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Swan Vs Oyster - Cross Country FRIDAY

This is just a friendly reminder that our Virtual Swansea Primary School Cross Country Carnival is on this Friday the 5th of June. This year, we are introducing Swan vs. Oyster points into the carnival.  Students are encouraged to come along to school wearing their house colours. If you or your child/ren are unsure of their house colour, please contact the school, we are happy to help.

Event time reminders:

Kinder/ Prep: 1:25pm

Grade 1: 1:35pm

Grade 2: 1:45pm

Grade 3: 1:55pm

Grade 4: 2:05pm

Grade 5: 2:15pm

Grade 6: 2:25pm

We are working on having Zoom cameras set up around the course for you to watch from home or work. We would like to remind families that technology often brings technical issues. We will do our best to work through these on the day, but we ask you to be patient with us.

We also understand that not all families will be able to access the Zoom room at this time; to make up for this we have our very talented Mrs Brown on the finish line with her camera to capture moments of the race to share on our communication platforms. 

For the best experience, please follow the instructions below:

  • open Zoom using Google Chrome,
  • select 'join a meeting'
  • enter Mrs Hay’s Zoom room:
  • please do not to share your camera or audio when signing into Zoom
  • Enjoy!

Cross Country Invitation

Dear families,

Staff and students at Swansea Primary would like to invite you to our virtual School Cross Country Carnival on Friday 5th June, 2020. The carnival will begin at 1:15pm, with the first race starting at 1:25pm.

Below is a copy of the race schedule for you to gain an idea of what time your student will be running. Please note, these are approximate times and may vary slightly on the day. We recommended accessing the zoom room 5-10 minutes prior to your child’s advised race time to ensure you do not miss out. We will do our best to ensure every child is able to be viewed around the course, but please remember technology can come with technical issues, so we ask you to be patient with us. 

If you would like to watch your child/ren run, please join Mrs Hay’s zoom room below. We will have several points around the course covered for you to watch your child run past. We will also have our very talented Mrs Brown on the finish line with her camera to capture students completing their race. We will be sure to upload these on our communication platforms for you to access.

Race schedule:

1:25pm - Kinder/Prep’s

1:35pm - Grade 1’s

1:45pm – Grade 2’s

1:55pm – Grade 3’s

2:05pm – Grade 4’s

2:15pm – Grade 5’s

2:25pm – Grade 6’s

 

Please join Mrs Hay’s Zoom Room to be a part of the event: 

Zoom room number: 879 915 1693

Password: sps2020

Cross Country Invitation

Virtual School Cross Country - Friday 5th June

Buses - A letter from State Growth

Arrangements for Bus Services in Term 2

 

Dear Parents/Carers

As essential services, public transport is exempt from restrictions on gatherings and all bus services will operate as normal during Term 2. However, the continued operation of services is being regularly reviewed based on Public Health advice and updates.

As on-site learning resumes for all students, the number of passengers travelling on buses will increase. Students are encouraged to follow the following physical distancing measures where possible:

  • If undertaking short trips, consider walking or cycling.
  • When queuing at bus stops, keep a minimum of one metre from other passengers.
  • Keep physical distancing in mind and choose a seat away from others where possible. Members of the same household may sit together.
  • Minimise the contact with surfaces inside the bus as much as possible.
  • Practice good hand hygiene and where possible, wash or sanitise hands before boarding the bus.
  • Cough or sneeze into elbows.
  • Always comply with any requests from driver.

As a further safety measure, operators have been advised to clean school bus interiors each morning and afternoon using a commercial grade pH neutral detergent (not acid or alkaline), with a focus on high volume touch points such as handrails.

Please be assured that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of students when travelling on buses and to manage risks based on the best and latest evidence and medical advice. However, if you, or your child/ren are uncomfortable with the arrangements that are in place, you may wish to consider alternative means of transport.

Students should not use public transport if they are supposed to be in isolation or are unwell.

If you have any queries regarding the operation of bus services, please direct them to Passenger Transport at ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or (03) 6166 3343. New information on school bus arrangements and the fare amnesty can be found on the Department of State Growth website: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/public-transport

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REMINDER - Adults and Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing in Schools During COVID-19      

 

19 May 2020

Dear families,

In preparation for Monday 25th May when all students return to school, please read the following carefully:

Public Health advice is clear – it is safe for schools to be open. This is because we have a low rate of Coronavirus (COVID-19) community spread in Tasmania and there has been increased and expanded testing. To reduce the risk even further, schools have hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

While it is safe to send your child/ren to school, adults must maintain physical distancing to avoid potential infection.  This is to protect our school community and staff working with your children. 

To help us with adult physical distancing, we are asking all parents/carers to:

1.       Use Pick up and drop off zones: Red Fire Hydrant

We have established a ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ and ‘Stop, Collect and Go’ zone for all drop offs and pickups.  We ask that parents do not get out of the car as the duty teacher will meet your child and bring them into school.

 

Car drop off/pick up: please wait at your car and a staff member will support your child.

Walking/riding to school with your child: Please adhere to physical distancing guidelines and remain outside the school gates.

 

2.       Times for ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ and ‘Stop, Collect and Go’

We ask that children do not arrive at school earlier than 8:30am or enter the school grounds prior to this time.

·         Kinder to Grade 6 – drop off: 8.30 to 8:45am.  Pick up: 2.45pm – 3.00pm

 

3.       How do parents/carers contact the school?

We ask that parents and family members do not enter the school grounds until they have pre-arranged this with the school office.  This also includes entering your child’s classroom.

 

If you need to talk to your child’s teacher please call the school office on (03) 6257 8126 or email the school swansea.primary@education.tas.gov.au to arrange this. For urgent matters please call the school or email the Principal kristy.hayl@education.tas.gov.au

 

 

We want to make school as safe as possible for everyone. Feel free to ask questions if you require any further information. These things won’t be forever, but we all have a shared responsibility to act in a way that supports everyone being safe.

More information is available on the Department of Education website: www.education.tas.gov.au

 

Kind regards,

 

Kristy Hay

Principal

 

Adults and Physical Distancing in Schools During COVID-19

Physical Distancing in Schools During COVID-19      

 

19 May 2020

Dear families,

In preparation for Monday 25th May when all students return to school, please read the following carefully:

Public Health advice is clear – it is safe for schools to be open. This is because we have a low rate of Coronavirus (COVID-19) community spread in Tasmania and there has been increased and expanded testing. To reduce the risk even further, schools have hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.

While it is safe to send your child/ren to school, adults must maintain physical distancing to avoid potential infection.  This is to protect our school community and staff working with your children. 

To help us with adult physical distancing, we are asking all parents/carers to:

1.       Use Pick up and drop off zones: Red Fire Hydrant

We have established a ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ and ‘Stop, Collect and Go’ zone for all drop offs and pickups.  We ask that parents do not get out of the car as the duty teacher will meet your child and bring them into school.

 

Car drop off/pick up: please wait at your car and a staff member will support your child.

Walking/riding to school with your child: Please adhere to physical distancing guidelines and remain outside the school gates.

 

2.       Times for ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ and ‘Stop, Collect and Go’

We ask that children do not arrive at school earlier than 8:30am or enter the school grounds prior to this time.

·         Kinder to Grade 6 – drop off: 8.30 to 8:45am.  Pick up: 2.45pm – 3.00pm

 

3.       How do parents/carers contact the school?

We ask that parents and family members do not enter the school grounds until they have pre-arranged this with the school office.  This also includes entering your child’s classroom.

 

If you need to talk to your child’s teacher please call the school office on (03) 6257 8126 or email the school swansea.primary@education.tas.gov.au to arrange this. For urgent matters please call the school or email the Principal kristy.hayl@education.tas.gov.au

 

 

We want to make school as safe as possible for everyone. Feel free to ask questions if you require any further information. These things won’t be forever, but we all have a shared responsibility to act in a way that supports everyone being safe.

More information is available on the Department of Education website: www.education.tas.gov.au

 

Kind regards,

 

Kristy Hay

Principal

 

School Association AGM - ALL WELCOME

You are invited to attend our School Association AGM for 2020 which will be held on Wednesday 27th May at 5.30pm.  The School Association Committee has vacancies commencing this year, 2020.  There are parent/staff and community member vacancies on the Committee.  Positions are for a period of 1 year.  Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing laws, we will be holding this meeting via Zoom. 

Topic: SPS School Association AGM Zoom Meeting – Please pop this in your diary as all are encouraged to attend and very welcome!

Time: May 27, 2020 05:30 PM Hobart

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8799151693?pwd=SUN4cDlDQk9EeldPUkNMTExDUlQ5QT09

Meeting ID: 879 915 1693

Password: sps2020

We will be holding a general committee meeting directly after the AGM with the appointed committee members.

Topic: 2020 School Association Zoom Meeting

Time: May 27, 2020 06:00 PM Hobart

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8799151693?pwd=SUN4cDlDQk9EeldPUkNMTExDUlQ5QT09

Meeting ID: 879 915 1693

Password: sps2020

I hope you can make it and I look forward to working with you in 2020.

Best wishes,

 

Regards,
Mrs Kristy Hay
Principal

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