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Volume 2 Number 6   July 23, 2020


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Mr Marley's Message

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In the last edition of The Warburton Platypus I wrote the following:

"I am confident that we won't have to return to remote learning in the foreseeable future, but if we ever do, we are prepared."


What a difference a month can make! I was perhaps over-confident, but I think I was right when I said "we are prepared".


I am grateful for the extended holidays that we were given, because it gave our teachers valuable planning time. I hope you are finding the Learning Packs and activities worthwhile and purposeful. As I make clear in our Learning from Home guide, the most important thing is for everyone to stay safe and well. If your child can only complete 50% of the set work, that's fine. Remember to give you and your children a break whenever possible. Please contact the school if you need any assistance.

Due to the changed situation, Three-Way Conferences between student, parents and teacher have been postponed. We will look into the options for video conferencing later this Term, so that you will have a chance to discuss your child's learning progress.

Masks in public are now mandatory across Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. Our students on site don’t need to wear them, and nor do our teachers and staff during instruction time. But we ask parents and visitors to please contact the office if you need to see us in person, and you must wear a mask when inside the school gates.

In order to control pedestrian activity we have locked the main gates. Visitors can use the small gate near the office. Strange days indeed. Thanks again for your co-operation. Please stay safe, and please let us know if you need any assistance during this new phase of remote learning. 


Damian Marley


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Courtesy of Yarra Ranges Families, all parents and care-givers are invited to a free webinar to help us through the current times: Parenting Through Stress and Social Isolation, Thursday 30 July, 7pm-8:30pm Online via Zoom.

Given current challenges, the wellbeing of children and families is a priority right now. In this free webinar Bec Filliponi will be talking through how to maintain wellbeing and mental health during lockdown, remote learning and isolation. She will provide parents with emotional regulation tools and techniques they can use to support family wellbeing, and teach to their kids.


Warburton Primary School works in partnership with

Yarra Ranges Families towards improving outcomes for all children aged 0 - 12 years in the Upper Yarra Valley. We highly recommend this webinar to all of our families.

Bookings essential. Book here.

Congratulations Kim!

We received great news recently. Kim has had her baby!

Stella Mabel Spurling was born on June 26th 2020. Kim, Dave and Stella are all doing well.

You can leave a congratulatory message for Kim and family here.


The Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge is on! Your child has received log in details in their Learning Pack. Please visit our VPRC page for more information!


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