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Colour Explosion Reminder

Get excited for Friday's Colour Explosion Day.

BBQ Lunch followed by all the action starting just after 2pm. 

We need plenty of parent help cooking, setting up, joining in and packing up.  Please call in to offer your help.

Parents can take their messy and exhausted children home early, but please remember to let your child's teacher know.

It looks like we will have perfect weather so please come along to join in.

PLEASE NOTE: Permission must be completed on PAM

.... and remember to NOT wear your school uniform to school!

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Icy-Pole reminder

The sun is out (just) and it is Thursday! Please support our social justice fundraiser by purchasing an icy-pole.

Icy-Pole Thursday

The weather forecast is for a warmer day tomorrow - Perfect for Icy-Pole day!

Great weather for an Icy-Pole!

Feel free to put 50c in your school bag to buy an icy-pole for our social justice fundraiser

Junior Swimming

Year Preps and Year 1/2s: Remember to pack your swimming things!

Icy-Pole reminder

Icy-poles on sale tomorrow for 50c. Profits goes to our social justice fundraisers. What perfect weather for an icy treat!

School Closure & Public Holiday reminder

A reminder that Monday 31st October is a school closure day and Tuesday 1st November is a public holiday. See you on Wednesday 2nd November

Italian Day - Wed 26th Oct

A reminder that St.Vincent's is celebrating Italian Day tomorrow!

Repeat of COVID Update from earlier in the term

We have been asked recently for information regarding current COVID protocols so please note this is a repeat of an earlier update.  Also please remember that the school has supplies of RATs and masks should families require them.

Re: Changes to COVID-19 Requirements

 As you may be aware the Victorian Government has announced that from 11.59 pm 12 October 2022 the Pandemic Declaration and associated Pandemic Orders will end and changes to COVID-19 requirements will come into effect, including changes to isolation requirements for positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts.

 Insert school name and location will continue to be required to implement strong COVIDSafe measures to ensure that our school remains a safe environment for our students, staff and wider school community. These measures include ventilation, use of air purifiers, physical distancing, additional cleaning and reminding staff and students to remain at home if unwell.

 Positive COVID-19 Cases

 From 11.59 pm on Wednesday 12 October 2022, based on advice from the Department of Health, it is strongly recommended that students:

  • who test positive to COVID-19 stay home and isolate for five (5) days and do not attend school after five (5) days if they are still have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • who are symptomatic but have not tested positive not attend school. This does not include students with pre-existing health conditions.

Parents, guardians and carers should continue to notify the school if their child(ren) tests positive to COVID-19. The Department of Health also recommends that all Victorians should report their positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result on the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form available on the Coronavirus Victoria website as soon as possible or by calling 1800 675 398.

 We will, however, no longer report occurrences of positive COVID-19 cases to the school community.

 We ask parents, guardians and carers to continue to remain vigilant in preventing COVID-19 transmission. Any student who is unwell should continue to remain at home. This is about keeping students healthy and well in our school and reducing the spread of both COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

Parents, guardians and carers of students who are unwell, including displaying symptoms of COVID-19, will be contacted to collect their child from school and asked to keep them home until they are no longer symptomatic.

Students who are absent from school for an extended period of time, will be supported in their learning with absence work provided by the school.

 To further assist with limiting the spread of COVID-19 within school communities, staff and volunteers who test positive to COVID-19 will not be permitted to attend a school managed and operated by the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) for five (5) days from the date they received their positive RAT or PCR test. 

Household or Household-Like Contacts

From 11.59 pm on Wednesday 12 October 2022, staff and students who are household or household-like contacts will be permitted to continue to attend school but are strongly recommended to:

  • undertake daily rapid antigen testing five times within the seven days of their contact period
  • wear a face mask when indoors
  • avoid interaction with people at higher risk of severe disease from COVID-19.

Parents, guardians and carers are asked to continue to notify the school if their child(ren) is a household or household-like contact and is attending the school.

Face Masks

Face masks continue to be strongly recommended in indoor settings, on public transport, where people cannot physically distance, for people who have any COVID-19 symptoms and for anyone who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

 Any student or staff member who choose to wear a mask may do so, including those who are medically at-risk.

Thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our students and staff safe and healthy.

Icy-Poles Sales

The sun is out so we have Icy-Poles on sale at lunch for 50 cents each. While stocks last.