Covid -19 Updates and Procedures

Term Three Update 7 July 2020

 Based on the latest health advice, We remain in Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap. 



In line with the latest Health advice current Term 3 arrangements remain in Phase 4 of the WA COVID-19 Roadmap.

All students are expected to attend school, except for those students medically referred to learn from home.

This means students are either:

      • at school;
      • have a medical referral to learn from home;
      • recorded as absent if they do not attend; or
      • students who are unwell, should stay home.

If a student does not attend school without a medical reason, they will be marked as absent and will not be provided a learning program.

Students with medical conditions who are not able to attend school will be supported to learn from home though SEN/D.

School Pick up and Drop Off:

Due to these limitations of a maximum of 100 people with physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres, parents/carers and visitors may come on to school sites to attend pre-arranged meetings and for drop off and pick up purposes.

Kindy:

This means that parents of Kindy, can drop off and collect their child/ren at the verandah where a staff member will greet students. Parents are still not permitted to enter classrooms, as per Health advice on limitations.

Kindy students are to be dropped off at 8:45 and picked up by 2:45

Pre-Primary:

Parents of Pre-Primary students can drop off and collect their child/ren at the verandah nearest their class where a staff member will greet students. Parents are still not permitted to enter classrooms, as per Health advice on limitations.

Pre-Primary students are to be dropped off between 8:30 – 8:45.

Pre-Primary students are to be collected at 2:55.

Year One:

Parents of Year One students can drop of their child/ren at the Kiss and Drive or the slip road off Queens Road, Year One students may be collected from the Kiss and Drive or the verandah outside Room 11 & Room 12. This includes Room 16. Please let your classroom teacher know if your child is using the Kiss and Drive. Parents are still not permitted to enter classrooms, as per Health advice on limitations.

Year One students are to be dropped off between 8:30 – 8:40.

Year One students are to be collected at 2:55.

Year Two – Year Six

Parents of Year Two – Year Six students can drop of their child/ren at the Kiss and Drive or any safe drop off point around the school (this does not include the staff carpark). Please let your classroom teacher know if your child is using the Kiss and Drive. Parents are still not permitted to enter classrooms, as per Health advice on limitations.

Y2 – Y6 to be picked up at or slightly after 2:55
(students are not released until the bell)

Kiss and Drive:

Thank you to our Kiss and Drive users, this is assisting in freeing up parking and allowing students to be collected quicker.

In sustaining physical/social distancing requirements, the Kiss and Drive will be run by staff for drop-off: 8:20 to 8:45 and pick-up: 2:55 – 3:10.
This is for Year One to Year Six. 

When using the Kiss and Drive please adhere to the following:

  • Drivers drive to the most front part of the Kiss and Drive. NB this will be further down now. Do not exit from the middle or end
  • Students enter and exit the vehicle in the front bays – and onto the footpath (rather than into traffic)
  • Allow the car in front of you in the Kiss and Drive to exit first (where practicable)
  • If your child is not at the Kiss and Drive ready for collection, please drive around the block.
  • Drivers do not exit the car.

School activities

Based on Health advice, the following applies to some of our school activities:

Our Early Childhood Teachers will roster days for parents/carers to visit classrooms.

Parents may go to our canteen – but will be required to meet physical distancing requirements of one person per 2 square metres.

While we understand the Govt has advised interschool activities with a total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings can occur, decisions around this will be made in consultation with the Melville District Interschool Sports Association. As this occurs, we will encourage good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after lessons and physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres should apply where practicable. We will keep you notified.

Our MPPS Choir will commence in Term Three. We will ensure good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after Choir sessions.

We will continue Virtual Assemblies for the duration of Phase 4 WA COVID-19 roadmap. Teachers will communicate with their parents with regards to the implications.

Visitors and third-party providers on school sites can occur when the school can ensure adherence to physical distancing requirements of one person per 2 square metres, enhanced cleaning of used areas and minimising contact with the broader school population. Visitors on school sites should sign in and identify rooms/areas visited should this information be required by the Department of Health.

NOTE: As per the WA COVID-19 Roadmap, all school activities will be reviewed in preparation for Phase 5.

Thank you all for your onging and greatly appreciated support. This community is simply the best!

With kind regards

Paula Hooper
Acting Principal 

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