Spielwelt is putting its programs on pause during the ACT lockdown. We plan to reopen when ACT public schools reopen for all children.
Already counting the days in lockdown? Here are the many Spielwelt remote learning pages with lots of activity ideas suitable for young children learning or maintaining German at home.
For Spielwelt the situation is as follows:
1. Schlaumaeuse will put its sessions on hold from 5pm on Thursday 12 August 2021 and will resume when ACT public schools reopen for all children. Families will not be charged for sessions we cancel, and payments they have already made will be attributed to their next term’s fees. Any unused fees at the end of the year will be refunded.
2. Pfadfinder will cease meeting face to face from Thursday 12 August 2021. If the lockdown goes beyond 20 August, there will be occasional activity ideas by email for Joeys and Cubs; and weekly online meetings / activities for Scouts and Venturers. Re fees: Even if the lockdown is protracted, unfortunately your annual fees are not refundable as the majority of the fee amount has already been paid directly to the Branch office for insurance and membership to the Scout Association. We will surely make it up to you when we return to face-to-face meetings, with lots of our great Pfadfinder programs.
3. Spiel und Spass and Spiel und SPORT playgroups will put their sessions on hold from Thursday 12 August and will resume meeting when restrictions allow. If the restrictions allow outdoor gatherings, we will do that at our regular venue or local playgrounds. If the restrictions don’t allow meeting even after 3 weeks (ie beyond 2 September 2021), the committee will advise families about a partial fee refund policy.
4. The German Australian Playschool is on pause from 3:30pm on Thursday 12 August 2021. The GAP will reopen as soon as ACT public schools are open for all children or when the government directs us to open. If the lockdown is extended by more than a few weeks, and you’ve been through all the Spielwelt remote learning pages, teachers may prepare further online support material for families with activities, songs, videos, ideas and tips to help families offer GAP-at-home for their children. Families will not be charged for sessions we cancel, and payments they have already made will be attributed to their next term’s fees. Any unused fees at the end of the year will be refunded.
Everyone stay healthy and sing along: Haende waschen, Haende waschen (even if your towel is gone, like in the song!)