The new School Guidelines have only just arrived and we are working our ways through them.
A summary of the key changes and advice is provided below:
The most important action school communities can take to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is to ensure that any unwell staff and students remain at home and get tested, even with the mildest of symptoms.
Students and school staff in all schools across Victoria should attend their school in accordance with normal arrangements from and including Friday 11 June.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs operating in schools can also resume full operations from and including Friday 11 June.
Students and staff who live in metropolitan Melbourne and are enrolled in or work in a school in regional Victoria can attend on site. Students and staff who live in regional Victoria and are enrolled in or work in a school in metropolitan Melbourne can also attend on site.
Children under 12 years of age and students at primary school are not required to wear a face mask when at school, or when attending an OSHC program.
For the purposes of communicating, teachers and education support staff are not required to wear a face mask while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can.
Face masks are mandatory for all school staff and school students aged 12 or older when travelling to and from school.
can resume in regional Victoria but is not permitted in metropolitan Melbourne
Visitors To School - We will be returning to welcoming and dismissing the students at the School Gates. Parents should not be entering the School Grounds
Visitors to school premises should be limited to essential school services and operations. Visitors to school grounds must comply with the physical distancing and face mask requirements set out in the School Operations Guide, and practise good hand hygiene. To support contact tracing, schools must keep a record of all staff, students and visitors who attend on site for more than 15 minutes. Schools must record the name, contact details, date and time of attendance at school, as well as the areas of the school that the person attended. Schools can use existing mechanisms such as visitor sign-in procedures, student attendance records and staffing rosters to record this information. Record keeping for contact-tracing purposes is required for school activities involving external visitors and/or the wider school community. Schools are strongly encouraged to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service for attendees to ‘Check-In’ to school events
- Will not be happening this week., does not meet the Essential Services Guidelines for allowed visitors.
Return to School - Friday 11th June
Prep- Enter through the side gate near the church
Year 1- Enter through the gate on the green, behind Prep classrooms
Year 2- Enter through front entrance of the school
Year 3&4- Enter through the gate on the green, near the bike racks
Year 5&6- Enter through the gates near the back court and sports shed
*Siblings can enter at the youngest student’s gate
A Letter From Fr Greg re Eucharist
10 Jun 2021
Please click on the following for a letter from Fr Greg regarding Year 4 and Year 5 Eucharist.