Today the Education Minister, Sue Ellery, in partnership with the Department of Education, has announced that schools will remain open till the end of term one.
From Monday 30th March to 3rd April, children who attend school will be taught as normal. From 6th April to the end of term, students who attend school will be supervised only, no formal teaching will occur.
The Government recognises there will still be families who need to send their children to school during this period. These may include:
During the final week leading to the school holiday period, Dianella Secondary College staff will be preparing online learning programs and resources for term 2. Connect, Webex, an online conferencing platform, Office 365, which provides access to a range of Office tools and TV4Education will form the basis of our teaching. Of course those families without internet access will be catered for through hard copied material. I can assure you no DSC student will be disadvantaged during this unique time.
I will continue to update you as information comes to hand. This will include information to those students in years 11 and 12 and what this means for them. Again I can assure you that no student will be disadvantaged as a result.
Again can I thank all parents and care-givers during this time. I am incredibly grateful for the support I have received from our amazing community. I will continue to provide the latest information as it comes to hand.
Dianella Secondary College
To say we are living in extraordinary times would be an understatement. The impact of Covid-19 has been far reaching and extremely challenging for our entire community. As a school we are doing our very best to remain calm, while minimising the risk to both staff and students.
At this stage schools are to remain open, however if you decide to keep your child home, there is no penalty attached. Simply contact the school to let us know. Dianella Secondary College will continue to provide the latest information available via email, Facebook and phone. For this to happen it is important that we have your current contact details. Please update accordingly.
I realise many students and parents will be feeling anxious and concerned in regards to the impact this will have on student learning. For students in years 11 and 12, this is particularly challenging.
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority (the Authority) Board continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and will be providing ongoing advice for schools as the situation evolves. We will share this with you as it comes to hand. However, be rest assured, that no student will be disadvantaged and all efforts will be made to navigate students successfully through the obtainment of their Western Australian Certificate of Education. (WACE)
Unfortunately, due to the large number of student absences, home packages of learning are not available at this time. Teachers are still required to deliver in class learning, it is impossible to do both. In the meantime, students can access the Education Department’s Learning at Home Resources via our website. For those students in years 7 – 9 additional literacy resources are available through Education Perfect (link via school website). Additionally, all students should check Connect class resources. I also encourage your child to read a variety of both fiction and non-fiction material.
I am aware that these challenging times has the potential to affect our mental health and well-being. As a result, we have created a link to a variety of resources and support networks for you to access. If you have genuine concerns for your child’s welfare, please call your local health practitioner or the relevant helpline.
May I thank you all for your patience and understanding in incredibly trying and unprecedented times. I will continue to provide relevant updates as they come to hand. In the meantime, please be safe, look after yourself and your loved ones.
Dianella Secondary College
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
As you would be aware, the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create a number of challenges for our school and the community.
Like all schools, our main aim is to keep staff and students safe.
From today, the Australian Government has announced that all organised and non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people will be cancelled. At this stage there is no plans to close schools.
However, I have made the decision to cancel a number of school events as a precaution.
This Wednesday’s parent afternoon will be cancelled. Teachers will call those parents if they have concerns regarding your child’s progress. Of course, you can call the teacher if you too have concerns.
At this stage all non-essential events scheduled for term 1 and 2 will be either postponed or cancelled.
As a school I ask that you exercise all normal precautions set by the WA Health Department.
Thank you for your support. As a school, we will continue to provide you with the latest information and communicate any new updates as events unfold.
Dianella Secondary College
16 March 2020
UPDATE AS OF 16/03/2020
Due to current circumstances surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), this Wednesday’s Parent Information Afternoon will not be going ahead as planned. We apologise for the inconvenience and are doing our best to respond as events unfold.
Your children’s education is important to us! Teachers will be contacting parents if there are any concerns regarding your child’s progress. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the school and we will make arrangements for the teacher to get in touch with you.
Thank you for your continued support in the matter.
Are you interested in the progress of your son or daughter or have any concerns? Then book an appointment with one of our teachers via our online booking system and come and speak to us.
Our Parent Interview Afternoon will be held on Wednesday 18th March at the Dianella Secondary College gymnasium, from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.
It is a unique opportunity for you to come and see the school, as well as engage with our teachers and stay informed on your child's progress across each subject area.
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