The Town of Gawler has implemented a new program called Community Connect, aimed at providing information and connection to Gawler residents, in particular to elderly and vulnerable members of the community who may find themselves socially disconnected during the COVID-19 crisis.
The new Community Connect Newsletter is one of the ways that Council is providing information to community members. You can view the Newsletter here
If you, or someone you know, requires information or practical assistance, contact the Community Connect program on 8522 9295, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.gawler.sa.gov.au/communityconnect
Ebony Steadman I Youth Development Officer
TOWN OF GAWLER I PO Box 130 Gawler SA 5118
Ph 8522 9295 l Fax 8522 9212 l Mobile 0499 800 805
Posted Friday 10 May 2020
Whilst most children are resilient and seem to be demonstrating a remarkable capacity to manage during this challenging time, others are not faring as well. Some are experiencing a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety, all of which are considered normal or natural responses to this current situation.
However despite this, it is still important for adult carers to remain vigilant for any signs of unusual distress or behaviour, even though your child may not have any prior history of a mental health disorder. For advice on how to talk to your child about the pandemic please see this link from Beyond Blue:
It was estimated that one in seven Australasian children experienced a mental health issue before the Coronavirus pandemic, therefore early intervention, diagnosis and treatment is even more important now. In the current climate, one useful thing you can do is help your child focus on the things that they can control –– such as their learning, diet, exercise and sleep.
If you do have any concerns relating to your child’s mental health, you may wish to consider using the assessment tool provided by Beyond Blue. The checklist aims to measure a broad range of social, emotional or behavioural difficulties your child may be experiencing and is suitable for kids from 4 years of age.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school and seek medical or professional help.
If you are at home, and your child has sensory needs, the following link may provide some practical ideas to support your child.
Learning Support Teacher
Attached is a letter from the Principal re Term 2 return, and details about a survey which we ask parents to complete before Friday 24-4-2020.
Uploaded Tues 21 April 2020
Attached is a letter from the Principal re Term 2 2020
Plus a document titled "Remote Teaching and Learning Protocols"
Uploaded Tues 14 April 2020
An Update from Immanuel
Uploaded Weds 1-4-2020
Mr Boesch has just uploaded some things to think about when teachers are putting tasks together. Maybe worth a look.
Andrew Boesch (Curriculum Coordinator)
Uploaded Thursday 2-4-2020
Information emailed to parents Monday 30-3-2020
Information for families regarding Pupil Free Days
Uploaded Monday 30 March 2020
Closure of schools in the Barossa and Implications for Immanuel Gawler
An email from our Principal
Sent / Posted Sunday 29 March 2020
Letter to Immanuel Families re 'off-site' learning for week 10 2020
Uploaded on Fri 27-3-2020
Update for Immanuel families re the coming period
Learning 'On-site / Learning Off-site'
Uploaded on Fri 27-3-2020
Please find attached documents which our school has sent home to families
Released Weds 18-3-2020
Attached is information regarding
‘Learning at Home’ opportunities for students at Immanuel
Uploaded Friday 20-3-2020
A letter from our Principal
Uploaded Wednesday 25-3-2020
The South Australian government has launched a new website Our Learning SA .
The site provides learning materials and activities across all learning areas in the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum. There are materials that are appropriate for families as well as resources that are more targeted towards teachers.
The new easy-to-use website supports:
This link is from the NSW Goverment with some Learning from Home ideas.
The links below provide some useful information for families and students.
Social Story by Carol Gray: Pandemics and the Coronavirus
Social Story by Dr Siobhan Timmins: Learning about the Corona Virus
Social story to support explaining coronavirus and one to explain school closures and coronavirus if this occurs.
Beyond Blue - Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.:
Corona Virus – Understandably parents have many questions at this time. So do we and it’s very complex as the landscape is constantly changing and evolving. But there are some very simple messages that need to be reiterated and followed:
You can access further information through Australian Government advice at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources
The above information was uploaded to this site Monday 16 March 2020
Click the READ box below to go to the South Australian COVID-19 dashboard and daily update
The link below goes to a short online course that families might find useful regarding health and hygiene precautions in the current environment.