Key points from the most recent correspondence from the Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, are provided.
We have been asked to pass on a message to Year 12 students from Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley, Governor of New South Wales.
Students taking the 2020 HSC exams will now have their COVID-19 test result fast tracked through pathology. They simply need to advise the nurse or doctor doing the test they are HSC students.
The Chief Health Officer for NSW, Dr Kerry Chant, has written to all schools across NSW about the implementation of additional measures.
The measures to minimise risk are effectively those that we already have in place.
Updates on the Year 12 Graduation and Formal due to COVID, along with an encouragement to finish strong.
Updates on the status of continued face-to-face learning, wearing of face masks and isolation.
As you are no doubt aware, events in Victoria have brought about the imminent closure of the NSW/Victoria border.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be resuming face to face co-curricular workshops from the beginning of Term 3, with Government advice being strictly monitored at all times.
Click on the applicable links for extensive information about all the workshops on offer and application forms.
Week 3 will see the resumption of face-to-face learning for Kindergarten to Year 6, Year 11 and Year 12. All things going well, Week 4 will see the return of Years 7-10.
The simplest advice provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, advice endorsed and applied in each state and territory, for parents, children and teachers, is as follows.
Last Friday and today, NESA and UAC, respectively, issued media releases. The impact of these medial releases on Year 12 are summarised as below.
I trust that school holidays have afforded some measure of respite from the final weeks of Term 1. Our plan for the first four weeks of Term 2 is as follows.
As we move into Term 2, many NBCS Co-Curricular Music Ensembles will be transferring online. Click here for further information.
The Primary Remote Learning Plan – Term 2 provides an overview of how learning at NBCS will continue next term.
The Secondary Remote Learning Plan – Term 2 provides an overview of how learning at NBCS will continue next term.
The latest NESA media release announced a number of key decisions made by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) COVID-19 Response Committee for the 2020 HSC. Here are the updates.
Christian radio station Hope 103.2 interviewed Tim Watson last week about the impact of COVID-19 on schools and families in the community, and the move to remote learning for many.
Year 12 is challenging and delightful in various ways. People talk about it as being the hardest and best year of your school lives. Not too many others will have a final year of school like yours. This year is one that you will long remember, for lots of reasons.
The NBCS Wellbeing Team and School Counsellors want to be able to continue to support students and parents in the best way possible. However, in these challenging times we are needing to think through how to do things a little differently.
Do you remember the first time you tried to change gears as you learnt to drive? Or the first time you had to do a hill start? I am pretty sure that for me, there was a little too much accelerator and the clutch release was a little too late. I remember a few bunny hops, the occasional stall and roll-back.
NBCS Senior Chaplain, Damien Whitington provides helpful and hopeful encouragement. https://vimeo.com/400477640 More videos from Damien Whitington as the Scruffy Chaplain: How could a good God allow suffering? What do we do when God’s timing seems off and it looks...
We greatly appreciate the way that families are working with us as a school during this difficult time. To assist students and parents in the transition to Remote Learning, we have put together a short set of Remote Learning Student Expectations.
Thank you for your willingness to navigate this journey with us. We share with you in wanting the best for your children. Along with many, I had been hoping for a more definitive statement regarding schools this morning.
The following Primary events will be impacted by changes, as directed by the advice from the NSW Department of Health and the NSW Government. Cancelled Events Operation Joy lunchtime Wednesdays All PISA Sport - training and games Co-curricular Music Incursion (Monday...
The following Secondary events will be impacted by changes, as directed by the advice from the NSW Department of Health and the NSW Government…
On my way home from work yesterday I stopped at the supermarket to pick up some groceries for dinner. As I was confronted with row after row of empty shelves, it felt like a stark visual representation of the increasingly uncertain times we are in. Amid all this uncertainty, it is normal to feel anxious, frustrated, vulnerable, confused, or fearful.
The NBCS Remote Learning Plan provides an overview of how learning will continue in the event of the school being required to close. We intend to provide ongoing, supported instruction for all students, maintaining a sense of connection, community and continuity of learning.
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” - Psalm 94:19 Take Precautions and Help Others Across the weekend, I came across a letter that Martin Luther wrote in 1527, during a time of the bubonic plague in Wittenberg. He wrote “Therefore I...
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” - James 4:8 “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. Attributed to Winston Churchill during WWII Most people have reacted sensibly to COVID-19, seeing it as something to be prepared for, rather than as a cause for deep...
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