Primary Progress Reports
Due to the extenuating circumstances presented to us this week, reports that were due to go home today will go out on Monday 30th March.
COVID-19 Update 27/03/20
Today, Premier Gutwein announced that schools will remain open next week (Monday March 30 – Friday April 3). He also asked, that where possible, parents should keep their children home from school. For those of you who are considered essential workers, we are open and here for you to send youchildren. We ask that parents who are keeping their children at home next week please notify school as soon as possible via our usual channels. Accurate student numbers support the school in providing appropriate care and support for those that will attend.
For students at home we encourage families to access the online learning materials available via the online announcement earlier in the week, as we continue to work to prepare home learning opportunities for our students.
Thank you to those families that have been in contact with the office and class teachers over the recent few days, passing on support and appreciation for our school staff and the hard work that they are doing at this difficult time. I ask for your continued support through:
We appreciate that these are challenging times and encourage you all to look after yourselves and your children’s health and wellbeing during this time.
Letter to Parents and Guardians from DoE Secretary
LPS update 23/3/2020
Dear parents and guardians
This message is to update you with measures we are taking to play our part in minimising the spread of COVID 19 while remaining open.
Cleaning staff- Our staff will be completing a blanket coverage of diluted disinfected spray over all surfaces in the school every night. They are also cleaning the toilets three times a day and are wiping all door handles and classroom surfaces twice a day.
Classrooms- teachers are limiting the number of students per desk and minimising mat time. When on the mat, students are maintaining the recommended physical distancing where possible.
Shared resources- if possible it would be great for all students to begin bringing their own pencils etc. but if not we are ensuring students are washing their hands before and after using items.
Library- there will be no new borrowing until further notice. All current loans will be due back at the end of this term.
Home Reading- The current home reading program will be suspended and would appreciate all home readers to be returned this week please. In the interim we will be encouraging all students to read at home from their personal libraries and encourage all parents to use their State library cards to order digitals copies of books online. This will also be supported by moving to a digital system and by the end of this week we will purchase a subscription to Reading Eggs and Reading Express where students can access books activities online. More information will be provided by the end of this week. Please see your child's class teacher if you don't have internet access to use these resources.
Volunteers including Parent Help and drop offs- Only essential visitors to our school will be permitted, classroom help programs are suspended until further notice. Please drop students at the door where possible to try to avoid entering classrooms of a morning/afternoon..
Hand Hygiene- this continues to be a strong focus in all rooms, it is likely we will run out of hand sanitizer this week but we will still have soap.
School Association Meetings- These have been suspended until further notice.
Learning from home- our team are working on resources to support student learning from home. Attached is a one page document we have prepared for those families who have been asked to self-isolate. Students also have access to Mathletics at home.
FAQ for Parents - COVID-19
Please see the link below for an update from the Deputy Secretary - Learning regarding COVID-19:
LPS update regarding COVID-19
Lindisfarne Primary is continuing to remain open with the Minister for Education briefing Principals this morning (16 March) on new precautionary measures to support current advice around social distancing.
We will continue to communicate any updates to our families via Schoolzine and Facebook.
As of today we will be cancelling several of our planned events;
- Inter-School Athletics Carnival
- ECE Athletics carnival
- Launching into Learning sessions
- Parent teacher meetings
- Winter Sports Roster games (netball/football)
- All excursions and incursions (including guest speakers and sustainability centre outdoor classroom)
- School Photos (postponed until August)
- School Canteen will be closed until further notice
- Kinder fruit sharing
- Breakfast and classroom cooking programs
We will continue to ensure our staff and students follow health and hygiene practices; regular hand washing and refrain from touching our mouths and faces. We would appreciate families reiterating these messages to their children.
We encourage families as always to keep students home who are unwell and to seek medical advice as appropriate.
We will keep our community informed of any updates or advice we receive from the Minister of Education that may change our practices at LPS.
We appreciate our community's support as we work together through this period together.
SPSSA Interschool Carnival
We wish to advise you that due to the recent developments with coronavirus and the prevention measures that are been taken with social distancing the decision has been made that the Southern Primary Schools Sports Association Athletics Carnivals with be cancelled.
The Division A, B and C school events were due to commence on Monday at the Domain Athletic Centre but due to the large number of competitors and spectators the best option is to cancel.
We understand that there will be some disappointed athletes but the protection of students and those vulnerable members of our community is a priority at this time.
There is no need to keep your child home from school if they are well. Children should not attend school if:
• they are unwell
• they have been in close contact with someone known to currently have the virus and been told by Public Health Services to stay in home isolation
• they have left (or transited through) mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan), Iran, Italy or South Korea in the past 14 days.
For the latest advice, information and resources about coronavirus go to the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au and follow the link from the homepage.
For general information about coronavirus, including the national response, call the National Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080.
13th March 2020
Today at lunch time we had a situation that resulted in the school activating our lock down procedure. This was a precautionary measure. All students and staff are safe, and are to be congratulated for their calm response to the lockdown. Students were debriefed by their classroom teachers and this may be a good opportunity for parents to reinforce the importance of listening to all announcements and always following instructions.
March 12 Newsletter
Click here to view the March 12 Schoolzine eNewsletter!
Lindisfarne Learner Award notification
Your child will be receiving a Lindisfarne Learner Award in assembly this Friday 6th March, in recognition of outstanding achievement at school and you are welcome to come along to watch.
Assembly starts promptly at 2pm in the GP room.
Your child is unaware they are receiving the award, so please keep the surprise!