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COVID-19 Coronavirus Albury Wodonga Campus Update
Information for Years 9, 10, 11 and 12
Pupil free day April 14
Term 2 Commencement
Delivery of distance education
Families and carers
Wednesday April 8 2020 | View the latest updates
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding in what is a stressful and difficult time for all. Indie School and all staff are committed to delivering excellent and valuable education to all our students.
As a result of the press conference held on the 7th April by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education, Mr James Merlino the following information is provided to you.
Tuesday 14th April will be a pupil free day. (Staff will be contacting students in preparation for the beginning of Term 2)
Term 2 will officially commence on Wednesday 15th April, however, as per the advice of the Premier Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Education, Mr James Merlino, this will be conducted by distant education for the majority of our students, except for any children of essential service workers or vulnerable children who cannot be supervised to learn from home.
The key message to come from the Premier’s press conference is that ‘all children who can learn at home must learn from home – with exceptions only in extremely limited circumstances.’ (Daniel Andrews). These exceptions are mentioned above in bold.
As a school, we are prepared to deliver distance education and will continue to support students and families to negotiate this new way of learning. By now you should have all received a package in the mail with all the required materials to begin. If you have not received this, please contact myself or your classroom teacher.
To our VCAL students, please rest assured that measures have been put in place to ensure that your learning and ability to complete your studies are being taken care of. At this stage Yr 12 students who need to complete a VET course will be given first priority and will be contacted in the next week to discuss their options.
I understand for all that this is a challenging and uncertain time. We as a school are here to support not only the students but families as well.
On Wednesday 15th April all students who are working from home will be contacted by their classroom teacher; either through Google Classroom, email or phone. Please be patient if there are some kinks along the way as this is for all, a very new environment we find ourselves working through. We are confident that we will be successful.
To Parents, we do not expect you to take over the role of the teacher. We will provide your child with a structure and routine, we know for most students , structure and routine is very important but we also recognise that every family situation is different, we will do our best to cater for that and we expect you to communicate and provide feedback.
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Easter.
Head of School
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