BURNIE CAMPUS

 

Principal  |  Mrs Elizabeth Scheu

Stowport Rd. Wivenhoe


P. 03 6430 9000
 

ULVERSTONE CAMPUS

 

Principal  |  Mr Glenn Mace

45A Leighlands Ave. Ulverstone


P. 03 6425 0999
 

CONTACT US

COVID19 INFORMATION PAGE

Please visit our website or our Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest information provided by our Principals in regards to COVI19.
We also ask that you remain calm and continue to show kindness as we all navigate this situation together.

UPDATE - PARENT UPDATE #6

MARCH 31

2.00pm

Please take a moment to read the latest letter from our Senior Leadership Team.

 

UPDATE - PARENT FAQ's

MARCH 27

4.0pm

  1. Is Leighland Christian School open next week ( 30 March - 3 April)?
    Yes, the School will be open for parents who work.

     

  2. Can I send my child/ren to school next week ( 30 March - 3 April)?
    Yes, if you are required to go to work.

     

  3. Is the School open week 10 ( 6 - 9 April)?
    The School is still open but not for students. The Premier has updated these to student free days to allow Teachers to prepare for Learning at Home. Please do not send your child/ren to school on these days. No school work is expected to be completed at home, this is an extension of the Easter Holidays.

     

  4. Can I keep my child/ren at home next week?
    Yes, we fully support your decision to keep your children at home and the Premier has requested that if you do not need to be at work and are able to be home with your children, please do so.

     

  5. Is the School providing work for child/ren to complete at home?
    Yes, please contact the school via email (admin@leighland.tas.edu.au) to arrange work to be provided.

UPDATE - PARENT UPDATE  #5

MARCH 27

11.45am

Please take a moment to read the latest letter from our Senior Leadership Team.

UPDATE - NEW TASMANIAN CORONA VIRUS WEBSITE

MARCH 26

3:26pm

The Government has released a dedicated Tasmania website for updates on the Coronavirus. This website allows you to look for specific information in regards to key areas, eg. schools, travelling etc
Restrictions and updates can vary from state to state, so please check this website when considering new information, as our updates may be different.

UPDATE - TELSTRA FREE BONUS

MARCH 26

3:23pm

If you are with Telstra for your mobile or internet, they have special offers on at the moment that can assist you through the Coronavirus. For the mobile phone offers you must register, so please take note of the date and utilise this additional data if would like to.

 

Telstra offer - Register for 25GB of extra data (Mobiles and mobile broadband)

Telstra personal and small business post-paid mobile and mobile broadband customers can register for an extra 25GB of data at no extra charge - to use in Australia within 30 days if they register by 31 March 2020.

You can register via the Telstra 24x7 and My Telstra apps until 31 March 2020 and the data will be available within 48 hours.  Telstra will send you an SMS when it’s been applied. You won’t see the extra data on your bill, but it will appear in your app usage information.

 

 

Telstra offer - Register for 10GB of extra data (Pre-paid recharges)

Telstra pre-paid mobile and mobile broadband customers with an active recharge of $40 or more can register for an extra 10GB of data at no extra charge - to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan).

 You can register via the Telstra 24x7 and My Telstra apps until 31 March 2020 and the data will be applied within 48 hours. Telstra will send you an SMS once it’s been added and the extra data will appear in your app usage information. Unused extra data expires after 28-30 days (depending on your plan) and will not rollover.

 

Unlimited home data:

 

From Thursday 19 March until 30 April 2020, Telstra is providing unlimited data for personal and small business customers with home broadband plans (ADSL, nbn and cable).
You don’t need to do anything. The data will be provided automatically, at no extra charge. 

Your data usage won’t be counted during this time, but keep in mind you won’t see the extra data on your bill. Our FairPlay policy applies.

UPDATE - SCHOOL FEES AND COVID19

MARCH 26

3.20pm

Leighland Christian School is committed to assisting school families who experience financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19. We understand that many of our families have been or will be impacted in the future with a loss of hours or jobs and this, in turn, impacts their capacity to pay school fees. We will not be charging school fees if parents are stood down or lose their job through the COVID-19 crisis. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please email the Business Manager David Grey on d.grey@leighland.tas.edu.au or phone the school to speak with David or Susan. We do not want to see our families under additional stress regarding fees or for any parents to consider leaving our school for this reason. We believe, particularly during this unusual season, students need the stability and care of our community and the normality of school.

At this stage, Leighland is operating as usual and it seems the government wants to continue to keep schools open, for as long as it is safe to do so, to support the education of children. We are working hard to deliver education in safe, supportive and caring environments for students, parents and staff. We care deeply for all those in our school community, so please contact us if at any stage you do need assistance.

UPDATE - NEW SCHOOL ARRANGEMENTS

MARCH 26

11.30am

Dear Parents/Carers,

Premier Peter Gutwein released yesterday a news statement that Government schools will have the last 4 days of Term 1 off as student free days. This is to allow time for teachers to prepare for Term 2 as the delivery of education may change somewhat.  

Leighland Christian School, on both Campuses, will be following the same direction and adopting the last four days of Term 1 as student free days. However, teachers will be attending school on those days.

The additional student free days will be from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th of April, which will then lead into the Term 1 school holiday break. At the moment, we are still planning to be open for a Term 2 start inline with the Leighland Christian School calendar.

Liz Scheu and Glenn Mace

UPDATE - PARENT UPDATE  #4

MARCH 25

5:30pm

Please read the Parent Update #4  in full.

'We want to assure you that we are continuing to take the precautions and measures required of a school to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our staff and students. There will be more changes to come and as they do, can we encourage you to find ways to remain connected with one another and with the School? At the heart of Leighland Christian School is a desire to build community, to be together and to create opportunities where this can happen. However, we are entering a season (and it is only a season) where we need to take some drastic measures. Having said that, we are so pleased to have you as parents and guardians journeying through this with us. ."  - COVID19 UPDATE LETTER 4#

UPDATE - PARENT UPDATE  #3

MARCH 23

3.20pm

Please read the Parent Update #3  in full.

'Both the Board and Principals are committed to delivering Christian Education and providing practical support for parents and staff who are impacted by this pandemic. The School will remain open for as long as it is deemed safe to do so, or until government policy changes. The staff are currently planning to deliver education to students in the event the School does close at some point in the future and we will keep you informed of how this will work as this plan is finalised. This is a totally new paradigm for everyone that we need to adapt to quickly so we are working hard to determine how this will work. This is an evolving process and staff are committed to continuing your child/ children's education through this time of uncertainty."  - COVID19 UPDATE LETTER 3#

UPDATE - ENTRY RESTRICTIONS

MARCH 25

5.30pm

BURNIE CAMPUS

  • From the front car park and bus drop off, entry will be up past the School storage sheds and around the side of the sports shed to the undercover area for both morning and afternoon pickup. PLEASE FOLLOW THE RED ARROWS.

  •  For parents using the back car park, your entry and exit points will remain the same

  • Kinder and Prep parents will continue as normal as there is immediate access to these rooms from the undercover area;

  • The School gates will be unlocked at 8.10am (no change) in the morning and at 3.00pm (please note the new time) in the afternoon. We ask that parents maintain social distancing while waiting to collect their children and then head off campus rather than staying for a chat;

  • The break out area in front of the Library will only be accessible to the students catching the bus, as well as the duty teacher.

UVLERSTONE CAMPUS

PRIMARY

  • Kinder and Prep parents will continue as normal with dropping off their children. However, once your child is settled, please immediately move out of the School and avoid loitering in the school grounds;

  •  The School gates will be unlocked at 8.30 in the morning and at 2.30 in the afternoon. We ask that parents collect their children and then head off campus rather than staying for a chat. If you are a Primary parent that does not have a Kinder or Prep student, then you will need to wait near the bike shed area/ Leigh land school bus parking area, exercising social distancing with other parents; 

SECONDARY​

  • High School parents can wait for their children on the Western playground oval, also exercising social distancing.

UPDATE - PARENT UPDATE

MARCH 18

4.00pm

Please read the Parent Update #2  in full.

•    LCS will continue to be open as directed by authorities;
•    Hygiene and consideration of proximity to others is in a main focus;
•    If students or staff are unwell, they are required to stay home;
•    If you (as a parent or student) have travelled interstate, please inform the Principal before returning to school;
•    We respect individual family's choices to refrain from school for their own reasons. Parents are entitled to decide the most appropriate action for their children. The usual absence rules do not apply but please call or email us to inform us of your decision;
•    Gatherings need to remain small with new restrictions in place (announced today with less than 100 people in an inside venue);
•    We need to be encouraging others, journey with each other and praying for one another during these difficult and changing times we are living in.

UPDATE - PARENT INFORMATION

MARCH 16

3.15pm

"The most important message, for the time being, is that school continues to operate as normal with us following the very strict guidelines presented by our governing bodies, including the Department of Education, Independent Schools of Tasmania and the Federal Government." - COVID19 UPDATE LETTER

Please take the time to read the following information from the Principals:

UPDATE - YEAR 7 INFORMATION EVENING

MARCH 16

2.21pm

Due to COVID19, Leighland Christian School has decided to postpone our Year 7 Information evening planned for the 23 March, 2020.

A new date will be announced.

We apologise for this inconvenience.

UPDATE - PLAYGROUP

MARCH 16

2.21pm

To all our Leighland Playgroup Families,

Due to COVID19, Leighland Christian School has made the decision to cancel all Playgroup activities for the rest of Term 1.
We apologise for the inconvenience and will miss seeing your lovely smiling faces each week.

We look forward to gathering with you again in Term 2.

UPDATE

MARCH 14

6.20pm

A message to all those in the Leighland Christian School Community.

As a school, we will continue to function as normal until we are given alternative instructions from our Governing bodies.

We want you to know that the health and well-being of our staff and school families is our highest priority. We have increased the cleaning regime for each of our campuses, are focusing on personal hygiene and handwashing during school days and would urge anyone showing flu-like symptoms to let the school know and ensure they do not attend on either campus.

We also invite you to pray with us for a sense of calm and wisdom at this time.

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