Dear parents, carers and friends of Bass Coast Specialist School,
We have finally reached the end of term and in some ways, it feels like it has been a long time coming.
I would like to thank you for all of your support and well wishes during this term. It has been wonderful to see the students coming back to school. We should all be very proud of the resilience the children have demonstrated during this time, at home and at school.
Term 4 will start on Monday October 5.
It will be a normal school day and we would love to see as many children as possible return for the last term of 2020. As far as the pandemic is concerned, we will be continuing with all the precautions we have had in place up to this stage, including hand sanitising, temperature checks, extra cleaning and the use of PPE gear and face masks where appropriate.
One of the great benefits of these precautions, alongside your cooperation, is the decline of absences due to colds and influenza, in staff and students, when compared to term 3 last year. As a school we will be discussing what worked and how we can continue to use some of these hygiene practices during next year’s cold and flu season.
On a personal note, I would like to let you know that I will be taking leave for the first three weeks of next term. During my absence, Caroline Sibly will be the principal of our school. Caroline and I are looking forward to next term and we hope to see as many of the children as possible back at school.
So let’s see out Term 3 2020 with a bang and all come to school on Friday dressed up as Super Heroes. Because that’s what we are.
Take care and see you next term,