COVID-19 Update from the Director of Catholic Schools
COVID 19 Procedures
Important procedures for St Patrick's:
Parents, carers & visitors are not to enter the playground & classrooms - please only come to the front office. All parents, carers & visitors must sign in at the office when entering the school grounds, this is a school & government requirement.
Students & Staff who are absent or sent home due to flu like symptoms need to be tested and must not return to school until they return a negative COVID-19 result and school has sighted the negative COVID-19 test results.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever (37.5 ° or higher), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), loss of taste, loss of smell.
Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.
In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.
Adults at school need to maintain physical distancing 1.5m at all times from other adults. Students are not required to maintain physical distancing.
Students need to practice hand hygiene upon entry to school, entry to the classroom, and when exiting from the classroom.
Parents and carers volunteering in the canteen are permitted.
Kindergarten orientation and transition to school activities are not permitted
Parents are asked to maintain the current practice:
Adults must maintain physical distancing (1.5m) at all times, including during school drop off and pick up.
Thank you for your continued support in this challenging time.
COVID Directives cancel Transition for 2020
We are very sorry that we will not be holding our Kindergarten Transition Program in 2020.
We will be keeping in contact with our 2021 families, we will be sending out information to our 2021 students soon.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
All students are required to bring their own water bottles to drink from throughout the day. As bubblers are only to be used to fill water bottles, not for drinking from.
When parents enter the school office they are asked to use the hand sanitiser provided.