At Home Together – Staff Stories of Stage Four Lockdown
It is with pleasure we share with you our stories from lockdown as we all work together to beat this virus. Please find the stories below.If you would like to share your family’s story, please send a photo and a short paragraph and we will share with our community. Please email your contribution to email@example.com
Science Week has been a huge success with many of our students uploading videos of their science experiments and sharing their learning. Currently Chris Barker is creating a video to share with the whole community. It will be a must see!
Family Challenge – Wellbeing Walk – Make Someone Smile
As we are all confined to our homes and many of us are enjoying family walks around the neighbourhood, we thought we would invite families to share a wellbeing message in their yard or in a window that promotes wellbeing for the people walking by. Draw a picture, create a foil sculpture or find the quote that brings joy to your family and place it where people can see it as they walk by.
If you would like to take a picture of your wellbeing message and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org we will share them via Compass. We can’t wait to hear about the wellbeing walks!
Michael Carr-Gregg Webinar – 15th September at 7:30pm
Minister for Education James Merlino introduced child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for a webinar on Tuesday 25 August – and following high demand, a second will be held on Tuesday 15th September – aimed at providing parents and carers with practical skills, knowledge and strategies for managing the lockdown period and remote learning. The webinars will focus on strategies and tools to help families manage their wellbeing, including establishing a supportive parental role and dealing with uncertainty and disappointment. Families will have an opportunity to ask Dr Carr-Gregg questions.
Places are still available for Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families webinar on Tuesday 15 September at 7:30pm. For more information and to register, visit: eventbrite.com
Child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg:
“Coronavirus has turned the lives of many Victorian families upside down, asking them yet again to navigate a new reality of remote learning, working from home and for some, financial hardship.”
“Never has it been more important to provide families with simple, practical and evidence-based strategies to help them maintain the family’s wellbeing and build resilience.”
10-episode podcast: ‘Raising Learners’ commencing 1st September
REMINDER: ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
On Monday 31st August at 6pm we will be holding our annual public meeting to table the Annual Report. If you would like to join us please email the office email@example.com and we will send you through the link for the meeting.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Simone, Suzanne, Chris and Andrea