AHPS NEWS FLASH
CORONAVIRUS HONG KONG UPDATE 04/02/2020
The Australian and Western Australian Governments have recently updated their advice for students travelling from or through Hong Kong. The latest advice is that students who have travelled from or through Hong Kong are no longer asked to stay at home and may return to school. And as always, please keep updated with the latest novel coronavirus advice from the Department of Health.
CORONAVIRUS SCHOOLS UPDATE (LAST WEEK)
Acting on the latest information re novel coronavirus from the Department of Health, the Department of Education is implementing the following for public schools.
Students who have been in the Hubei Province of China
Students who have been in the Hubei Province of China must be isolated in their home for 14 days after leaving the Hubei Province, other than for seeking individual medical care. They are not able to attend school, school events, day care centres or residential colleges. This also applies to parents/carers, contractors, visitors and volunteers on school sites and at school events.
Parents/carers should notify their school that the student will be away for the isolation period and confirm the date in which they were last in the Hubei Province of China.
Students who have returned from (including travelled through) mainland China (excluding the Hubei Province) or Hong Kong
Students who have returned from (including travelled through) mainland China (excluding the Hubei Province) or Hong Kong are being asked to stay at home until 14 days after leaving mainland China or Hong Kong.
While the risk of the virus spreading is low, this 14 day exclusion is a precaution to ensure the safest possible environment for children. After 14 days, if the student has no symptoms they may attend school.
Parents/carers should notify their school that the student will be away for the exclusion period, and confirm the date in which they were last in mainland China or Hong Kong.
Students in close contact with a confirmed case
If a student has been informed by Public Health authorities they are a close contact of a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, irrespective of whether they have developed symptoms, they cannot attend school, school events, day care centres or residential colleges until their local public health unit informs them that it is safe for them to do so. This also applies to parents/carers, contractors, visitors and volunteers on school sites and at school events.
Parents/carers should notify their school, and evidence from the public health authority is required for the student to return to school.
The Department of Health website at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/coronavirus has more information on the virus and a WA Coronavirus Hotline, on 1800 300 243.
If your child will be away from school for the reasons outlined above, please contact the school to let us know when they were last in China and to discuss any support for your child’s learning while they are absent from school.
PARKING AND DROPPING OFF
As our school numbers increase – there are now 485 students enrolled, parking behaviour is now reaching a dangerous level. Several of our children have experienced near misses due to thoughtless practices by parents. The following rules if followed by all of us should ensure that our children are safe:
1. Travel through the car parks at WALKING PACE ONLY - 5 km/h.
2. Ensure that you park in designated bays only, getting out of your car to accompany your child across the car park.
3. Do not call you child to your car, expecting them to dash across the car park to get to you.
4. Do not park on footpaths as several of our children ride their bikes or scooters and will be obliged to ride on the
road to avoid you.
5. Ensure that DISABLED CAR PARKS are left free for the purpose they were designed.
6. Walking your child to school is the ideal healthy solution.
REVIEW OF OUR INDEPENDENT PUBLIC SCHOOL
Every three years, all Independent Public schools are reviewed by independent reviewers. They spend two days at the school, examining the schools processes and policies and student results. Earlier this week Mr David Carvosso and Mr Rod Baker visited the school to make this appraisal. During their visit they interviewed all major stakeholders. This included, the Board Chair and P&C President and committee, Board members and all staff teaching and non-teaching. Their preparation for the visit entailed a perusal of all our written documentation and evidence. A written report of their findings will be approved by the Director General and be on the school website and Schools Online when it is complete. Both the Board Chair and Principal will have an opportunity to see the report in its draft form to check on the accurate reflection of facts.
AN OPPORTUNITY TO DONATE UNUSED CLOTHING ITEMS
Following a discussion with the organiser of a company called – Eco Pay It Forward and the school Board, it has been decided to place a large clothing bin in the Car Park on the West side of the Amity Teaching Block. This should be in place by December 1. You are asked to donate unused items to the good cause promoted by this group. There are several families in the entire district that are in need and would be grateful for a new set of clothing. The bin will be emptied regularly and you are asked to
We had a wonderful response last year to school banking for children to participate in the program. Our Co-ordinators will be in the school Library every Tuesday morning from 8.15 until 8.40 to assist your children with their school banking needs. Parents please bring along your Drivers Licence as a form of ID to assist in opening a new accounts for your children.
Scholastic Book Club Online
LOOP is Scholastic Book Clubs Linked Online Ordering & Payment platform for Parents.
If you want to pay by credit card for your online Book Club order,
LOOP makes it easy! It eliminates the need for paper order forms plus your online order is submitted to the school safe and sound.
Log-in to www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download our iPhone and iPad app from the App Store or get it on Google Play for Android.
For a quick start, just click on ORDER in the top menu or REGISTER first to save yourdetails for next time
Select your school and your child’s class
Add your child’s first name and last initial (so the school knows who the book is for)
Enter the item number from the Book Club catalogue
You can order for multiple children at once if they attend the same school
All orders are linked directly to the school for submission to Scholastic. Books will still bedelivered to your child’s classroom if you order by the close date
There’s no need to return paper order forms or payment receipt details to your school!
Visit our Anne Hamersley PS Facebook page for more information.