We hope you are all safe and well and have had the opportunity to enjoy some precious family time over the school holiday period. The ACT Government has announced that Preschool will resume on Monday 25 October. Until this date, education and care services remain restricted to children who need to attend. This includes children experiencing vulnerability; children whose parents or carers cannot work from home; and children whose parents are working from home and cannot reasonably provide care whilst working.
If you did not require care during lockdown in Term 3 and your circumstances have changed, and you require your child to return to Preschool prior to 25 October, please email me email@example.com so I can ensure adequate staff are rostered for onsite learning. If your child was already in attendance during Term 3 lockdown, you do not need to contact again unless your care requirements have changed.
An email will be sent by the end of Week 3 outlining the drop-off and pick-up procedures that we will need to follow to be COVID-19 safe.
St Jude’s Mini Floriade
Have you seen the gnomes in our mini St Jude’s Floriade garden? So many local community members have spotted our gnomes on their daily walks. We have also received an email from ACECQA asking us to write an article for their monthly newsletter about how our mini Floriade is helping us to be engaged with our local community even during lockdown. I will share this with you when it is published.
ELC Holiday Program
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the educators who continued to work over the holiday period. The program involved many different activities such as Spring Gardening, Worm Investigations, Mad Science, Nature Play and A Day At The Cinemas, just to name a few.
Term 4 Home Learning
Our ELC classes will continue with Seesaw as our remote learning platform. A new learning grid was posted to the Seesaw page for the next few weeks. Please keep uploading photos and videos of what your child has been participating in during remote learning, these will be displayed in your child’s portfolio.
We have had some local visitors take residence in one of our trees near the carpark this week. Unfortunately, the bees did not choose a safe place to rest and we had to organise for their removal. We were told that there were approx. 6,000 bees in one group and 12,000 in another.
Aren't they fascinating?
Check In CBR
If you are on the ELC grounds, please remember you are required to register on the Check In CBR app and to wear a face mask at all times.
Karen Leighton - St Jude's Early Learning Centre