Message & Note Archive
As you are aware, in alignment with the Western Australian Government’s position, from Wednesday 29 April, Catholic schools will reopen. CEWA continues to be in full compliance with the National Cabinet’s “COVID-19: National Principles of School Education”. Link to National Principles
As you may be aware, Premier Mark McGowan announced Term Two arrangements for public schools in Western Australia on Friday 17 April. The following sets out St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School arrangements for Term Two, which reflects the guiding principles of Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA).
When Term Two commences on Wednesday, 29 April, St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School will provide one mode of learning (Home Education Packs) until Friday 22nd May, with a review taking place on 18th May. Our staff has been remarkable and it is important that we provide support for them as they prepare for the changed schooling arrangements.
Everyone at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School wishes you a safe and Holy Easter!
Further to the home learning packages, which were collected earlier in the week, this information may assist you and your child next term.
Holy Week Celebrations
For all Catholic schools, St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School included, for Term 2 learning will continue to be delivered remotely and all parents and caregivers are encouraged to keep their children home. As has been the case since we transitioned to semi-remote learning in Term One, parents and caregivers, who are engaged in essential services or are required to maintain employment may choose to send their children to school, if they are unable to care for them at home. We have been pleased to receive advice from Catholic Education Western Australia that Term Two will commence, as scheduled for schools in Western Australia, on Tuesday 28th April.
As we have only an extremely small number of students attending school this week, it is important to let your children know that they may be working in a different classroom with another teacher.
As stated by the Premier of Western Australia, Friday 3rd April will, conclude Term 1, for students. This decision has been made to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the Western Australia Community and is based on the best national medical advice. Also, contained in the correspondence that was sent home last week.
Next week, on Monday 6th April from 8:15 – 2:45 and Tuesday 7th April from 8:15-10:30, you will be able to come to your child’s classroom and located on the benches outside you can collect your next home education work package for your child for Term 2. (if needed)
As you will now be aware, it has been strongly recommended that children in Catholic schools in WA should be kept at home from the close of school on Friday 27th March, with the exception of students whose parents are currently working in health or essential services.
Therefore, there will be no instrumental lessons next week or until further notice.
In line with Premier Mark McGowan’s latest announcement regarding new learning arrangements in Western Australian government schools, parents with children in all Catholic schools in Western Australia should keep their children at home from the close of school tomorrow (Friday 27 March), if at all possible.
This decision has been made to prioritise the health and wellbeing of the Western Australian community and is based on the best national medical advice.
All Catholic schools across the State have response plans which will now be enacted to provide for the continued delivery of education, with varying remote learning programs best suited to different school contexts.
We know that we are living through an unprecedented time in our history and that the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus has been significant. Some parents in our school have lost their jobs and many families are facing significant financial stress. We want to assure you of a very important and simple message: the ongoing enrolment of every child at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School is guaranteed irrespective of a family’s financial situation.