COVID 19 News and Updates
26th November 2020
The Department of Education and Training has announced that:-
Limitations on who can visit school premises no longer apply from the Last Step.
This means parents are welcomed back on site, for example for school drop-offs and pick-ups.
Activities involving parent volunteers can also resume.
Graduation ceremonies can take place with parents on site
Subject to public gathering limits, parents can also now attend student graduation ceremonies. Graduation ceremonies and other large gatherings on school site involving external guests are subject to gathering limits for ceremonies; total venue cap (including students, staff and visitors) of 150 indoors or 300 outdoors.
The use of drinking fountains in schools is now permitted.
Students with underlying conditions (such as hay fever or asthma)
If a student has persistent symptoms due to an underlying condition such as hay fever or asthma, the student should still be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) if they develop symptoms that are different to or worse than their usual symptoms.
Parents/carers should also consider getting a medical certificate from the child’s treating GP to confirm that it is safe for them to attend school with persistent symptoms that may overlap with some of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) such as cough or runny nose.
Young children with persistent mild symptoms
For younger children (in grades Prep to 2) who have had a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test that was taken after they developed symptoms, the decision about return to school should be made in conjunction with the child’s treating GP. If the GP is satisfied the child has recovered from their acute illness, is otherwise well, and does not need a repeat coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the child can return even if they are not completely free of symptoms. Any worsening of symptoms will require review and repeat coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, if considered appropriate by the doctor.
Students with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test whose symptoms have completely resolved do not need a medical certificate to return to the school.
3rd August 2020
Premier Daniel Andrews has just declared a State of Disaster and a move to Stage 3 restrictions in Regional Victoria. What this means for you:-
Monday, 3rd August is a normal school day
Tuesday, 4th August is a Pupil Free Day (NO students to attend on site)
Wednesday, 5th August we move to Remote Learning. This will be the same Wellbeing Wednesday.schedule as previously.
On Monday we will be calling families to see who will be in attendance during remote learning and to see who requires a device/ internet support. Books etc.,will be sent home with children on Monday afternoon. If you do not hear from us on Monday and feel you meet the requirements for your child’s attendance or internet/ device support please contact the school on Tuesday.
On Tuesday we will be tweaking our ‘Remote Learning’ Program to make it easier to manage for parents/ students than previously. We will be spending all of Tuesday getting ready for this. No students to be onsite. We will be distributing devices on this day by appointment only.
Vulnerable children and children of essential workers will be allowed on site on Wednesday and will be continuing the same remote learning as other students under supervision of a teacher/ teachers.at school.
These are indeed very challenging and rapidly changing times. I thank you in advance for your continued support. We have many resources listed on our school website for both adults and children should you feel you need greater assistance.
Kindest regards, Lorraine
31st July 2020
24th June 2020
16th June 2020
Bass Coast & South Gippsland Shire COVID-19 Supports Available
5th June 2020
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20th May 2020
Return to School – Practical Information
20th May 2020
14th May 2020
Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.
The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:
- Stage 1 – from Tuesday 26 May
Early years students (Prep to Grade 2) and senior secondary students (Year 11 and 12) undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), and all specialist school students will return to on-site schooling. All staff will attend on-site.
- Stage 2 – from Tuesday 9 June
Grade 3 to Year 10 students will return to on-site schooling, subject to health advice.
The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
12th May 2020
12th May 2020
Dear Parents/ Carers,
22nd April 2020
17th April 2020
Coronavirus Information for Parents, Carers and Guardians
15th April 2020.
Please see attached letter from the DET regarding at home learning.
15th April 2020.
We, the Homelessness Team at The Salvation Army Leongatha want to let you know that we are still open and here to provide housing support and rental assistance over the phone to those who may be struggling during this time financially due to job loss, reduced hours of work, loss of income etc.
We encourage local residents to call us on 5662 6400 for a chat or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are struggling to pay rent. We can also link them into other services which may assist such as Financial Counselling or limited Emergency Relief (access to food etc)
We look forward to hearing from you to answer any questions you have.