Term 2 Information for Parents

Information for parents and families about Northern Territory Government schools for Term 2, 2020

The Northern Territory Department of Education would like to sincerely thank students, parents, families and the broader school community for their ongoing support for our educators in schools and early childhood education and care services during what is an unprecedented time.

The Northern Territory Government in line with the latest health advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) is that schools are safe and all students are expected to attend in person from Day 1, Term 2, 2020.

Who Can Enter the School Grounds?

All students and staff of Leanyer School. In the main parents are kindly requested to stay off site, with the exception of the following:

  • Parents of Preschool students sign in/out only. Please do not enter the preschool room. Playgroup is suspended until further notice.
  • Parents of Transition children may accompany their child to the front of the classrooms/Module 1 to drop off and pick up only. It is important to adhere to physical distancing at all times. Staff are on active duty from 7.50 am to 8.05 am in the morning and from 2.30 pm to 2.45 pm. Parents who are late – please call the Front Office and advise pick up area for your child to return to.
  • Parents of children who attend Before or After School Care are also able to come on site for drop off/pick up to sign in and out.
  • Parents/family members of unwell students to be collected from the Front Office only.

Term 2 in the Northern Territory

From 20 April 2020, all Northern Territory students are expected to physically attend school.

Students who are unwell must remain at home.

If your child falls ill during the day, parents/families will be contacted by the school and required to arrange for them to be collected as soon as possible.

Where families elect not to send their child to school, the child must be learning from home.

Information regarding assessment for learning will be provided in Week 1 of Term 2.

Measures in place by schools to enhance hygiene practices

Schools will:

  • continue to practise and promote good hygiene including implementing routine hand washing by all children and staff members, before and after class and before and after meal breaks.
  • consider moving classes outside, separating into smaller groups and/ or spreading into larger indoor spaces where possible.
  • encourage the avoidance of handshaking, hugging and kissing, or games that include holding hands or other physical contact.
  • reconsider school excursions, assemblies and other events.

All schools in the Northern Territory have received additional funding to enable them to increase their current cleaning regime.

If you have any questions please contact the school via the [email protected] email.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Leah Crockford