Principal’s News – Letter to Parents

Dear parents/carers,

It is great that schools are back to a near normal state with children mostly attending each

day. Teachers are not required to do both face to face and support home learning, so the

stress has been reduced. The kids have returned to school smoothly. The fact that they

need to come into class and unpack their bags has created a sense of growing

independence, and that is great to see.

A reminder that you now need a medical certificate to continue home schooling. If you need

to keep your child at home for medical reasons, we need to work with you to apply for our

School of Special Educational Needs Medical so that you can access materials and

support. Please discuss this with your site deputy.

Some families do not have access to home internet and the Government recognises that

this makes accessing health and other services difficult. The National Broadband Network

(NBN) is providing a COVID-19 Education Assistance Package. NBN is providing funding

to assist phone and internet providers to support low-income family households with schoolaged

children, who do not currently have an active NBN connection at home. This

funding will help phone and internet providers create more affordable offers to connect

eligible families during Term 2.

If you want to take advantage of this offer, you can contact internet providers (not NBN

directly) and ask for special COVID-19 deals. The participating provider will help determine

if you are eligible for assistance. It is important you read the terms and conditions of the

offers carefully.

Once again, thanks for your support at these changing times. I hope you are enjoying our

recent changes for travel, eating out and visiting friends.

If you have any questions, please to contact me on 9407 3050 or via the school email

address. A copy of the letter;  Term 2 parent letter from Principal 19 May

Kind regards,

Shelley Blakers

Principal

West Coast Language Development Centre