School Closure Information


Dear parents, caregivers

Many of you may now be aware of a number of locally acquired cases of COVID-19 that were confirmed overnight.

As a result, the Premier has today announced that Greater Brisbane will be entering a 3-day lockdown, from 5pm tonight until 5pm Thursday 1 April for residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton, Logan and Redlands.

Our school will therefore be closed for a three-day period from Tuesday 30 March 2021.
At present the school will reopen after the Easter School holidays on Monday 19 April 2021.

During this 3-day period, the school will however remain open for vulnerable children and children of essential workers. We kindly ask all parents who can keep their children at home to do so.

During this time all on-site sports and extracurricular activities will also be postponed.
Our on-site Outside Schools Hours Care facilities will remain open to vulnerable children and children of essential workers.

Students on-site during this period will not be required to wear face masks.

Staff will attend on-site as normal to support those children still attending school and to further plan for their Term 2 lessons.

There is no requirement for schools to provide online learning during this 3-day lockdown. However, parents and students at home are able to access a wide range of resources via the department's Learning@home website.

As a reminder, while the school is closed it is important that we all continue to follow
state-wide recommended hygiene and physical distancing measures throughout this period and to stay within our homes as much as possible.

If you are unwell or develop any COVID-19 symptoms at all, please get tested immediately.

Please continue to monitor the Queensland Health website for affected locations. If you have been to any of the listed locations you should refer to the online self-assessment, get tested, isolate immediately. and contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) if you have any questions.

I will continue to provide any further updates as appropriate.

I would also encourage you to continue to refer to general information as provided on the Queensland Health website. It is important that we all continue to focus on our own wellbeing and mental health and there are some great resources and information tools available on this website.

For assistance in languages other than English, please refer to the National Translating and Interpreting Service, and the Translated Australian COVID-19 information and resources.

Additional Information

What does this week's school closure mean for our school??

So far this year schools have been operating at Response Level 1 – Covid Normal (green). From 5pm this afternoon, we will be at Response Level 3 – "Known community transmission, commencement of outbreak" (orange).

Under these guidelines what does this mean for our school?

· There will be no visitors in the school including parents and carers.

· There will be no events, therefore we have postponed the Cross Country and cancelled the Easter Bonnet Parade (as per an SMS you will already have received).

· There will be no meetings. Therefore if you have a parent teacher meeting scheduled, the teacher will be in contact with you to reschedule.

· There will be no instrumental music or choirs.

· There will be no tuckshop.

· There will be no playgrounds (in use).

· There will be no use of school facilities (therefore no swimming make up lessons).

As stated above, the school will be open for children of Essential workers. As always, all students will be required to come to A Block on arrival at school. Based on numbers, arrangements for supervision will then be made. Please note, that under the circumstances, children will not necessarily be in their usual classrooms, or with their usual class teacher, if it is necessary for them to attend school in the next three days.

I thank all parents/carers for your support as we embark on this temporary closure.

I look forward to bringing our whole school community back together again and resuming our normal school operations in Term 2.

Kind regards,

Robyn Wilton


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Last reviewed 29 March 2021
Last updated 29 March 2021