How wonderful to have the children back onsite! It’s been lovely to get to see many of you at drop off and pick up, and the place feels so vibrant! The children were tired at drop off this morning but still buzzing from the excitement of returning to school and seeing their friends.
I would like to thank you for your flexibility around the change of pick up arrangements that came about earlier this week. The arrangements seem to be working really well now and physical distancing is easier.
Thank you also for adhering to the rules we have implemented as a way of trying to keep us as safe as possible. I have noted a few parents not wearing face masks on drop off and collection - please ensure you are playing your part in reducing the risks for our whole community.
CoVID-19 RETURN TO SCHOOL STRATEGY:
I have kept the arrangements here for you to refer to:
Children must enter the school and leave the school through designated gates
F/1 use the front gate of the school, walk around the admin building to their classrooms.
2/3 will enter via the oval and use the path at the side of the soccer park to access the decked area and their classrooms.
4/5/6 classes will enter the school via the Roger Beech Hall gate and use the undercover walkway access to get to their classrooms.
Parents are not allowed on site. There will be school staff at the gates to meet and greet the children and help support the transition
Volunteers and parent helpers will not be needed for the initial weeks of term 4, or until further notice.
School will start at 9am . Children can start to arrive from 8:50.
Children cannot be onsite before 8:50 and must meet a member of staff at the allocated gate. Please use the 10 min as a staggered drop off and avoid waiting before 9:50 in a cluster. The 10min allows for people to ‘dribble’ past and drop the children off.
Children will not be allowed to use the drink bubblers - please send a drink bottle with them.
The Department of Education has added additional daily cleaning hours for high touch areas.
Any students who are showing symptoms of cold and flu must not attend school and will be sent home immediately if exhibiting symptoms.
Students with any illness should stay home at all times.
All adults must wear a face mask as per the government restrictions, students may wear face masks if they wish. Children in primary school aged 12 and over are not required to wear face masks during the school day if they don’t want to.
Any devices loaned must be returned to school with your child on their first day.
*Children riding bikes or scooters can enter and exit via the front of the school.
Staggered pick up:
The children will be released from class in waves from 3:10 – 3:30. Your family will be allocated a pick up point and time.
These pick up points and times are organised using your oldest child’s surname and sorted by alphabet. Please see the table and example below: