Most students resumed school today amidst a very cold morning but what
turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. Class routines were back in full swing
and the students have settled in well to what we now deem, the ‘new normal’.
Everything at school has resumed as normal with the exception of the use of
the school drinking taps, so please ensure your child brings along a drink
bottle. This will be able to be filled from the classroom taps. Cleaning and
sanitisation of classrooms and touch points continue to be regular, daily
priorities. We look forward to seeing everyone at school for the remainder of
the term, unless contact with the school has been made regarding the health
and medical certificate for specific students.
We would like to continue to remind parents and carers to drive carefully
outside our school and adhere to speed limits and road rules such as no u-turns
in front of the school as well as the use of the pedestrian crossing rather than
running across the road. This also applies for Mitchell Court drop off and pick
up. Please drive to the end of the court to assist with traffic flow.
Entering and exiting the school for students will continue in the same manner
as we have done so for the past few weeks to ease congestion and gatherings
at the gates and to promote social distancing. We have also implemented the
use of Exit Cards for the F-2 students this week, ensuring that they are
dismissed safely from the appropriate gates, particularly with the increased
number of students onsite. This has been working well so thank you for you
continued patience and support.
If it is inclement weather at the end of the day, students whose family names
begin with A-K, will now go to the Hall Main Foyer and teachers will bring them
to the gates at Endeavour Drive. For those students whose surnames begin
with L-Z, they will remain in the Hall Side Foyer (facing the oval), then escorted
by teachers to the Mitchell Court Gate. Those students who attend after school
care will be supervised and remain under the canteen shelter until they are
picked up by Merinda Park Community Centre personnel.
Have a great week.
Working with you in partnership