We hope all Craigburn mums, grandmas, nannas, aunties and women who play an important role in your lives enjoyed a special Mother’s Day, and were pleasantly surprised with something special from your chil/dren. A big thank you to Sam Slattery who coordinated the surprise gift bags, which proved very popular.
Day by day, we are slowly returning to normal school operations and learning programs. As mentioned last week, student attendance is almost back to normal, with continued support for a small number of children learning at home.
Last Wednesday afternoon, our Department’s Chief Executive held a webinar for school leaders with the key message to continue practising recommended social distancing measures. As things are starting to improve it is natural for us to behave as though school life has fully returned to normal. However, this is not the case and we are extremely mindful of not relaxing the social distancing measures and other COVID-19 procedures we have in place.
On a whole, we are grateful and appreciative of the vast majority of parents / carers who are following the recommended measures we have communicated. However, towards the end of last week, we noticed an increased presence of parents on school grounds and especially congregating outside of classrooms.
We again urge parents / carers to adhere to the recommended social distancing measures in an effort to strengthen the safety for everyone. Specifically, this involves:
- Remaining off the school grounds unless dropping off / collecting your child/ren from class. Only one member of each family at a time please. Other family members remain outside of the school grounds. Perhaps consider an older sibling / buddy to assist a younger child entering / exiting the school grounds.
- Parents / carers exiting the school promptly after morning drop off and at the end of the day – please refrain from staying on school grounds at the end of the school day.
- Not entering classrooms.
- Practising the 1.5m social distancing measure at all times.
- Students entering / exiting the school grounds independently where possible.
Another friendly reminder:
- With the winter cold and flu season on our doorstep, we ask parents / carers of children who are unwell to keep them at home. Parents / carers of students who are unwell at school will be contacted and asked to collect them as soon as possible. Students should not return to school until they are well and symptom free.
Hygiene practices and regular cleaning procedures continue to be in place.
We remain optimistic of further restrictions being eased in the future, pending advice from our state’s Chief Public Health Officer.
Once again, we thank you for your ongoing support and care.
Paul, Rob and Nicky