St Bernadette's

Catholic Primary School

Port Kennedy

We are committed to building a supportive learning environment that inspires all individuals to strive continually to achieve their personal best.

 

 

St Bernadette's

Catholic Primary School

Port Kennedy

 

 

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Grand Ocean Boulevard
PORT KENNEDY WA 6172
PO Box 8151 WARNBRO WA 6169
T: (08) 9593 4066
F: (08) 9593 6596
admin@stbernadettes.wa.edu.au

COVID-19

Media Statement from Premier and Minister for Education and Training Thursday May 14 2020

All WA students to return to school from next week

  • School students required back at school from Monday, May 18, based on health advice
  • Students who are medically vulnerable can continue to learn at home
  • ATAR written exams to go ahead as scheduled from November 2
  • Vulnerable staff members should continue to seek medical advice
  • Students at residential facilities can return home on weekends subject to the discretion of the Principal or residential manager

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Remote Learning at St Bernadette’s – FAQ’s

UPDATED – Wednesday 8th April, 2020
Thank-you to our parent community for your continued support in working with us to ensure education continuity for your children during this time. The feedback we have received to date has been overwhelmingly positive and this is greatly appreciated by our staff who remain committed to providing your children with the best education possible remotely. This document serves to support parents and carers in addressing the questions we have received so far. If your questions have not been answered below, please contact the office or your child’s classroom teacher.

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How to stay mentally healthy at home with your children

To help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country, all Australians have been asked to self-isolate. Understandably, the challenges associated with not being connected to others and being separated from loved ones, loss of freedom and reduced income, are leading some people to experience feelings of anxiety, boredom, frustration and fear. In order to maintain a healthy outlook it can be broken down to four elements: positive emotions, engagement, relationships and meaning. This information outlines some useful strategies you may use to maintain good mental health during this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation.

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Pastoral care and wellbeing of students and families – COVID-19

We are all aware of the extensive media coverage of the COVID-19 virus. The frequency and extent of the coverage may bring about increased feelings of vulnerability or anxiety. As a Catholic community we continue to extend our prayers for all those impacted. This resource has been developed to support students, their families and staff to enable us all to get through this unusual time together.

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How to Talk to Children About the Virus

As the number of coronavirus cases rise across Australia, the level of anxiety within the community is increasing. Feelings of worry and unease can be expected following a stressful event, such as the recent declaration of a global pandemic, however, it is important that we learn to manage our stress before it turns to more severe anxiety and panic. This information sheet outlines some useful strategies which can help both adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. (see below).

To help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country, all Australians have been asked to practice social distancing. In some cases, people are required to or may choose to, self-isolate. Understandably, the challenges associated with social distancing and isolation, including separation from loved ones, loss of freedom and reduced income, are leading some people to experience feelings of anxiety, boredom, frustration, and fear. This information sheet outlines some useful strategies you can use to maintain good mental health during this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation. (see below).

Additionally, here is a video link from How to talk to children about the virus from Jamie Howard Phd, from the Child Mind Institute to assist you in talking to your children about what is happening. A key message is “the scientists are working hard in their labs to develop a vaccine for the virus” 

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