HSC Examinations
Year 12 students commenced their exams this week which will continue over the next three weeks. Please pray for our Year 12 students as they study and complete their exams.

Overflow Parking
Last week I advised the overflow area would close to parking with the commencement of building works for New Hope School. Please note that commencement of works has been delayed until mid November. We will keep you informed of progress.

End of Year Activities
We continue to plan for graduation events and assemblies although at this stage we do not know what restrictions will be in place. We expect to be able to provide information about end of year events in the next few weeks.

COVID-19 Information
Restrictions and Health advice remain unchanged. Parents are not able to be on site unless approved by the Principal. Students must not attend school if they have any flu like symptoms.

A reminder of the requirements in case of illness with your child:

  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste, loss of smell), even mild symptoms, should not be at school.
  • Students and staff unwell with respiratory symptoms should be tested for COVID-19 and not return to school until they have received a negative COVID-19 test result and are free of respiratory symptoms. The negative COVID-19 test result must be sighted by the school prior to their return to school.
  • If, after testing negative, the person has ongoing symptoms which persist beyond 10 days, the person (staff or students) should arrange to see their doctor. The medical assessment should consider whether the symptoms are typical for that person (for example seasonal, allergic rhinitis), and provide documentation for the school if this is the case. If there are new symptoms at any time, the person should be tested again.
  • COVID-19 testing for students with complex health or disability may be challenging. In these situations, schools are to ask the parent/carer to have their child assessed by their medical practitioner. Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not indicated, a medical certificate must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have the symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to the school environment.

Mr Andrew Waters
Assistant Principal