This is the latest update on our status and plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, we have created a form to submit questions so we can ensure we are addressing the things you want to know. You are still welcome to email me ([email protected] ), especially if you have questions about a situation very specific to you or your family, but all questions are welcome on this form. We will do our best to respond individually.
Submit your questions at https://forms.gle/BAEbuB5e5MDMGaZ79
Schools will continue as it is now until Friday 3rd April.
The school has received information from the Government today that all public schools in Western Australia will remain open until the end of term – Thursday, 9 April 2020. However, they will now transition into the provision of education for as many students as possible in an online environment.Families are now strongly encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so.
This information comes from Department of Education in conjunction with Department of Health and comprehensive review of all available factual information. Each decision we make is based on analysis of all of this information, consultation with experts, and coordination with local and state agencies.
This page was last updated and is current as at Friday 25th March, 3.15pm and will be updated regularly. Additional updates will be provided as required.
New information re school closure:
- From Monday, 30 March to Friday, 3rd April the school will continue to operate as it has throughout this week, however year levels will be combined in the following K/PP, Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. There will be also an increase in relief teachers in the school allowing staff to prepare online work.
- The following week (6th to 9th April) teachers will continue to prepare at-home learning programs for Term 2. At this time, we have not clarified how this will operate and the parameters concerning the delivery of learning for your child. We will update you as soon as more information comes to hand. However, I would anticipate this would involve the continued use of an online platform ie (Google Drive) with lessons being delivered electronically each week. We are also exploring and trialing Zoom and have commenced a Vasse You Tube
- During this time (6th to 9th April), students who attend school will be supervised. We will not be providing a classroom learning program but will still have work to do.
The Government has recognised there will still be families who need to send their children to school for supervision only during this period. We are here for the following people:
- Children of parents and carers who need their children to attend school to maintain employment.
- Children who live in families with aged relatives.
- Children where it is safer for them to be at school.
BYO water bottles
As per advice received from the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC), it is preferable that students bring their own individual water bottles that can be filled from the fountain as necessary. This will reduce the need for students to drink directly from fountains. All students will be instructed on safe usage of water fountains e.g. not putting their mouth onto equipment. The water fountains will be regularly cleaned and checked that they are working correctly with good pressure.
All other information as per previous advisories.
Sinan Kerimofski PRINCIPAL
Vasse Primary School
a 17 Kaloorup Road, Vasse WA 6280
p (08) 9746 3700