COVID-19 Update – Returning to School on Monday 8 February 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers

I am writing to advise that our school will open for the start of Term One next week.
This is in response to Premier, Mark McGowan’s announcement last night that the hard lock down in the Perth, Peel and South West regions will be lifted at 6pm today, Friday, 5 February.

However, some restrictions will continue to apply until at least 12:01am on Sunday, 14 February.

We are delighted and excited that St Peter’s Primary School will be welcoming our students back to school on Monday, 8 February at 8.30am.

The most important aspect of the continuing restrictions will be a requirement for all staff members to wear a mask. There is no requirement for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to wear a mask, however they may choose to if they wish.

The following information about school drop-off on Monday, 8 February is provided for your information:

  1. All parents are welcome onto school grounds but must wear a mask at all times.
  2. Parents and teachers must maintain 1.5 metres distance at all times.
  3. In order to ensure 1.5 metres distance among all adults at all times, students will be greeted at the classroom door at 8.30am. Parents will need to remain outside the classroom and leave the school grounds by 8.45am.
  4. We will have extra staff members on hand in the Early Childhood Years to assist with the settling of children at the beginning of the school day.

I appreciate that parents and students will have many questions about the new arrangements and assure you that I will continue to provide information about the requirements as soon it becomes available. If your child is particularly anxious about starting school, please contact Mrs Jenny Biancotti (Social Worker) via email on jenny.biancotti@cewa.edu.au

Please also refer to our COVID-19 Pastoral Care letter posted on our website in regards to dealing with anxiety in children during the pandemic, wearing a face mask and receiving support.
Pastoral Care & Wellness Returning to School and Masks: Term 1 – 2021

At the end of next week, Friday, 12 February, you will receive a link to access your
‘Meet the Teacher’ information, along with your child’s ‘Learning Map’, as we were unable to facilitate our Kindy – Year 6 Parent Information Evening in our first week, due to lock down.

Information about the Government’s announcement is available on the wa.gov.au site.  The latest health information is available through WA Health Department.

Our school staff will continue to work closely with you to ensure that all children can be welcomed back to school on Monday, 8 February in a safe manner.
Your child’s health and well-being remain our first priority.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and Stay United!!

Kind regards

Mrs Pina Hutcheson
PRINCIPAL