Principal’s News

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Well the start to term 2 has certainly been different than expected. How plans change in the year of Covid-19. We have around 95% of kids back at school, and that is great. Premier Mark McGowan will be making an announcement about week 4 onwards later this week. I will not be surprised if it will be a full return to school. For the few children schooling from home, please be assured school is safe and they are welcome back at any time.

Thank you for the ongoing support and appreciation expressed by the parent body last term as we navigated the pathway through Covid-19. It was hard work and involved planning for several different scenarios. The staff all rose to the occasion and it is a testament to them that we were well prepared for whatever came at us. It is great to be back to near normal operations and the kids have slotted back at school with no issues. That shows that you all prepared them well for the return. Also, it is great to see the kids gaining some independence when arriving at school and unpacking bags and setting up for the days learning.

The student goals for the semester went home at the end of last term. The Kindy class teachers and speech pathologists usually have parent meetings onsite but this year had conversations over the phone to discuss the progress and individual levels of the students. If any other parents have any questions about their child, you can contact the school and ask for a meeting. With the interruptions to schooling this semester, the midyear reporting has been changed across the system. All we are required to do is write some comments about each student’s learning. At WCLDC we will also give a rating to some of the goals.

Due to the fact that we cannot run onsite parent sessions we will offer the ‘Book Sharing’ program online for parents who can access the sessions with a priority for Quinns Beach and East Hamersley parents. You will need to access the sessions using a smart phone, tablet or computer. We will send some information next week.

We have been communicating with referring clinicians about next year’s referrals and possible numbers in light of the disruption to therapy services. I think referrals for 2021 will be interesting.

In Week 6, after the Western Australia Day Public Holiday Monday, the WCLDC is having a School Development Day – Tuesday 2nd June, and there will be NO SCHOOL FOR WCLDC STUDENTS. Staff will be attending professional learning sessions on that day. Back to school Wednesday 3rd June.

Ms Shelley Blakers

Principal