Letter to parents regarding the phased return to on-site learning 12th May 2020  Dear parents and carers,  Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote and flexible learning.  Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government has advised that schools can begin a phased return to on-site schooling.  In the first stage, students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2, senior secondary (Year 11 and 12 VCAL and VCE) students and all students in specialist schools will return to school from Tuesday 26 May.  To support all school staff to prepare for this transition, Monday 25 May willRead more…

Monday 6th April 2020 Dear parents and guardians, Prior to the holidays staff began preparing for a possible transition to ‘remote learning’. At this stage no further information is available. Once we know more, we will inform the school community. Please be aware of speculation suggesting that school will/will not be open at the start of Term 2. You will be informed once we receive information officially from the Department of Education and Training. In preparation for remote learning, we have created a remote learning website, accessible at the link below. Most sections of the website are publicly accessible, however if you are asked toRead more…

IMPORTANT UPDATE 24th March, 2020 Dear Parents and Carers, As you are aware, the holidays have been brought forward to contain the spread of coronavirus in our community. During this week, our staff will be planning further for remote learning in the event that this will be required next term. If you and your partner work within the essential services and do not have alternative childcare arrangements, you are able to send your child/ren to school. Lyn and I will provide a supervision program. Essential services include health, corrections, police and emergency services workers. If essential services workers require holiday program places for their childrenRead more…

**IMPORTANT UPDATE – 23/3/2020 12pm** Families to prepare for transition to home learning commencing on Wednesday the 15th of April. This means, from that date, your children will stay at home. Information on home learning programs will be emailed out to families later this week. Please ensure your email address is current. Reminder: School holidays commence tomorrow. No students are to be at school. Hot Cross Bun orders will be available to pick up from the drive-thru on Wednesday from 1:30-3:30pm. No after school care until further notice. Office hours of 8:30-4pm will continue for any phone inquiries (excluding school holidays).Read more…

** IMPORTANT CHANGES** Today (Monday 23rd March) will be the final day of Term 1. School holidays have been brought forward starting Tuesday 24th of March. Today’s school day will end at 3:30pm as normal. This is part of the implementation of a shutdown of all non-essential activity across Victoria over the next 48 hours.Read more…

An Important Update 21st March, 2020 Dear Parents and Carers, Last night, The Department of Education & Training (DET) released further information in regard to altered arrangements on schools due to the impact of COVID-19. Some points to be immediately aware of from last night’s DET email are: Friday 27th March, the last day of term and Tuesday 14th April, the first day of term 2, will be Pupil Free days to allow schools to prepare for more flexible learning arrangements, including remote learning. It will be opportunity to consolidate our preparations. Outside Hours School Care/ After School care will NOT operate on Friday. PleaseRead more…

Coronavirus update 17/3/2020 at 4:00pm In light of coronavirus, to minimise risks, a few changes have been made: – we ask that parents pick their children up from the school gates where possible, to minimise the amount of people on our site at any given time. We understand this is not possible for all students, particularly prep students. If this is not possible, we ask that you wait outside the classroom ensuring appropriate social distancing. – the grade 5/6 camp has been postponed until Term 4 – the prep Gruffalo excursion has been postponed until September – breakfast club has been cancelled for the remainderRead more…

RE: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION Update as of 16/3/2020 3:30pm In the last few days you will have heard much information and advice regarding schools and Corona virus. This update contains information which will be important over the coming days and weeks. It’s lengthy but please read it carefully. It’s important that parents don’t panic but it’s also important to know what the school is planning and what advice we have: Self-isolate – Children remain at home and restrict contact with others for 14 days because they have either been confirmed with the virus or they have come into contact with someone who has tested positiveRead more…

Coronavirus update as of 15/3/2020 at 7pm Dear Students and Parents/Carers at Epsom Primary School, RE: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) In the last few days you will have heard much information and advice regarding schools and Coronavirus. This update contains information which will be important over the coming days and weeks. It’s lengthy but please read it carefully. It’s important that parents don’t panic but it’s also important to know what the school is planning and what advice we have. For your information, the following terms have been defined: Self-isolate – Children remain at home and restrict contact with others for 14 days because they have eitherRead more…

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, the department of education has created this fact sheet for school students and children. Coronavirus fact sheet For more information, please visit the following websites: For Victorian updates to the current incident, go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus For national updates: https://www.health.gov.au/news/latest-information-about-novel-coronavirus For international updates: https://www.who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/novel-coronavirus WHO resources https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirusRead more…