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Dear Parents/Caregivers

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are feeling recharged for the commencement of school on 1st February 2021.  My name is Mrs Leanne Allen and I will be the Principal at Hillman PS while the position is advertised.  I just wanted to provide you with some updated information for the commencement of term.

COVID

We are currently still in stage four restrictions.  This means that we have had to continue some adjustments from the end of last year.  I appreciate your understanding with this matter. 

 

  • Parents will be allowed on school site to drop off and pickup children.  Staff will be still at the gates to greet everyone, so if you have independent children and would like to just drop off that will be fine.
  • The 1.5 metre rule is still in place.  We ask you to adhere to this while on the school site. 
  • Due to the distance restrictions parents will not be able to access the classrooms, this includes the first day.  Teachers have found alternative ways to greet your child on their first day.  We have put extra staff in the junior classrooms to support.    
  • All students are required to bring a full drink bottle and refill them during the day using the fountains. 

Mobile Phones

In accordance with the Department of Education policy.  Mobile phones can be a distraction and an expensive device to lose.  Phones are not to stay in the possession of a student during the school day.  All phones need to be handed into the office upon entering the school and collected at the end of the day.  We are not responsible for phones that remain in the possession of a child and lost.

Playground usage after school 

During the day our cleaner works tirelessly cleaning the playground equipment to keep your child safe.  We ask that parents not to play on the equipment at the end of the day.  This keeps everyone safe as the equipment is ready for the following day. 

 

I am looking forward to meeting your children and you during my time at Hillman PS.  Please come and say hello if you see me around. 

Kind regards

Leanne Allen

Principal