Education

New bubble allows students to return to MAGS

By Alex Gretgrix

THANKS to the changes to border restrictions earlier this week, students outside the original border bubble will be able to return to face-to-face learning at schools in NSW as of today, September 4.

In a letter sent to parents and families, Moama Anglican Grammar principal Carmel Spry confirmed the good news.

“Based on the information we have been given and according to the NSW Service website, all our staff and students who live within 50km of the border should all be able to come to school on Friday,” she said.

“Any families who live outside the 50km radius should be able to apply for a special circumstances permit and you should be able to apply for permits under the new conditions by 12:01am Friday.”

While it is still unknown what the permits will look like, MAGS is hoping it will be smooth sailing from here.

“We will be in contact with the Police/ADF co-ordinator of the Echuca-Moama border to encourage them to make sure Friday morning's shift are aware of Moama Anglican Grammar students and staff coming back to school,” Ms Spry said.

The school would like to thank its staff and school community for their support during a tough and confusing time.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff for the way they have adapted to a way of teaching and learning so that students who could not be on site still felt engaged in their learning and valued members of the Moama Anglican Grammar community,” she said.

“To our parent and guardian community — thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate what one student described to me as “a bumpy roller coaster ride”.