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
We are enjoying the last few weeks of 2020. It’s super busy, with preparations for Grade 6 GRADUATION and Foundation 2021 Transition.
Grade 6 Graduation will go ahead in a slightly modified format for 2020, as DET announced we can have limited parent numbers ON SITE. This has pleased us all and students are delighted to be able to celebrate this milestone event with their families. The event will be held on 16/12/2020, and details will be sent to families as they are confirmed.
Foundation 2021 Transition sessions have begun and students have had a play in the classroom. They’ll be doing two more sessions prior to the statewide Transition Day on 8/12/2020. It is so exciting to see our new students learning more about Bundarra and what big school looks like!
We are looking forward to a fun end to T4 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!
FACE MASK UPDATE October 2020
DET CURRENT RESPONSE TO FACE MASKS
Question-Are all students who attend school required to wear masks?
Response- Students who attend primary school will not be required to wear a face covering. Students who are aged 12 by Year 6 will not be required to wear face coverings. The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is not practical to require some primary school students to wear face coverings while others are not required to.
Question- I want my child to wear a mask even though the school says it isn’t required. Is that OK?
Response- Yes, anyone who wants to wear a face covering or mask can do so.
Question- Do teachers need to wear masks while teaching in the classroom?
Response- All school-based staff must wear face coverings at school, and when travelling to and from school.
Teachers and education support staff will not be required to wear face coverings while teaching, but those who wish to do so, can. Teachers should wear face coverings in other areas of the school when not teaching (for example, in the staffroom, on yard duty and when providing first aid or taking temperatures), and when travelling to and from school.
Thanks for your support as we implement these important measures to help keep everyone safe.
We will keep everyone informed as more is know. See also facebook and skoolbag. Thanks, Tara
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
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:
- adjusted arrangements for drop off and pick up, including staggered school start and finish times;
- restrictions on access to the school site for anyone other than immediate school staff and students;
- parent-teacher interviews (to be held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June) will now be via Webex or telephone.
We understand that some families may feel anxious about this move back to classroom teaching and learning. I can assure you that this decision has been taken on the basis of the best health advice available to our state.
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. We look forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom. We have certainly missed you all!
Student Reports Semester 2, 2020
We will be reporting against the Victorian Curriculum in Literacy and Numeracy in December 2020. Additionally, comments will be available for remote learning engagement in Term 3 and other curriculum areas. This will provide parents and students with an up to date summary of student achievement across the second semester.
Regarding June 2020 reporting, please see attached… Bundarra S1 2020 Reports