Once again our local community has passed another COVID-19 test with flying colours.
With restrictions eased over the long weekend, our community continued to show we are serious about stopping the spread of COVID-19, with most people doing the right thing and practicing safe social distancing measures.
These milestones are important as they demonstrate that we are continuing to diligently follow the expert health advice as we put in place steps to lift more restrictions on the path to getting back to normal.
With two children currently studying from home, I know one of the biggest ways we can get back to normal is for our kids to get back into the classroom and interacting with their teachers.
Yesterday, the Premier made a significant announcement about a staged return to school for Queensland students from May 11.
The decision was based on our state’s continued low rate of new COVID-19 infections and expert medical advice.
Here’s what families need to know:
- Students in Kindy, Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and 12 will return to school on May 11
- Students in Years 2-10 will continue remote learning at home
- Children of essential workers & vulnerable children in Years 2- 10 are still able to attend school – if you are having issues regarding your schooling situation, please talk directly to your local school
- We will review the situation on May 15, with the goal of welcoming all students back to school on May 25 if low COVID-19 transmission rates continue.
I know this will be a relief to many parents who’ve had the difficult task of juggling working from home and keeping their kid’s studies on track.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at all of our local schools for the incredible effort they’ve put in to make sure our kids continue to receive a first-class education despite the challenges posed by implementing social distancing and putting a remote learning program in place in a short space of time.