Hygiene Protocols in Common Spaces
Drop offs and pickups
We have decided to allocate specific drop off "zones" for our families.
Each drop off zone will be supervised in the morning AND in the afternoon.
The Zones are:
1) Clayton Road entry and carpark
Reserved for Galilee families and staff. It will also be the drop off and pick up zone for our After School Care vans. It will be monitored and controlled by the Galilee teaching team and support staff.
2) Park on the roadside on Lisa Crescent (Bus Stop)
Reserved for Mrs Knoxs' class and Mrs Brits' class. As well as the arrival of our Bus students and walkers/scooters. It will be managed by the Eden team and their support staff.
3) Drive through gate on Lisa Crescent. Child exits the vehicle on the LEFT side and enters the school grounds via the large netball court gates. Parents then EXIT via the blue May Road gate
Reserved for our littlest people in the Ark and their families. A staff member will be available to receive and greet your littlest person and escort them to their classroom space. We are very sensitive that some of our smallest students may feel a level of separation anxiety. Please do contact the Principal to discuss these concerns should they be your experience. Where possible we will arrange a plan with you.
When picking up your Ark children in the afternoon. Please wait patiently in the car queue while we safely place the children into the cars.
If you have multiple children attending St Michael's School please use the drop off zone relevant to your YOUNGEST attending child.
What time can I drop my children off?
The school gates will be opened at 8:30am for drop offs. Please respect our need to prepare classroom spaces and be able to carefully monitor the first few days. Do not bring them to school earlier. All of the school gates will then be closed by our caretaker at 9:10am. If you are late. You will need to call the office to arrange for your child to report first to the school office and marked as present.
What time can I pick my child up?
Your children will be supported to pack up their belongings, sanitise their hands and then escorted to their relevant pick up zone by a teacher or support staff member. The staff member will wait with the children until you arrive. All children need to have left our school site no later than 3:20pm
A very small group of parents have indicated that they would like to drop their children off earlier due to work commitments. At this time we are unable to accommodate this request. We are looking into providing a space for the children of essential workers who start shift earlier to access a "before school care" option. But at this point in time. It will need to be planned for ensuring the right staff is available, a space is available and we can ensure the health and safety of the community. I anticipate notifying those parents who have requested this service with the final outcome no later than lunchtime on Friday.
Lunch ordering system and meal times
 Shared fruit should be washed under the tap, and cut up. Those preparing the fruit should wash and dry their hands before preparing.
Playgrounds and Sports
Enjoy your evening ladies and gentlemen! Not long to go now! Another quick acknowledgement to our teachers and support staff who continue to work tirelessly to ensure every duck is in its row before we open on Monday.
Posted: Wed 13 May 2020