Dear parents/carers

I am writing to let you know that Country Week 2021 will not be re-scheduled for Term 4. This decision is based on feedback that parents and schools gave to the Department of Education.

As you are aware, we were recently asked to complete a survey about Country Week. 94% of schools indicated cancelling Country Week for 2021 was the best option for all their students, and most of the parents agreed. It was recognised that Term 4 is already busy, and it would have caused disruptions to teaching and learning. Schools would have needed to reorganise travel and accommodation (if available), relief teachers and sports teams. Some schools would not have been able to participate without their Year 12 students.

I understand how important Country Week is to your children and appreciate they may be disappointed that they cannot compete this year. It is unfortunate the competition had to be cancelled earlier this year as part of the Government’s efforts to keep our communities COVID safe. Your children should still be proud of being selected to represent our school in 2021. For those in Years 7 to 11, I have no doubt they will have the opportunity to bring their very best to the competition in 2022.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Jan Stone