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