(In blue – Shared from from the Department – 1 April, 2020)
http://seacliff.sa.edu.au/wp/pupil-free-days-announced-for-sa-schools/ is a link to our school website.
In green – Seacliff Primary Local Measures – 1 April, 2020
We have had 74% of our students absent today. Most of these absences relate to children now doing
home schooling. Please confirm with your child’s class teacher if this is the reason so that teachers
can code their absence correctly (H) for Home Schooling.
Several teachers have already formally been setting Home Schooling online work for students. I know
we are in a ‘messy’ time while we sort things out but some students who we think are being Home
Schooled don’t appear to be completing any work. This is something we’ll really have to manage
together next term.
Our plan at this stage is to offer an online/work package program next term that students in each class
will work on, whether they are at home or at school. The details of the online/work package will obviously
vary from class to class and will be determined, to a large degree, by the age of the students. If your
child doesn’t have access to a device to do online learning at home, please liaise with your child’s
class teacher about what you will need. Once we know people’s requirements, if they are not in a
position to purchase what they need, we have to see how we can support those families from the
school’s current IT resources.
We’re all on such a steep learning curve at the moment (parents and staff) I’m asking teachers to keep
things simple in Week 1 and progressively build on what is working successfully for us.
So, in short….
1. Please confirm with your child’s class teacher if you are Home Schooling.
2. Please liaise with your child’s class teacher about what devices you will need
for Term 2 Home Schooling.
I know it is taking a long time but we’re finally starting to get our new website more current and
operational. Sue and I are experimenting with how we can use this to improve our communications with
families and to make it more relevant. The link below is to a short article about ‘staying positive’ by
students in Rooms 13 and 19. Nice work from these students and teachers!
In case you missed it yesterday…
The latest from our Prime Minister is seeking to limit the number of children at school.
“…we ask that only children of workers for whom no suitable care arrangements
are available at home to support their learning, physically attend school”.
The goal here is to minimise the possible transition of the virus as far as possible in relation to our
essential services and front line health care workers.
A confirmation letter from the Department regarding families doing Home Schooling will be sent home
Office 365 – Our Year 3 – 7 students are assigned a LearnLink account by the Education Department
and, as a result, many are already accessing online support / shool work using Office 365. Our IT
support person (thanks Nick) has provided a PDF to help with installation – ‘Seacliff PS – Office 365 for
Students & Staff’. This is attached again and would be great to have set up well in advance of Term 2.
I am trying to find out if the Office 365 suite is available for our Reception to Year 2 families. Please be
patient… the ICT Service department is working through a high demand for support / requests at the
From our Pastoral Care Worker – Alison
In light of the current health crisis, people are experiencing many different emotions and not sure how to
support and what to say to your children. You are not alone in this situation and most people have never
experienced anything like this before. We are all trying to do the best we can. Below are two websites
that can assist you in helping you and your family stay informed and maintain good mental health.
Team Canteen will be winding down stock but in full operation right up to AND INCLUDING the last day
of term, the 3rd of April. Team Canteen thanks all families for their continued support!
All the best,
Steven and the staff at Seacliff Primary School