hope you are all taking good care of yourselves.
Heartfelt thanks to the many families who have sent such
generous and kind messages of thanks to the Executive and staff for keeping our
community well informed and providing their children who are in isolation
connected with an online learning program. We are genuinely so grateful to have
such a caring and supportive community.
While at times it feels like our lives are consumed by COVID-19,
at school we work very hard on ensuring things continue to be ‘business as
usual’ for the children. We have become experts at tweaking things to ensure
they can still be part of many great things. It was fantastic to see children
from years 3 and 6 participate in this year’s STEAM Fluor
challenge during lunchtimes this week. The children were
so engaged and enthusiastic as they worked with their teams to develop their
challenges. Huge thanks to Mr J and Ms Goodwin for all their efforts in
ensuring this annual challenge went ahead. Band practice is now an outdoor
event; staff and students are fortunate to be welcomed with amazing music in
the morning thanks to Mr H and Andrea Carter (IMSS).
Massive accolades to Mrs Key who organised many events for
Harmony Week. Tuesday saw the school blossom into a sea of many shades of
orange. The theme of Everyone Belongs fits
so well with our CPS and PBS values. Children and staff participated in the annual
art piece called ‘Harmony Flowers’; a most beautiful canvas that will be placed
in the front office. We were also featured on the Australian Department of Home Affairs Facebook
page which is exciting!
As you are aware there have been lots of changes to COVID-19
directions over the last week and while there have been a few hiccups along the
way, we have been able to manage each COVID situation effectively. We are
required to adhere to the Health WA directives and the COVID communications are
sanctioned from them, as they are up to date and provide families with clear
To assist us in getting out communication and processes in place
quickly, I ask that you please let me know if your child or immediate family
members are positive or close family contacts at Kim.Fraser@education.wa.edu.au or SMS
me on (M) 0400994926.
I have had a few queries re: children wearing masks in Year K –
2. While this is not mandated and totally a parent’s decision, based on advice
from the Chief Health Officer, masks are encouraged. We will support your child
with whatever decision you make.