|Working Bee||Saturday 6 August|
|Governing Council Meeting||Tuesday 9 August|
|Yr2/3 & Yr3/4 Excursion||Wednesday 10 August|
|Book Week / SSO Week||Monday 22 - Friday 26 August|
|Book Week Parade||Tuesday 23 August|
|School Closure (Show Day)||Monday 5 September|
|Pupil Free Day||Tuesday 6 September|
|Governing Council Meeting||Tuesday 13 September|
|Swimming Lessons (R-5)||Monday 26 - Friday 30 September|
|Last Day of Term / Early Dismissal Time of 2:10pm||Friday 30 September|
Welcome to (cold) Term 3! The weather last weekend was delightful and gave a little taste of what is to come – let’s hope we don’t have to wait too long!
This time last year, we had a late start to Term 3, due to a COVID lockdown. It feels like such a long time ago now! I’m very grateful that we don’t have to worry about working around a lockdown this year. However, with us now being able to ‘live with COVID’, we can have a tendency to become a little complacent. Basic protective measures have also kept us safe from both COVID and other communicable diseases over the last two years.
Across the school, we are experiencing quite a few nasty contagious bugs, including influenza, gastro and chicken pox. In addition, health experts are warning us of another wave of COVID. Therefore, it is really important to keep children home if they are unwell. At school we will be refocussing on students wearing masks while inside and washing their hands before eating. These basic measures will help prevent students and staff from getting sick, and will help stop the spread to families at home.
If someone in your household does test positive for COVID they need to isolate, but your child is still able to attend school. This is as long as they have NO SYMPTOMS and have a NEGATIVE test result themselves. All close contacts should wear a mask outside the house and should be undertaking 5 RAT tests over 7 days, to keep a check on possible infections. If you, or someone in your household, tests positive for COVID, please let us know, so that we can monitor your child for symptoms.
This term looks like it will be a busy one, with the Book Week parade and swimming lessons being major events to look forward to. The Governing Council sub-committee, Grounds and Environment, has organised a Working Bee on Saturday 6th August: all families are welcome to come along and help out for a couple of hours.