CCPS News - 13 August 14, August 2020
The Importance of Wellbeing
Our wellbeing is of paramount importance, particularly during this time of uncertainty. Across Victoria, students and their families are experiencing challenging times with the state being in various stages of lockdown yet again. This second wave of the pandemic is also beginning to impact other areas of Australia and New Zealand. Riding this corona coaster and navigating the ups and downs of the current reality is proving to be confronting for many people. The coronavirus has certainly changed our lives for now and maybe forever. We thank everyone for their patience and co-operation with our COVID Safe Plans we have implemented here at school.
The uncertainty of not knowing what will happen next may have an impact on many students and their families. It is essential that we all look after each other including our own wellbeing during this time. Taking time to de-escalate our own nervous systems and maintain sleep routines, healthy eating habits, get some regular exercise and reach out to friends and family is an important priority.
In a special report on SchoolTV, families are encouraged to embrace the guidance offered to help minimise the impact of this corona coaster. I encourage you to take the time to watch the presentation by Dr Carr-Gregg and to reflect on the information. While some of it is directly related to the lockdown in Victoria, and since the recording the situation in New Zealand has changed, which is another indicator of the uncertainty, Dr Carr-Gregg provides important advice. The presentation is less than 10 minutes. Here is the link to your special report.
Flashing Lights at the 40km School Zone Signs
As you know Will and Jodie Hendey and the P&F have been specifically promoting the need to improve the safety of the road in front of the school through an e-petition to get flashing lights to accompany the 40km School Zone signs. The petition has over 600 signatures. On Thursday, 6 August the media came to the front of the school to film Will Hendey submit the petition. Thanks in particular to Year 4 students and Year 8 students who were there to support and witness this and learn that we can all do something for good, and there are ways to be heard in our great country. A sincere thanks to Will, P&F, and all the parents and students for their support.
It has been great to run some events where we have invited parents onto campus while adhering to the COVID safe guidelines. Thank you to those who were able to come to the Academic Expo on Tuesday evening and take an opportunity to see some of the great things happening in the Senior School and talk to our passionate teachers and students.
A big thank you to Mr Cuthbert, our Career’s Counsellor for his work with the Year 10 students who all had their SET Plan meetings this week. These are about planning the students’ Year 11 and 12 program and ensuring that it will provide a suitable pathway to further study and/or work after school. Thanks also to all the parents who attended these meetings.
Mrs Sherrie Cuthbert
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