I extend my thoughts to all of you as we start to understand the impact of the Woorloloo fire and what it means for some of our staff and families.
As we work through this as a community, I want to assure you that we are here to do whatever we can to help support you and your children.
Last night the Premier announced the end of the hard lockdown and outlined some further restrictions for the following week. These are necessary to ensure we continue to reduce the risk of community transmission. We were extremely pleased to hear that as long as there are no more confirmed cases, it is safe to open our school to all of our students on Monday. Today our school was also inspected to ensure there had been no damage or extra cleaning requirements as a result of the fire.
We are taking direction from the Department of Education who provide schools with guidelines based on the latest advice from the Department of Health. We have revised our normal operating procedures to ensure we work together to realise our goal - to ensure every child has a safe and positive start to their education at Brabham PS.
Schools have been advised to have no more than 150 parents on-site at any given time to ensure physical distancing requirements can be met. Given the size of our school, this will be challenging. For next week, while restrictions are in place, we ask parents to support us by ensuring that only one adult enters site to take their child/ren to class.
Please download the SafeWA app onto your phone for a smoother transition into the school.
Based on advice from the Department of Health, we have revised our operating procedures for next week to ensure that we do everything we can to keep our students, staff and families safe. Every decision we make will be with the best interests and the safety of your children in mind and we are here to work with you through this.
We appreciate your full support in following the attached guidelines as we work together to promote a safe and healthy environment for all.
If you require support during this time or have been directly affected by the fire, please contact me on 0416 263 077 to see how we can assist you and your family.
Please stay safe and take care.
Brabham Primary School
TERM 1 SCHOOL OPERATIONS – 8th – 12th February 2021
The following procedures have been put in place to ensure that our parents and students are best placed to maintain the Premier’s next phase of COVID restrictions. We will monitor these and adjust when needed. Parents and carers can support us to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our staff and students by:
- Only one parent/ caregiver enters the school site
- Ensuring you wear a face mask at all times while on school grounds
- Maintain physical distancing
- Ensure you register your attendance (QR Code or manual) at the gate before entering site
- Use hand sanitiser provided
We encourage parents and students to still walk or ride to school as this will assist in traffic management around the school.
SCHOOL DROP OFF PROCEDURES
REVISED START TIMES – FOR WEEK 8th – 12th ONLY
Early Childhood (Kindy and Pre-Primary) Gates open at 8.05am (Camberlin Street Gates/Entrance only)
Year 1 – Year 6 Gates open at 8.15 am *Front (Lakefield) and back entrance Palfreyof the school
Kindy – Pre Primary
- Kindy 1, 2 & 3 (Karajini, Ningaloo and Yalgorup) will enter their classes from the internal playground entrance.
- Kindy 4 (Wanjoo) in the transportable building will enter classes from the internal playground entrance.
- PP 1 and PP 2: will be able to enter their classrooms from the external classroom door where the teacher will be to greet everyone and settle students into their new classroom).
- PP 3 and 4 (Transportables): will enter classrooms from the playground side main entrance to the class.
- PP5 (Room 16 – Green block): will enter form the external door. The main teaching block entrance doors will be closed to help us manage the social distancing guidelines.
Parents, please be mindful of the social distancing guidelines and limit your time in the classroom. Due to the four metre squared physical distancing restrictions teachers will be unable to offer activities for parents and students to do together in Kindy and PP classes. We ask that parents do not enter the classroom if there are ten or more adults in the one space, this includes staff.
Kindy Operating on Week 2 Schedule
*Monday, Tuesday (A groups) attend two days 8th and 9th
Wednesday – B groups commence (attend 3 days – 10th – 12th)
Year 1 – Year 6
Students in Years 1-6 will be able to enter their classroom from the external classroom door where the teacher will be to greet everyone and settle students into their new classroom. The main teaching block entrance will be closed to help us manage the social distancing guidelines. Parents, please be mindful of the social distancing guidelines and limit your time in the classroom. We ask that parents do not enter the classroom if there are ten or more adults in the one space, this includes staff.
PICK –UP PROCEDURES – 8th – 12 February ONLY
Kindy and Pre Primary
Students can be collected from their classrooms by one adult (please follow same directions as drop off) from 2:50pm.
Year 1 – 6 Kiss and Drive
Students will be released from 3pm.
*Both areas will be supervised by the Admin Team. These procedures will be monitored on day 1 and adjusted wherever needed to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and parents.
ASSEMBLIES – we can safely hold a student assembly. However, parent assemblies will not commence until it is safe to do so and once our students are settled into their classrooms and learning routines.
There have been some changes to class lists since the community day. If you are not sure what class your child is in a staff member will assist you at the gates and we will have master lists displayed on the library windows. Please do not go to the front office for this information.
FRONT OFFICE PROCEDURES
No more than two adults to be in the front office at any one time (face masks must be worn). We anticipate that the office will be very busy on day 1 and we appreciate your patience.
Student medications: a reminder that all student medication needs to be handed in at the front office and a parent approval form completed.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE – OSH CLUB
Before and After school Care will commence next week and their staff will adhere to the guidelines at all times.
UNIFORM SHOP – 9th TUESDAY OPERATIONS
We are currently in contact with Tudor to determine if we can safely offer the uniform service on Tuesday. In order to minimise the number of parents waiting, we will not have a try on service for the first week. Please pre-order your uniforms prior to Tuesday by calling Tudor on 9408 2666. Due to the level of demand for school uniforms, I strongly encourage parents to visit the uniform shop in Wangara, if and when you are able to do so.
ADDITIONAL CLEANING, HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
- Additional cleaning staff have been employed to enable our team to implement additional COVID cleaning requirements;
- All staff and visitors will wear masks (visitors are required to sign in);
- Existing hygiene measures will be strictly adhered to including increased hand washing to enter classes, after breaks, before eating and the provision of hand sanitiser in all classrooms;
- Students must have their own water bottle to fill from drinking fountains. No mouth contact to fountains permitted;
- Playground equipment will be cleaned at start of day, after recess and at end of school day
PARENTS PLEASE SUPPORT US TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
Keep your child home if:
They are unwell, including a sore throat, cough, fever or headache
You or a family member has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19
Should your child be unwell and/or have a high temperature, please keep them at home.