School Drive-Through Safety Reminders
For all of the drop-off/pick-up points, it is important that parents continue to exercise patience. We currently have every available staff member assisting at drop-off and pick-up times. You may experience delays as we ensure all children are escorted off campus. If time is critical for you in the mornings, please park and drop your child off at the pedestrian gate.
Please note the following safety procedures when using the Mary Street drive-through for drop-off/pick-up, as some of these important procedures are being overlooked by some parents:
- All adults are to remain in the car when in drive-through. Getting out of the car significantly slows drive-through down. It also poses safety issues. Staff are there to assist your child/ren in/out of the car.
- Your child can only get in or out of your car if you are parked in one of the three car bays in the drive-through area.
- Cars need to give way to pedestrians at ALL times. Pedestrians must use the correct pathways/footpaths when entering and exiting the school.
- There is a 10km/hour speed limit whilst entering, in and exiting the drive-through area. Please check mirrors and drive SLOWLY. There is NO REVERSING or OVER-TAKING in Drive-Through.
- There is a left turn ONLY out of the Mary Street Drive-Through.
- ALL DRIVERS are required to obey the directions of a Staff Member, Parking Official or Traffic Warden appointed by the school to carry out traffic control or car park duties.
The safety of our students is paramount to staff; parents who are unable to follow the above safety procedures, will not be permitted to use the drive-through service.
A Reminder to Keep Unwell Children at Home
We have needed to send a number of students home recently who are coming to school unwell. If your child is unwell in the morning, please keep him/her home from school. A child who is unwell will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff.
Please do not send your child to school if he/she is unwell, such as:
- A fever in the past 24 hours
- Vomiting in the past 24 hours
- Diarrhoea in the past 24 hours
- A bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
- Head lice – live bugs or nits (lice eggs)
- A rash
If your child becomes unwell at school and the teacher or school feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. Following these procedures is meant to serve the best interests of all the children and staff in our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office
National Science Week
This week our school celebrated National Science Week. This year’s theme was: Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans. To our students’ surprise, they were met with a Marine biologist, a diver and a number of sea creatures, including a swarm of jellyfish to help celebrate this important week in Science Education. Throughout the week, the students participated in various STEM activities with Mrs Perlini. The staff also enjoyed some delicious ocean cupcakes on the Tuesday. The students and staff took away the very important message to ‘Take 3 for the sea’ and help keep our oceans litter-free and plastic-free.
Please note the canteen is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.
Due to COVID, all canteen orders need to be placed online.
The link to order online is: https://www.schoollunchonline.com.au/?q=Family/BeginOrder
Vilma Spence is available for any uniform requirements, please call 9271 4479.
Ms Renee Byrne-King and Mrs Carolyn Perlini (Assistant Principals)
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School Fees and Charges
A friendly reminder to families who opted to pay their School Fees in 3 instalments – your final instalment will be due on the 18/09/2020.
For families that have not yet commenced any repayments, please could you endeavour to do so to or contact Linda Robertson to discuss a suitable payment plan.
Mrs Linda Robertson – Finance Officer
Social Worker News
I work at Sacred Heart each Wednesday term time and I have been here for 10 years. I graduated and qualified from Plymouth University, England 35 years ago. As School Social Worker the well being and best interests of every student is paramount.
Parents/Carers are welcome to contact me via email email@example.com, in person or at the Office, to organise a time to meet or talk by telephone, in confidence. Together, we can discuss and agree how I may be of help e.g. as a listening ear, offering advice and support, sharing resources and help in accessing external services. I can meet with your child as a safe, network person at school with your permission. You may prefer my role to be as a consultant to you as a parent/carer and we can work together with teachers/staff if and as appropriate.
Students at Sacred Heart will see me from time to time in the classroom, facilitating sessions and supporting teachers in the delivery of our Keeping Safe Curriculum and in becoming a Urstrong School (Friendship Skills Programme). I am also looking forward in the future, when safe and possible to offer Parenting workshops and morning teas with advice and information-sharing on topics of interest and requested by parents/carers.
I welcome the opportunity to continue working with Sacred Heart School Community.
Watch out for more information and ideas for parents and carers in forthcoming newsletters in WORDS FOR WELLNESS.