The last day of Term 1 is Friday 8 April. Students from Pre Primary to Year 6 return for Term 2 on Tuesday 26 April and Kindy students return Wednesday 27 April.
We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday.
A message from the Principal
I know that you have had a lot of communication from me this term, with notification of positive COVID-19 cases within our school. I sincerely appreciate the support and understanding of the need for me to notify the community of positive cases and close contacts. I’d like to thank the parents and carers who continue to keep us informed about positive student COVID cases – your thought for others when you are going through difficult times with sick children, is much appreciated. The introduction of mask wearing in Years 3 – 6 has been greatly beneficial in reducing close contacts at school. I am very proud of the way our students ensure that they wear their masks properly. Close contact guidelines have meant that our younger students have seen themselves in isolation this term, they and their families have been extremely understanding and supportive of the information that we have shared.
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to evolve, with Western Australia experiencing a school year unlike any other. Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of prioritising mental health, self-care and wellbeing. I would also like to take the opportunity to share with you the Student Wellbeing Hub. Please click on the link below and scroll down to the article “Resources to Support Student Wellbeing”. There are a number of links you may like to explore with your family. News https://studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/news
Thank you to our cleaning staff who do an amazing job of presenting our school so beautifully. We have cleaners working around the school day ensuring our school is as clean and hygienic as it can be. Our cleaners are an integral part of our school and we thank them sincerely for the work they do for our school community.
I am sure you also join me in acknowledging all our staff, teaching, non-teaching and administration in their huge efforts this term. Together, our students have remained relatively consistently at school, with the support of their teachers and friends, learning.
TERM TWO OPERATING GUIDELINES
Term two will allow us to meet with families on school site. I am looking forward to meeting with our new Class representatives, the P & C as well as celebrating events such as Stay and Play, and Volunteers Day, in person. More information will be shared via our communication methods.
April is a special month of festivity for many faiths and religions around the world, whether it’s Ramadan, Easter, Passover or a number of others, I would like to wish those of you celebrating all the best.
It’s impossible to talk about all of the wonderful things that have happened in Term 1 (despite the obvious challenges!) but you can see more in our update below.
Please take the time over these two weeks to rest, be outdoors and enjoy the things that sparks joy.
As you may be aware, public health and social measures have been eased for schools for Term 2, details at wa.gov.au. We continue to follow the current health advice and I am writing to let you know what the changes mean for our school.
We are pleased to advise that parents/carers are allowed on school sites in Term 2 for the following purposes:
- to attend year group assemblies
- to attend face to face parent/teacher meetings
- to attend indoor and outdoor sporting events, infrequent special events, performances and other interschool events with masks and physical distancing
- to attend face to face meeting e.g. P&C and school board/council meetings
- to volunteer in roles outside of the classroom, including the canteen and uniform shop
- drop-off/pick up outside of classrooms
- visit their children in residential facilities, with proof of vaccination (if required).
Parents/carers attending school sites must wear masks on school grounds and adhere to physical distancing, where possible. Please note parents/carers are not allowed inside classrooms.
A number of school activities can resume, including infrequent special events, and we will provide more detail on these in Term 2.
Please note you do not need to report COVID-19 positive cases to the school during the school holidays. However, all positive RATs must be reported to WA Health viawww.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister.
We wish our students an enjoyable holiday break and looking forward to seeing them back for Term 2 on Tuesday, 26 April 2022.
During the month of April at Grill’d Mt Lawley – support your Year Sixes!
Swan River Tunnel Excursion
The Year 6 class spent a great day in the hills yesterday with a hike through the Swan View Tunnel. Thank you to our parent volunteers, Emma James, Raj, Patrick and Steve for joining in, to Mr Lawson our resident Geologist and Mr Farrell for leading the way!