It is with regret that we welcome back our school community to another period of remote and flexible learning. As per our communications over the past week, our staff has endeavoured to again make this transition for parents, carers and students as smooth as possible.
All students should by now have collected their school books. If you haven’t already done so, please contact the office to arrange an alternative time.
We thank all families for their ongoing support and cooperation during this time. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Please read on further about Student Attendance, Temperature Testing, 2021 Prep Enrolment Information Sessions and Tours & Parent / Teacher Interviews.
We will again adopt a soft start approach in the mornings. We request that students do not arrive before 8.45am, when yard supervision commences.At 8.50am children will be directed to their classrooms where they will be temperature checked on entry.
Please note: If you know of any potential enrolments, please ask families to contact the school as soon as possible so we can accurately plan for next year.
Parent / Teacher interviews have been postponed until Week 4 so that teachers can provide feedback to parents regarding their child’s transition back to the remote learning environment. All interviews will be conducted via an online platform to minimise the number of adults on-site.Bookings for these interviews will open on the 27th July. Information regarding these will be available shortly.
At the end of Term 2 we sent out information regarding the Chocolate Drive. Again, due to the uncertainty of when school will resume normally, this will be postponed until further notice.
Hi to everyone in the SWPS community,
Welcome back to Term 3.
After what seemed to be a move toward some degree of normality prior to the holidays, we have now moved back into another lockdown period and a return to learning from home for a majority of SWPS students.
It goes without saying that I wish all of the parents/carers who will again have to manage both working and helping their children at home lots of good luck!
This time I am sure we will all take a different and more measured approach compared to our first experience, I know that we will be in our household. I would also like to continue to thank all school staff for their fantastic and ongoing work in supporting students and their families during the challenging time of both remote learning and the ongoing classroom-based learning. Lastly, on behalf of the SWPS community I would also like to pass on our thanks to all of the frontline workers amongst our parents.
Over the course of the rest of the year I will provide some ongoing updates to our community as future plans and ideas discussed at School Council for Sunbury West are put into place.
I hope everyone is well and continues to stay safe in the weeks and months to come.
SWPS School Council President
We thank families who are doing the right thing to minimise community interaction by providing supervision in the home during the remote learning period.
We also remind parents that to be eligible for on-site supervision, you must meet one of the criteria. Parents who are permitted workers need to forward to the school a legitimate copy of their worker permit.
If ALL ADULTS supervising your children meet the definition of “permitted worker” as published by the DHHS and ARE NOT WORKING FROM HOME your child/ren will meet the eligibility criteria for on-site attendance.
We thank the many parents who have provided copies of their worker permit forms for our records.
Please note as stated by DHHS penalties may apply if ‘Completing this document with false or misleading information may cause you to be in breach of the Permitted Worker Permit Scheme Directions and liable to penalties up to $19,826.40 (individuals) and $99,132 (bodies corporate)’
We understand that many parents and teachers in our school are having to work from home and provide supervision for their children. It is not looked upon favourably when people flout the rules and compromise the health and safety of other families. We appreciate that the juggle of working from home and supervising learning is difficult and we have arranged our learning program to support flexibility in the home. We are sure that employers are also aware of this challenge.
In 2021 Sunbury West celebrates its 50th birthday. Although this seems like a while away, we are already in the initial planning stages for this.We would like to establish a coordinating committee and are calling upon parents, carers and staff to take charge of the preparations for this special event. If you would like to be part of this historic occasion, please contact the office as soon as possible so that we can get the ball rolling.