Executive Director's Update to Principals #47: COVID Update - 6 Aug 2021
“It is the life in the Spirit that can redeem, value and demonstrate how our lives are woven together and sustained by ordinary people – often forgotten people – who do not appear in newspaper and magazine headlines nor on the grand catwalks of the latest show, but who without any doubt are in these very days writing the decisive events of our time: doctors, nurses, supermarket employees, cleaners, caregivers, providers of transport, law and order forces, volunteers, priests, religious men and women and so very many others who have understood that no one reaches salvation by themselves.”
– Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi address, March 27, 2020
DOBCEL Correspondence for Families
Following advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all Victorian schools have moved to remote and flexible learning until Thursday 12 August inclusive.
To acknowledge and support families during this challenging period of lockdown, the DOBCEL Board has issue the attached correspondence for schools to circulate to parents and carers.
Wellbeing Seminars and Webinars
Wellbeing Webinar Series – Converge International
Our Converge International seminar series continues next week. These one-hour seminars provide different insights and strategies for supporting our own and others’ wellbeing.
Each recording will be available for 30 days following the seminar. Recordings of the first two sessions and handouts are now available.
Details, booking links and handouts for upcoming sessions are available here.
For more information, contact Ange Jones (Assistant Director People and Development, Catholic Education Ballarat) via email or on 0400 831 040.
Kristen Douglas – ACEL Webinar
Kristen Douglas specialises in Education Executive and School Principal mental health, school staff self-care, and the impact of critical incidents in school communities. headspace is contributing to a national ground swell of conversations and strategies to ensure that education staff take care of their own mental health and prioritise their wellbeing.
Kristen’s webinar, Processing 2020 and Recalibrating for 2021, is available to watch free of charge.
Next COVID Update
We will continue to monitor the situation and advise principals of any updates. Please liaise with your Education Consultant with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and continue to look after each other…
Deputy Director of Catholic Education