This section contains updated information. Please scroll down to see the latest updates. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Sacred Heart School community in these challenging times. Our first priority is the health and safety of our school community.
Pauline's message for the return to school
Welcome back to Foundation, Year 1 & Year 2 students
Only families who have responded to the application for Onsite Learning for students in Year 3-6 in Week 8 will be permitted to be onsite. Thank you for your understanding.
Term 2 - online learning
Some important things to remember:
• Organise a comfortable learning space away from distractions
• Prepare a daily schedule – keep it as similar to the school day as possible
include time for lessons, break and some fun
• Collect learning Packs and iPads from school [Tuesday and Wednesday]
Onsite learning for Foundation to Year 2 students commences on Tuesday 26th May (Monday 25th May is a pupil free day).
Onsite learning for Year 3- 6 students commences on Tuesday 9th June (Monday 8th is a public holiday).
The Department of Education has some excellent resources on its website to support parents with implementing learning from home.
• Learning is fun;
• Learning is best accomplished when it is relevant, meaningful, and hands-on;
• Learning can be in short bursts with breaks for snacks, drinks, exercise, not sitting for hours;
• Learning is safe, risk-free, adventurous and sparks curiosity;
• Learning is a social process that must include ‘talk’;
• Reading together, every day and every kind of material is gratifying, important and a bonding process. Writing daily can be fun when art is included;
• Learning can be all around the house as exploration; discovery through inquiry is learning.
Parent Helpers and Volunteers
Until further notice, we ask that there are no parent helpers and volunteers in classrooms or school events. Importantly, parents and guardians are still welcome to walk their child into school in the morning and pick their child up at the end of the school day.
Until further notice, all school assemblies are cancelled.
Until further notice there wil be no lunch orders offered on Thursdays and Fridays.
Until further notice, all school banking is cancelled.
Men's Shed and Sewing Club
Until further notice, all Men's Shed and Sewing Club sessions are cancelled.
Please also remember we are in constant dialogue with relevant authorities and the above information may change at any time.
Sanitisation Measures at the school
The school has increased sanitation measures and the frequency of disinfection in our classrooms and on equipment, We have minimised visitors to the classrooms and have hand sanitiser on the reception desk for all visitors. Please be assured that we are doing all that we can to protect and keep safe our students, staff and visitors.
Students learning onsite will need to be signed in by a Parent/Caregiver and temperatures will be taken before entry into the school. Social distancing restrictions will be implemented.
Don't pressure yourself. Don't pressure the kids if they need time to figure it out too, that's OK
Just take one step at a time towards positivity. Our usual coping strategies may have been taken away so don't forget to do some things to
ground yourself, others and give our emotional wellbeing a recharge.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Get some fresh air
- Exercise is always great, no matter how great or small.
- Sit still and take in the world.
- Learn a new skill. Youtube has many amazing instructional videos!
- Write, and it doesn't matter what. Write a journal to look back on or write a fictional story with your family.
Writing is an amazing way of letting feelings and emotions flow.
I have also attached a poster for grounding anxiety,
Many of your children will already know this but if you can print it out and have it in a place that's seen by everyone or a place
that you tend to gravitate toward when you are feeling stressed or anxious. It can be a very quick, very effective way of getting a grasp of anxiety.
Along with setting up a space for your home learning, set a space for relaxation. A voluntary space where anyone can go for a much needed timeout. Where they are essentially 'barleys' for a period of time until they have a grasp of their emotions or anxiety.
Dont forget I am here for a wide range of support and questions no matter what your struggle or stress may be.
I can't wait to see the kids smiling faces and amazing Easter Holiday stories!!!
Kathryn Ferguson - Wellbeing Worker at SHS Tatura