Principals' Report July 2022

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to
term 3, and hope that you have been able to have a relaxing and restful winter break.

Given the staffing challenges of term 2, brought on by rising COVID  flu cases, the updated advice on COVID-19 from the DET states that it is “strongly recommended” that face masks be worn indoors and that it is the Department’s expectation that they remain, through to the end of winter. Students aged 8 and over and all staff should wear masks when in class. This is because the wearing of masks is effective in reducing the transmission of COVID-19.

As a school we have faced many challenges in staffing and students missing days off school so we would appreciate your support in encouraging your young person to wear a face mask when indoors at school. The school has many boxes of face masks that we are able to share with anyone requesting them. We also have RATs to distribute and the recommendation for twice a week testing still continues. You and/or your young person can get both face masks and RATs from the office or via Contact teachers.

Our new home at 12-14 Glenlyon Road is fast taking shape. Over the school holidays our builders have undertaken a number of activities as part of the internal refurbishment of the main hall including installation of structural steel and partition walls. On the outside, our builders have been working with an arborist to ensure the health of the tree that will make up our courtyard including aerating and improving the soil with new mulch. Specialist trades are also working their way up, installing preliminary plumbing and electrical work along with wall framing and brickwork to the internal walls. The builders will also continue ground preparation works ready for the modular building that will be craned into place later this year. Over the next few weeks the builders will be putting up the internal framing works to the mezzanine floor, installing plumbing and electricals.