Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 7 April, Wattle Park Primary has moved to remote and flexible learning in Term 2.
This is a step all Victorian government schools are taking to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.
We will continue to offer limited on-site learning for those students who need to access this, including for students on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made.
ALL STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING FROM HOME, WITH MINIMAL AND STRICT EXEMPTIONS.
There are two categories for these exemptions:
1/ Students requiring on site teaching and learning due to parent and carer employment arrangements
2/ Vulnerable students requiring on site teaching and learning
Do you meet these exemptions?
If your circumstances fall within these two categories you must complete and return the official application form that is attached to our school website to the school principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These forms MUST be submitted every week.
This application will be reviewed for compliance with the above categories and you will be informed of the outcome. No child is permitted to be on the school grounds without the approval, by the school principal, of an official application.
Latest Dept advice
The Department’s latest advice on coronavirus can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. We will be in touch with staff and parents and carers shortly with further details of what remote and flexible learning will look like at our school.
In the meantime, you might find it useful to look at the Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for teachers and parents and carers. https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/learningfromhome.aspx