Principal’s Message – 27/4/21

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, despite some disrupted plans. I am writing to confirm what the ‘Post Lockdown’ protocols look like in the context of our school. I understand that when announcements such as yesterday’s are made, it raises a number of questions about all sorts of things – school being one of them. We will always attempt to get more detailed information to you as soon as we possibly can. However, Department protocols need to meet the needs of ALL public schools across WA, and need to be endorsed by the Office of Premier and Cabinet … and these things take time. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

The most pertinent information for the remainder of this week is as follows:

  • All students are expected to attend school as they normally would J
  • Staff in primary schools must wear masks, apart from teachers when they are teaching
  • Parents can be on school site (although not in classrooms).
  • Therapists and service providers are able to be on school site, but must sign in at the office (this is expected to occur at all times anyway)
  • Third party providers are able to be on school site provided they adhere to venue capacity limits of 4 square meters and a maximum of 20 people
  • ALL adults on school site must wear a mask and maintain a distance of 1.5m with other adults
  • Primary school students do not need to wear a mask (but can if this is their wish or yours)
  • Additional cleaning continues to be in place, and staff are ensuring children wash their hands prior to eating and after playing/Phys Ed
  • Children and adults should stay home if they are unwell
  • Out of School Hours Care on school sites continue as normal
  • School canteens can be open (thank you to Kirsten and the P & C for putting things in place to support families but maximise health and safety)
  • Assemblies can go ahead but with staff and students only
  • Our playgrounds are open

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation and support. We remain grateful for the ‘freedoms’ we are able to enjoy, including having our students at school with few restrictions J

Stay safe.

Elizabeth