COVID-19 - Current School Procedures
Parents in our school community are reminded to maintain good hygiene practices and physical distancing at all times.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) continues to note that there is very limited evidence of transmission between children in the school environment, resulting in a relaxing of the physical distancing requirements between students.
Adults in schools must wear a mask and should continue with physical distancing of 1.5 metres where possible. All members of the school community must continue to practise good personal hygiene to better protect themselves and the general health of society.
Cleaning guidelines are based on, and continuously reviewed in line with, advice from the Department of Health. Increased cleaning of our school continues.
We have cleaning staff on site during the school day to regularly clean and disinfect high-contact surfaces that are frequently used by students and/or staff.
Students are reminded of good hygiene practices and arrangements are in place for regular and thorough hand-washing for students and staff.
Water fountains should only be used for refilling bottles. Students must bring water bottles to school each day.
Drop off and Pick Up Areas
Parents are strongly encouraged to continue to promote the independence of students by dropping off and picking up at designated gates. This will also assist with congestion around the school.
Kindy & Pre-Primary: Gate situated next to Kindy classes (Bray Place)
Years 1 & 2: Gate at the front of the school (Brockmill Ave)
Year 3: Gate at the front of the far end of the Junior Playground (Brockmill Ave)
Years 4, 5 & 6: Gate at the back of the school next to the basketball court. (Maguire Ave)
Parents/Visitors on School Grounds
Other than drop off and pick up of students, parents and visitors are asked to only enter the school site for pre-arranged appointments. Signing in at the office is essential. Due to social distancing amongst adults, there is a maximum of two visitors in the office at one time.
Parents are asked not to enter classrooms. Parents wanting to speak to teachers are asked to please make an appointment or make contact via email/Connect.
We have resumed conducting assemblies in the undercover area each Wednesday. Parents are welcome to attend assemblies, however, it is essential that social distancing is observed. Please check the term planner for scheduled assemblies.
Students Who Are Unwell
To assist us further in ensuring that we are best managing the health and well-being of all members of our community, parents are asked to please understand that if your child is unwell and presenting with symptoms of illness (including cold symptoms), they should not attend school. Students who present with these symptoms during the day will be sent to the office and parents will be called to come and collect them.
We are continually reviewing our operations and any changes we may implement will be based on government advice and the health and well-being of our students and community as a whole. We will be taking a very cautious approach to the easing of restrictions and will consider what our school space allows and what is achievable before making decisions.
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