Welcome to Week 8
Our school is receiving many phone calls from concerned parents regarding the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Then Department Of Education (DoE) have a comprehensive plan in place to manage the situation as it unfolds. The DoE are closely monitoring events, and working collaboratively across the Department to ensure that when an issue arises we can respond rapidly, working hand-in-hand with NSW Health and other relevant organisations. The link below is frequently updated and I encourage all parent and carers to follow the link for any additional information.
Congratulations to our wonderful students who competed at the Zone Swimming Carnival. Mr Stephens and Mrs Cid Pinkas reported to me that our Brooke Avenue Public School students were fantastic; all cheering on their teammates and congratulating each other for their successes and effort. It has been great to see some of our children proudly wearing their Zone jumpers.
Education for your child is important and regular attendance at school is essential for your child to achieve their educational best and increase their career and life options. NSW public schools work in partnership with parents to encourage and support regular attendance of children and young people.
On occasion, your child may need to be absent from school. Justified reasons for student absences may include:
• being sick, or having an infectious disease
• having an unavoidable medical appointment
• exceptional or urgent family circumstance (e.g. attending a funeral)
When your child attends school every day, learning becomes easier and your child will build and maintain friendships with other children.
At BAPS we are lucky enough to have fantastic front office staff who accommodate as many requests as they can each day. Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of parents contacting the office to change afternoon pickup requirements after 2.30 pm. This makes it very difficult to get the message to the room before the 2.50 pm bell. Can all parents and carers please call as early as possible if changes to pickup arrangements need to be made. We appreciate your support getting our children home safely.
This week you will received a letter asking for to support for Stewart House. Stewart House is a Specific Purpose School. Each year 1,700 public school children attend Stewart House from many parts of NSW and the ACT. During their stay, children are provided with optometric, dental and medical treatment as well as emotional support. This is balanced with health and educational programs and out of school activities to boost their self-esteem and to promote a healthier lifestyle. We do send children throughout the year and if you are in a position to support this great cause... thank you.
Enjoy the last few weeks of the term.