Our School - COVID-19

 The ever changing requirements of COVID needs patience, flexibility and adaptability as the frustrations of this pandemic continue.

COVID Update - Thursday 12 May 2022 (RATs Distribution)

I am writing to let you know that free RATs for each student have now been delivered to the school. 

These free RATs will support our students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning and will minimise disruption to their schooling. You will be able to test your child at home if they are feeling unwell. You can also use these RATs if your child is a close contact to enable them to test daily and continue to attend school, as long as they receive a negative result and remain asymptomatic. I've attached a letter from WA Health which explains how to use the RATs.

We will start handling out these RATs as follows:

  • Parents/carers can collect from the undercover area during school hours from 8:30 to 9:10am or from 2:30 to 3:00pm on Friday 13 May.
  • From the beginning of next week (16/05/2022) RATs can be collected from the office. Please avoid the busy times which are the start and end of the school day.

If your child becomes symptomatic they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19. You should notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements.

Thank you for your conitinued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.

Kind regards

Jeremy Shepherd

Principal

COVID Update - Friday 29 April 2022 (Relaxation of COVID-19 Requirements)

The state government has announced that public health and social measures will be eased from 12.01am Friday 29 April (details at wa.gov.au).

For schools, these changes include:

  • masks no longer mandatory at school except for in specific settings and circumstances. Masks are encouraged for staff and students (Year 7 and above) where physical distancing is not possible.
  • density and capacity limits no longer apply to school activities
  • asymptomatic close contacts no longer required to isolate (see requirements below)
  • an additional supply of RATs for all students and staff.

If your child becomes an asymptomatic close contact, due to a person in your household being COVID-19 positive, they no longer have to isolate for 7 days. they will be required to:

  • do a daily Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and receive a negative result each day to attend school
  • wear a mask at school (for students in year 7 and above) and when travelling on public transport or ride-share.

We will let you know when you can collect the free RATs the state government is providing for all students. In the meantime, if your child becomes symptomatic or a household close contact please contact us.

All school activities can resume, and we will continue to follow COVID-19 safe measures:

  • all staff and regular workers, (including regular volunteers) at school are double dose vaccinated (third dose vaccinated within one month of being eligible)
  • adequate ventilation in each classroom, in line with health advice
  • enhanced cleaning remains in place.

If your child becomes symptomatic they should stay at home and be tested for COVID-19. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements. You should notify the school if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.

Download:
20220512_distribution+of+RATs+for+students.pdf
20220512_WA+Health+RATs+How+to.PDF