As we move towards the end of the term, I would like to thank parents for being so vigilant in testing regularly and ensuring children are not coming to school when they are sick. We have unfortunately had a bit of a spread happen in our Pre-Primary classroom, with 8 children now testing positive to Covid-19 and 2 staff members. We also have one student in Year 4 and in Year 6 test positive, along with myself. As a result, I will not be returning to school until the last day of the term. In my absence, Mrs Achmad will be Acting Principal.
It is a timely reminder to remember to wear a mask outdoors if you cannot socially distance and to continue good hygiene practices.
Last Friday, the school came together to celebrate Harmony Day. It was wonderful to see so many students thinking about how we can be inclusive, respectful of others and accepting of different cultures in our community. Thank you to those students who dressed in traditional clothing or wore orange to commemorate this day.
As communicated on Tuesday, we have been made aware that one of our students has tested positive to COVID-19. Fortunately, no close contacts were identified and the student was not present during break times. It is a timely reminder for us to remain vigilant in monitoring for symptoms and wearing masks where necessary. Please remember that if your child is unwell, they should stay at home and get tested.
I hope all families had a wonderful Long Weekend and were able to enjoy some time together as a family. On Tuesday, the staff gathered together to participate in some Wellness activities, which allowed time for meditation, self-reflection, connection with nature and taking time to come together as a staff. We believe providing time for staff to develop their own well-being assists them in becoming even better educators for your children.
I would like to start by thanking our parent body for being so supportive of the new directions provided by WA Health stating that children in Year 3 and above are required to wear masks as of today. Students will be required to bring their own mask each day and wear it when in the classroom.