Congratulations to all our students who have completed their NAPLAN testing this week. The tests were completed online this year and the process has gone very smoothly. We still have some catch-ups for those students who have missed any assessments due to absences and they will be conducted on Thursday and Friday this week.
I emailed you all earlier this week in regard to the significant pressure we’re facing with staffing the classes at the moment. We have been managing to cover the classes through a range of strategies so far and with a little luck we will be able to continue to manage to keep our school open.
I would like to thank so many of you for keeping your children home while they are sick, this helps us stop the spread of these viruses. Please support us by informing us if your child is a confirmed case of COVID-19, influenza, gastroenteritis or any other infectious disease so we can put measures in place to reduce the risk for everyone. I have pasted some links below with information about these common illnesses.
Provision of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)
RATs will continue to be distributed to you as they have been throughout this school year for the remainder of this term. From Monday 23 May 2022, students will no longer be recommended to undertake twice weekly RATs. However, RATs will continue to be required by students who are household contacts to attend school (5 negative over a 7 day period) or who have symptoms.
Families must continue to notify the Department of Health and the school if their child returns a positive RAT result. Additionally, you should inform us if any of your children are household contacts.
Thank you also to all families who have had their child vaccinated. Vaccination continues to remain the best way to protect students and staff in our school.
Student Free Days
For Term 2, 2022, the Department of Education and Training has provided schools with the option to hold each teacher’s allocated professional practice day on the same day for all staff. This is to enable the most effective and efficient use of this day.
As a result, we have scheduled our professional practice day for Friday, 3 June. This is in addition to the planned pupil free day on Friday, 10 June for staff professional learning. Students will therefore not be required to attend school on either of these days.
Foundation Enrolments for 2023
Foundation Enrolments for 2023 are now open, if you have a child that is coming to Macedon Primary next year, please collect and enrolment form from the office or on our website.
Happy voting this weekend. We will have a sausage sizzle at school on Saturday morning so drop in if you are voting here. If you are available to help out on the day, please see the details below and contact Briohny Lebbink.