The Victorian Department of Education, the Australian Government Department of Health have issued advisories on Coronavirus.
The latest update to Victorian Community School from the Department of Education is suggested that we continue to deliver classes online due to many children comes from different day school.
Please be advised that due to the lockdown all classes will need to
cease between Saturday 13 February 2021 and Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (11.59 pm)
To adhere to the suggestion our school has made the decision to continue to offer our classes online.
Our school will reinforce the following when your child/ren attends the 3 hours of Chinese school.
Wash hands regularly,
Cough and sneeze into your arm or elbow
Avoid any unnecessary touching
Watch out for the signs
Consider not holding large gatherings s
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
Our schools are not exempt from any of the directions given by Government. We must be adhered to these directions.
ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN BY OUR SCHOOL
If a child has been excluded from its day school for quarantine purposes they must not come to the community language schools for that period
Government is starting advice against large gatherings – In the school situation – school assemblies should cease
Schools need to ensure all their data – contact numbers , emails to parents are updated
Parents and students should be provided with updated advice
If there a case is detected you must advise the authorities immediately and then follow the steps to inform the school community
POTENTIAL SCHOOL CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS OF EVENTS
The Australian Government has released a COVID-19 Emergency Response plan.
This plan entails measures that may need to be taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 within Australia. The plan includes measures such as social distancing, which may include school closures.
There is a likelihood that at some point COVID-19 may present within our school community and may involve a short-term school closure. Schools should follow all advice provided by the Government to prevent the impact to our broader community should this occur.
Watch For Symptoms and Report Absences During this time we ask all of our families to remain vigilant in checking for symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms may include, but are not limited to;
fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue & shortness of breath. If these symptoms present please keep your child home from school and seek medical attention.
WE ARE PLANNING FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES - What if y school has to close?
Community Languages Australia in partnership with Community Languages Victoria has commenced discussions to have a platform in place where study could continue via a virtual classroom.
To developed a webinar to show instructors how use the ICT – Platforms – Zoom, WhatsApp Skype and others
Provide advice on how to prepare classroom materials.
These options are being explored today
These are difficult times – but we need to act responsibly , as a community to :
a) try and stop and spreading of the virus - Containment
b) if is spreads to be ready to act differently and provide students with an educational experience
Stefan Romaniw OAM
要开发一个网络研讨会，向教员展示如何使用ICT –平台– Zoom，WhatsApp Skype和其他网络应用。
·Stefan Romaniw OAM