Dear parents and carers,

Welcome back, we hope that you were able to have some rest and relaxation over the summer break. It was lovely to see your children arrive so happy this morning, looking very excited to start the year.

You will be receiving a range of notes and information shortly via SchoolStream and your child. These forms are asking for permission and information updates. Please return these promptly. You will receive:

Please also make a note of dates for Meet the Teacher (9/2/2021) our Goal Setting Interviews (8/3-12/3/2021) and keep an eye out for information about these, which will be published on SchoolStream and sent home with your child.

Our 2021 class names, which all except for our Buriburi class are local native plants.

Lomandra (Kindergarten) with Mrs Connolly, Ms Salma and Aunty Vicky

Murnong (1/2) with Mrs Unsworth and Aunty Maxine

Warrigal (2-4) with Miss Bene and Aunty Missy

Buriburi (4-6) with Miss Hensman, Ms Belinda and Aunty Vicky

For your information, I have summarised and clarified procedures that may have changed recently below.

Kind regards,

Lisa Haller | Principal

La Perouse Public School

 

COVID Guidelines

Parents and carers can enter the school to:

  • purchase or pick up uniforms from the uniform shop
  • meet with school staff with an appointment
  • drop off Kindergarten and Years 1, 2 students to their classroom for the first week of school.
  • attend parent orientation/Best Start meetings for Kindergarten and ‘meet the teacher’ meetings with school staff for all year/stage groups.

Staff and students are not required to wear masks while at school. Staff and students are permitted to wear their own mask if they choose.

School gatherings are limited to 30 people indoors and 30 people outdoors.

NSW Health advised that communal water fountains and/or bubblers in NSW schools can now be turned on. We encourage students to bring water bottles from home that they can refill when needed.

Swimming and other sporting carnivals can proceed with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

P&C meetings can occur after school hours with restrictions.

Parents and carers should be reminded that students must not attend school if they are unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms. Students must return a negative COVID-19 test and be symptom free prior to returning to school.

Changes to Lining Up

Due to enrolment increases, we have reviewed morning assembly, lining up and dismissal areas and routines.

  • Morning – from 8.30am students will go directly to their classroom
  • After lunch and recess – students will line up with their class at a designated spot rather than assemble all together.
  • End of day dismissal – all classes will line up outside the hall with their class teachers. Parent’s are asked to remain off school grounds as part of our COVID Safety plan, unless they have an appointment. When parents and carers arrive teachers will call out your child’s name and they will come to you.

TASK – The After School Klub

Our after school care provider has been in getting everything ready for the new school year. TASK will have their own room, located upstairs above the Kindy room. If you haven’t yet enrolled or would like to find out more, please visit their website at  https://www.task-kids.com.au/laperouse

School Assemblies

Once allowed, we will aim to have fortnightly assemblies on Friday afternoons, that are hosted by our Student Representative Council (SRC) and Senior School Leaders.

At these assemblies:

  • Classes will present learning and or perform
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning awards will be presented
  • Playground PBL raffle will be drawn

Parents are more than welcome to join us. Dates and times will be posted on SchoolStream under Events.

Student Leadership
In 2021, there will be a range of opportunities for students to develop and practice leaderships skills. You may want to talk with your child about these opportunities.

Student Representative Council (SRC) – Teachers will be running a class based SRC election campaign (Years 1 – 6), which encourages students to prepare a short speech that they will give to class. Following this, students will vote on which candidate they wish to elect. Teachers will be guiding this process, using it as a teachable moment to ensure students understand what good leadership looks like. Two children per class will be elected.
A note from your class teacher will be sent home shortly.

House Captains – Early in Term 1, we will hold House meetings and elect House Captains (Years 3-6) for each house. House Captains for Yalinga (Yellow), Talinga (Green) and Manuka (Red) will help maintain a high level of commitment throughout the year to promote sport events, encourage and motivate teams as well as assist school staff in sports related matters including monitoring sports equipment at recess and lunchtime.

Library Monitors – Student will have the opportunity to express interest for al library monitor position. In this role they will need to commit to help during library lessons and at lunchtime, when the library is open.

School Leadership Team (Captains, Senior Leaders, SRC, Eco Warriors) – Students will choose a task that they are responsible for, such as: flags, recycling, worms, compost, chickens, notes, breakfast club, playground buddies etc. Staff will guide and support students to learn about and fulfil their roles.

Please note: Students in leadership positions are expected to be good role models who demonstrate that they can uphold school rules and learn from any mistakes.

We are in the process of updating our School Leadership Policy which will be shared at the next P&C Meeting on the 3rd Feb at 6pm.

Meet the Teacher Evening
We really look forward to seeing you at our Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday the 9th of February. Not only is this evening a fun way to meet other families, your child can also show you their classroom and you can find out some important information about school. This year we have quite a few new staff members, who are looking forward to meeting you.

Please note that sessions are staggered and shortened to ensure we are meeting our COVID Safe obligations.

Lomandra (Kindergarten) with Mrs Connolly – 3.45-4.15pm

Murnong (1/2) with Mrs Unsworth – 4.20-4.50pm

Warrigal (2-4) with Miss Bene  – 4.55-5.25pm

Buriburi (4-6) with Miss Hensman  – 5.30-6.00pm

Uniform Shop

Uniforms can be ordered online here: https://www.lppspc.com/store

If you require a try on session please contact our P&C by sending them an email. [email protected]

Please note that our uniform shop is run by P&C volunteers, who try their very best to fill orders promptly as well as holding try on sessions, around other responsibilities. All orders are left at the front office for you to pick up.