BACK TO SCHOOL TERM 4.
All BES students are back to school for Term 4 this Saturday 17. October for Auburn, Penshurst and Liverpool classes and Sunday 18. October for Leppington class. For detailed dates about term 3 for all our Locations, you can see our Calendar for 2020.
All students should be back to school unless:
- they have medical certificate which state they are unable to return to school due to an ongoing medical condition
- or you feel unwell for any reason
School students do not need to follow strict adult physical distancing guidelines, but should follow good hygiene practices like:
- regularly washing hands
- avoiding sharing drinks or food
- coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately
- filling water bottles from bubblers rather than using the bubbler directly.
Parents and carers can refer to the guide to NSW school students returning to face – to – face learning for further information.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – SCHOOL SITE USAGE
The majority of school-based activities can recommence, as long as the following measures are observed:
- all visitors and external to school providers must adhere to relevant hygiene, distancing and safety protocols
- principals may continue to restrict, limit or prohibit activities if they are seen as contrary to the current health advice
- external providers and visitors are required to demonstrate compliance with health and safety requirements including adhering to strict guidelines and completing relevant forms
- non-essential adults are still not permitted on school grounds or at school events – this includes parents/carers unless specifically approved by the principal.
- Physical distancing of children in schools is not required under the Australian HPPC guidelines. Research has shown limited transmission risk associated with school children in the school environment.
- All adults must maintain physical distance from each other (1.5m) including teachers and support staff, and parents.
- Schools should ensure school pick up and drop off arrangements enable parents to physically distance from one another and from staff.