Dear parents and carers,

Firstly, I’d like to thank all our parents and carers for the tremendous effort in supporting our community and school by staying at home and supporting your child’s learning. I know it is not easy, I have three daughters at home learning too, but your efforts are very much appreciated. Hopefully we are on the return to normalcy and look forward to when all our students are back resuming normal school life. It will be a slow and steady return but if we can endure it we can keep vulnerable community members safe, preventing increased infections and the possibility of government measures tightening.

There is a lot of information below. If you still are left wondering about something, please call and we will try our best to help.

In this communication you will find information about the following:

  • details about the Department of Education managed return to school plan
  • suggested curriculum requirements when learning at home/school
  • attendance monitoring and informing the school of illness
  • how to hand-in completed paper based work for marking
  • when your child is scheduled to attend school from May 11th
  • changes to pick-up and drop-off procedures
  • health and safety
  • changed First Aid procedures

Managed Return to School Plan

What Day Should My Child Attend?

Please see the table below for the day that you child is to attend school from May 11th, during Phase 1.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Kindergarten (Mrs Connolly)

Year 3 (Ms Limbert)

Year 1 (Mrs, Connolly, Mrs Unsworth and Mr Solomon)

Year 4 (Ms Limbert)

Year 2 (Mrs Unsworth and Mr Solomon)

Year 5 (Ms Limbert)

Year 6 (Ms Limbert)

Attendance Monitoring / Illness

  • If you have personal circumstances (including health related) preventing your child returning on their allocated day, please inform Lisa Haller our Principal so that they are not marked as absent.
  • Students who are participating in learning at home, will be marked as present.
  • If your child is sick (at home) they are not expected to participate in learning on that day.
  • Students who are at not at school and unable to be contacted will be marked as on unapproved leave. Home School Liaison Officers and Aboriginal Liaison Officers will continue to follow up on students.

Changes to Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Please drop-off your children as close to 9am as possible.
  • A staff member will be at the top gate to collect students.
  • Parents and carers are encouraged where possible to not come on site for pick-up or drop-off.
  • Your child will be brought up to the gate a 3pm for your collection. Please call if you are running late.
  • Breakfast club is not operating, however for students who need breakfast, it will be available after 9am.

Curriculum Requirements when Learning at Home

Handing in Completed Work

If your child has completed paper-based learning (Especially Science), please place in our letterbox. Alternatively send it in with your child on the day when they attend (from May 11th). All digital based tasks, will be marked digitally by your child’s teachers.

Health and Safety in Schools

In order for our school to maintain the health and safety and social distancing guidelines in place, we ask for parents where possible to keep their children at home and then from May 11th send their child on their designated day.
We do have parents who are essential workers and in order to support them and their service to our community, as well as create the learning content we need your support. It will be difficult to have a large number of students onsite, whom we need to supervise and keep socially distanced as well as design online and paper-based learning programs.

We have been sent additional provisions of soap and hygiene supplies, such as hand sanitiser and are being regularly and professionally cleaned. Enhanced cleaning is being implemented across all NSW public schools.

We will continue to implement appropriate social distancing measures proportionate to health advice at the time.

We will continue to implement good hygiene practices, including:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water before and after eating and after going to the bathroom.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Limit physical contact when greeting people.
  • Limit physical contact in the playground.

Changed First Aid Procedures

  • Standard precautions will be adopted when providing first aid.
  • Any student who is unwell or with respiratory illness symptoms, will be isolated in an appropriate space until they are picked up by a carer or emergency contacts.

If you would like a pdf of this information, click here.  Return to School Plan

Thank you for your consideration of all this information.

Stay well.

Lisa Haller | Principal