Francis Greenway High School

Successful Learners – Supportive Environment

Telephone02 4964 1282

Emailfrancisgre-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Principal's Message

The end of Term 3 has been a busy one for our school and others throughout the state. We’re happy to say that together we made it through what has been a constantly changing and sometimes difficult Term. We could not have done it without the commitment from all of our families and from our fantastic teaching and school staff. I want to thank you all for your efforts to continue to keep our school community safe – I know everyone has faced different challenges at different times through the Term.

I hope everyone enjoys a break over the holidays and is looking forward to the COVID-safe return to school sites that we are planning for in Term 4.

Return to school roadmap for Term 4

In Term 4, where stay-at-home rules are still in place but high community vaccination and low transmission conditions are met, students will return to school in a staggered approach outlined below, with no mingling or on-site activities.

Students in Year 12 and those completing the HSC are already able to return in a limited way and we have advised students of these arrangements.

Other cohorts will return to face-to-face learning with NSW Health-approved COVID-safe Level 3 Plus settings on school sites in the following order:

·         From 1 November 2021: Year 11

·         From 8 November 2021: Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Schools in LGAs that are no longer operating under stay-at-home rules will move to Level 3 operations and a full return of all students with reduced mingling and on-site activities, which could occur prior to the above dates as we have seen in other areas of the Hunter.

Masks will be required on site for all staff and students Year 7 and above, indoors and outdoors.

The return to school roadmap is subject to change depending on new information expected through the Public Health Order and additional advice from NSW Health. You can stay up to date with the most recent advice on our Advice for families page.

Find resources to help you and your child learn from home at FGHS Learning Hub, the department’s learning at home resources and download the NSW school updates app onto your phone to receive the latest updates about the operational status of your child's school.

I want to thank all of our families for your support during this time. Please get in touch with the school to discuss any additional needs for your child or family to support you to learn from home.

Take care, stay safe 

Ben Higginbottom                                                                  

Principal (Relieving)