This week our students have shown resilience and engaged in a wide variety of learning experiences. Thank you to our teachers who have, throughout the past week arrived with a smile and provided positive learning experiences for our children. The global epidemic which is impacting on all of us has presented challenges and we are endeavouring to meet these with the best interests of our students, staff and community in mind. This week teachers have had some extra planning time to prepare for at home learning. You will have all received a letter today which outlines the plans St Benedict’s has put in place for this to occur should schools be closed. Teachers will be sending home specific class information, passwords and resources as required so we are prepared for children to continue their learning at home.
Please be assured of our commitment to learning and keeping you informed with the latest information. We will continue to follow the direction of the Catholic Education Office and the Queensland Government. If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact the school.
We ask you to remember those who have experienced ill health, job uncertainty or any difficulties and we pray that our families and community will continue to be supportive, compassionate and understanding to those around them.
Wishing you all a great week.
ONLINE LEARNING INFORMATION
All parents were emailed a letter today which provides information with regards to online learning for St Benedict’s students. Teachers will provide further information tomorrow for specific classes. Please contact your class teacher if you have any questions concerning this information.
Teachers have been gathering information in relation to the availability of devices in homes. We are aware of some homes where this could pose a problem as there are no devices available. If this is the case please contact the school office, email@example.com or see your class teacher so we are able to assist your child with their continued learning.
MASSES AND SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
All Masses across the Diocese have been cancelled. The Sacramental Program for 2020 has been suspended. Attached to this newsletter is information from Bishop Michael McCarthy which gives further direction in relation to Church ceremonies and rituals. Thanks to Bishop Michael for his ongoing support of our schools and communities.
Naplan has been cancelled for this year.
PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
Parent Teacher interviews will not occur this term. Teachers will contact parents if they feel it is necessary next week. These interviews will be rescheduled at a later date.