We continue to update you further in relation to the COVID-19 situation.
- We appreciate the feedback we have received from families as to how staff and the school are managing the current situation. Thank you .
- Thank you to those who have subscribed to our news blog and / or provided the school with up-to-date contact details.
- If needed, please revisit update #7 for actions taken to date.
Social Distancing – 1.5m
- We have been required to reduce support personnel and visitors to the school.
- Future group tours are suspended into the foreseeable future.
- We would like to encourage you to practise the 1.5m social distancing measure when dropping off and / or collecting your child / children from school.
- Teachers are doing their best to practise and promote this action.
Personal Hygiene / Cleaning
- Tight procedures are in place for hand washing.
- Toilets are being checked regularly to ensure soap dispensers have an adequate supply of soap.
- A fresh supply of paper towels have been distributed to classrooms for hand wiping (after washing).
- Additional daily cleaning is being undertaken across the school.
- As stated in the recent update, these have been postponed.
- Any online bookings have now been cancelled.
- We continue to ask parents and caregivers to keep children home if they are unwell.
- If students present unwell during school hours, parents / caregivers or emergency contacts will be called to collect them.
- All students who are unwell with fever and/or respiratory infection should remain at home until symptoms resolve.
- Students returning from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days.
- Please inform the school via email or phone if you have chosen to keep your child / children at home without them having any symptoms of illness.
- Currently, teachers are not in the position to provide students with ‘learning / work at home packs’. This may change in the future.
- Please note, teachers have not instructed students to remain home.
Continuity of Student Learning
- We are considering remote learning options and what this might look like.
- This may involve students taking home key materials and resources in the event if learning needs to occur away from school.
- Throughout the week there has been a number of teachers who have been unwell and been required to stay home.
- Relieving teachers have been employed to cover these absences.
- We are extending the payment of school fees from the end of this term until the end term 3.
- For all existing payments other than school fees (eg swimming, sports), we are going to credit payments made to this point to your school account.
- Credits can be applied to any outstanding fees. By the end of term, financial statements will be issued.
- For any families experiencing financial hardship, please contact me (Principal) at school on 8270 4144 or email email@example.com
- Staff are doing their best to maintain routine learning practices.
- I congratulate and thank them for all of the front line work they are doing to support our students and families.
- I am also proud of the way in which students are conducting themselves in these times of uncertainty. I have no doubt that many, if not all of them are experiencing some anxious moments. As always, we will continue to monitor and support their (and staff) wellbeing.
- A good resource below from the Australian Psychological Society re Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety.
Once again, thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
Paul Luke – Principal