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RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAN and Term 2 Learning

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

CAMPUS ESSENTIALS

PREPARATORY SCHOOL JUNIOR SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL UPPER SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOOL BOARDING

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We're all looking forward to seeing you next week.

Girls, we are so thrilled to be able to welcome you back on campus for face-to-face learning and of course to enjoy each other’s company socially. It’s been such a strange time in isolation and I know we will cherish being back together as a family once again. As you know, Pymble has remained open for all girls throughout Term 1 and at the start of Term 2 to assist parents who are performing essential services and those who are simply not able to have their girls learn from home. This continues, and we ask your parents to register your attendance so we can undertake sufficient rostering and planning. However, the rest of Term 2 at Pymble is going to look a little different. Girls, I need you to understand that your return to school and the safety of other Pymble girls and staff rests in all our hands – ours, yours and your family’s. We have done everything within our power to make the campus as clean, hygienic and safe as we possibly can for face-to-face learning. We now need everyone’s unwavering commitment to all the new rules, guidelines and procedures that will help us to return to school safely and keep the campus open. These guidelines have been made in line with the Government’s health guidelines for schools and boarding schools. I need you to promise me three things. 1. You will read this book with your parents – carefully. 2. You will keep it somewhere handy for you and your parents to refer to. 3. You will pay special attention to the Golden Rules, which will be strictly enforced when you return to campus. Girls, you know that it is not in my nature to be super stern, but I need to warn you now that I, along with every other member of staff, will not turn a blind eye to any

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risks or threats to the wellbeing of our Pymble family. We have high expectations for your behaviour in Term 2, which are clearly outlined in this booklet and it is your job to meet these expectations in every way and every day. You are so blessed to have teachers who care for you and our beautiful Head Prefects, Belle and Viv, who will also be here to remind you of our strict Term 2 rules and to give you their love and support along the way. They have thoughtfully created this video for you to watch, below.

See you next week!

Dr Kate Hadwen PRINCIPAL

Click here to view the Prefect video.

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RETURN TO CAMPUS ESSENTIALS Health and hygiene

HEALTH AND HYGIENE

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• Sanitiser and tissues available in every classroom, School Offices, reception and at entry points/bus stops/gates as girls arrive at the College • Parents are required to check their child’s health each morning before school and provide personal supplies of tissues and sanitiser; flu shots are encouraged • Students are welcome to wear their own face masks; masks will be supplied for Boarders • We encourage all Pymble community members to download the Australian Government COVIDSafe app • All bathrooms and high-touch areas cleaned three times a day and bins emptied frequently • Fumigators used for nightly deep cleaning • Personal Protective Equipment distributed to all staff • Hygiene reminder signage placed around campus • Classrooms rearranged to separate students • Staff work stations rearranged to separate staff • Classes to take place outdoors where possible • Air conditioning filters cleaned weekly • All doors remain open and lights turned on by security in the morning to avoid using high-touch areas • Health Care Centre to undergo deep cleaning at the end of each day and all HCC areas cleaned/wiped down in between visits.


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GOLDEN RULES

• Stay home if you are unwell (refer to COVID-19 symptoms in FAQs); go to your School Office immediately upon feeling unwell • No hugging, kissing or touching other students or staff • No sharing of food or drinks (while some food services will open in a staggered manner in the coming weeks, we ask you to bring your own food and drink) • Girls to remain at arms-length distance from each other at all times • Girls to remain 1.5 metres away from staff • Girls are not to rearrange any desks or College furniture • Girls must follow set rules and directions from staff for common areas, bathrooms, changing rooms, food service venues and classrooms • Cough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and dispose of tissues immediately • Wash or sanitise hands after coughing, sneezing, bathroom visits and before eating • Lockers not to be used unless one-off permission is granted by your School Office • Girls must vacate all learning spaces (including libraries) by 4.00pm to allow for daily deep cleaning, unless in After-School Care or in a scheduled co-curricular or practical subject activity • If a girl is found in deliberate breach of essential rules, her parent or carer will be asked to collect her immediately and the student will not be allowed to return to campus for two days.

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RETURN TO CAMPUS ESSENTIALS Academic learning

ACADEMIC LEARNING

CO-CURRICULAR

• We encourage day/local girls to return to campus for face-to-face learning • If a student or a member of the student's household is at a greater risk of a more serious illness if they are infected with COVID-19 (because of an underlying medical condition or age), we strongly encourage you to consider whether a return to campus is appropriate. If your daughter is in this category, please contact our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to further discuss this matter • Girls who will be absent for a short period of time, due to illness, should follow the normal procedure for catching up on missed work • Girls who will be absent for a long period of time should notify the School Office immediately • Pymble Online will continue in Term 2 for girls who cannot be on campus • Homework Help for girls in Years 7 to 12 will continue online • Parent meetings will be conducted online, however face-to-face meetings by appointment are available in special circumstances • All group gatherings (Chapel Service, Assemblies, Year Group Meetings) will remain online in Term 2.

Co-curricular • Refer to our comprehensive list of sports and activities running in Term 2.

Arrivals and departures

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• Private bus services to and from Pymble will run from Week 3 • Girls are encouraged to use the private bus service over public transport • Girls who use the private bus service or public transport must sanitise hands before entering school; face masks while travelling are optional; and parents are required to discuss with their daughters appropriate social distancing during travel


s l a i t n Esse • Carlines will be in operation; however parents must not leave their car at any time, except to assist their daughter to enter or exit the car • Preparatory and Junior School will be guided to supervised areas by staff • Parent and carer access is limited to dropping off and picking up girls in designated areas; please observe signage and staff directions • Visitors are not permitted on campus without an appointment.

Uniform

UNIFORM

• Preparatory and Junior School girls may wear their PE tracksuit. • In Week 4 we will be trialling a new dress code in the Secondary School. The wellbeing of our girls is always paramount and we believe that all girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 will feel warmer and more comfortable in their PE tracksuit now that the days are colder and doors and windows are remaining open during class time to promote airflow.If girls don’t wear correct PE uniform during the trial, they will not be given a choice of uniform beyond Week 4. • Uniform rules apply for all of Term 2.

Food and drink

FOOD AND DRINK

• Girls should bring a packed lunch and enough water for the day •  Available from Week 3: Jacaranda Café for limited use by Senior students and staff • Available from Week 4: Lunch on the Run for students; Upper School Café; catering for Boarders in residence • Water fountains will be turned off; water bottle filling stations left on.

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FAQS My daughter has woken up feeling unwell, what should we do? Now, more than ever, students who are feeling unwell (see COVID-19 symptoms below) should stay at home to rest and recover or see a doctor if necessary. Please notify your School Office if your daughter will not be attending school by calling the absentee line below. For the health and welfare of all girls, please only allow your daughter to return to school when you are confident she is well. Preparatory School

8.00am to 3.45pm

+61 2 9855 7720

Junior School

8.00am to 3.45pm

+61 2 9855 7756

Middle School

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+61 2 9497 7806

Upper School

7.45am to 3.45pm

+61 2 9497 7807

Senior School

7.45am to 3.45pm

+61 2 9497 7808

If I think my daughter has symptoms of COVID-19, what should we do? COVID-19 symptoms include fever, tiredness, dry cough, sore or scratchy throat, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, shortness of breath and diarrhoea. Children and young people are more likely to have a milder illness, and some may not have any symptoms. If you are at all concerned about your daughter’s health, please see your doctor. • The National Coronavirus Helpline (1800 020 080) is available to call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for further advice. • To find your nearest testing centre in NSW, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/ covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics.

What will happen if my daughter starts to feel ill or appears unwell at school? If any student is unwell at school, they will be sent to the Health Care Centre (HCC) for further assessment via their School Office. Upon arrival at the HCC, if the student is experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (see above), they will be


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isolated on campus in an appropriate place with suitable supervision. Day students with symptoms of COVID-19 must be collected by a parent/carer as soon as possible. For Boarders with symptoms of COVID-19, HCC staff will liaise with Boarding staff.

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Can my daughter come to school if we are awaiting COVID-19 test results? Any student who has been tested for COVID-19 must remain in isolation until the test results are confirmed.

What measures are in place for staff who are unwell? Staff members should not come to work if they are feeling unwell. If a staff member becomes unwell while at the College, they are to contact their supervisor, leave immediately and contact the National Coronavirus Helpline (1800 020 080) or their doctor for further advice. Staff are not to attend HCC unless they need urgent medical attention. If a staff member has been tested for COVID-19, they must remain in isolation until test results are confirmed.

What will happen if a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19? If a staff member or student is diagnosed with COVID-19, the College will be contacted by the Department of Health, who will advise next steps. It is likely the school will be shut down for approximately two days to allow for contact tracing and deep cleaning of the campus.

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FAQS Is Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) operating? Yes, our OSHC centre will be open for families who require After-School Care.

FROM WEEK 3: • After-School Care will operate until 6.00pm each day • Before-School Care will not be operating.

FROM WEEK 4: • Before-School Care will also operate from 7.00am each day. Please contact oshcadmin@pymblelc.nsw.edu.au for more information.

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How can my daughter access IT support? Students are asked to send their initial request for help to @Hubbies in Microsoft Teams to reduce the amount of people visiting the IT Hub. A group of IT and learning support staff will then be available to respond to your daughter's questions and arrange any technical support required.

Will the counselling service be available for the girls? Yes. Should you wish for your daughter to see a school Counsellor, please follow the usual process which is to contact the Head of Year in the first instance to discuss her individual situation.


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PREPARATORY SCHOOL SCHOOL Hello Girls! I am so excited that I will be seeing you in the Preparatory School one day next week. All the teachers have really enjoyed the work you have been doing on Seesaw and hearing about how you have been feeling and what you have enjoyed. We have seen some wonderful work and very entertaining videos. MyTime has been a favourite and we love that many of your brothers and sisters have enjoyed joining in during PE and Performing Arts lessons. Thank you for the College values you have been showing. We are so proud of you all! Next week, each class will be coming back to school for one day and for the other four days, you will be learning online in the same way you have been doing over the last few weeks. It is important that you remember to bring your iPad and headphones on the day you come to school but you will be taking these home again at the end of the day. Pack light for your day at school and just bring in what you need for the day.

Information for girls from the Head of Preparatory School

From Monday 18 May your Preparatory day will finish a little earlier than usual at 2.30 pm. At this time, teachers will be walking you to carline or to the gates at Grey House Walk and Sufferance Pathway so you can be collected by your parents. If you are waiting for the bus or an older sister, then you will be looked after In the Preparatory Performing Arts room. OSHC girls will be walking to OSHC as usual.

When does my class come to school? WEEK 3 Kindergarten: Classes KB and KM – Tuesday 12 May Monday

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What do I do when I arrive at school?

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Your parents will need to use carline and we need you to be helpful and ready to get out of their car by yourself. There will be teachers at carline but they will not be opening the car door or getting your bags out. This is something you will need to do yourself. We know that you will give mum and dad a lovely goodbye before getting out. If you have any trouble, we will be asking your parents to get out of the car to help you but they will need to get straight back in so the carline can move. Once you get out of the car, we will be asking you to sanitise your hands and a teacher will be there to show you how and to help you if needed. There will be hand sanitisers at carline. Only Preparatory girls are allowed to walk down the pathway from carline. If your parent or carer walks you to school through the front entry gate (Sufferance Pathway), or through Grey House Walk, you will need to say goodbye at the gate and use the hand sanitiser before coming down the path to Preparatory School. We will have very special people there to greet you and to walk you down to see your teachers and friends. Please remind your parents and carers to say goodbye as soon as you arrive at the College at the carline or at Grey House Walk or Sufferance Pathway. Teachers will be there to assist you and you will notice some new signs to help everyone remember how we are keeping our community healthy. Once you arrive at school you will notice some other things that are different when you go into your classroom space. You will put your bag next to a special desk with your name on it. This is because the lockers will not be used.


PREPARATORY SCHOOL You will see that your desk has a special pencil case with your name on it, full of new things. How exciting! This is for you to use each day. On the back of your chair you will also see a very special chair bag that is just for you. This is to hold your books, hat and other things that your teacher will share with you. The first day you are at school, your learning will start with a very special message from both Dr Hadwen and Mrs Ahearn about how we are all keeping healthy and safe while also caring for each other. Your teacher will then do the morning check-in before you start your learning for the day.

Where will I be learning? Things are going to be a little bit different for a while. 1. You will be learning in your classroom and have your own pencil case and chair bag for your belongings at your very own desk. Each of you will have your schoolbag under your desk. 2. You will need to listen carefully to your teachers about how we will be moving around the classroom. 3. We will not be doing group work or sitting together on the mat when we are learning in our classrooms. 4. You will stay in your classroom for all your lessons. If space is needed you may be directed by your teacher to move outside for an activity, but this will only be for some lessons like Performing Arts or PE. Remember to listen carefully to what the teachers ask you to do.

What do I wear to school? I am sure you are all very excited that you can come to school in your winter PE uniform. Please remember to wear your full tracksuit and to wear it with pride. You can wear your House shirt or your navy sport shirt with your tracksuit each day. Please remember your Preparatory bucket or PE hat for outside play. This can stay in your chair bag when you go home. How special to have a chair bag! It is important to wear sensible and warm clothes on this day and running shoes are the best shoes for running and playing in the playground.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Can I use the water bubblers at school? At the moment, we aren’t able to use the water bubblers. It is very important that you always remember to bring your drink bottle to school each day so that you have your own water for Crunch and Sip, Recess and Lunch.

Where can I play when I am at school if it is not raining? Kindergarten: You will be playing in the Lower Courtyard and on the grass area around the sandpit. Year 1: You will be playing in the lower half of the Riverbed. Year 2: You will be playing in the top part of the Riverbed and in the Upper Courtyard spaces. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to open the Library or Equipment at lunchtime.

Where do I play when I am at school if it is raining? If it is raining you will eat at your own special desk, just as if you were in a restaurant! You will then spend the rest of the time during these breaks in your class space and grade areas just like you have always done.

Can I borrow books from the Library? Yes, you can! Our very special Librarian, Mrs Colquhoun, will invite you to borrow books in your normal Library lesson from Week 4 when you are back at school each day. When books are returned, it will take three days before they can go back on the shelves. This is so we all stay healthy. Library lessons, where you can borrow books, will start in Week 4. Remember that the Library will be closed at lunchtime.

Sisters’ Line If you are normally collected by your big sister from the Junior School in Sisters' Line, you will wait for her in the Performing Arts room. She will know that this is where to come to collect you.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Are we allowed to hug each other? Sadly, we are not able to hug each other or hold hands. It is also important to remember that we aren’t allowed to share food or belongings. This is to keep us all safe and well, which is very important. We can give each other lots of huge smiles and waves and share kind words because these are really great ways to show each other how much we care and appreciate our teachers and friends.

WEEK 4

When am I on campus in Week 4? We are all back at school each day in Week 4. This means you come to school every day! Your day will be the same as it was when we were all here in Term 1 but please remember to continue bringing your iPad to school with your Diary each day. Some things will be a little different, like sanitising hands regularly and saying goodbye to mum and dad before you come into the Preparatory areas. You will still have your own special pencil cases and chair bags like in Week 3 and you will be playing in the playground spaces as you did in Week 3 but you will be having all your lessons just like in Term 1. How exciting!

What do I do when I arrive on campus in Week 4? Most parents will use carline and we need you to be helpful and ready to get out of their car by yourself. There will be teachers at carline, but they will not be opening the car door or getting your bags out. This is something you will need to do yourself. Please remind mum and dad to stay in the car unless they need to help you. Once you get out of the car, we will be asking you to sanitise your hands and a teacher will be there to show you how and to help you if needed. If your parent or carer walks you to school through the front entry gate (Sufferance Pathway), or through Grey House Walk, you will need to say goodbye at the gate and use the hand sanitiser before coming down the path to Preparatory School. We will have very special people there to greet you and to walk you down to see your teachers and friends.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Please remind your parents and carers to say goodbye as soon as you arrive at the College at the carline or at Grey House Walk or Sufferance Pathway. Teachers will be there to assist you and you will notice some new signs to help everyone remember how we are keeping our community healthy.

Where will I be learning? Like in Week 3, you will be learning mostly in your classroom and have your own pencil case and chair bag for your belongings, at your very own desk. Each of you will have your school bag under your desk. 1. You will need to listen carefully to your teachers about how we move around the classroom. 2. We will not be doing group work or sitting together on the mat when we are learning in our classrooms. 3. You will stay in your classroom for most lessons but will be going to the Library, Performing Arts room or outside for PE lessons. Remember to listen carefully to what the teachers ask you to do.

Will we still have Assembly? Yes we will, but we won’t be having it together in John Reid Hall. Mrs Frater and Mrs Ahearn will be doing Assembly a little differently and we are so excited to show you what we will be doing on Friday in Week 4. We may even have some special guests joining us!

Will we still have Chapel and Preparatory Singing? Yes, we will but this will look a little different. Miss Farlow and the Revs are working with Mrs Frater and Mrs Ahearn to make these very special and I cannot wait to share our ideas with you.

What do I wear to school?

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Just like in Week 3, you will come to school in your winter PE uniform on Monday to Thursday. Please remember to wear your full tracksuit. You can wear either your House shirt or your navy sport shirt with your tracksuit. Please remember your Preparatory bucket or PE hat for outside play.


PREPARATORY SCHOOL Where can I play when I am at school if it is not raining? This will be just the same as it was for Week 3. Teachers will help you to remember, so don’t worry.

Are we allowed to hug each other? Again, just like in Week 3 we need to remember how we keep safe and healthy while also showing care for each other. The important thing to remember is to wash your hands when you use the toilet or go to the bathroom, to sanitise your hands regularly (teachers will remind you throughout the day) and to not share food or belongings. This way we will all show our College values of Care and Responsibility towards each other.

I'm feeling anxious about the return to campus, can you help me? Some girls may be anxious about returning to campus and so our Counselling team has put together an age appropriate video that you might find useful to watch.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL TERM 2 LEARNING Face-to-face teaching and learning has resumed, however those girls whose parents have registered their non-attendance in Term 2 will have access to a modified version of Pymble Online, details of which can be found below. Please note that Pymble Online is for these students only; it is no longer a choice for all girls as it was prior to commencing our Return to Campus plan. Pymble Online will continue for Term 2 only, unless otherwise advised.

Illness during Term 2 If your daughter is unwell and cannot attend her face-to-face lessons or Pymble Online lessons for a short period of time (e.g. one or two days), she should follow normal catch-up procedures with her class teacher(s). Should the College have a confirmed case of COVID-19 and be closed for cleaning, all students will learn via Pymble Online during this period. Likewise, should a community outbreak occur, and the College needs to move students offsite, we will revert to Pymble Online for all students. In the event that any girl or family member in her household has to self-quarantine for 14 days, please advise our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to arrange access to Pymble Online. If your daughter presents with flu-like symptoms at school, she will be assessed by our Health Care nurses. If our nurses recommend that your daughter should not be attending class, you will be requested to collect her. Upon her return to school, your daughter should be free of these symptoms and you will be required to present a medical clearance to the Preparatory School Office.

Wellbeing via Pymble Online • Only students who are unable to return to campus due to extenuating circumstances will continue with Pymble Online. • Pymble Online teachers will become the first point of contact for online students and liaise closely with your daughter’s current Connect teacher.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL • Pymble Online students will have opportunity each week to interact with their current class group. It is anticipated that this may take place following Assembly to ensure all students remain connected to their class peers and their Connect teacher. • Pymble Online students will engage in Live Events for weekly Assemblies, fortnightly Preparatory Singing and Preparatory Chapel.

Learning via Pymble Online • Preparatory School students learning from home will be moved out of their usual class and into the Pymble Online class (outlined below). Pymble Online with be delivered by designated teachers for each year level. Teachers will be working closely with the grade team to parallel the intention of learning experiences; however, Pymble Online will continue as per the current online timetable. • Pymble Online in the Preparatory School is being supported by the following staff during Term 2: - Kindergarten: Mrs Amanda Broadfoot - Year 1: Miss Kavindri Fernando - Year 2: Mrs Katie Barten • Mrs Heidi Lynch will transition over the coming weeks to Connect teacher of KB as Mrs Kathryn Edwards returns to her position of Preparatory School Learning Support Teacher. • Pymble Online teachers will conduct the morning welcome and check-in and respond to Seesaw and Team activities submitted by students. • Specialist lessons will continue as per the Pymble Online timetable and will be planned by Preparatory School specialists.

Mrs Karen Ahearn HEAD OF PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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PREPARATORY JUNIOR SCHOOL SCHOOL Hello Girls! I am so excited that you are able to return to campus from Monday. Your teachers (together with Mrs Plant, Mrs Holobrodskyj, Mrs Hooper and Heidi Hedgehog) and I can’t wait to see you as we have all been missing you. Next week, each year group will come back for one day and then the other four days of the week will be online learning. Pack light for your one day at school. Just bring in what you need for that one day. We will keep the same timetable that we have had this term for Week 3 so you can see what you will need.

When am I on campus in Week 3?

Information for girls from the Head of Junior School

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JUNIOR SCHOOL What do I do when I arrive on campus in Week 3? Your parents need to stay in their cars if they drop you off in carline. You need to sanitise your hands as you get out of your car and arrive on campus. There will be hand sanitisers available at Flagpole. You do not need to be at school until 8.25am in Week 3 as we will start school at 8.30am. You will need to wait in the area outside your Connect classroom for the start of the day. The Library will not be open in the mornings. You will go to your Connect room at 8.25am for the start of the day. We will start the day with an Assembly at 8.30am. You will listen to it online. Your teacher will give you the link to this Assembly. This will just be a short, but very important Assembly so we can welcome you back and talk through a few things to keep us all safe and healthy back at school together.

Where will I be learning? • You will be learning in your Connect room and stay at the same desk for your lessons. You will have your schoolbag under your desk. You can use your tote tray if you need to, but you cannot use your locker. • You can move classroom for Literacy groups and Numeracy groups. • We will not be doing group work when we are learning in our classrooms at the moment. • You will stay in your Connect room for your specialist lessons. Specialist lessons will be online learning in Week 3.

What do I wear to school? I am sure you are all very excited that you can come to school in your winter PE uniform. Please remember to wear your full tracksuit and to wear it with pride. Please remember your bucket hat for playtimes. Year 6, you are extra lucky in Week 3 as you are coming to school on Friday and you get to wear mufti! What a fabulous way to return to school!

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Can I use the water bubblers at school? At the moment, the water bubblers are closed. You therefore need to remember to bring your own water bottle which you can refill during the day at school.

Where can I play when I am at school if it is not raining? Year 3: in the courtyard Year 4: around the turning circle and the area outside the Year 4 block (grassy area) Year 5: behind the downstairs Year 5 classrooms and Valley Playground Year 6: Valley Playground We are not playing with any loose parts play or equipment at the moment. There will be lots of time for that sort of play when it is safe to do so. I am busy collecting lots more boxes for our loose parts play.

Where do I play when I am at school if it is raining? Year 3: in Sunshine Square (3L), in the JR Hall (3C) and in your classrooms (3D and 3W) Year 4: in your class areas Year 5: in the Library (5C) and in your classroom spaces and the Learning CafĂŠ (as directed by your teachers) Year 6: in your classroom areas as directed by your teachers.

Can I borrow books from the Library? Yes, you can! Our fabulous Librarian Mrs Itzcovitz will quarantine books once they’ve been returned for three days just to make sure we all stay healthy, so there may be a delay in borrowing books. The Library will be closed at lunchtime in Week 3 and Week 4.

Sisters' Line If you normally collect your little sister from Sisters' Line you need to go to the Performing Arts room in the Preparatory School.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL Are we allowed to hug each other? To keep us all safe and healthy we are not hugging one another or holding hands. We can have lots of ‘virtual’ hugs! We can give each other lots of huge smiles and lots of kind words so we can sparkle and sprinkle our love and kindness that way! I really am so excited to welcome you all back to school.

When am I on campus in Week 4? WEEK 4 We are all back on campus each day in Week 4. This means you come to school every day. Our normal timetable (from Term 1) will operate. There will be slightly different lunchtimes for different year groups. This is to help us stay separate and have space to run around.

Years 3 to 6 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus

You therefore need to be at school at 8.15am… Your teachers will send you that timetable to remind you as I know there have been lots of changes in your routines. I am really proud of the way you have adapted to all these changes. You are all superstars!

What do I do when I arrive on campus in Week 4? You will go to your Connect room at 8.15am for the start of the day. You will then follow your normal timetable for the day.

Where will I be learning? • You will be learning in your normal classrooms for your lessons. You will need to carry your bag with you as move from your Connect class to your specialist lessons as you will not be using your lockers.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL • We will not be doing group work when we are learning in our classrooms at the moment.

Will I still get to do Challenge by Choice? We will find time for you to work on your Challenge by Choice projects later in the term.

Will I still get to do Cybersafety? We will find time for you to continue working on your Cybersafety lessons.

Will we still have Assembly? Yes! Mrs Plant and I love our Assemblies with you all. We will continue to live stream these to you at the moment. Your teacher will send you the link for Assembly each Monday.

Will we still have Chapel and RE? Yes, we will! Our fabulous Revs will continue to send us a link to their online Chapel message each week. Your teachers will share that link with you. Mrs Plant and I will run RE each Friday during your Wellbeing time. Year 3: this will be on Friday at 1.30pm to 2.00pm Year 4: this will be on Friday at 12.45pm to 1.20pm Year 5: this will be on Friday at 1.30pm to 2.00pm Year 6: this will be on Friday at 12.45pm to 1.20pm This will continue to be online and your teachers will send you the link.

What do I wear to school? You may still wear your winter PE uniform. Please remember to wear your full tracksuit and to wear it with pride.

Can I use the water bubblers at school? At the moment, the water bubblers are closed. You therefore need to remember to bring your own water bottle which you can refill during the day at school.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL When is my lunchtime? We are now going to have slightly different lunchtimes. Year 3 and Year 5: your lunchtime in Week 4 will be from 12.45pm to 1.20pm Year 4 and Year 6: your lunchtime in Week 4 will be from 1.20pm to 2.10pm

Where can I play when I am at school if it is not raining? You need to stay in the designated play area for your year group Year 3: in the courtyard (3W, 3L and 3C) and Sunshine Square (3D) Year 4: around the turning circle and the area outside the Year 4 block (grassy area) Year 5: behind the downstairs Year 5 classrooms and Valley Playground Year 6: Valley Playground. We are not playing with any loose parts play or equipment at the moment. There will be lots of time for that sort of play when it is safe to do so. I am busy collecting lots more boxes for our loose parts play.

Where do I play when I am at school if it is raining? Year 3: in Sunshine Square (3L), in the John Reid Hall (3C) and in your classrooms (3D and 3W) Year 4: in your class areas Year 5: in the Library (5C) and in your classroom spaces and the Learning Café ( as directed by your teachers) Year 6: in your classroom areas as directed by your teachers.

Are we allowed to hug each other? To keep us all safe and healthy we are not hugging one another or holding hands. We can have lots of ‘virtual’ hugs! We can give each other lots of huge smiles and lots of kind words so we can sparkle and sprinkle our love and kindness that way! I really am so excited to welcome you all back to school. We just need to be kind to one another and remember the 'Golden Rules' so that we can all learn safely together.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL I'm feeling anxious about the return to campus, can you help me? Some girls may be anxious about returning to campus and so our Counselling team has put together an age appropriate video that you might find useful to watch.

TERM 2 LEARNING Face-to-face teaching and learning has resumed, however those girls whose parents have registered their non-attendance in Term 2 will have access to a modified version of Pymble Online, details of which can be found below. Please note that Pymble Online is for these students only; it is no longer a choice for all girls as it was prior to commencing our Return to Campus plan. Pymble Online will continue for Term 2 only, unless otherwise advised. Some of our Connect teachers are going to be teaching Pymble Online. Their classes will be covered by excellent Kindergarten to Year 6 educators who are with us for the remainder of Term 2. These teachers are: • 3C – Mrs Cassie Beasley • 4W – Ms Jean Lugg • 5T – Ms Sarah Middleton

Illness during Term 2 If your daughter is unwell and cannot attend her face-to-face lessons or Pymble Online lessons for a short period of time (e.g. one or two days), she should follow normal catch-up procedures with her class teacher(s). Should the College have a confirmed case of COVID-19 and be closed for cleaning, all students will learn via Pymble Online during this period. Likewise, should a community outbreak occur and the College needs to move students offsite, we will revert to Pymble Online for all students. In the event that any girl or family member in her household has to self-quarantine for 14 days, please advise our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to arrange access to Pymble Online.

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JUNIOR SCHOOL If your daughter presents with flu-like symptoms at school, she will be assessed by our Health Care nurses. If our nurses recommend that your daughter should not be attending class, you will be requested to collect her. Upon her return to school, your daughter should be free of these symptoms and you will be required to present a medical clearance to the Junior School Office.

Wellbeing via Pymble Online • Only students who are unable to return to campus due to extenuating circumstances will continue with Pymble Online. • Pymble Online teachers will become the first point of contact for online students and liaise closely with each student’s current Connect teacher. • Pymble Online students will have the opportunity each week to interact with their current class group. On Monday morning they will connect with their Connect class via Microsoft Teams and will then join the Junior School Assembly in Period 1. It is anticipated that there will be other opportunities during the week for Pymble Online students to connect with the students learning on campus. This is to ensure all students remain connected to their class peers and their Connect teacher. • Pymble Online students will engage in Live Events for weekly Junior School Assemblies, Religion lessons led by our Head of Junior School, Mrs Kate Brown, and Deputy Head of Junior School, Mrs Anna Plant, and Chapel.

Learning via Pymble Online • Junior School students learning from home will be moved out of their usual class and into the Pymble Online class (outlined below). Pymble Online with be delivered by designated teachers for each year level. Teachers will be working closely with the grade team to parallel the intention of learning experiences; however, Pymble Online will continue as per the current online timetable. This will be shared with the girls by the Pymble Online teacher on Monday May 18, Week 4. • Pymble Online is being supported by the following staff during Term 2: - Year 3: Mrs Chantelle Durrant - Year 4: Mrs Jane Worthington

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- Year 5: Mr Jacob Turnbull - Year 6: Mrs Genia Wright - French/PA and VA: Mrs Shenaiya Day Pymble Online teachers will connect with their year group students each morning and take the roll. They will then lead the learning for their students in all subjects other than French, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Numeracy Groups and Literacy Groups will not occur for the students learning through Pymble Online. Learning will be differentiated by the Pymble Online teachers to support and extend the learning of each Pymble Online student. • Specialist lessons in French, Visual Arts and Performing Arts will continue as per the Pymble Online timetable and will be planned by a Junior School Specialist, Mrs Shenaiya Day. Pymble Online students will continue to use a variety of platforms for their learning; Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, Google Classroom and the Virtual Classroom. See you soon!

Mrs Kate Brown HEAD OF JUNIOR SCHOOL

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PREPARATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL Hello Girls! We are so excited to be able to welcome you back to campus for a day in Week 3 and we are really looking forward to seeing you back full-time in Week 4. I just wanted to outline what your first days back on campus will look like. Hopefully the following information will answer many of your questions!

What do the next two weeks look like for you? WEEK 3 Learning will be online while at home and face-to-face while on campus.

Year 7 Monday

Tuesday

All at home

All at home

Wednesday All at home

Thursday All at home

Information for girls from the Head of Middle School

Friday All on campus

Year 8 Monday

Tuesday

All at home

All at home

Wednesday All at home

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All at home

You will be learning online at home for four days with 4 x 45-minute periods and 1 x Consolidation period. For your rostered day on campus, you will have four periods of face-to-face learning in your regular academic classes with your teacher, 1 x Consolidation period, where you will be seated in Connect groups, and Connect time with your Connect teacher.

WEEK 4 Return to normal classes with learning taking place face-to-face while on campus. Live streaming will be provided for those unable to attend campus.

Year 7 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus

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MIDDLE SCHOOL Year 8 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus

First day on campus: At the start of period 1, we will have a brief Middle School Assembly. Please head to your timetabled classroom and tune in via Microsoft Teams.

WEEK 4 Back to full-time face-to-face learning (five periods per day), full winter uniform or full PE tracksuit required.

What will be the same? • You can see your friends and staff in person (Yay!). • You will move from class to class following your timetable. • When on campus, your timetable and lesson length will be a normal five-period day with recess and lunch breaks. • We will have Connect in person.  • MOOCs will continue although there may be some time changes that the relevant co-ordinator will share with you directly. • You will have the option to wear your full PE tracksuit every day to school OR your full winter uniform. Please note that the full PE tracksuit includes navy blue tracksuit pants and the red, white and navy Pymble tracksuit top – hoodies or branded garments (including leggings) are not allowed. • If girls don’t wear correct PE uniform during the trial, they will not be given a choice of uniform beyond Week 4. • Your allocated area for recess and lunch is Gloucester Lawn for Year 7 students and the Sunken Courtyard and Lower Colonnade area for Year 8 students. This is also where you should go if you arrive to campus early. • You are not permitted to spend lunch and recess inside classrooms unless it is wet. • In the event of wet weather, Year 7 will go to the Gillian Moore Centre for Performing Arts (GMCPA) Foyer and Theatre and Year 8 will go to DK2-10 and C2-C10. • The regular Pymble bus services will be running from Week 3.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL What will be different? • When using public transport and moving about the school, be mindful to avoid touching railings and other high-touch areas/fittings. • There will be sanitiser stations at the various entrance points to the College and in classrooms and offices. Please use them. • There will be no access to lockers during Week 3 or Week 4. Pack light! Leave valuables at home or hand them into the Office for safe keeping. Bags will need to be kept with you throughout the day. • No Boarders’ lunches or cafés will be available in Week 3. Our Middle School Lunch on the Run program, which involves pre-ordered sandwiches and fruit will be available, however, you are advised to bring your own food and drink. • Bring a water bottle as bubblers will be closed. Water filling stations will be available. • You are asked to strictly adhere to social distancing. This will be challenging, particularly for the huggers among us, but it is one of the conditions of a safe return to campus. Wherever possible, you are asked to maintain safe distance from anyone else on campus. Desks will be spaced in rooms, please don't move them. • Please also remember the importance of maintaining social distance with staff members. • If you see a cleaner, say thank you! They are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. • If you have an appointment, you will sign out at the Office as usual, but your parents will need to collect you from Flagpole. • Please remember that if you are unwell you need to stay at home in order to help protect everyone.

I'm feeling anxious about the return to campus, can you help me? Some girls may be anxious about returning to campus and so our Counselling team has put together an age appropriate video that you might find useful to watch.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL TERM 2 LEARNING Face-to-face teaching and learning has resumed, however those girls whose parents have registered their non-attendance in Term 2 will have access to a modified version of Pymble Online, details of which can be found below. Please note that Pymble Online is for these students only; it is no longer a choice for all girls as it was prior to commencing our Return to Campus plan. Pymble Online will continue for Term 2 only, unless otherwise advised. Should the College have a confirmed case of COVID-19 and be closed for cleaning, all students will learn via Pymble Online during this period. Likewise, should a community outbreak occur and the College needs to move students offsite, we will revert to Pymble Online for all students.

Illness during Term 2 If your daughter is unwell and cannot attend her face-to-face lessons or Pymble Online lessons for a short period of time (e.g. one or two days), she should follow normal catch-up procedures with her class teacher(s). In the event that any girl or family member in her household has to self-quarantine for 14 days, please advise our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to arrange access to Pymble Online.

Wellbeing via Pymble Online • Only students who are unable to return to campus due to extenuating circumstances will continue with Pymble Online. • The wellbeing of our girls and keeping them connected to our Pymble family remains our priority. • Girls in Years 7 to 12 who are learning via Pymble Online will remain with their current Connect group and class teachers. This will ensure that they stay connected to their peers, teachers and House in order to keep a strong sense of spirit and identity. Students will join in for Connect and House activities with their Connect group and Connect teacher once a week via Microsoft Teams. They will also engage in Live Events for Combined Assemblies, Chapel services and their relevant Year Assembly.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Learning via Pymble Online • Teachers will live stream classroom lessons via Microsoft Teams for Secondary School girls learning via Pymble Online. • Teachers will continue to record lessons through Microsoft Teams so students can watch the recording if they are in a different time zone or if the internet is not working at the time of the lesson. • Teachers will offer to spend time each week with Pymble Online students via Microsoft Teams to fill in any gaps or answer questions if necessary (this may be done in a group if there are multiple students in one online class). • Students should continue to submit work for feedback and contact their teacher via Microsoft Teams or email if they need help outside of normal timetabled lessons. • Science in Years 7 to 10 will involve the use of scheduled class time plus additional tutorials to support students through an online version of the curriculum that best accommodates scientific learning. Looking forward to welcoming you all back and catching up very soon. Take care.

Mrs Jennifer O’Donnell HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL

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PREPARATORY UPPER SCHOOLSCHOOL Hello Girls! This week you would have received a copy of Dr Hadwen's letter which has confirmed an updated Return to Campus plan. Hopefully this answers many of your questions!

So, what does this mean for you? WEEK 3 You will be learning online at home each day with 4 x 45-minute periods as you have been doing this term, except Friday for Year 9 and Thursday for Year 10. On Thursday/Friday we'd love to see you all on campus (if possible) for a four-period day of face-to-face learning in your usual classes. During your fifth 'Study period', you will be supervised in Connect groups (classroom to be advised). At the start of period 1, we will have a brief Upper School Assembly. Please head to your timetabled classroom and tune in. You can wear appropriate mufti to school on Friday (Year 9 only).

Information for girls from the Head of Upper School

Year 9 Monday

Tuesday

All at home

All at home

Wednesday All at home

Thursday All at home

Friday All on campus

Year 10 Monday

Tuesday

All at home

All at home

Wednesday All at home

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All at home

WEEK 4 Back to full-time face-to-face learning (five periods per day), full PE tracksuit every day or full winter uniform. Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus

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UPPER SCHOOL What will be the same? • You can see your friends and staff in person (Yay!). • You will move from class to class following your timetable. • When on campus, your timetable and lesson length will be a normal five-period day with recess and lunch breaks. • We will have Connect in person. • You will wear your beautiful winter uniform or full PE tracksuit (no excuses that things are in the wash!). Please use this week before returning to ensure your uniform is the right length, no jewellery, fake nails etc... • Your allocated area for recess and lunch is the Amphitheatre (Year 9) or the Jacaranda Courtyard (Year 10). Please don't go to the Science block or other school areas in break times. This applies before school if you arrive before 8.15am. • You are not permitted to spend lunch and recess inside classrooms. • In the event of wet weather, Year 9 will go to the Jeanette Buckham Gymnasium and Year 10 will go to C13-16, JV and RV rooms, excluding RV5. • If you take a Pymble bus service, they will be running as usual.

What will be different? • Transport: We ask that you avoid being dropped on campus to help manage congestion. Please be dropped at Grandview Street and walk from the station wherever possible. Don't gather at the station in groups, please make your way directly to school. Be mindful to avoid touching railings and other high-touch areas/fittings. • On arrival, there will be sanitiser stations at Sufferance Path and other gates. Please use them. Sanitiser will be available in classrooms and offices. Please use it. • Lockers: No access in Week 3 or Week 4. Pack light! Leave valuables at home or hand them in to the Office if you need them for some reason. Bags will need to be lined up neatly outside of classrooms.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL • Catering: No Boarders’ lunches or cafés will be available during Week 3. We are exploring expanding the Middle School Lunch on the Run program which involves pre-ordered sandwiches and fruit; however, you are advised to bring your own food and drink. • Bring a water bottle as bubblers will be closed. Water filling stations will be available. • You are asked to strictly adhere to social distancing. This will be challenging, particularly for the huggers among us, but it is one of the conditions of a safe return to campus. Wherever possible you are asked to maintain a safe distance from anyone else on campus. Desks will be spaced in rooms, please don't move them. • Please also remember the importance of maintaining social distance with staff members. • If you see a cleaner, say thank you! They are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. • If you have an appointment, you will sign out at the Office as usual, but your parents will need to collect you from Gate 3. • Our Assemblies and Chapel will remain online via Microsoft Teams. • Please ensure you are off campus by 4.00pm each afternoon to allow for a deep clean of the College. For those of you unable to be on campus, online learning options will remain available. Stay tuned for updates on Sports and Activities! MOOCs will continue, the relevant co-ordinator will share the plans with you sometime this week. If you have any questions, please email me and I will respond as soon as possible.

I'm feeling anxious about the return to campus, can you help me? Some girls may be anxious about returning to campus and so our Counselling team has put together an age appropriate video that you might find useful to watch.

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UPPER SCHOOL TERM 2 LEARNING Face-to-face teaching and learning has resumed, however those girls whose parents have registered their non-attendance in Term 2 will have access to a modified version of Pymble Online, details of which can be found below. Please note that Pymble Online is for these students only; it is no longer a choice for all girls as it was prior to commencing our Return to Campus plan. Pymble Online will continue for Term 2 only, unless otherwise advised. Should the College have a confirmed case of COVID-19 and be closed for cleaning, all students will learn via Pymble Online during this period. Likewise, should a community outbreak occur and the College needs to move students offsite, we will revert to Pymble Online for all students.

Illness during Term 2 If your daughter is unwell and cannot attend her face-to-face lessons or Pymble Online lessons for a short period of time (e.g. one or two days), she should follow normal catch-up procedures with her class teacher(s). In the event that any girl or family member in her household has to self-quarantine for 14 days, please advise our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to arrange access to Pymble Online.

Wellbeing via Pymble Online • Only students who are unable to return to campus due to extenuating circumstances will continue with Pymble Online. • The wellbeing of our girls and keeping them connected to our Pymble family remains our priority. • Girls in Years 7 to 12 who are learning via Pymble Online will remain with their current Connect group and class teachers. This will ensure that they stay connected to their peers, teachers and House in order to keep a strong sense of spirit and identity. Students will join in for Connect and House activities with their Connect group and Connect teacher once a week via Microsoft Teams. They will also engage in Live Events for Combined Assemblies, Chapel services and their relevant Year Assembly.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL Learning via Pymble Online • Teachers will live stream classroom lessons via Microsoft Teams for Secondary School girls learning via Pymble Online. • Teachers will continue to record lessons through Microsoft Teams so students can watch the recording if they are in a different time zone or if the internet is not working at the time of the lesson. • Teachers will offer to spend time each week with Pymble Online students via Microsoft Teams to fill in any gaps or answer questions if necessary (this may be done in a group if there are multiple students in one online class). • Students should continue to submit work for feedback and contact their teacher via Microsoft Teams or email if they need help outside of normal timetabled lessons. • Science in Years 7 to 10 will involve the use of scheduled class time plus additional tutorials to support students through an online version of the curriculum that best accommodates scientific learning. So excited to see you in six/seven sleeps!

Mrs Melissa Boyd HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL

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PREPARATORY SENIOR SCHOOL SCHOOL Hello Girls! By now you would have received a copy of Dr Hadwen's letter confirming an updated Return to Campus plan. Hopefully this answers many of your questions!

So, what does this mean for you? WEEK 3 Please remember that if you are feeling unwell, you are advised to stay home. If you become unwell during the day, please report to the Senior School Office.

Year 12 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Information for girls from the Head of Senior School

Friday

All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus All on campus • You will all return to campus on Monday 11 May. • In Period 1 please go to your normal classroom and set up your laptop to participate in a Year Assembly through Microsoft Teams. This will run until 8.40am. You can then link in with your English teacher for the rest of Period 1. • On both Monday and Tuesday you will be learning via Pymble Online. All your classes will take place in your timetabled rooms. Some room changes will be sent to you, as all classes will take place in the Kate Mason Building on these two days. • Face-to-face teaching with your teacher will resume on Wednesday 13 May in your normal, timetabled classrooms. • Year 12 flexible leave has been extended to a late start if you have a scheduled Prep lesson (parental permission required).

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SENIOR SCHOOL Year 11 Monday

Tuesday

All at home

All at home

Wednesday All at home

Thursday

Friday

All on campus All on campus

• You will all return to campus on Thursday 14 May to resume face-to-face teaching in your regular scheduled classrooms. • In Period 1 on Thursday 14 May please go to your normal classroom and set up your laptop to participate in a Year Assembly through Microsoft Teams. This will run until 8.40am. You can then link in with your regular teacher for the rest of Period 1.

What will be the same? • You can see your friends and staff in person (Yay!). • You will move from class to class following your timetable. • When on campus, your timetable and lesson length will be a normal five-period day with recess and lunch breaks. • We will have Connect in person (except for Year 12 on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May). • You will wear immaculate winter uniform or full PE tracksuit (no excuses that things are in the wash!) Please use this week before returning to ensure your uniform is the right length, no jewellery, fake nails etc... • Year 12 – your allocated area for recess and lunch is the Marden Lawn. (In case of wet weather, you will be in the Kate Mason Building). These areas should be used for Prep lessons too, weather permitting. • Year 11 – your allocated area for recess and lunch is the Mollie Dive Lawn. (In case of wet weather, you will be in the Main Hall). These areas should be used for Prep lessons too, weather permitting. • You are not permitted to spend lunch and recess inside. • Please bring a towel to sit on the grass so that you can enjoy the lovely winter sun.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL What will be different? TRANSPORT • We ask that you avoid being dropped on campus to help manage congestion. Please be dropped at Grandview Street at the station and walk from the station wherever possible. Don't gather at the station in groups – please make your way directly to school. Be mindful to avoid touching railings and other high-touch areas/fittings. • If you are driving to school, please ensure that you park on the College side of Avon Road. This will avoid that area becoming congested with heavy traffic. • On arrival, there will be sanitiser stations at Sufferance Path and other gates. Please use these. Sanitiser and tissues will be available in all classrooms and offices. Please use them.

LOCKERS • No access in Weeks 3 and 4. • Pack light. Leave your valuables at home or hand them in to the Office if you need them for some reason. • You should keep your bag with you at all times.

CHANGES TO ROOMS • All students are required to be off campus by 4.00pm every day. This includes the Conde Library and the Kate Mason Building. Likewise, the late study sessions in the Kate Mason Building will also not be available. This is to allow for a daily thorough cleaning process. • Please do not use the Cisco Room, the seminar rooms in the Kate Mason Building or the Conde Library. These rooms are being used by staff members who need to practise physical distancing.

CATERING • No Boarders’ lunches or cafés will be available Week 3. We are exploring expanding the Middle School Lunch on the Run program, which involves pre-ordered sandwiches and fruit; however, you are advised to bring your own food and drink.

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SENIOR SCHOOL • The sandwich toastie machines and microwaves will not be available in the Senior School Lounge to avoid large crowds building up. • Bring a water bottle. Our water bubblers will be closed but water filling stations will be available. • Year 11 girls will have the option to wear their full PE tracksuit every day to school or their full winter uniform. • Year 12 girls will have the option to wear their full PE tracksuit with their jersey or their full winter uniform. • You are asked to strictly adhere to social distancing. This will be challenging, particularly for the huggers among us, but it is one of the conditions of a safe return to campus. • Wherever possible you are asked to maintain safe distance from anyone else on campus. Furniture will be spaced in rooms and common areas, please don't move anything. • Please also remember the importance of maintaining social distance with staff members. • If you see a cleaner, say thank you! They are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. • If you have an appointment, you will sign out at the Office as usual, but your parents will need to collect you from Gate 3. • For those of you unable to be on campus, online learning options will remain available. • If you have any questions, please post them below and I'll answer them ASAP.

I'm feeling anxious about the return to campus, can you help me? Some girls may be anxious about returning to campus and so our Counselling team has put together an age appropriate video that you might find useful to watch.

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PREPARATORY SCHOOL TERM 2 LEARNING Senior girls whose parents have registered their non-attendance in Term 2 will have access to a modified version of Pymble Online, details of which can be found below. Please note that Pymble Online is for these students only; it is no longer a choice for all girls as it was prior to commencing our Return to Campus plan. Pymble Online will continue for Term 2 only, unless otherwise advised. Should the College have a confirmed case of COVID-19 and be closed for cleaning, all students will learn via Pymble Online during this period. Likewise, should a community outbreak occur and the College needs to move students offsite, we will revert to Pymble Online for all students.

Illness during Term 2 If your daughter is unwell and cannot attend her face-to-face lessons or Pymble Online lessons for a short period of time (e.g. one or two days), she should rest and recover and then follow normal catch-up procedures with her class teacher(s) when she is well again. In the event that any girl or family member in her household has to self-quarantine for 14 days, please advise our Dean of Students, Ms Lamia Rockwell, to arrange access to Pymble Online.

Wellbeing via Pymble Online • Only students who are unable to return to campus due to extenuating circumstances will continue with Pymble Online. • The wellbeing of our girls and keeping them connected to our Pymble family remains our priority. • Girls in Years 11 to 12 who are learning via Pymble Online will remain with their current Connect group and class teachers. This will ensure that they stay connected to their peers, teachers and House in order to keep a strong sense of spirit and identity. Students will join in for Connect and House activities with their Connect group and Connect teacher once a week via Microsoft Teams. They will also engage in Live Events for Combined Assemblies, Chapel services and their relevant Year Assembly.

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SENIOR SCHOOL Learning via Pymble Online • Teachers will live stream classroom lessons via Microsoft Teams for Senior girls learning via Pymble Online. • Teachers will continue to record lessons through Microsoft Teams so students can watch the recording if they are in a different time zone or if the internet is not working at the time of the lesson. • Teachers will offer to spend time each week with Pymble Online students via Microsoft Teams to fill in any gaps or answer questions if necessary (this may be done in a group if there are multiple students in one online class). • Students should continue to submit work for feedback and contact their teacher via Microsoft Teams or email if they need help outside of normal timetabled lessons. We are so excited to see you soon!

Mrs Nikki Wyse HEAD OF SENIOR SCHOOL

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PREPARATORY BOARDING SCHOOL Hello Girls! We are so excited at the prospect of welcoming our Boarders back to campus. It’s just not the same without you! Over the next few days we will be welcoming back some of our Year 12 Boarders, followed by the opportunity for our Years 7 to 11 girls to return in the weeks to come. Some of you will decide to continue learning at home. Your lessons will be live streamed and recorded for later access. You will be assigned an onsite buddy in your class, who can be your advocate and conduit to the teacher, to ensure you can communicate in real time. You will have priority access to our Learn It program during your usual ‘prep’ time.

Information for girls from the Director of Boarding

What does it mean for you? This is a big decision for you and your families. While the threat posed by COVID-19 has been reduced by the Government restrictions and the ‘lockdown’ period, it has not been removed and we must continue to be cautious in our approach. While we are doing everything we can to minimise risk, Boarding is still considered a high-risk environment. This means that we have made changes to our processes and practices. We will all be required to meet recommendations for physical distancing and we will be strict and vigilant with our hygiene processes. We need to limit opportunities for you to come in contact with the virus and this means that there will be no offsite leave unless it is with your parents.

What will be the same? Our beautiful House staff and many of your Boarding sisters cannot wait to see you. Our Academic Tutors will be back in full force and ready to support you after school in your learning.

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BOARDING You will be able to enjoy our beautiful grounds and have the opportunity to reacquaint yourselves with the swings and bikes (freshly sanitised for your arrival)! You will have increased access to our amazing College facilities as they open up in line with Government recommended guidelines. Our online Love It program will continue and our Boarders’ Team will remain a great way to connect. Boarding will continue to be your home away from home (wherever you are), filled with love, laughter and friendship. We will here ready and waiting for your return.

Mrs Carolyn Burgess DIRECTOR OF BOARDING

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e d i u G e c n e r e f e R k c i u Q Contact telephone numbers are also available online at www.pymblelc.nsw.edu.au RECEPTION (7.30am to 4.30pm)

+61 2 9855 7799

IT HELPDESK (7.30am to 5.00pm)

+61 2 9855 7771

PREPARATORY SCHOOL (8.00am to 3.45pm) +61 2 9855 7720 JUNIOR SCHOOL (8.00am to 4.00pm)

+61 2 9855 7700

MIDDLE SCHOOL (7.45am to 3.45pm)

+61 2 9855 7611

UPPER SCHOOL (7.45am to 3.45pm)

+61 2 9497 7865

SENIOR SCHOOL (7.45am to 3.45pm)

+61 2 9497 7871

COLLEGE UNIFORM SHOP

+61 2 9855 7745

ABSENTEE LINES PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Midnight to 9.30am) +61 2 9855 7720 JUNIOR SCHOOL (Midnight to 9.00am)

+61 2 9855 7756

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Midnight to 9.00am)

+61 2 9497 7806

UPPER SCHOOL (Midnight to 9.00am)

+61 2 9497 7807

SENIOR SCHOOL (Midnight to 9.00am)

+61 2 9497 7808

In the event that we need to close the campus due to a case of COVID-19, please refer to our School Closure Plan.

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