Following the announcement by the Premier, we are incredibly excited to announce that we will be welcoming all students, Prep to Grade 6, back to face to face learning on Monday 5th October. Next term we will be working hard to re-engage our students and re-establish our school routines, along with preparing our students for successful transitions into 2021. We have found that during the latest period of remote and flexible learning, some students have faced barriers to their learning, while many others have engaged deeply and continued to grow and excel. What will matter most in Term 4 is to provide continuity in learning and support for each and every child to the fullest extent possible. This will mean focussing our efforts on a set of common and core priorities. This will make sure that every child in our care is supported in their wellbeing, learning and transition needs. The following priorities will guide our school operations during Term 4:
A key focus will be to make every effort to ensure each of these end of year and beginning of year transitions occur as successfully as possible. DAILY ENTRY TO SCHOOL: Children, other than those enrolled in before school care are not to enter the school grounds before 8:30am at their designated entry point. Temperature checks occur for all children who enter the before school care program. Temperature checks will be undertaken each morning using contactless thermometers for each child on entry to the school from 8:30am when staff will commence duty at the school gates.
Parents are not to enter the school grounds or buildings, unless by prior arrangement with the office. Parents must enter via the front entrance in Lambhill Crescent. ENTRY POINTS TO OUR SCHOOL: Staff members will be on duty from 8:30am until 9:00am in the morning. Children who arrive late are to report to the front entrance on Lambhill Crescent. Parents are to call the office for the doors to be unlocked. Dismissal will be at 3:30pm and staff will be on duty at each gate until 3:45pm. Children who have not been collected will be returned to the office and families call and to collect them from there. We do not wish for children to be left unattended at the end of the day. To try and minimise the congregating of children and parents the children will only enter and leave via their designated entrance as below.
Parents are NOT to congregate around these entry and exit points, but stay back to allow for dispersal of students.
Once again we would like to thank all families for your wonderful ongoing support of our staff and the work they are doing to keep your children engaged in their learning programs during remote and flexible learning.
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For Covid-19 information from the Department of Education and Training for school parents, you can visit the website HERE