as it is the same one they log on at school with.
When entering your username into the Canvas site, it should be entered in the following format:
If you do not know your child's username, please contact the school.
To reset your child's password, please use the following FAQ: