• Matt Jones

Students and staff welcome back to school for Term 4

Welcome back. I hope you were able to enjoy a change of pace over the holiday break, to take some time out for yourself and refresh for Term 4.

Our students are expected back for face-to-face learning on day 1 of Term 4. Any students who live in an area still under stay-at-home orders are also expected back at school for face-to-face learning and this is allowed under the public health order. The best learning environment for students is in the classroom and we are looking forward to welcoming back all of our staff and students.

As a reminder, here’s what our families and student can expect when returning to school sites under COVID-safe Level 3 conditions:

  • Staff will be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors while on school grounds

  • Masks or face coverings are recommended for primary students in indoor and outdoor settings on school grounds

  • We will reduce the overall mingling of our different student years which means no school assemblies or sport (outside of existing PDHPE classes), excursions or field trips

  • Only essential visitors will be allowed on site and will be required to check in and wear masks at all times

  • Canteens are open with appropriate hygiene measures in place

  • Parents and carers will need to remain outside of school grounds, follow physical distancing and avoid gathering for drop-offs and pick-ups

  • There will be enhanced daily cleaning of the school and wherever possible we will ensure classrooms will be well-ventilated with open windows

  • Breakfast Before School will be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on site following COVID-safe plans.

We have worked closely with NSW Health in developing our return to school roadmap and COVID-safe school plan. NSW Health will continue to monitor vaccination rates and transmission levels in our LGA and will advise us if settings need re-evaluation.

We are continuing to work closely with NSW Health and other relevant authorities to support our school staff to receive 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination by 8 November. This will help protect our staff and students and we encourage our entire school community to also get vaccinated as soon as possible.

All students are expected - and will be supported - to return to school for face-to-face learning. I encourage you to get in touch with us directly and visit the Wellbeing for students and families page for support materials.

Please have a look at the helpful tips for primary students to support them in preparing to start the term.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Phil Bradmore Principal