COVID-19 Response (Updated 24 February 2021)
Our COVID response aligns with the latest advice from both State and Commonwealth Governments and has been made with the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and our whole community as the first priority.
As the health and safety of all our students and staff is our highest priority here at Holy Spirit, we have implemented a range of sustainable cleaning, hygiene and safety measures and have made some changes to our school practices that are designed to minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission in our school environment now and into the future.
If your child is worried about attending school due to COVID-19, please remember you can find the appropriate resources prepared by CEWA’s Psychology Team here: https://covid19.cewa.edu.au/wellbeing/. These may assist in supporting your child at this time, and we would encourage you to speak to your child’s teacher if you have concerns about how they are coping with being back at school or would like to know more about support available.
Temporary closure of Holy Spirit School may occur where there is an immediate or imminent threat to the physical health or safety of students, staff or community members as a result of COVID-19. Please see School Closure Policy.
Administration of Medication
Parents/Guardians of students who require access to medication at school must complete an Administration of Medication form. As a general rule, please be aware of the following:
- Asprin will not be administered to students without a medical practitioner’s written instructions
- Analgesics, eg paracetamol, will not be administered to children without the written authorisation from parents/guardians.
- It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that all medication is:
- Appropriately packaged
- Clearly labelled with the name of the medication
- Clearly labelled with the student’s name and year
- Clearly labelled with the dosage and frequency of dosage
Accident / Medical Report Book
All accidents that require first aid or minor treatment are documented. In situations where medical opinion is sought as a result of the accident, an accident report is completed along with the parent/guardian or emergency contact being notified to confirm further action.
- Any issues of dispute or complaint must be addressed in the first instance at the school level with the class teacher or Principal.
- Where the parties are having difficulty achieving a resolution at the school level they may request the assistance of the Director of Catholic Education or Congregational Leader.
- Any party may appeal the Principal’s decision to the Director of Catholic Education who will then, in turn, review the decision.
- Any party may appeal the Director of Catholic Education’s decision to the Minister for Education. The Minister for Education will review the process utilised to resolve the dispute or complaint but will not review the merits of the matter.
- Holy Spirit School Dispute and Complaint Resolution
|8.30am||First bell warning. Classrooms are opened by the class teacher. Students may be dropped off to school at this time|
|11.00am||Return to class|
|1.25pm||Return to class|
|3.10pm||School bell for the finish of the day|
|Any students not collected at 3.10 will be taken to the School Office to wait for collection.|
Late to school / Leaving early – Sign-in required
The School bell for the beginning of the first class for the day is rung at 8.50am. If your child arrives at school after 9am you must go to the school office to complete the sign-in / sign-out register.
Likewise, if your child needs to leave school prior to the final bell at 3.10pm you must go to the school office and complete the sign-in / sign-out register.
Holy Spirit Primary School has a responsibility to use and manage personal and sensitive information collected by them in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. We have the responsibility to inform individuals of the purpose of collecting personal and sensitive information. Additionally, all information is collected for the primary purpose of the Catholic education of the student.
If children are unwell they should not be sent to school. If they become ill or have an accident at school a parent or the emergency number will be contacted to come and collect the child. A room is supplied in the Administration Building for children who cannot be collected.