Ngatanwarr
Bundarra Primary School

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land of which we work and live, the Gundtijmara people and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

What’s Happening at Bundarra Primary School  

The first weeks of Term 2, 2021 are flying by!

Staff are busily planning for all the upcoming events, Including

  • Cross Country
  • NAPLAN
  • Netball Clinics
  • GRIP leadership day
  • Education Week 2021
  • Student Led Conferences
  • Teaching Sprints
  • Music Showcase
  • and so much more…

We are looking forward to a fun T2 with lots of awesome learning activities.

We’ll add details to social media and the website, so check back here for more.

Please contact the school if you need more information or see our facebook page!

 

KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE

Please see facebook for a video showing all we are doing to keep everyone safe at Bundarra.

These measures include:

  • Following DET directives as they are released
  • Different entry and exit points (socially distancing staff, students and families)
  • No playing in yard before school
  • Handwashing before, after eating and after recess and lunch
  • Timetable staggered so we have less students outside at any time
  • Contact parents immediately if a child feels unwell (we always do this, but now check temps)
  • Specialist subjects completed in usual classrooms- less use of shared learning materials
  • Cleaning twice a day
  • Sanitation stations and handwashing materials available in every classroom
  • Masks and PPE provided to all staff
  • Students can wear masks if they wish.

STOP DROP AND GO ZONES

I would like to remind parents about student drop off and collection. The processes around this are our efforts to put DET directives in place. They are to keep our students and community safe. We still need to be mindful of social distancing when it comes to the adults in our community. With this in mind I ask you to please be aware of:

  • Your “STOP, DROP and GO Zone”.
  • The importance of patience when collecting students at the end of the day- we are all getting used to the new system and there will be delays. We are trying our best!
  • Social distancing when attending Bundarra- if students can bring their lunch with them in the morning that’s great. We are not to have extra adults in the school at the moment.
  • Letting us know if something isn’t working- we can’t fix things if we don’t know about them. (Please call the school and we can sort something out!)

HEALTH AND WELLBEING- updated T2 2021

To support the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent hand washing. If your child is ill or is feeling unwell, they must not attend school. They must remain home and seek medical advice.

While the Chief Health Officer has advised that students will not be required to maintain physical distancing at school, there will be a number of important changes to our school operations, consistent with health advice. This will apply until further notice. I will provide more detail about our local school context as soon as possible, but it is important to note that changes will include:

  • altered arrangements for student drop off and pick up, including use of the STOP, DROP and GO ZONE.
  • requirements for access to the school site using COVIDSAFE check in processes for visits longer than 15 minutes.
  • Assemblies will be open to the school community, but will be held in the undercover area until further notice. COVIDSAFE Check in is required by all attending.

 

MORE INFORMATION

More information about the return to school and coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

Student Reports Semester 1, 2021

We will be reporting against the Victorian Curriculum in all subject areas in June 2021.

Additionally, for the first time ever we are reporting against the Victorian Aboriginal languages curriculum. It’s worth noting that the Dhauwurd Wurrung language instruction is NEW to our school, so while we are reporting against the Victorian Curriculum, it is expected that senior student may not mete expected standards by the reporting period. We trust our school community will understand this.