Learning in Term 2

Our schools have responded to the directions of the government in response to COVID-19 throughout Term 2. The first five weeks of the school term were focused on home learning, with students in Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 returning to school on Monday 11 May.

From Monday 25 May students from Years 2 – 10 will also return to school, following advice from the Queensland government.

As our schools return to a regular routine, we thank our staff, students and their families on their efforts to create a positive learning experience from home during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Below is information and resources to support families as we transition back to regular classroom learning and any updates impacting on school communities due to COVID-19 restrictions. For local information please visit your school website.

 

Resources

Here are some helpful resources to support parents who may have concerns about the wellbeing of their child: their child they can find helpful information on how best

Wellbeing checklist for primary students: Schooltv.me

Wellbeing checklist for secondary students: Schooltv.me

Coronavirus a guide for parents: Schooltv.me

Supporting reading at home in the Early Years

Engaging curriculum-based content for Kindergarten to Year 12

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety: Australian Psychological Society

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak: Beyond Blue

Preparing for Remote Learning

Learning with educational programs on ABC TV Education

Home learning tips flyers

Digital skills to support learning

 

Supporting each other

Providing students with reassurance and continuity of teaching and learning remains a key focus for our schools during this time of uncertainty. We will continue to adapt our response to the virus according to the changing circumstances, but always with the wellbeing of students and staff as the highest priority.

These are challenging times for communities across the world and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.

For students attending school, please note that all schools have introduced protective measures, such as:

  • implementing and encouraging non-contact sport and games.
  • advising students not to share food, drinks or water bottles.
  • advising students not to share classroom equipment, especially pencils and pens.
  • avoiding unnecessary contact with others, including shaking hands or high fives.
  • promoting regular handwashing with soap; asking students to cover their mouth with an elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing; and avoiding touching their face.

 

Supporting families facing financial hardship

We understand that some of our families have been impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. A number of financial measures have been introduced to enable these families to continue their child’s education and pastoral care in their current school. Families facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact their school to discuss the financial arrangements available during Term 2, including possible fee concessions and a reduction in tuition fees.

 

NAPLAN

2020 NAPLAN and Co-ordinated Practice Test have been cancelled.

 

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Early Edcare

Please visit the Centacare website for the latest information on OSHC and Early EdCare services. Please note these services are not administered by Brisbane Catholic Education.

 

Archdiocese of Brisbane Mass

The Archdiocese of Brisbane has suspended the celebration of Mass on Sundays. For further information Click here.

 

For more information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Hand-wash- Hygiene information

Infection-control-fact sheet

Smart Traveller

World Health Organisation