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Message to Community / Return to Onsite Learning - 12/10/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Today’s communication is to advise you about our arrangements to return to on campus learning from next week. A number of our Year 12 students have already attended for practical classes last week and the AST today and tomorrow. I would like to thank the Lake Tuggeranong College staff, who continue to support their students and make many adjustments as we change to and from online learning. Please keep in mind the ACT Public Colleges Roadmap for more details on returning to College in the ACT.

Term 4 Returning Timetable – From Week 3

To reduce the amount of movement on campus, the number of people on campus and the time on campus we have enacted a timetable that is a mix of onsite and online learning. Each class will have one long (1hr45 minutes) lesson onsite per week and the remaining shorter lessons will be online. Teachers will contact students through Google Classroom to rearrange times for classroom meets. Students will be expected to arrive onsite, engage in their learning and leave campus when not involved in scheduled classes. Students may visit the College Life area if they have a purpose to engage with staff in the area. The library will be accessible for resources, independent learning and teacher librarian support when available.

I encourage you to look at the attached timetable and note the following:

Health and Safety Guidelines at LTC

Thank you again for your support during the pandemic and the ACT lockdown. We are looking forward to seeing the students in our classrooms and corridors and resuming the type of teaching and learning that, in my opinion, works best.

Kind regards,
Tom Kobal
Principal
Tuggeranong College

Message to Community / Welcome back to Term 4- 7/10/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to Term 4. I hope you are relaxed and refreshed and were able to have a decent break during the holiday period.

Thank you so much for your support throughout remote learning last term. Our whole college community – students, teachers and staff, parents and carers – have helped our students continue to have the best possible learning experience while supporting the ACT’s public health response. I wrote to you at the end of last term confirming arrangements for the gradual return of Year 12 students starting in Weeks 1 and 2 and shared a roadmap for returning to college. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back – we have missed them.

The ACT Scaling Test (AST) is on 12 and 13 October and will be held on campus. We’ll be sending students more information shortly about how the AST will run in a COVID-safe way.

As you may be aware, the Education Directorate recently consulted with students, parents, carers and staff to better understand their views on returning to campus. We know that people are concerned about health and safety at school. These conversations and insights have been invaluable in shaping a return to campus learning plan that balances public health and safety objectives with the learning and wellbeing needs of students. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmissions we are closely following the advice of ACT Health and the Chief Health Officer. With this guidance, we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Assurance Plan, that details how we will keep our college community safe. In the meantime, there is more information available on the Education Directorate’s website with a list of Frequently Asked Questions, or you are always welcome to contact the front office.

I will be writing to you again early next week to provide more information about the staged return of our Year 11 students from Week 3 (Monday 18th October) onwards. More of our Year 12 students will also be returning.

Transitioning back to on campus learning means further change for our students. If you or your child are struggling, or need someone to talk to, there is help available. Information about available support can be found on the Education Directorate website at www.education.act.gov.au/support-for-our-students/wellbeing-support-resources-for-students-and-families. The Telehealth Support Service can also be reached on 02 6205 1559 between 9am and 4.30pm weekdays. If your family lives in NSW, outside the approved 10 postcodes you will need to seek an exemption from ACT Health so that your young person can attend school. For assistance with this process, please contact the Education Directorate on 6205 9680 or email EDUSEOFFICE@act.gov.au.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community / Term 4 Updates- 16/9/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Thank you again for your support of the college and working with us to manage all the changes to the way we have had to provide education during the pandemic and the ACT lockdown.  I understand that for some of you this has been a period of significant challenge and for others, it has been a welcome change from the model of traditional schooling. I hope you were able to connect with your child’s teacher, if required, during the college’s parent teacher afternoon yesterday.

The purpose of this email is to provide further updates and clarity around next term. To summarise, during Weeks 1 and 2 of next term, while the ACT remains generally in lockdown:

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Students should leave the college site as soon as they have completed on site learning activities. A final reminder that any students and staff on the college grounds will be required to wear masks as per ACT Government requirements.

I have attached Health Guidelines for Senior Secondary and a Term 4 Roadmap for ACT Public Colleges and will provide more information about our arrangements for Week 3 and beyond in early Term 4, as the ACT Health Guidelines and Lockdown situation becomes clearer. Our students, your young adults, are doing a wonderful job of learning in different and sometimes difficult circumstances. I thank you for your support of their learning.

I also encourage you to read the attached letter and complete the ACT Education Directorate survey.

Kind regards,
Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College\
Attachment A: Health Guidelines for Senior Secondary
Attachment B:Parent Student Survey
Attachment C:Term 4 Roadmap

Message to Community - 15/9/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

I would like to acknowledge and thank our students for their flexibility and commitment to their learning over the past few weeks as we have transitioned to teacher-led remote learning as part of the ACT’s health response to COVID-19. I would also like to thank our parents and community for their support of the College and its staff during this time.

I am writing to confirm that Year 12 students can begin to return to on-campus learning at the start of Term 4, which begins on Tuesday 5th October. Year 11 students are also being prioritised for a return to on-campus learning from week 3 in Term 4.

In line with the health advice and intent, at Lake Tuggeranong College, we are taking a very cautious approach to bringing students and staff back on site. Our online remote learning timetable will remain in place during the first two weeks of Term 4. Where courses are delivered to Year 11 and Year 12 students together, classes will remain online to ensure a single mode of delivery until both year groups return to onsite learning.

We are planning for specific priority activities across the remainder of the teaching period and updates will be sent out. In Weeks 1 & 2 of Term 4, we will be prioritising on site attendance of Year 12 students for essential assessments, practical course sessions, and ensuring our AST sitting can be undertaken safely. As the window for increased on-site activity opens beyond Week 2, we will be planning accordingly. Students will also receive communications from their classroom teachers when onsite learning activities open up, and how these will be arranged.

All school-based staff and Year 12 students have now been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination. If your young person has not yet booked their vaccination we encourage them to do so. Bookings for Year 12 students can be made by calling the COVID-19 vaccination booking line on 5124 7700 daily between 7am-7pm and notifying the booking operator of your priority category (i.e. being a Year 12 student).

Our college will have measures in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. These include promoting good hand and respiratory hygiene, requiring physical distancing for adults onsite, regular cleaning and disinfecting, requiring staff and students to stay home if unwell and promoting ventilation. Students and staff will be required to wear masks in line with public health directions.

Remote learning is continuing for preschool to year 10 during the first four weeks of term 4.

You can find more information about the arrangement for schools in term 4 on the ACT Education website: COVID-19 school arrangements. You can also keep up to date with the latest health information, advice and resources on the ACT’s COVID-19 website www.covid19.act.gov.au

Kind Regards
Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Vaccine registrations open for 16 to 29-year-olds

If you’re aged 16 to 29, you can now register your interest for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at an ACT Government clinic.

You can register your interest online through MyDHR or by calling the COVID-19 booking line.

Sign up at MyDHR and answer the eligibility question (you’ll need to have a current Medicare card that matches an existing patient record in the ACT public health system).

Once registered, you’ll be sent a notification when appointments become available. This will be when the ACT’s supply of Pfizer vaccine increases.

If you can’t register onlinecall the COVID-19 booking line on 5124 7700 (7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily). Use the call back system to save waiting on the line.

Vaccination registrations are only available for ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinics, not GPs or pharmacies.

As Pfizer vaccination bookings may not be available until October, many younger Canberrans may still choose to talk to their trusted health professional about AstraZeneca.

For information on how to register, visit COVID-19 vaccine.

Message to Community - 31/8/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers

The Chief Minister has announced that remote learning will continue for the remainder of Term 3, which ends on Friday 17 September.  A decision about learning in Term 4 will be made and communicated to families by the end of Week 1 of the holidays (Friday 24 September).

Families should continue to keep their children at home for the rest of Term 3. All ACT public schools will remain open for students of parents who cannot work from home and vulnerable students. Transport is also available for these students.  All students attending College for supervised remote learning are required to wear masks.

During this extended period of remote learning, students can expect to continue with their existing learning program, engage with their teachers in direct online teaching, and engage in live sessions with their teacher and other students as they would in a face-to-face task.

To assist parents, carers and the broader school community, frequently asked questions and other information including Home Learning Resources by year level is available on the Education Directorate web site.

I’d also like to acknowledge the strength of our school community. This has been a challenging period for our families and students, and I thank you for your continued support of each other. Please contact us if your child is struggling with remote learning. We can also help arrange for your child to have a telehealth appointment with a school psychologist if there are wellbeing concerns.

Please also regularly check the latest advice from ACT Health at Home - COVID-19 (act.gov.au), and more information continues to be available from ACT Health social media channels.

Regards,
Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community - 24/8/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

We have uploaded a new update document to our Online Learning website. Direct document link here

In this weeks update there is information on:

If you have any further questions please call the school on (02)6142 3660 or email us using Info@ltc.act.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you when the lockdown is over,
Stay safe
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community - 19/8/2021

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Today’s communication is all about letting you know about our arrangements to continue with remote learning from tomorrow, Friday 20th August. We have a new College wide Online Learning Timetable and a website LTC Online Learning for you to check and use.

Our teachers are organising Google meets with students and all students are expected to access Google classroom every day for their learning. Every student will need to meet at least once a week with their class teacher for every class using Google Meet.

Please see this Letter to Community for more details.

Stay Safe.

Kind regards,

Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community - 18/8/2021

Dear parents and carers

Our school will be moving to a period of teacher-led remote learning from Friday 20 August where students are encouraged to stay at home while the ACT enters a more prolonged lock down as part of our health response to COVID-19.

Our school will remain open for vulnerable young people who cannot work from home. Those students will access the same remote learning program as their classmates, delivered by their usual classroom teacher/s.

I would like to acknowledge the challenging time we are all facing right now and thank you for your ongoing support as we transition to another period of remote learning.

Our teachers have been working hard over the past week to build a range of materials for students to continue their current learning modules.

Each class will have its own tailored approach, you can expect regular check-ins and engagement with your child online where lessons and work will be conducted using the Google suite they are already familiar with. Teachers will work with students to continue with their current assessment programs.

Your young person’s teachers will be in touch assist them transition to remote learning.

If your child needs assistance accessing a computer or internet access, please contact the school front office on 6142 3660 and we will be able to assist.

For the next few weeks the most important thing you can do is support your young person’s wellbeing – they may be feeling anxious or distressed or overwhelmed with the information they are seeing on the internet and they may need some guidance to help them find the most-appropriate information.

Keep in mind that young people can express their feelings in many ways. I encourage you to speak openly with your young person about what they are feeling. We have compiled a range of useful wellbeing resources for students and families that may help you with these conversations.

We will be reaching out to you regularly to ensure you are kept up to date with any changes or new information.

In the meantime, you can find more information and stay up to date with what the ACT Education Directorate is doing, by visiting COVID-19 school arrangements - Education (act.gov.au) and following us on social media.

You can keep up to date with the latest health information, advice and resources on the ACT’s COVID-19 website www.covid19.act.gov.au

Please contact the school if you have any concerns.

Regards

Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community - 16/8/2021

Today (16/8/2021) you will have heard from the Chief Minister that the ACT will be in COVID-19 Lockdown until Thursday 2 September. Subsequently we will commence Learning from Home from Friday 20 August. (We will provide further updates tomorrow from the Education Directorate).  Students can prepare for online learning by:

Kind regards,

Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College

Message to Community - 12/8/2021

The ACT Chief Minister announced that from 5pm 12/8/2021 ACT public school students should stay at home while the ACT enters a seven day COVID-19 lock down.

Families should keep their children at home if they can. All ACT public schools will remain open for vulnerable children and for children whose parents cannot work from home.

Year 11 and 12 students are encouraged to continue with their current assessment tasks.

Our teachers will be spending this time preparing to move to remote learning should the lockdown be extended.

All students aged 12 and older are required to wear masks at all times outside of the home. Younger children are exempt. Any person who has a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face mask unsuitable is not required to wear a mask.

As you can appreciate, this is a fast-moving situation and we will do our best to keep you informed. To assist parents, carers and the broader college community, frequently asked questions and other information is available on the Education Directorate website.

I’d also like to acknowledge the strength of our school community. I’d like to acknowledge this has been a challenging period for our families and students, and I thank you for your continued support of each other.

I will write to you if further decisions are made that impact our college.

Please also regularly check the latest advice from ACT Health at Home - COVID-19 (act.gov.au), and more information will be available from ACT Health social media channels.

Regards,

Tom Kobal
Principal
Lake Tuggeranong College