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August 3 Newsletter

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PICTURE PRODUCTS REMINDER

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July 27 Newsletter

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REMOTE LEARNING PREPARATION

As you are already aware the COVID 19 situation continues to impact on our everyday movements. At St Mary’s we need to be able move to remote learning swiftly if there is a recorded transmission of Covid 19 in this area. This email is simply to help prepare for such a situation.

Our system is using MS Teams to ensure the safety of the students in an online environment and Zoom is no longer to be used for online meetings. Class teachers and students are currently using MS Teams with students.

Our mini ipads are obsolete now as they do not support MS Teams, See Saw or some features of Google Classroom.

Could you please update the information in regard to your household’s capacity to support remote learning with your own devices and also access to the internet via the form below. If you do not have devices we aim to provide hard copies/worksheets and other materials to support students in their learning.

With your continued assistance we request that students experience cold/flu like symptoms do not attend school and encourage you to follow NSW Health advice.

We learned much from our remote learning experience last year and I’m confident we can support continued learning if this should happen again.

Many thanks

INFORMATION FOR REMOTE LEARNING

Picture Products

We are running a Pictureproducts melamine plate activity and we'd love you to join in. Your child's unique artwork is transformed into durable, high-quality melamine Pictureplates that will last a lifetime.

Both decorative and useful, Pictureplates are simply beautiful. Children love eating off their very own Pictureplates, and as the years go by and they grow up and have their own families, their Pictureplates will bring back memories of those happy childhood years.

Your child can use photos, markers, paints and handprints to create their artworks, and you can have as many copies made as you'd like, so it's a fantastic gift idea for grandparents and other family members.

We are also offering a range of other products decorated with your child's artwork, such as the functional and beautiful Pictureclocks, plastic or ceramic mugs, water bottles and calendars.

Follow the link below for more information and to order.

This is totally an optional activity and not a fundraiser.

Information and Order Form

July 20 Newsletter

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K/1/2 DRESSUP

Please see attached information regarding our dress up day on Friday.

100_days.pdf

July 13 Newsletter

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Term 3 COVID Requirements

TERM 3 2021 COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

For NSW Staff, Parents/Carers and Visitors

Formal COVID-19 requirements are in place from the beginning of Term 3 until further notice for our NSW Catholic schools:

The following applies to all NSW Catholic schools in the Archdiocese:

  • All staff and students are expected to be at school unless they are sick or have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Wearing of masks is recommended in all indoor settings for all secondary students and all staff in primary and secondary schools.
  • Masks are mandatory on public transport. This applies to students aged 13 years and over, and staff travelling to and from school, and during school excursions by public transport, chartered or private transport vehicles (small or large buses).
  • If parents/carers, children or school staff have visited the Greater Sydney area on or after Monday 21 June, they must follow the stay at home rules for 14 days from the date they left the area. Please check the NSW Health Guidelines for further information.

Parent/Carer Guidelines:

  • Parents should stay in the car when dropping off and picking up students where it is safe or practical to do so.
  • Parents need to:
  • maintain physical distance and not gather outside school gates.
  • remain outside of school grounds where practical (some exceptions may apply for families of students with additional needs or very young children).
  • follow mask wearing requirements
  • use the school’s mandatory QR code when entering the school. Please also remember to sign in following the standard visitor process.

Visitors:

  • Visitors to schools are restricted to visits for essential purposes only.

 Thank you for your ongoing patience and support.

June 22 Newsletter

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