Every communication of late is often referenced to issues coming from the effects of Covid-19 on school life. Sorry to do this but it is the reality for the moment.
1) School sport is about to resume.
2) We can now hold assemblies. There will be a whole school assembly on the last day of term with parents able to attend. Masses are yet to recommence at school.
3) Sport Carnivals and Music festivals can go ahead.
4) School Camps are now possible with some limitations eg if a dormitory normally holds 20 people only 25% or 5 people are allowed. This unfortunately doesn’t allow our Year 3 Zoo Snooze Camp to happen in the first week of term 3. An alternative activity is being organised for the students.
5) Physical distancing requirements remain- that is a minimum social distance of 1.5 m and no more 1 person per four squares in an enclosed space.
6) Students to remain home if they are unwell.
7) Hygienic practices are strongly encouraged- use of hand sanitiser etc.
There is some normality returning but some restrictions are still having affect on staging some of our usual events. We are in the process of reviewing the term 3 calendar which can affect either the timing or how the event may run. An example of this is our Grandparents and Special Friends Day. The updated term 3 calendar will be sorted after our staff meeting in the last week of term to confirm any adjustments or new arrangements. All families will receive an update before the term ends.
Thanks for your anticipated continued support.
As the weather becomes increasing inclement, I am receiving communications about carers not following the expectations with the car park and Kiss and Drop Zone in front of the Church. Thank you to the vast majority of parents who do the right thing but we have carers who are parking and waiting in a loading zone in front of the Church Kiss and Drop Zone which causes the traffic to bank up out onto London Road. A request-Please make sure the loading zone is for pick up and drop off ONLY and not for parking. I will be sending a communique to the Pilgrim and Thiele families with the same message along with a physical presence in the afternoon to reinforce the message.
Mr Greg Haynes