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ACT public schools pupil free from 24 March 2020 to school holidays

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Bettington Circuit Charnwood

Telephone:  6142 2680



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Charnwood-Dunlop School

Current State: Pupil Free

Dear Charnwood-Dunlop Community,

I want to take this time to acknowledge the extremely challenging times we are facing. These are unprecedented times. This week all ACT schools moved to a Pupil-Free scenario. I acknowledge how tough this is for families and the impact it is having on how we function as a society.

Thank you for your support and considerate approach to ensuring the safety of your family and the greater community. It is vital that we continue to work together through these times. We do not know what will transpire from here or how long these measures will be in place.

Pupil free days from 24 March 2020 to school holidays  

The ACT Minister for Education announced that from Tuesday 24 March 2020 all ACT public schools will go pupil free until the school holidays, due to begin on Friday 10 April, 2020. Your child should still attend school today, Monday 23 March.

This decision has been taken to help ACT Public Schools prepare to transition to alternative methods of delivering education for our children, in the event students cannot attend school for extended period.

During the pupil-free period, our school will continue to be a workplace for our teachers and school staff, so we can all adapt and adjust to new ways of delivering learning to your child.

Your child can not attend school during the pupil free period. Our teachers will use this time to design lesson plans for students. We ask that you give them some space to do this work, as it will position us to best support your child’s continued education.

School holidays will commence as scheduled on Friday 10 April and we will continue to update you as we progress.

Online Learning

I would like to reassure you now that your staff here are working extremely hard to provide as much learning as possible to support you while you are at home during this time. We are working non-stop and are very close to having a manageable ongoing and online learning program, that will be sustainable for the duration of this situation. On this website you find a new tab indicating where these materials will be uploaded each week, we will be using online platforms as follows:  Google Classrooms for students year 1 to year 6, and Seesaw for our Kindy and Learning Support students, our Preschool team will continue to support our families through regular communication and a locked Facebook page.

To support you we are now rolling out a device to every student at CDS, if you are still in need please get in touch asap, we will continue to facilitate this for as long as we can into the coming weeks

If you are in need of assistance or unsure of any aspect, please reach out to us during these tricky times, my staff are dedicated to supporting you and we will be in regular phone and email communication. Some additional sites to seek support are provided below.

With best wishes,

Rob Lans


Charnwood-Dunlop School

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