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Update from the Principal

Posted: March 5, 2021

You will have read this week from ESF CEO Belinda Greer’s messages the steps all ESF schools, including Discovery College, are taking to work towards having 100% of students able to access campus for either the AM or PM session each day. This is an important step as we continue to emphasise the role of face-to-face learning for our students. You will also be aware that this move requires all staff at the school to undergo regular testing for Covid-19.

We have developed detailed plans for this. We do require EDB approval prior to making changes to student on-campus attendance and for this to happen we will, among other things, have needed to undergo a full round of testing with our staff and be able to confirm their negative test results. This will happen over the coming days, and I am anticipating being able to write to you again in the middle of next week by App message to indicate our progress and, I hope by that point, to confirm a target date for the move to having all students on campus daily.

I am grateful in the meantime for your understanding and support. Having all of our students with us each day takes us closer and closer to where we ultimately want to be.

James Smith