Looking forward in hope

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Welcome to our Parent Hub,

Whilst we begin term 3 with the majority of our students working in a home-based learning environment, we are also welcoming any students that need to be present at school during this time. I fully appreciate the added stress this situation places on our students, their families/carers and the staff in our schools.  I am hopeful that we can move through this lockdown as seamlessly as possible and look forward to the day when we can resume normal classroom activities.

With Bishop Anthony, I am committed to

  • Ensuring a safe environment for our staff and those students that will be attending our schools by maintaining extra levels of hygiene and cleaning.
  • Maximising learning outcomes to a level that is practical for families and students during the lockdown.
  • Providing support for our principals, teachers, and all school staff.
  • Responding to the needs of parents, especially those under financial stress.

Once again, fee relief is available for any family that may require assistance during this difficult time.  Please speak to your School Principal or contact our fee liaison unit on schoolfees@dbb.org.au  or 9847 0728.

To allay any confusion over the coming weeks, School Principals will be sharing valuable advice and information through the regular communication channels. School websites and Facebook pages are also a handy resource.

I am conscious that many of you continue to support Home-Based Learning whilst facing other challenges including working from home. We know that you are doing your very best in these circumstances and are here to help you. I want to impress upon you the flexibility you have as parents to balance learning tasks with the wellbeing of your families. Our Parent Hub is designed to offer valuable resources that may help you through this time.

Bishop Anthony has encouraged parents and families, “Throughout this time of uncertainty, let us never cease in our care for one another… Let us also not forget that it is often the small, simple gestures of love and concern for one another that can have the greatest effect.”

On behalf of Catholic Schools Broken Bay, the Principals and staff in our schools, I extend to you my sincere gratitude for your continued support of our schools. As always, your active contribution and engagement are vital in our joint endeavour to educate our young people to their full potential.

Danny Casey

Director of Schools
Diocese of Broken Bay