Week 1/2 News (Semester 2, 2022)

What’s going on at LTC?

  • Welcome back message from David Briggs
  • School Musical
  • LTC Yearbook Cover Design Competition
  • Psychology at LTC
  • LTC Library Keys to Success
  • Book Week 2022
  • Transition Planning Information Sessions
  • 2023 Enrolments

Welcome back message from David Briggs

I’d like to welcome back all students and families for the start of term 3.

In preparation for term 3 please see the below information about COVID-19 safety measures that has been provided to me by the Directorate.

You would be aware the ACT has been experiencing high levels of respiratory illness, with significant community transmission of COVID-19. The ACT Government’s priority remains to minimise the impact of COVID-19 and influenza on our community and to protect those at greatest risk of severe illness.

Please be assured our schools are working to minimise any potential disruption to your child’s learning while ensuring the health and wellbeing of student and school staff.

Learning in term 3

The ACT Government’s priority continues to be ensuring high quality learning for all students, regardless of the public health situation. While face-to-face learning in the classroom will remain the core way students learn this term, there may be times where they will do some of their learning a little differently.

We expect COVID-19 will continue to impact schools and may limit the availability of teachers. When we are unable to support students in the classroom as a result of staff availability, there may be the need to learn online for a short time, either from home or in a supervised setting at school. We have the programs, skills, and technology to do this well and our schools have been planning to enable learning to be delivered in a number of different ways.

We know families need some level of predictability, so as much as possible, you will be given notice ahead of time if your child may be required to learn at home. As always, students who can’t stay at home for any reason can still come to school and will be supervised while undertaking the same online learning activities as their peers.

We are committed to being open and transparent with our families through this journey and we value the support received from our school community to date.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will continue to be available at our school and will be provided to staff and students on an as needed basis. You will only need to report a positive COVID-19 case to us if your child attended school during their infectious period. Parents and carers must report a positive RAT to ACT Health and follow their advice about quarantine arrangements.

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Stay COVID Smart

The best way to prevent and prepare for illness, including COVID-19 and Influenza, is to ensure you follow ACT Health’s recommendations:

Stay up to date with COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. This is the best way to protect yourself from severe illness.

Stay home if you are unwell and get tested for COVID-19. Do not attend school campus if unwell or if you have tested positive to COVID-19.

Practise good hand and respiratory hygiene. While masks are no longer mandatory except for in some settings/situations, ACT Health does strongly encourage their use particularly during this period of increased COVID-19 and Influenza cases. Masks and hand sanitiser are available at our school.

If your young person is a household contact, they may still attend school as long as they do not have any symptoms and have tested negative for COVID-19. Please follow ACT Health advice and also let our school know.

Wellbeing

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has been disruptive to our lives. The wellbeing of our students, teachers and school staff remains a priority.

If you or your children are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, we encourage you to view the supports available on the ACT Education website. https://buff.ly/3uUREiv

Term 3 Planning Days

Lastly, I’d like to remind you of the two pupil free staff planning days across ACT public schools to give teachers time for lesson planning and admin work they can’t do while on class. Your school will have communicated the proposed dates already with you.

Students who can’t stay at home on these days will be able to attend school for supervision and general learning activities. Colleges and some schools that have pre-planned activities on these days may hold their staff planning days at another time. These schools will communicate directly with student and families about this.

Thank you again for your support as we navigate this challenging time. To keep up to date on how COVID-19 is being managed in ACT Public Schools, visit the ACT Education website. https://buff.ly/3zbkNsa

School Musical

Time to get excited!

Rehearsals have begun for our 2022 musical: Romeo and Juliet: an emo rock band love story❤️🎸

It’s Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before!

LTC Yearbook Cover Design Competition

Shout out to all creative people at LTC:

The Yearbook and Media team are holding a Yearbook Cover Design competition.

Your task is to design the front and/or back cover of the 2022 LTC Yearbook.

Design a cover that shows off your LTC pride!

Submit by Friday 16th September (Week 9) to: scott.montoyaval@ed.act.edu.au

Psychology at LTC

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour. Students develop an understanding of themselves and others by exploring the interactions of biological, social, and psychological factors in individuals and groups.

This week our Year 11 Psychology students learnt about cognition through a game of ‘memory’.

LTC Library Keys to Success

 “Not only does it teach you skills for school, but it teaches you skills for life”.

Keys to Success in a unique program providing support with existing academic skills while supporting our students with an extension for those skills. Check out the LTC Library website for more info: https://ltclibrary.com/keys-to-success/

Book Week 2022

Week 6 is Book Week – Monday 22nd Aug is dress up day!

This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Dreaming with your Eyes Open’…

Start getting your costume ready…

Transition Planning Information Sessions

Do you have child with a disability or developmental delay transitioning to LTC in 2023?

During August you’re invited to attend a session to learn about practical ways to support your child as they move into college.

These sessions are a great way to get an understanding of the supports provided by the college. https://buff.ly/3yU8JKA

2023 Enrolments

It’s not too late to enrol your child or young person at an ACT public school. Enrolments remain open throughout the year, so apply online now to receive an offer of place for the 2023 school year.

Blog information

Do you have a positive story to share about our students or alumni?

Here at the blog, we are happy to publish stories, photos and artworks.

Please submit your material to scott.montoyaval@ed.act.edu.au

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