Dear St Michael’s College Community,
I acknowledge and thank our families for your ongoing support, trust and partnership. This was very evident, necessary and appreciated following Wednesday’s announcements. Thank you also to the students for their positive manner and willingness to work together with staff and other students in such a short timeframe. The calm and professional approach of our staff on Wednesday afternoon was instrumental in providing a sense of confidence and security for our students at a very uncertain time.
It’s fair to say that this communication is now somewhat different from what was previously planned, considering the Premier’s press conference at 11:40 am this morning, 20 November.
St Michael’s staff were preparing to provide remote learning for Reception to Year 9 students for Monday and Tuesday. The theme around this was very much about maintaining connections and providing for learning continuity and the wellbeing of our students. We are well aware that during times of great uncertainty, some common principles apply for those of us in education, regardless of our role, and include an ongoing focus on safety, security, and belonging, relationship building at the heart of student learning, communication and transparency around decision-making, and equity.
As many of you would now be aware, it has been announced at the Premier’s press conference that South Australian schools will be re-opening from Monday. This will include St Michael’s College. This essentially means that St Michael’s College will be conducting face to face classes for Reception to Year 9 students from Monday 23 November as per normal.
Thank you again for your ongoing support, understanding and flexibility.