Information Regarding Covid

Information as set out by the Department of Education Operations Manual.....

Free rapid antigen tests

Free rapid antigen tests will be sent home on a fortnighlty basis with your children, it is strongly recommended for both students and staff that you test twice weekly. If you return a positive test please notify the school.


The department will supply the tests to our school – you do not need to buy your own.

Students and staff will do the tests at home; they only need to report their result if it is COVID-positive. They must report a COVID-positive result to: * the school by phone as well as registering and completing an online form at Parent covid portal;(please click on the link for access) and record that they will be absent while in 7-day isolation.The school will let the rest of the  community know there has been a positive case onsite and that they should monitor for symptoms *  the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form or call centre on 1800 675 398. 


Information about how to do a test and how to read RAT results, including a how-to video translated into 33 languages, is available online. 
Video link

Vaccination requirements

Parents and carers must have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical exception (with limited exceptions) to enter school buildings.

All staff working in schools need to be fully vaccinated or have a verified medical exception. 

COVID-19 vaccinations for students are not required for them to attend school but vaccination for students is highly encouraged. For more information on how to book a vaccination, including important information about vaccination for children aged 5 to 11, visit Vaccination information for children and teenagers. 


We will also make sure that classrooms are well ventilated by opening windows and doors, to minimise the risk of infection. Air purifiers have been installed across the school, these are turned on every morning and continue to run through out the day, these will be used around the school as an added safety measure.

Vital COVIDSafe steps

Hand hygiene, mask wearing, and social distancing will continue wherever possible in Term 1. 

Staffing our school

I know many of you will have questions about what happens if your child’s teacher gets COVID-19. We will be able to bring in extra teachers and other staff if we need them, and we will be doing everything that we can to make sure our school stays safe and open.

Thank you
Wayne Whitworth


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