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As I write this newsletter I am at home having completed a period of isolation due to the COVID virus. Our school is being impacted in a large way with both staff and students being infected and thus needing to stay away from school. Please be patient as we navigate though this challenging time and do your part by keeping your child home if they have symptoms. At this stage we have been able to weather the storm and cover all classes with relief staff, much to the credit of our hard working Assistant Principals. I look forward to returning to school next week, symptom free and ready to get back to work.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Our school continues to work in partnership with WA Health as we respond to the pandemic. Since Tuesday 17 May, there have been fourteen confirmed positive cases at our school.
Welcome back to a new school term. It has been wonderful to see student’s smiling faces and their enthusiasm in returning to their friends, teachers and learning. This term promises to be a return to normality for students, staff and parents and we look forward to being able to have many events that we have not been able to for some time.
This will be the final newsletter for the term. Our term two calendar will be sent out to families in the first week of term two. Newsletters and calendars are available on our school website as well as a live calendar. Whilst COVID restrictions are still impacting our ability to hold events as we did pre-Covid, we are looking at hopefully having a return of some traditional events. We will communicate more around this at the commencement of next term.
This week our Year Six students will be taking part in their Leadership Camp. Whilst the camp has been condensed to two days and is limited to day activities, it will be a worthwhile and engaging experience for the students. The camp is designed for students to make new connections, test their abilities and build leadership qualities. I’m sure our students will enjoy the experiences offered to them over the next two days.
To help streamline the process of reporting positive COVID-19 cases Catholic Education WA (CEWA) has developed a COVID-19 Self-reporting Form for students and staff members. Parents and caregivers are now asked to inform the school of their child’s positive COVID result via this LINK. The information will go directly to the Principal, prompting our COVID response, which includes marking your child/ren absent for 7 days and alerting any close contacts. We ask that you alert the school as soon as you become aware of the positive result.
Welcome to Week Six of our term. It is certainly flying by and holidays will be on us before we know it. Things have been able to be maintained as relatively normal as possible for students at Sacred Heart and at this stage we have not been impacted by Covid in ways that other schools in our area have. I thank parents who have kept us up to date with their circumstances and have thus allowed us to closely manage and monitor any situations in our community. Please continue to communicate regularly with us if Covid impacts your household and your child’s ability to attend school in person.
A big thankyou to all our families that have viewed our Parent Information session videos. If you have been unable to view them as yet I encourage you to watch them as soon as possible as they outline the teaching programs and class expectations for 2022.
Welcome back to a new school year! Whilst our start has again been far from normal, I hope both yourselves and your child/ren have had a restful break and are now ready for the new year ahead. It has been wonderful to see the children arriving in uniform looking so ready for their new classes and learning experiences to come.
I wish you a happy and holy Christmas and trust you will find the time to reflect on the miracle that is Christmas – the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. I hope you have time to spend with your family and to enjoy the festive season together giving thanks for the year that has been.
I thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Sacred Heart community and wish you the safest and most relaxing holiday period.