Calrossy to go online
Calrossy Anglican School is following the latest directive from the NSW Government that while schools should remain open, parents are advised to keep students home unless they cannot feasibly do so.
“This means that while Calrossy will remain open for those who are not able to keep their children at home, including Boarders. The School will move to online learning on Thursday (March 26) to support students who are at home, knowing the large majority of our students will be in that situation” says Principal, David Smith.
“At Calrossy we’ve been planning for this for a while, with some senior students already accessing online classes through Zoom over the past fortnight.”
Together with the School’s intranet platform, The Hub, SeeSaw and Zoom, it will deliver learning activities and coursework for students in Prep to Year 12.
“Exactly what this looks like will differ depending on the age of students and what is appropriate for those learners. We are very keen to ensure our Year 11 and 12 students continue with their HSC studies and have full access to learning during this period of uncertainty.”
For the students who attend school, social distancing and strict hygiene practices will be maintained and anyone who is sick must stay home. Boarders will continue daily temperature checks as a precautionary step.
“I’d encourage everyone to stay calm. Our students and staff have been magnificent in what has been, and will continue to be, a very difficult situation,” says Mr Smith.
“Sitations such this will make us stronger as a society and community and resilience is one of our School values and we encourage that amongst everyone.”
The Calrossy Principal also wants to remind parents, that while students may be learning at home, it is a stressful time for children.
“Your children are hearing and seeing everything that is going on around them. Like most adults, they have never experienced anything like this and while initially staying home and learning online may sound like fun, they may also be scared and worried about the future and could become increasingly anxious and frustrated. They will miss their friends, sport and normal routines.”
“Now is the time to make sure they feel safe, loved and supported.”