As we approach week three, some restrictions in the wider community are being relaxed, which is good news. As a school we will continue to follow our existing protocols to ensure safety for all. These are clearly outlined in previous Blog Posts. Specifically, any student or staff member will be required to be at home if showing any signs of illness and we will continue social distancing between adults for the foreseeable future.
I have noticed an increase in the number of parents coming onto the school grounds at drop off and pick up time. Please only do so if absolutely necessary, and remain for as little time as possible. Play equipment is off limits before and after school, and is being cleaned during the day for student use only. The cleaning regime has not changed for schools. Please remember that no parents are to be inside of classrooms, Atrium, gym or hall. Thank you for your help during this time where extra precautions are being put in to place in schools.
Please note that the Canteen will continue to be supplying lunches only. Classrooms will be open from 8:30am and specialist lessons have resumed.
The expectation is that students are at school from today (Monday 11th May) and teaching will mostly be face-to-face. Students remaining at home will receive an online education but it won’t look exactly the same as it has for the last fortnight. Teachers are unable to maintain a full time face-to face program at school and also keep up with the intensity of the online program seen in the last two weeks.
We anticipate that there will be a few students remaining at home due to advice from medical professionals. Teachers will check in several times each week with these students, but not daily as has been occurring while we have focussed on just online programs.
If you have questions, concerns or queries, please email the front office and a member of the leadership team will respond in due course.
Have a good week and hopefully we continue to have good news on the Covid-19 front for SA. We will continue to make decisions based on guidance from the Department for Education and Health experts.