Term two has been a term like we have never experienced before. While it feels like we have only just returned, the term holidays start today.
Just a reminder to everyone that school finishes at 2:30pm today for the end of term two. Please make sure you make arrangements to pick up your child/children at 2:30pm.
Stay safe, keep washing hands and practising other hygiene measures. Keep physically distancing. I hope everyone has a restful break and I look forward to seeing you all back for the start of term three on Monday 13th July, given that all is well and we can continue with face to face teaching.
The semester one report, whilst very different to previous reports, was handed out to students yesterday (Thursday 25th June). Parents are able to access their child's report through the Compass portal on the school's website or via the Compass App if you have installed it.
Reports can be viewed from your child's profile page.
Letters about how to access Compass were sent home with one of the work packs during remote learning. If you did not receive a letter, or cannot access Compass, please email the school - firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is relevant to families with children between 2 and 16 years and provides strategies to deal with specific challenges, such as building children’s resilience and dealing with conflict.
There are courses specifically for parents of toddlers to tweens, and for parents of pre-teens to teens.
It gives parents strategies to:
Also, the Brimbank Community Engagement Officer from Victoria Police has issued the following information...
Victoria Police are aware that term 2 is about to conclude and that a number of young people like to gather with their friends at public places.
The City of Brimbank has been identified as a current COVID 19 hot spot in the state of Victoria with most of the current cases being a direct result of contact between family and friend groups. We encourage all families to comply with the current restrictions, and recommend students stay home rather than gather in these areas.
The restrictions state you are able to:
Victoria Police will have been working closely with local shopping centres, in an attempt to maintain social distancing and to support the community in ensuring this is done. Unfortunately, people still choose to knowingly breach these restrictions. A number of additional police units have been rostered to respond and assess social gathering issues. Should these breaches occur, the below penalties apply.
What are the penalties for noncompliance?
Victoria Police can issue on the spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses for:
We would like to wish all students and their families a safe and relaxing holiday break and look forward to working with our schools in Term 3.
Matt Mudie | Leading Senior Constable 27311
Brimbank Community Engagement Officer
NWM Division 3 | Victoria Police
Please be mindful that everyone can protect against COVID-19 by staying at home and only going out if necessary and by practising good hand and respiratory hygiene.
Here are some tips that we all can follow:
1. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, or cough into your elbow.
2. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.
3. Wash your hands regularly using soap and water, including after using the toilet, and before eating.
Remember to get plenty of exercise while you are at home and maintain physical distancing if you do go out to exercise.
Brimbank Libraries have some great supports for students.
Click on the link below for information.
Brimbank Library Kids Online Resources