With the arrival of the ‘flu/cold season as well as the increase in the number of COVID-19 screenings occurring, we have put together some details in response to general queries about our reporting processes.
The premise for dealing with any unwell students or staff members remains the same:
Do not come to school if you are unwell.
Follow the advice of your medical practitioner. It is recommended that any unwell person who has symptoms associated with COVID-19 is tested for the virus.
Do not return to school until you are symptom-free or have been given a negative screening result.
Please contact the school’s Reception concerning any queries pertaining to COVID-19. The Reception staff will direct all enquiries to the Principal’s Assistant, Jenny Weller. This includes information about possible infections, students presenting for screening, processes to be followed should a student present as unwell and any results from the screening.
The school’s usual processes for reporting absent students continue as usual, with families contacting the school’s absent line (telephone number: 5233 9299 ) to notify of absent students.
The expectation is that no student should present at school if they feel unwell.
In the case of an unwell student presenting at Reception:
Should a student report to Reception that they are unwell with ‘flu-like symptoms, the First Aid Office staff will contact Jenny Keast (as Compliance Officer).
The process is that a parent/carer is contacted and the student is taken to the isolation area (Chapel) until the student is collected.
The situation is discussed with the parent/carer, with the recommendation that the student is:
tested for COVID-19;
remains at home until symptom-free.
Parents are requested to notify the school concerning the length of the student’s absence and to give the school a courtesy phone call as to when the student will return to school and whether the student has received a negative screening result.
Should a screening test result return as positive, the Principal or Deputy Principal must be notified immediately so that the Health Authority’s processes can be implemented.
Thank you for your support as we continue to keep our students as safe as possible.