Principals Message

Parent update 8th April

Dear Parents,

Firstly thank you to all of the families for their cooperation with social distancing and working from home in the last week of term 1.  I do understand that this time has been very difficult for many families and we would like to thank you all for your co-operation and communication during this time.   Yesterday the Education Minister announced term two arrangements for all Victorian Schools to increase physical distancing across the population and slow the spread of coronavirus.  As a result all Victorian Schools will be transitioning to Flexible and Remote learning for all of term two.

This means that if your child can learn at home they MUST learn at home.

At this point in time it is our understanding that Victorian Government Schools will be open for a small number of students.  This includes students where all parents/carers have to leave the house to go to work and learning at home is not at all possible. Supervision will also be provided for vulnerable children, including children in Out of Home Care and children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm. Students who are attending school will complete the same work that those students who are learning from home will be doing.  A package of work for the first two weeks will be sent home on Tuesday next week. 

Further information will be sent home again tomorrow and will hopefully include guidelines for Special Schools like Belvoir.    

Once again I apologise to parents for the lack of information that is coming out regarding the school’s transition to remote learning.  Schools were asked not to send information home to families yesterday as we were waiting for a letter to come from the department today.  We have been told this will not be going out until tomorrow hence the brief information from our school today. 

Parents are asked to please follow our Facebook page and regularly check with the school website to keep up with the changes that are being made. 

Please stay safe and look for a further communication tomorrow.

Kind regards

Jamie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Belvoir Special School in Wodonga.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to get to know our school, our staff and the students that we have in our care.

As principal of Belvoir Special School I am extremely proud of the work that we do to educate students with an intellectual disability. We have a professional and committed staff group who strive to create learning environments to suit each of our individual students’ needs. Programs are tailored to focus on student interests and strengths as well as addressing areas of concern.

Staff work in close contact with parents to both set and monitor individual student goals and their implementation and we try to work with families to provide the very best education possible for their children.

Our wonderful new facility has enabled us to increase the range of programs that we offer to students and further work both on this site and in the creation of linkages with other schools in Wodonga will allow these offerings to continue to grow.

Belvoir Special School caters for a diverse range of students from a large geographic area. We have students who travel for 90 minutes on a bus to get to us from Corryong and Mt. Beauty as well as students from Chiltern, Barnawartha, Yackandandah, Tallangatta and the wider Wodonga area. Students who reside in Albury or other NSW towns are also able to apply to come to the school and each of these students will be assessed on an individual basis.

Thank you once again for visiting our website and please feel free to contact the school on 0260 598987 to arrange a tour of the new facility or speak with one of our staff regarding enrolment.

Jamie Gay

Principal

Marg Kinnell

Assistant Principal

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