Dear Parents and Guardians,
I want to provide you with our school’s response to the most recent advice received from our Government and Education Department around Novel Coronavirus.
Our school will continue to take advice from the Government and our Departments (Health and Education) as they are the most informed around the evolving situation.
As advised in the media over the weekend, all schools are open and operating, as at this point in time. We have received no advice of any confirmed positive testing of students or staff to COVID-19. I can assure you that should this occur, we would be promptly advised and are prepared to take actions immediately. Therefore, as per official guidelines, it is business as usual at Kenmore SHS.
Our students, staff and their families’ health and safety, is of paramount importance to us. Therefore, we cancelled our planned assembly for our “Bullying. No Way!” parade, instead sharing the assembly in Care classes via video link. The Administration team met on Monday 16th March to review our ongoing learning and extra-curricular practices with a view to reduce unnecessary activities. This may mean cancelling, or postponing planned activities. This action is not taken lightly, but is a precautionary response to minimise exposure for our community, beyond normal school practices.
Our staff are continuing to remind students of personal hygiene practices, as previously advised. If any student develops flu-like symptoms, they are encouraged to stay home and see a doctor. We would encourage all Kenmore SHS community members to act in the best interests of themselves, their family and their community, during these evolving times.
Should school closures occur for a prolonged period of time, we are preparing to provide as much of our curriculum as possible through our OneNote applications.
As I receive updates on the Novel Coronavirus from our official sources, I will provide these to you. I would also advise you to stay informed from official sites, such as the Queensland Health website.
I reiterate that our students, staff and their families’ health and safety, are our primary concerns and we will continue to take steps to ensure this.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Mr Paul Robertson