It has been great to welcome students back to school in line with the state government’s plan for a phased return to onsite learning in Victorian schools.
Principal, Mary Abbott, said the teachers and staff were very much looking forward to the students’ return.
“Tuesday will be an exciting time as our students reunite with their friends, peers and teachers, and our school begins to return to being a vibrant Catholic learning community.”
“Our parents and carers have been incredibly supportive of remote learning over the past several weeks, but I know many will join me in looking forward to the return to the school routine and face-to-face teaching,” Mary said.
“The period of remote learning, while challenging in some ways, has strengthened the sense of partnership we have with our parents in the education process.”
“I am very proud of our team here at St James the Apostle School, who have done an enormous amount of work to keep our students progressing with their learning and then preparing for their return.”
“Our teachers are also very aware that some students will need extra support when they return and we will monitor each child’s progress closely,” Mary said.
St James will operate within the Victorian Government’s recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines, including around hygiene practices, social distancing and restricted access to the school site.
“I also remind any parents and guardians who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 to please contact me to discuss fee relief arrangements,” Mary said.
During the period of remote learning, the school provided communication via sjhcn.catholic.edu.au/remote. With face-to-face teaching resuming, this page will no longer be updated, except for the fortnightly Virtual Assembly. The next Virtual Assembly will be at 2:15pm on Friday 19 June.