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Warrawong High School

Respect, Responsibility and Resilience

Telephone02 4274 0707

Emailwarrawong-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Friday 23rd July, 2021

Dear Warrawong, High School Community,

Re: School operations until at least the 30th July 2021.

I hope you and your family are safe and well. Thank you for your continued support of our school community by supervising your child’s learning at home during this remote learning period.

As you are aware the NSW Premier has the indicated remote learning guideline are in place at least 30th July 2021. As we anticipate an updated announcement next week, I have provided some updated information below including a link to the NSW Department of Education’s ‘advice to families’ which may be of assistance.

https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families/schools-in-greater-sydney1

I would particularly like to draw your attention to the following:

1. Families are encouraged to keep their children at home wherever possible

- our school will continue to be open each school day with reduced staff on site.

- children of essential workers should be the only students in attendance, but no child will be turned away from school.

- students should not attend school if unwell. Any person with any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to return home and should not return to school until they have received a negative test result and are symptom-free.

2. Teaching and Learning update:

- Next week’s Year 7-10 learning activities will be available on-line in Google Classrooms for students by Monday 26th July 2021, from 8.30am. Each faculty will be responsible for this.

- Next week’s Year 11-12 learning activities will be sent to students via email by Monday 26th July 2021, from 8.30am.

- All our teachers are tracking student engagement on-line, the completion and submission of work. We will be collating this information with the purpose of ringing families and students next week who need additional assistance.

-We are promoting one mode of learning for our students which is on-line. If students require additional support and resources, including laptops and dongles (wifi) they should contact the school for further advice on 42740707.

3. NESA Updates

- Reschedule the Oral language exams to run from 14 August to 18 September for students in Greater Sydney and regional NSW.

- Increase the number of times HSC students can attempt the HSC minimum standard tests to 6 times per year.

- HSC students in Greater Sydney should not be accessing the school site unless necessary. Our HSC students collect their major works to take home but are not allowed to work on site with their teachers.
- Students who are unable to collect their project or transport their project home are encouraged to work on their journal, reflections and theory work until further advice is provided.
- For HSC students whose work on major projects or preparation for performance exams is significantly impacted due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the illness and misadventure process may apply.

Contingencies for HSC trial exams

-Upon further advice from the Department next week we aim to reschedule our schools HSC trial exams. We are also developing contingencies if this is not possible.

Student Wellbeing

- Our school Wellbeing Support Team will be on site on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. For students and families who require assistance they may call or email the school to organise some additional support.

- As stated above, we will also be ringing families for general General wellbeing check-ins next week. Below are some resources that may assist families during this time.

Access to Apps and SchoolTV@WarrawongHS:

- Scan the apps below to find resources that support student wellbeing.

- SchoolTV@WarrawongHS: short videos, fact sheets, discussions with experts, quizzes, and access to WHS Wellbeing team via email, can all be found via the SchoolTV tab on the Warrawong HS web page.

https://warrawong-h-schools.nsw.schooltv.me/

 

4. Student, teacher, and community safety

While at school, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor settings for:

- all students in Year 7 and above (special consideration will be given for students with a disability)

- all staff in school settings.

- hygiene products including masks, hand sanitizer and wipes will be available for students and staff.

- Advice from the Department is to reduce mobility and only to have an absolute minimum of staff on site.

- To reduce staff mobility, we are minimising staff on site to cater to the current needs of student supervision. This includes including:

- The maximum number of staff on site to supervise students on any given day will only consist of the following: five (5) classroom teachers, three (3) Student Learning Support Officers, three (3) administration with only one (1) staff member answering phones, one (1) wellbeing team member and up to four (4) Senior Executive members.

- The remainder of our staff will be working from home. 

5. Visitors to the school

- non-essential visitors are not permitted on school sites. If necessary, visitors who are permitted on school our site will be required to check in and check out using the QR codes.

- parents and carers who currently drop their child off at school may do so outside of the school gates. If any parent is to enter our site, they must remain in the car.

Our experiences over the past 12 months inform us to be flexible as the guidelines continually change over time. We will continue to update our school community on our website and via social media platforms as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your continued support, strength, and resilience as we again work together to support the young people in our care.

Take care,

Brad Hughes

Principal

 

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Continuity of Learning

School TV Parenting Styles

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A SPECIAL REPORT: Parenting Styles. Take the quiz below.

There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!

Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.

In this Special Report, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to your special report:
https://warrawong-h-schools.nsw.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-parenting-styles

 

CRICOS Provider Name: NSW Department of Education 

CRICOS Provider Code: 00588M

http://www.deinternational.nsw.edu.au