Arrangements for Monday 23 March
You will be aware that an announcement from the NSW Premier about schools is imminent. We are awaiting this Government announcement before formally determining and communicating our longer-term plan. However, in anticipation of this announcement, we will not run classes on Monday 23rd March. Instead, teaching staff will spend the day preparing further for online programs that might need to be quite extensive.
The College is physically open, however boys should only attend their campus to collect their books and any other essential items. This will be between 6.30am and 12.30pm.
The children of parents who are essential medical workers will have the option tomorrow to stay on campus in a supervised setting in line with social distancing protocols. They should first write to the following people before they send their children to Newington.
Stanmore – Yvonne Kaloterakis firstname.lastname@example.org
Wyvern – Emma Cope email@example.com
Lindfield – Jenny Druce firstname.lastname@example.org
ELC – Malia Puna – email@example.com
Supervision will be from 8.30am – 3.30pm.
Year 12s will not be completing their assessment tomorrow. We apologise to all the students who have prepared assiduously. The academic office will be in touch with them separately. We will put particular measures in place to help Year 12 in the months to come regardless of the announcement tomorrow.
Separate arrangements are in place for boarders and we will communicate with those families directly.
The College will update you again after the State Government announcement with much more comprehensive information about our future operations. We will let you know more about programs, assessments, wellbeing and the way IT will work.
This is not the year our students had imagined when they came through the gates on 28 January. The disappointment, concern and trepidation that they may be feeling is absolutely understandable. We do trust that the online environment we are preparing will be stimulating, exciting and rigorous. Even more importantly, we already know what the light at the end of this tunnel looks like. It is a happy, vibrant College just like the one they remember. We look forward to returning to it with all of our hearts.