Principal's Report September 11th

Principal’s Report

We welcome the start of spring and the warmer weather to come. I hope all of our Dad’s had a wonderful father’s day.

As we near the end of the term I want to give my sincere thanks for all of your support this term. I understand the challenges of home schooling, in particular for extended periods of time.  We need to see this lock down through so we can return to on site learning in term 4. The holidays are only 1 week away so please take time to relax and recharge.

It has been great to see the connection continuing between home and school during this remote learning including the use of Microsoft teams for our older students to stay connected with their friends. Seesaw is a wonderful platform for our students to connect with their teacher and to enjoy sharing learning activities together at this time. Thank you to all of our families who log in to support their children engage in their learning.

NDIS Information

To support families and carers during remote and flexible learning as part of the response to COVID-19, NDIS has released a new information pack specifically for parents and carers of school aged students.

The NDIA has provided the following advice:

  • National call centre- Contact NDIA 1800800110 and select option 5 to discuss your situation during the COVID 19 pandemic
  • Local Area Coordinator (LAC) – Call your child’s LAC, they can support you to conduct a change of circumstances review.
  • Flexible use of funding
  • ‘Families can use their NDIS plans flexibly to access support workers in their homes, particularly in instances where children with a disability can no longer attend education and other programs”.
  • Support workers- NDIS has provided an online resource to help people find suitable support workers

Action on Disability Ethnic Communities support

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities can assist with supporting families to manage their plan. Go to http://www.adec.org.au/index.php/ndis/plan-mangement

Please have a look at these links for fun activities for children and young people to do at home.

https://www.artforkidshub.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjf7YYDG9R3oAI1lFnxFwxA


Take care and have a good week ahead.

Jackie Lowther