Frankston Times 12 May 2020

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Teachers parade through streets Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au EDITHVALE Primary School students had the opportunity to thank their teachers last week for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers from the school paraded through Edithvale on 4 May as students and parents watched on and waved. Edithvale Primary School parent Michael Cummings said “it was just so cool to see the kids’ faces light up as their teachers and other school staff came past.” “The school has done an amazing job with its distance learning program, just superb, but there’s no substitute for face to face contact,” he said. “It was also great for the parents to get out and see each other again. Educating our kids from home has been really rewarding in lots of ways, but it also comes with its own challenges and frustrations. “Edithvale Primary is a very special school community, and seeing all the kids and parents out there saying thanks to their teachers was just another reminder of that.”

EDITHVALE Primary School grade one students Darcy and Tekaihau thanked their teachers last week. Pictures: Supplied

Council call centre open FRANKSTON Council has opened a call centre service to assist people who need to access services during the coronavirus pandemic. Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said “the call centre is designed to facilitate connection with service agencies along with council services, including but not limited to meals assistance, housing and family violence supports, financial hardship services, parenting and aged services information.” “We recognise that our community’s needs are different at the moment, including that of our business community. Many residents and businesses are doing it tough and some are accessing support services for the first time,” she said. “We understand that navigating services can be overwhelming so our

call centre staff are trained to put you in touch with the right people to help you with your situation.” Call the community recovery call centre on 1300 322 322. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm.

STAFF at Frankston Council manning the lines. Picture: Supplied

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Frankston Times

12 May 2020

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