COVID-19

Updated: 05/06/2020, 9:43am

In a large organisation such as Rosalie Primary School, it is important that we stay abreast of all of the current information and follow all directives from the Departments of Education and Health.

Weeks 7-10, Term 2 @ Rosalie Primary School

In line with the latest Health advice current Term 2 arrangements have been reviewed with the following changes, from Week 7, Monday 8 June 2020:

  • We will be reverting to our standard school operating times. Classrooms opened from 8:30am – 8:50am with class starting at 8:50am. All classes will finish their day at 3:10 with gates opened for parents from 3:05pm- 3:20pm.
  • Kindergarten classroom times will be 9:00am – 2:55pm. The kindergarten gates are open at 8:45am and reopen at 2:55pm.
  • Parents/carers and visitors may come on to school sites to attend pre-arranged meetings and for drop off and pick up purposes.
  • Visitors during the school day are to wait at Gate 2 and call the front office on 9366 9700. Someone will come to meet you.
  • School gates will open from 8:30 – 8:50am in the morning and re-open at 3:05pm – 3:20pm. The school gates will be closed during the school day.
  • There are no longer specified gates for pick up and drop off.
  • We are limited to a maximum of 100 parents with physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres and good hygiene practices applied.
  • Due to the limit of 100 parents on site at any one time we ask that if possible, you continue to drop your child at the gates or drop them at the classroom door and leave the school grounds.
  • Parents are not to enter classrooms.
  • The playground will be closed at 3:10pm each day whilst the cleaning directives remain in place
  • Only 2 people in the office at a time
  • Choir will restart. It will remain compulsory for Year 4. Year 5s & 6s will be surveyed and choir will be running for those who would like to continue.
  • The library will reopen and borrowing will commence.
  • Morning fitness will begin again.

At Rosalie Primary School, we are doing the following:

  • Following all directives from the Departments of Education and Health.
  • Making changes to our food procedures around food items at school, including birthdays.
  • Community use of facilities is being carefully monitored. St Matthew’s Church has cancelled all upcoming services at our facilities until further notice.
  • All students have been taught effective hand washing, coughing and nose blowing routines. Posters are displayed around the school.
  • The drink fountains near the music room have been changed to taps to create a hand washing station near the lunch area. We have intsalled a soap dispenser.
  • We have placed a bulk order for disinfectant surface wipes, to be distributed to classrooms.
  • Monitoring student and staff well-being.

 

What Parents can do:

  • If your child has medication stored at school, and this is needed at home because you’ve chosen to keep your child at home please come and collect it from the office.
  • Speak about the virus with your child, explaining facts without causing anxiety. Misinformation spreads fear. During these times, many of us will show signs of anxiety. Below is a link to a Michael Carr-Gregg (Senior Psychologist) video that may be useful for parents in how to support their children in these times. Highlighting positive, and factual information will help to reduce anxiety and unnecessary worry. In a time when “social distancing” has been recommended, please let us not forget our school values and responsibility to care for others.

Coronavirus: A Guide for Parents

  • For birthday celebrations, please do not send homemade food items to school  to share with others, instead send purchased products, which are individually packaged, so there is little, to no, food handling by families and staff. Please also consider non- food options during this time.
  • Keep children at home if they are showing any symptoms of feeling unwell (runny nose, persistent cough, fever, sore throat)
  • Self-isolation for 14 days is in effect for all international arrivals.
  • Enforce the hand washing message.
  • Read information that is sent out via the school.
  • Parents and caregivers should ensure that they have up-to-date contact details, especially email, as we will be using Connect and this website page as our primary communication tools.

Important Updates from the Department of Education:

  • Interschool activities with a total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings can occur. Encourage good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after lessons and physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres should apply where practicable.
  • Choir can continue with a total not exceeding 100 people. Good hygiene practices including handwashing before and after lessons and physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres should apply.
  • PEAC can continue, however, should not exceed 100 people for indoor settings and not exceed 300 people in outdoor settings.
  • Excursions can occur. However, they should not exceed 100 people for indoor settings and not exceed 300 people in outdoor settings. Supervisors/staff are to maintain physical distancing. Interaction with the general public should be limited where practicable.
  • Assemblies and other school community events may recommence with total not exceeding 100 people for indoor settings and not exceeding 300 people in outdoor settings. Physical distancing and good hygiene practices should be applied. Careful consideration should be given to the arrival and departure of people, including entry and exit points to avoid crowding.

Online Resources

Department of Education WA

WA Health Department

Department of Health National Updates

Cover Coughs / Sneezes Poster

Behind the News – Coronavirus Explained

Live Science: The Ultimate Kids’ Guide

Dr Michelle – Coronavirus Explained for Kids (YouTube)