Dear Parents and Caregivers,

I do hope that you have had a peaceful week of school holidays with your children.

These are unprecedented times and therefore, we need to continue the approach that we have implemented in Term One over the coming weeks, to support the safety and well being of your children and our staff.

I understand that this is an uncertain and difficult period for you and your family. 

Today, the School Administration team met to discuss the statements and advice that the State Government provided on Friday the 17th of April 2020. 

As you are aware from previous updates, we have already in place a plan for supported ‘Distance Learning’ and well prepared lessons that can be done at home to support you. At this point in time, this is our preferred approach, however, we fully understand that some families may not be in a position to provide supervision for ‘Distance Learning’ at home. Students who attend school on site during term two will engage with the Learning Packs in an alternative classroom setting. This will most likely not be with their own classroom teacher.

‘Distance Learning’ HELP Package Pickup

  • For your information, and to assist you with your preparation the Week 1-2 ‘Distance Learning’ HELP package will be available online through the Mindarie Primary School ‘Learning’ page for parents to access on Friday the 24th of April. Password is MPS2020
  • Printed HELP packages will be available for collection from volunteer staff members at Mindarie Primary School on Monday the 27th of April (ANZAC Day Public Holiday) from 10:00am-12:00pm. Socially distant queues will be established at the front of the school. The staff car park will be open and available for access. Please ensure that you practice good social distancing when at school. Only one person per family please.

We are expecting further details from the Department of Education this week and will provide another update to you on Friday the 24th April with greater details of the required actions. 

This week we will also release the Mindarie Primary School virtual ANZAC service. This will be posted through all outlets as usual.

Please stay safe.

Kind regards
Barbara Bromley
20 April 2020