Covid Update Return to School

Covid_letter_January_27_2022.pdf

Please read the attached letter in regards to the return to school on Monday January 31st

Covid Update

We will get some communication out later this week about the return to school. Most of the details have been in the media already.

Covid Case 2C

St Mary's has been notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was onsite on 13th (Mon) 14th (Tues) 15th (Weds) and 16th (Thurs) in 2C and it is likely they were infectious during this period. We have two students positive in 2C, however only one falls into the infectious period when they were showing symptoms, which is 48 hours before their first symptom.
If your child is in this class it is likely they will be identified as a Primary Close Contact.
 
Your child will need to remain in isolation and be tested for COVID-19 at your earliest convenience. The test should be a PCR test, not rapid antigen.
 
If your child is not in the above-mentioned class, there is no cause for alarm, and it is safe for your child to be onsite. We are in communication with the family to establish if the student was with any other students for long periods of time.
Please continue to monitor your child’s health, and if they have any symptoms such as
Most common symptoms:
fever
cough
tiredness
loss of taste or smell
Less common symptoms:
sore throat
headache
aches and pains
diarrhoea
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
red or irritated eyes
shortness of breath
get them tested. No other action is required at this time.
 
St Mary's is committed to doing everything we can to contain and slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our whole school community. We will continue to keep you informed if further updates become available.

Covid Case 4B

St Mary's has been notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was onsite on Friday 10th (Fri) 13th (Mon) 14th (Tues) and 15th (Weds) (15th)  in 4B and it is likely they were infectious during this period. The students was not showing any symptoms at the time.
If your child is in this class it is likely they will be identified as a Primary Close Contact.
 
Your child will need to remain in isolation and be tested for COVID-19 at your earliest convenience. The test should be a PCR test, not rapid antigen.
 
If your child is not in the above-mentioned class, there is no cause for alarm, and it is safe for your child to be onsite. We are in communication with the family to establish if the student was with any other students for long periods of time.
Please continue to monitor your child’s health, and if they have any symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath get them tested. No other action is required at this time.
 
St Mary's is committed to doing everything we can to contain and slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of our whole school community. We will continue to keep you informed if further updates become available.

Covid Case at Graduation Ceremony

Today, the school was notified, that an adult who attended Wednesday's (17/12/21) Graduation, the morning Awards Ceremony, the Guard of Honour and the after party has tested positive to Covid 19. They received their positive result today (19/12/21) after developing symptons on Thursday. (18/12/21)

As the school events were outdoors and for less than two hours, they are classified as low risk and no action is required. Of course, if you do have any symptons, please get tested as a precaution.

The after party, is not a school event and the contact tracing is managed by the venue and the department of health. They will advise if you are required to get tested. No year six students attended school on the Thursday.

If any sibling attended the after party and then attended school on the Thursday, could families please notify me as soon as possible at ahockey@smwilliamstown.catholic.edu.au This will allow us to have a list of students ready if any test positive and attended school.

We will notify you if there is any more information.

As always, if a child tests positive, please notify the school as soon as possible.

Medication

Parents, a reminder that ALL medication that we have here at school needs to be collected as your child leaves on their last day. This includes asthma medication that may be in their classroom. Please see me about the medication kept in the first aid room. Madeleine

P&F Survey and Volunteering

Over the past year P&F have been able to fundraise over $25,400 and run more than 20 activities with the help of approximately 100 volunteers which all support the school, our kids and build our community.  
All of which cannot happen without you. This is especially appreciated in such a disrupted year, many events being cancelled, and so many things for our families to juggle, we appreciate your support for those activities and fundraisers we could deliver.
While you wind down for the year please take a moment to complete our short survey and perhaps volunteer for something in the term 1 next year. Don't forget the Fair Working Group will kick off early in 2022 so we would welcome all to join that important group.
Thanks again for your continued support of P&F, every bit helps and we hope that thw children have enjoyed seeing you support our school.

THis0 Week at St Mary's (Last Week 2021!

Mon :9:10 Christmas Sing along Tues - Reports Weds .9:10 Award Ceremony 1;30 Guard of Honour 5 Yr 6 Graduation Thurs - 1:30 School Finishes

Library News

Dear Parents

Overdue library slips have been sent home today. Could you please have one last look over the weekend for any missing books and we will do the same on the library shelves. 

Hoping we can find everything before the end of the year.

Thank you for your help.

Last Prep Orientation Day

Please note that TODAY was the last Prep Orientation Day.

Thank you