Newsletter – Friday 26 June 2020

This newsletter contains a Message from the Principal, Merit Certificates, POWs and more.

Newsletter – Friday 12 June 2020

This newsletter contains a Message from the Principal, Merit Certificates, POWs and more.

Term Two School Photos – June 2020

This year, St Peter’s is excited to be working again with 3P Photography for our annual school photos.

All photo forms were sent to classes today.

Our school photos will commence in Week 9, on Thursday 25 June.

Please click on the below links for more information and photo schedule.

Newsletter Photos Information and Schedule 2020

3P Photo Day Information 2020

Term 2 PP – Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews Wednesday 1 July 2020

Term Two Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held during Week Ten.

It is an opportunity to celebrate the learning that has taken place as well as discussing the COVID-19 Semester One Report.
Interviews will go for 15 minutes. Please be on time for your appointment and only stay for the allotted time to assist with the flow of the interview schedule.
If there is a need to extend the conversation, please make an arrangement for a further appointment at another time.
If you are not able to attend at the allotted time due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact the school office to reschedule the appointment.

Please click on the below link to access the booking form.

Term 2 Parent Letter PP-Year 6 Parent Interviews 2020



Dear Parents and Caregivers

UPDATE COMMENCING WEEK 7 – Monday, 8 June 2020

KISS AND DROP – As per Mr McGowan’s address on Friday, 29 May, many restrictions are being relaxed and lifted. Parents are able to drop off and pick up. However, they are not allowed to enter classrooms or gather, to ensure the 2m2 rule is maintained and with only a 100 people gathering outdoors.

Therefore, commencing on Monday, 8 June, we plan to return to our pre-COVID-19 “normal” pick-up and drop-off arrangements and procedures. (For your information and convenience, I have attached the procedures for our drop-off and pick up arrangements.) Please click the link DropOffZonesInstructions2019

Although we are planning on returning to our “normal” pick-up and drop-off arrangements, we have received feedback from parents who have enjoyed witnessing the resilience and independence of their child/ren (particularly in the younger year groups) and would like to maintain the drop-off procedures, especially for our Pre Primary students. Therefore PP – Year 6 are able to be dropped off from 8am.

Gates will open at 8am and students will not be supervised before this time. Our “goodwill” duty commences at 8am to 8.15am for our PP – Year 6 students, who will gather in the undercover area until they are dismissed to go to class at the 8.15am bell. It is preferable that they remain there without their parents.

Our Pre Primary students will be escorted to class by a member of staff for an 8.30am start.

Kindy doors will also be opened at 8.30am for an 8.45am start to ensure no parent gatherings take place outside the classrooms.


PARENT HELPERS – We are able to resume our Parent Helper rosters as long as we limit numbers and adhere to physical distancing and hygiene protocols. Class teachers will make arrangements.

COLLECTING STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL DURING SCHOOL HOURS – If you need to collect your child(ren) for an appointment during school hours, it would be appreciated if you would advise the classroom teacher by email. Your classroom teacher will then send your child(ren) to the front office at the time advised by you.

If you need to collect your child(ren) unexpectedly during school hours, please telephone the front office on 9338 9900 and we will arrange for your child(ren) to be sent to the front office.

This arrangement will negate the need to have non-school staff and students on school grounds unnecessarily.

Please note the School Administration Office will re-open from 8am on Monday, 8 June.

DRINK FOUNTAINS – Our drink fountains were opened this Tuesday. The cleaners are cleaning the drink fountains after recess and at the end of each day. Hopefully, this will lighten the children’s bags.

TEAM SPORTS – Contact sport and training are now permitted. With regard to training access, please ensure that one representative from both the Netball and the Basketball Committees makes bookings through Mr Brennan –
Please note due to no large gatherings on school grounds, parents as spectators are still not permitted to attend training sessions. Team Coach and Managers will be allowed to attend.

ASSEMBLIES AND CLASS MASSES – Due to continuing restrictions on gatherings of up to 100 people only, we will be unable to assemble as a community at this stage and will continue with our online Assemblies until directed by the Premier. We will begin our class masses in Term 3.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM – Mrs Chris Neville, our Sacramental Co-ordinator, will communicate with you once further decisions have been made and dates have been finalised.

REMOTE LEARNING FEEDBACK – It would be very much appreciated if you would take a moment to complete the survey which was sent to you via both the newsletter and SMS. We have truly appreciated the feedback.

PUPIL FREE DAY – We will now revert to our school calendar for PD days. Please make note that Monday, 20 July (Term 3) is a Pupil Free Day.

REPORTS AND PARENT – TEACHER INTERVIEWS – As per last week’s newsletter, the COVID-19 report has been outlined. In our next newsletter, we will outline SEQTA login details for the release of reports in Week 10.

We will also be offering Parent Teacher Interviews for PP – Year 6 on Wednesday, 1 July, commencing at 11am.
Please ‘Save The Date’ and note it is a normal school day.
Kindy interviews will take place in Term 3.

Thank you once again for your ongoing support. We look forward to further easing of restrictions in the near future so that we can once again gather together as St Peter’s community.

Kind regards

Pina Hutcheson
4 June 2020

Newsletter – Friday 29 May 2020

This newsletter contains a Message from the Principal, Merit Certificates, POWs and more.

COVID-19 – Return to School Guidelines

Please take time to read Updated Advice from the Chief Health Office and CEWA Return to School Guidelines.

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Newsletter – Friday 15 May 2020

Message from the Principal!


Wednesday 13 May 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The energy, enthusiasm and engagement of our students and staff in Term 2 have been a great example of our TRUE values, a love of learning and the importance of community. It has been evident at the beginning of this term that the relationships between teachers and their students have been strengthened by this crisis. In responding to the crisis, the collaboration, perseverance, and commitment of our community has been inspirational and demonstrates a high level of trust and confidence in the time ahead. The positive feedback we have received from our community has truly strengthened us during challenging times.

The CEWA review has now been completed. It is recommended that students return to school. To that end, commencing Monday 18 May, St Peter’s will return to explicit teaching of new content. This learning will be the one mode of delivery.
Students are expected to attend school unless they are unwell, have chronic medical conditions or have medical authorisation to learn from home.
Please complete the following link by 11am on Friday 15 May ONLY if your child WILL NOT be attending school.

Students Not Attending School Form

I will then make contact with the family to discuss alternative learning arrangements. While we will return to explicit teaching, there will continue to be restrictions in place to support the health and safety of students and staff. These will include:

1. The provision of Liturgies and Merit Awards will be online.
2. Until advised differently by CEWA and the Health Department, we will not conduct assemblies, excursions or large gatherings.
3. Protocols for drop off and pick up will remain in place. Parents are to remain OFF school grounds. Parents are to remain in their cars. If you are walking to the gate, there are social distanced stickers where parents will wait to collect their children. It is important that parents do not gather in large groups outside the school grounds.

The drop off and pick up procedures are as follows:


KINDY – YEAR 1 (WITH OLDER SIBLINGS ) – Drop off 8.15am – 8.45am.
Children are collected from their car by staff and gather in the Undercover area with their teachers.
Siblings in Years 2-6 walk directly to class.

KINDY PICK UP – 2.30pm (with older siblings – PP- Year 6)

PRE-PRIMARY PICK UP – 2.50pm (with older siblings – Years 1-6)

YEAR 1 PICK UP – 3pm (with older siblings – Years 2 -6)

Parents picking up from the gate will have a clearly defined area to stand and wait for their child.
Please keep the gate area CLEAR so that staff can escort children to their cars.


YEARS 2-6 – Drop off 8.15am – 8.45am.
Students walk straight to class.

YEARS 5-6 – 2.45pm Pick Up (with younger siblings – Years 2-4)

YEARS 2-4 – 3pm Pick Up

As we cater for 503 families, we require all cars to have the family name clearly identified on the front windscreen or sun visor.
It is important that parents exercise PATIENCE at the Drop Off and Pick Up zones. You may experience delays as we ensure all children are escorted to their cars. We look forward to your support as we ensure the safety of every child.

Due to difficulties in meeting the high demand of winter uniform items, together with the restrictions placed on Uniform Shop access, please be reassured that we are understanding of the transition to winter uniform.

St Peter’s will continue to ensure that environmental cleaning practices are in place, with enhanced routines where necessary. Students will be required to continue with hygiene practices, and this will be re-emphasised consistently throughout the day.
It is important that children bring TWO water bottles as they do not have access to the water fountains.

Both areas reopen for children to access. We will continue with no money transactions in the Canteen.

We are blessed to have an engaged parent community who support us in classrooms on roster. Unfortunately, we have been advised that there are no parents allowed on school grounds, which will include class rosters. We will advise once the situation changes.

Once we receive direction from the Government, CEWA and Health Department regarding parents on the school site, we will coordinate Parent/Teacher meetings.

All Australians have been advised by the Chief Medical Officer to stay at home if displaying ANY flu like systems. Please ensure that you keep your child at home if they are unwell. Children, at school, displaying flu like systems will be sent home to maintain the safety of all students and adults at school.

Any family travelling interstate or overseas must self-isolate before returning to school, as per health regulations.
Please click on link below to view further details.

Returning to WA from International and Domestic Travel

We are unable to have parents in our school office due to Health Department guidelines. All staff are present and can be accessed via phone or email.
Our Premier will be making an announcement tomorrow regarding schools. Any pertinent information that influences procedures at the school will be communicated to our families.

We thank you for your ongoing support as we transition back to school and I am sure that together we can make the
‘new normal’ work for all members of our magnificent St Peter’s community.

Ciao and keep smiling

Pina Hutcheson


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