A snapshot of our activities during COVID-19: Please support our annual appeal this year!


Dear Parents,

The health & safety of our students, staff and their families remains UJEB’s number 1 priority. The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly and with some complexity, so we wanted to provide you with this latest update.

Returning to school

In the recent statement from the Premier of Victoria, the Government has confirmed that schools will return in 2 stages; years prep – 2 (and yrs 11&12) on May 26 and the remainder on June 9.

Unfortunately, this does not necessarily mean that UJEB programs can resume at the school on those dates. Schools will need to consider protocols for providing a safe environment for students and will be deciding when external service providers can return to school. UJEB is currently in discussions with the Department of Education, Community Languages Victoria and school principals to ensure that we can return to schools as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we will definitely be continuing our Zoom lessons until May 25 and will update you soon about what continuing learning with UJEB will look like after May 26.

ELearning Update

UJEB’s Elearning classes have been running and feedback is extremely positive, with parents informing us their children are engaged and enjoying the learning. UJEB currently runs nearly 70 lessons each week and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the coordinators, teachers and UJEB office team for all their hard work enabling UJEB to teach by Elearning in a very short time, ensuring our children could continue learning in term 2. Kol Hakavod!

UJEB’s Annual Appeal

UJEB’s Annual Appeal has commenced. We all know that many families’ financial situation has changed due to the Covid-19 economic fallout. This year our Annual Appeal is focused on raising funds for UJEB subsidies so no child will miss out on a UJEB educational experience. Every amount will bring us closer to our goal, so if you can help please click here.

Emotional Wellbeing

The emotional wellbeing of our children is also an ongoing concern. We encourage you to talk to your children. UNICEF has issued this guide on how to talk to kids about COVID-19, which we hope will be useful.

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Contacts

  • Call the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line if you seek information on novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 020 080
  • Call the Healthdirect Hotline to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 022 222

We will continue to provide additional updates if and when any further changes come to hand.

Please don’t hesitate to email us with any concerns regarding this matter.

Kind Regards,
Itzik Sztokman
Executive Principal, UJEB

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Dear Parents,

We hope this update finds you well in these unusual times.

We are excited to bring you news on the way in which UJEB teaching and learning will continue in term 2!

E-learning – Teaching will be Zooming forward in term 2

UJEB is ready for Term 2 and registrations are NOW OPEN!! In the event that UJEB is not permitted to run classes at schools, UJEB is ready to commence the delivery of student learning via online platforms in Term 2.

Now, more than ever, we need to show our children what is important and what we value. We need to teach our children that we value Jewish Education and that this is important. We need to continue a commitment to community and culture. In these unsettling times children will benefit from routine and be comforted by continuing to learn and to connect with their teachers and friends.

Start Date for UJEB classes in term 2.

All UJEB classes will start in the week beginning Monday April 20. This is the 2nd week of the school term. We are unable to start in the 1st week as there is already too much disruption due to the alignment of the Jewish and Australian calendars; Monday (10 April) is a public holiday and Wednesday and Thursday (12&13 April) are Jewish holidays for the final days of Pesach.

How online learning will work

We will be continuing classes using Zoom, an online conferencing platform now widely used for remote teaching. Zoom allows us to continue teaching in the style the students are used to and with the least amount of set-up required by parents. It has some simple features that will be helpful in our teaching, namely the sharing of a whiteboard and screens so the teacher can model and demonstrate, while teaching. HIP Gardenvale has already successfully piloted Zoom lessons and we have been busy upskilling all UJEB teachers to be ready to teach using the Zoom online platform.

What you need to do

Download Zoom on the device your child will be using.

To download zoom click on this link (Download zoom) and choose Zoom Client for Meeting.

Your child’s teacher will send you the details  to Join Zoom Meeting for the class

Register for term 2

UJEB has a brand new website which includes a new, user friendly registration process. All class enrolment will occur via this website and we will be moving away from mailing out printed invoices and reminders.

The process for registering your children for UJEB classes on the new website is quite intuitive but to help make it even easier we have compiled this detailed Guide to register for Term 2.

Guide to register for term 2 – The guide includes links to take you to registration.

Please note: UJEB enrolments operate on a term by term basis. This means that current students must re-register for classes prior to each new term. You are not automatically re-enrolled for the next term ahead.

Exceptions to UJEB online learning

Lunch time classes are cancelled until further notice. Our lunchtime students are able to join a before school class if this is of interest.  If your child is enrolled in a lunchtime class please contact the UJEB office to join a before school class (new enrollments are also accepted).

For Prep students, classes that are due to start in Term 2 (Caulfield South Primary School and Gardenvale Primary School) will be postponed to Term 3. All Prep registrations will automatically be transferred to Term 3.

To prevent interference with schools’ online teaching, all UJEB classes will maintain their current schedule and timetables.

More information will be communicated prior to the commencement of Term 2.

Emotional Wellbeing

Further to the UNICEF guide we sent earlier on how to talk to kids about COVID-19, here are some further resources to help children and families;

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources

https://parentsvictoria.asn.au/m.au/resources/supporting-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/guide/a31898899/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

Contacts

  • Call the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line if you seek information on novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 020 080
  • Call the Healthdirect Hotline to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 022 222

We will continue to provide additional updates if and when any further changes come to hand.

Please don’t hesitate to email us with any concerns regarding this matter. I wish you and your families a Chag Sameach as we approach a Pesach that will undoubtedly be a “different night”! I hope a memorable, unique experience for us all!

Kind Regards,

Itzik Sztokman, Executive Principal

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UJEB’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND POLICY

The health & safety of our students, staff and their families remains UJEB’s number 1 priority. The situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly and with some complexity, so we wanted to provide you with this latest update.

ELearning – Teaching will be Zooming forward in term 2:
UJEB is ready for Term 2! In the event that UJEB is not permitted to run classes at schools, UJEB is ready to commence the delivery of student learning via online platforms in Term 2.

Now, more than ever, we need to show our children what is important and what we value. We need to teach our children that we value Jewish Education and that this is important. We need to continue a commitment to community and culture. In these unsettling times children will benefit from routine and be comforted by continuing to learn and to connect with their teachers and friends.

Start Date for UJEB classes in term 2:
All UJEB classes will start in the week beginning Monday April 20. This is the 2nd week of the school term. We are unable to start in the 1st week as there is too much disruption scheduled due to the alignment of the Jewish and Australian calendars; Monday (10 April) is a public holiday and Wednesday and Thursday (12&13 April) are Jewish holidays for the final days of Pesach.

Exceptions
Lunchtime classes are cancelled until further notice. Our lunchtime students will be given the option of joining our before school Zoom classes with students from another school. Further information will be sent to Lunchtime parents.
For Prep students, classes that are due to start in Term 2 (CSPS and GPS only) will be postponed to Term 3. All Prep registrations will be transferred to Term 3.

E-learning
We will be continuing classes using Zoom, an online conferencing platform now widely used for remote teaching. Zoom allows us to continue teaching in the style the students are used to and with the least amount of set-up required by parents. It has some simple features that will be helpful in our teaching, namely the sharing of a whiteboard and screens so the teacher can model and demonstrate, while teaching. HIP Gardenvale has already successfully piloted Zoom lessons and we are looking forward to spending the school holidays upskilling all UJEB teachers to be ready to teach using the Zoom online platform.

To prevent interference with schools’ online teaching, all UJEB classes will maintain their current schedule and timetables.

More information will be communicated prior to the commencement of Term 2.

Emotional Wellbeing:
Further to the UNICEF guide we sent earlier on how to talk to kids about COVID-19, here are some further resources to help children and families;
https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources

https://parentsvictoria.asn.au/m.au/resources/supporting-children-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/guide/a31898899/how-to-talk-to-children-about-coronavirus/

Contacts:

  • Call the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line if you seek information on novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 020 080
  • Call the Healthdirect Hotline to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 1800 022 222

We will continue to provide additional updates if and when any further changes come to hand.

Click here to view UJEB’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy.

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