Please note that this decision was not taken lightly. We have demonstrated throughout last three weeks, and today, our commitment to in-person education, as we believe it to be the most effective learning environment for our students. However, due to high numbers of cases and contacts within the community, we are simply not able to continue for the rest of this week whilst maintaining our health and safety standards and considering the wellbeing of our community.
Our Primary and Secondary Principals will be writing to you shortly with more detailed information on what to expect from Distance Learning throughout the week. Our overall aim is to replicate the existing class timetables, except in the younger grades where we know that live attendance on Zoom calls is particularly challenging. In this case, changes will be made to ensure access arrangements are age appropriate.
It is our current plan to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24, 2022, however, we will be monitoring the situation closely throughout next week and will keep you updated.
I know this is not the start that any of us wanted to 2022, we fully empathize with the upheaval this may cause for you, but we are fully committed to supporting the learning of the students as best we can in the current circumstances. Though this has been a difficult decision, the safety of our school community is of paramount importance to us and is our absolute priority.
Take care, stay safe and we look forward to seeing our students back at school on Monday, January 24.