The Campbell Primary School staff are all excited to be welcoming your children back to school on Monday 31 January. The executive team and staff have been and will continue to plan for the start of term. The school has a comprehensive contingency plan for COVID for the school year. However, given the changing nature of the pandemic and health advice, this plan remains somewhat fluid. I want to assure you that the health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority and we will continue to follow the Department of Education guidelines and the latest WA Health advice at healthywa.wa.gov.au. As of today, you have the latest information provided to us from the Department of Education. I will be continuing to provide regular updates regarding any changes to our operations through the term, as is required.
I will be working with the staff on our COVID planning on the School Development days, and staff will also have time to further enhance our learning from home packages for when they may be required.
I am confident that through working together, being vigilant in our planning and following preventative measures we will provide our students and school community with the best possible conditions to minimise potential risk of COVID within our school. No doubt there will be challenges, but I wish to reassure you that the Department of Education and our school staff are prepared in the event of an increase in COVID cases and possible COVID transmission within our school.
For the safety of our students and staff we are following the latest heath advice and I have attached a factsheet on our Safe return to school plan, this is located on CONNECT in the LIBRARY section. This shows how we will work together to keep our students, staff and school community safe.
As you will be aware, public health and social measures are in effect for the Perth and Peel (including Rottnest Island) and South West regions, details at wa.gov.au. This includes the requirement for masks to be worn while indoors at school in these regions.
That means teachers and staff in our school will need to wear masks indoors. Primary students are not required to wear a mask, but are encouraged to do so. You might want to let your child know that they will see staff wearing masks, and that teachers may take their mask off when teaching. Our staff will explain to our students the importance of wearing a mask as together we work through this transition. You can choose for your child to wear a mask indoors and that is allowed.
Thank you to all students and parents for your understanding and support during these times.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 9456 8300.
Please click on this link for a Fact Sheet from the Department of Education Fact Sheet
I wish you all a safe 2022.
CAMPBELL PRIMARY SCHOOL