Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
When I wrote this letter this morning, I heard the news that the Premier Daniel Andrews announced 723 more cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily total in the past 25 days. As the Australian borders have been closed for months, it is obvious that community transmission has happened. Please follow the Stage 3 restrictions and do not leave home unless it is for working or studying, medical care or caregiving, exercising or shopping for food and supplies. Victoria has announced a series of new restrictions such as no visitors at home, no exercise outside the restricted areas, no stay at your second property outside the Greater Melbourne and a face covering will be mandatory for all of Victoria. I hope the peak is the turning point and if we follow the restrictions the virus could be stopped spreading among communities. Let’s work together to go through this difficult time.
We always put the health and safety of our students, teachers and parents in our most priority and follow the restrictions required by the government and DET. From last weekend, all our prep and year 1-12 students had come back to online learning. Last week, over 97% students in average attended our online classes including 95% of prep and year 1 students (4-5 years old) and students from nearly half of year levels joined the online classes with full attendance. It shows that our students, teachers and parents have demonstrated great confidence and enthusiasm in our online Chinese learning and it is also the reason why our school could succeed in Chinese language learning and teaching.
I would like to present my sincere appreciation to all our students, teachers and parents and wish you safe and healthy at home.
Kevin Hu Principal