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March 2020

To: Parents/Carers/Students,   Please refer to the attached Adjustments to Assessment Tasks for Stage 6 – which has been updated today (27th March). This supercedes the version that was posted yesterday. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.kingscliff.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Admin-2020-1179-Stage-6-Assessment-Update-Term-1-updated-27-March-2020b.pdf" title="Admin 2020-1179 - Stage 6 Assessment Update Term 1 - updated 27 March 2020b"]

The NSW Department of Education's advice regarding schools is very clear. No child in NSW will be turned away from school. Schools will remain open for parents who want their children to attend irrespective of their profession or working arrangements. The decision to keep schools open has been made based on advice from NSW Health, which has not changed. The department will provide continuity of learning for all students both on and off campus and the Premier, for practical reasons, has encouraged parents to keep their children at home if they could. Schools will communicate directly with parents on what learning options are available using their communication methods such as the school website, newsletters, emails and other online tools. Latest advice Get up-to-date information about the department's response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Explore the department's learning from home resources for teachers and parents to support both online and

The NSW Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state - triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19. Following the decisions made by National Cabinet, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the shutdown to protect NSW citizens. "I understand many in the community are worried, and these changes will affect everyday lives, and may be upsetting," Ms Berejiklian said. "But these decisions will make us all safer, they are taken with the health of all citizens in mind, and they must be taken now. "If you have the capacity to work from home, you should do so." In line with health advice, from midday today, the following non-essential activities and businesses will be temporarily shut down: pubs, registered clubs gyms, indoor sporting venues cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or

From the Student Wellbeing Team: It is times like this we need to look after ourselves and maintain a healthy headspace. If you are a young person or a parent of a student here at KHS we wanted to provide some information about looking after your mental health in light of COVID-19. Thanks to Headspace Tweed for putting together this information to support the wellbeing of our youth. https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/tweed-heads/ [pdf-embedder url="https://www.kingscliff.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/headspace-Tweed-Heads-Young-People-Stress-COVID-newsletter.pdf" title="headspace Tweed Heads - Young People & Stress - COVID newsletter"]

The Australian Education Council and NSW Education Standards Authority agreed today that NAPLAN 2020 will not proceed so that schools can focus on student learning during the outbreak of COVID-19. This decision includes cancellation of: NAPLAN Online practice testing, 23 March – 9 April 2020 NAPLAN Online tests, 12 May – 22 May 2020 NAPLAN paper tests, 12 May – 15 May 2020. At Kingscliff High School we value the opportunity that NAPLAN provides, in more settled times, to gain an understanding of our student’s capabilities in literacy and numeracy. However, we appreciate the opportunity this cancellation provides in allowing us to focus on supporting student wellbeing during these unprecedented times, and to further explore opportunities to support student learning through online platforms.

Kingscliff High School families will be aware that our school remains open for instruction and prioritises the wellbeing of our students, staff and school community members The school has become aware that a parent in our school community, who has not had recent direct contact with our school, has tested positive to COVID-19. Bearing this in mind, it is important that all of our families understand that, at this time, there are no Kingscliff High School students who have tested positively to COVID-19. The school will continue to act on the advice received from the Department of Education regarding our response to COVID-19, and will continue to make every effort to keep our students safe. For more information, including the latest school attendance advice, please monitor http://education.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus which will be updated regularly. Download the School Updates app to receive notifications: https://bit.ly/2PD2jd3 Families might also find useful the following: Public