Good Afternoon Parents/Carers,
Term 1 will officially come to an end today for our students who have enjoyed a fantastic Easter hat parade and wildlife visit to make sure we finished the term on a high. We had Dr Tony Buti MLA join us this morning to draw the highly anticipated bike raffle. I want to thank Mr Grace for organising this with the aim to raise enough money to buy KPS Basketball uniforms. I’m pleased to say that we surpassed our initial goal and raised almost $2000. Well done to Georgia for winning the prize and thank you to Dr Buti for donating the bike. Tomorrow all KPS staff will engage in professional learning to ensure that we stay up to date with the latest research and trends in education. I sincerely hope that you all have a safe and happy Easter holidays and find time to enjoy together as a family. We look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday 26 April 2022.
Water Tank Painting
We have been busy updating our water tank artwork with the six Noongar weather seasons. This work was initiated by our school officer Kylie McRae and Cecil Andrews College, who kindly offered to send ‘Follow the Dream’ students to work with our Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal students on a design. A massive thanks to our Visual Arts teacher Ms Pauline Cooper who finalised the design and our AIEO Roxy Hirschausen who has worked tirelessly with our current and ex students to complete the art work. It has been a massive project and we are so thankful for everyone involved.
We will hold our ANZAC service on Wednesday 27 April out the front of the Library. We are pleased to be able to welcome parents and community to the event under the ‘Term 2 Operating Guidelines’. We will send out more details about this closer to the date.
140th Celebration Picnic
This will also be rescheduled next term. The time and date will be confirmed in the coming weeks. We are so pleased to be able to welcome our community back on school site next term for these fantastic events.
When school returns for Term 2, we can safely assume the weather will have cooled down significantly. Last year we designed new school jackets that will hopefully be available at the uniform shop in Term 2. Can you please ensure your children wear a school jacket, jumper or a plain blue jacket or jumper? We want all of our students in the KPS colours wearing them with pride.
Term 1 COVID-19
We have been preparing for COVID-19 to circulate in our community over the last 2 years. This preparation has allowed us to manage the outbreaks that we have had with minimal disruption to the whole school operation. We have had well developed succession plans that we enacted whenever necessary, this has meant that we’ve always had a teacher in front of every class, every day without the need to collapse programs and combine classes. Term 2 will continue to test us, but I am confident that we can continue operating our normal face to face learning programs as we have done so far.
Term 2 Operating Guidlines
As you may be aware, public health and social measures have been eased for schools for Term 2, details at wa.gov.au. We continue to follow the current health advice and I am writing to let you know what the changes mean for our school.
We are pleased to advise that parents/carers are allowed on school sites in Term 2 for the following purposes:
- to attend year group assemblies
- to attend face to face parent/teacher meetings
- to attend indoor and outdoor sporting events, infrequent special events, performances and other interschool events with masks and physical distancing
- to attend face to face meeting e.g. P&C and school board/council meetings
- to volunteer in roles outside of the classroom, including the canteen and uniform shop
- drop-off/pick up outside of classrooms
- visit their children in residential facilities, with proof of vaccination (if required).
Parents/carers attending school sites must wear masks on school grounds and adhere to physical distancing, where possible. Please note parents/carers are not allowed inside classrooms.
A number of school activities can resume, including infrequent special events, and we will provide more detail on these in Term 2.
Please note you do not need to report COVID-19 positive cases to the school during the school holidays. However, all positive RATs must be reported to WA Health via www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ratregister.