From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to Term 2. I am very proud of the staff who have worked very hard to make the start of term go as smoothly as possible and to provide parents with choice.

We have started with about 66% of students returning and this has grown to 83% yesterday. The staff have designed a model for students attending and for those families still choosing to remain at home. This will be reviewed in Week 3 by the Department with plans to be announced for Week 4 onwards. These plans will be fine tuned on a daily basis, depending upon the virus’ progression.

Students who are attending school are remaining in their existing classes and being taught by their current teachers. The normal specialist teacher program is up and running.

Students who are remaining at home will be able to access a streamlined version of the Distance Learning resource developed by classroom teachers. This will be available via a link from a Connect message that you will receive from your teacher. This will provide some similarity with the work that students will be completing at school. Instead of video conferencing etc. the classroom teacher will be making contact by phone once per week. If you are having Connect/connection/linking issues, please contact the front office.

Drop off and pick up

Parents and visitors are being kept out of school grounds for the moment, this is at the start of the day, the end of the day and if there is a early/late pick up or drop off of students or equipment.  We are assisting with the younger students. Staff will be available to assist the younger students being dropped off (from 8:30) and being picked up (from 3:00-3:30).  If you are running late or need to attend the school for any reason, please ring the school office on 9266 6700 and you will be met at the gate.

If it is raining during the afternoon pickup time you will have the option of driving through the staff car park. Kindy students, PP, Yr. 1 and 2 students will be waiting under cover here. Please do not park, but pull in parallel to the front playground/ shelter. Other than during this wet weather arrangement, we ask that parents do not enter the car park.

Reporting

In Semester 1 there will be no reporting against an A-E scale. The reports will come home as per the normal processes, but will contain teacher comments.

Other things happening in the school:

  • To provide extra peace of mind, the school is implementing an extended cleaning regime. This includes day time cleaning staff providing twice daily cleaning of regularly touched surfaces. It also includes cleaning of playground equipment. Although concerns around students and social distancing have reduced we are still implementing common sense measures such as regular washing of hands and trying to reduce physical contact between students.
  • The school is having all of the toilets (except PP) upgraded. They will be completing the work in clusters and have started with the Kindergarten, the administration and Cluster 1. They have completed the demolition work for these toilets on the holidays and are now working on the upgrades. During this process the Kindergarten students will access the toilets in the Pre Primary. Cluster 1 students will access the toilets in Cluster 3.
  • This week the roof is also having maintenance work completed. This is designed to reduce the number of leaks during winter.

Staffing

  • To support the teachers and families who are still choosing to work from home we have increased the hours of Mr Kellow and Ms Hall.
  • Ms Thomson has taken some personal leave for a few weeks. During this time Mrs Kidd will be working in the office as Deputy Principal.
  • During this Term our School Psychologist Val Cousins will be on leave. She is being replaced by Gayle Pitcher who will be supporting the school.

Thanking you for your patience during this time and hopefully we will be back to normal as soon as possible.

Clive Emby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Behaviours

Week 3:  I am responsible for my actions even when I make mistakes

Week 4:  I model good behaviour without direct supervision.

Kindergarten 2021 – Enrolments Open

We are now taking Kindergarten 2021 applications, closing date 24th July 2020

Click here for Enrolment Form Part A 

Good Bye Drive By

 

 

 

Community News

 

 

Leeming Senior High School – Enrolments 

Please return your application for enrolment via either:-

  • Send the Enrolment form and documentation via email to SHS.enrolments@education.wa.edu.au
  • Mail all documentation to the school – address is at the top of the Enrolment form.
  • Drop all the documentation in an envelope into the school mail box at the main gate – this will be checked a few times per day.

Leeming Senior High School – Specialist Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

A note from the Community Health Nurse

Parenting support

As parents, you are the most important person in your child’s life.

Many parents find life with a child a joyful but challenging experience. Children’s needs change as they grow and each stage brings new challenges. You may find the following resources helpful from time to time as you navigate some of these challenges as a parent:

Influenza

Influenza, or the ‘flu’ is caused by an influenza virus. It is spread through the air when someone coughs, sneezes or talks. It is also spread by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching your nose, eyes or mouth. Common symptoms include sore throat, cough, fever, headache, chills, tiredness and muscle aches.

People with the flu should rest and drink plenty of fluid. Use paracetamol in recommended doses if necessary – but do not give children any medication containing aspirin.

Be sure to keep your child home from school while he or she is sick. If you require school work for your child contact the school to prepare some for you to collect.

The best way to prevent flu from spreading is by washing your hands regularly and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

Flu vaccines are available prior to winter starting. For more information, contact your GP or local Immunisation Clinic.

Why should I consider having my child vaccinated against the flu?

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia’s peak body for health advice, recommends annual vaccination for anyone six months of age or older who wants to reduce their chances of becoming ill with the flu.

Annual flu vaccination is strongly recommended for anyone six months of age or older with a medical condition that places them at higher risk of severe illness from flu. Children and adults with heart, lung or kidney disease or a weakened immune system, are eligible for free flu vaccine through the National Immunisation Program.

Children without underlying medical conditions who become infected with flu can also develop serious illnesses. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. Flu can also cause convulsions and diarrhoea in children.

Influenza viruses are always changing. Each year scientists try to match the strains of influenza viruses in the vaccine to those most likely to cause flu illnesses that year. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination against flu and protection lasts about a year.

The seasonal flu vaccine is available on prescription or via GP and immunisation clinics and is provided free for certain groups. Flu vaccines are available prior to winter starting. For more information visit healthywa.wa.gov.au/immunisation or contact your GP or Immunisation Clinic.