Communication

Class Sports Days Term 2 - 2022

Kinder - Tuesday and Friday

Year 1 - Tuesday and Friday

Year 2 - Tuesday and Friday

Year 3 - Tuesday and Friday

Year 3/4 - Wednesday and Friday

Year 5 - Wednesday and Friday

Year 6 - Wednesday and Friday

Overviews

Year 1 Term 2 Parent Overview

Year_2_Term_2_Parent_Overview.pdf  

Year 3 Term 2 Parent Overview

COVID-19 Update - What will Term 2 look like?

As we return to school for Term 2, ACT Health COVID-19 guidelines have changed for schools. St Bede’s priority will be to deliver on-campus learning with COVID smart measures in place to minimise transmission of COVID-19 onsite. St Bede’s will regularly review, and update where required, our approach to managing COVID-19 as appropriate. Our approach is informed by the National Framework for Managing COVID-19 in Schools and Early Childhood Education and Care Settings, and the latest advice on winter season preparedness from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee.

Changes for Term 2, 2022:

Check in requirements

Digital check in with the Check In CBR app is no longer required for staff and students. However, QR codes will continue to be available for voluntary use, including for community hirers holding events on school sites.

Masks

The use of face masks will be eased from Term 2. Staff, students and visitors are not required to wear masks on school or ELC sites.  Masks will need to be worn if a person is a close household contact of a positive COVID case – see below.

Cohorting

Cohorting will no longer be required. However, schools are advised to where possible minimise the length of time or number of students involved in organised activities that bring mixed groups together.

Physical distancing

Physical distancing should be maintained on school sites where possible. Density quotients no longer apply.

Close Household Contacts

Household contacts will not have to quarantine if they have no COVID-19 symptoms but will need to comply with the following requirements for seven days from the time the first person in their household tests positive for COVID-19:

  • Advise ACT Health that they are a household contact by completing a COVID-19 online declaration form.
  • Wear a face mask in all indoor spaces when outside of the home, if aged 12 years and over.
  • Students study from home, where it is practical to do so
  • Parents/Carers notify the school of their child being a household contact
  • If it is not practical to study from home, students must undertake COVID-19 testing and return a negative result in the 24 hours prior to returning to school and then every 48 hours if ongoing attendance is required.

Daily Reporting of COVID Cases

Schools will notify parents only if there are a significant number of cases within the community and/or a cohort.

The health and safety of students and staff remains as always our priority. If there are high numbers of COVID-19 exposures at our school, consideration will be given to whether any of the following additional COVID-19 Safety Measures should be reintroduced, with authorisation by Catholic Education Office. These measures aim to limit the potential for further transmission and will generally be limited to a short period of time (e.g. 1 to 2 weeks).

  • Additional testing recommendations - such as to test before returning to school/ELC and again in 48 hours
  • Masks - Staff, students in Years 7-12, and visitors may be asked to wear a mask when indoors and when physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained
  • Limiting parents and carers on site - Parents and carers may be asked not to attend a school/ELC site without an appointment
  • Cancelling permitted activities - any of the planned permitted activities may be cancelled or rescheduled to another date
  • Cohorting - may be necessary for a particular class or year level so that they don’t mix with other students or staff across the school
  • Remote learning measures - will be limited as much as possible, however may also be enacted in response to workforce shortages arising from COVID-19

Rapid Antigen Tests

Our school will have access to Rapid Antigen Tests for distribution as needed and requested by parents. Parents or students who are symptomatic should not attend the school to collect a Rapid Antigen Test. Those families are encouraged to access testing through an ACT Health testing facility.

Visitors: Parents and carers on school sites

  • Parents and carers can attend outdoor areas of the school site for drop off and pick up, or when attending a permitted activity (see below).
  • Parents and carers can enter school classrooms or indoor settings with an appointment, including to access enrolment support, or when attending a permitted activity (see below).
  • Parents and carers must follow COVID smart measures (physical distancing, hygiene practices, staying away if unwell).

Essential visitors, volunteers, and VIPs on school sites

  • Essential visitors are permitted to attend school sites. Essential visitors are considered to be anyone who provides a critical service to a student or staff member, including allied health. Student placements are also allowed.
  • Volunteers are permitted to attend school sites. Volunteers are considered to be anyone who provides a critical service to the school community, including canteen and uniform stores, parent volunteers, and P&F/School Board run fundraisers.
  • VIPs are permitted to attend school sites by appointment following the usual approval processes.
  • Essential visitors, volunteers and VIPs must follow COVID safe measures (physical distancing, hygiene practices, staying away if unwell).

Permitted activities:

  • Extracurricular activities, incursions on school sites, and local excursions
  • Interstate and overnight excursions involving individual classes, year groups or school sports groups. COVID Safety Plans must be in place and a risk assessment completed.
  • Information nights and transition visits.
  • Mixed cohort dance groups, school choir, bands or orchestras.
  • School assemblies, performances, concerts and graduations.
  • School sporting team training and participation in community and interschool sporting competitions.
  • Swimming and athletics carnivals.
  • Parents and carers can attend permitted activities where they are outdoors, outside of school hours, or ticketed. Parents and carers must follow COVID smart measures at all times on school sites (physical distancing, hygiene practices, staying away if unwell). Events on school sites that involve the general public can only be held outside of school opening hours, must have a COVID Safety Plan in Place, and must comply with the COVID Safe Events Guidance.

School canteens and uniform stores can operate online and counter sales, with COVID safety business checklists in place.

P&F Community run fundraisers can go ahead on school sites with appropriate risk mitigation measures and COVID Safety Plans in place. There should only be a minimum number of volunteers (visitors to the school) necessary to coordinate fundraisers on site during school hours. Where fundraisers involve other visitors, they should be held outside of school opening hours and must comply with the COVID Safe Events Guidance.

Hiring a school/ELC facility - For a hirer to access a school facility they must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan; including adhering to physical distancing and hygiene requirements. Private events held at a school facility must also comply with any applicable public health restrictions for events.

We look forward to working with you as we continue to manage COVID-19 and acknowledge that educating your children is as always our priority.

Notes

SCHOOL NOTES

Student Absence Note

Student Extended Absence Advice

Photo Permission

Term Reminders

Medication Request

Medication Consent To Dispense Ongoing Medication

IT Personal Electronic Device Acceptable Use Agreement Y 3 to 6

IT Student Acceptable Use Agreement Y3 to 6

Stationery Requirements 2022

Student Acceptable Use of Digital Devices Applications and Networks Policy

DOCUMENTS MULTI-AGE


Helpful Links

Catholic Education Website 

Catholic Education Intranet 

Compass Parent Portal

Microsoft Outlook 

TQI 

Catholic Schools NetID 

NAPLAN 

Fresh Tastes 

Parenting Ideas 

YWCA Before and After School Care

eSafety Commissioner

Qkr_how_to_guide.pdf

2022 Information Handbook