Dear SJMS Community
We are getting closer!
(In alignment with SA Department for Education announcements made late yesterday 15/6/20)
Current school access arrangements (until 29 June)
A reminder that essential service staff (including support staff) can attend schools, Preschools and Early Childhood Services (at the request of Mrs Benci for SJMS).
This includes psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists, school improvement support, and any other service that is vital to the health, wellbeing and learning outcomes of students.
From Monday 29 June, the following activities can resume providing government health advice and physical distancing requirements are strictly followed:
Requirements that remain in place:
Mr Siinmaa has written about the return of sport in today’s newsletter. In addition, I have also written to parents yesterday about the recommencement of Debating for those Year 5 and 6 students who expressed an interest in this at the beginning of the year.
Year 6 Canberra Trip
While all SA borders will open on 20 July, the Department will consult with SA Health regarding interstate school camps and provide further advice.
Under the current SA Department for Education restrictions, the Canberra trip would not be able to go ahead. However, knowing that the potential relaxing of restrictions may allow the Year 6 Canberra trip to go ahead in late Term 3, Mrs Vassallo-Wakefield yesterday wrote to all Year 6 parents about the intended support of the Canberra trip if restrictions were to be relaxed by early next term when we would need to finalise travel arrangements. I look forward to seeing these, which we will share the outcome. The outcome will inform us, so we can be agile in our planning moving forward.
Last Wednesday the School Board met. The outcomes of the meeting were that the school will proceed with the installation of a new play space at Bridge Street before the end of the year.
I would love to hear your thoughts on these and have provided this link if you have any feedback.
Finally, we collectively contributed towards the drafted update of the CESA Fee Policy.
Please be reminded that reports are due to come home next Friday 26 June.
Thank you to everyone for your well wishes for Mr Heaney, I have passed these on. May we continue to keep Mr Heaney in our prayers that he has a speedy recovery.
Photos: Year 6 students wearing their Leadership jumpers. Thank you Mr Heaney for your coordination and work to ensure the students receive their jumpers.