Corona Virus Information and Updates
Latest Information from our Principal
I want to thank you all for your support in what was one of the most unusual starts to a school term we have ever seen. Together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.
Today, the State Government announced changes to education based on a review of current arrangements and updated health advice.
As of Monday, 18th May 2020 all students are expected to attend school, except for those students medically referred to learn from home.
This means students are either:
Over the last three weeks we have seen 84% of our students return to school, which has been fantastic.
Current health advice states that schools remain safe for staff and students and should remain open. We want to make sure all children get the best education possible, which is why attending school is so important. We are here to make sure all children are learning and there’s no doubt, schools are the best place for them to learn.
For parents with medical advice that their child should not attend school, we will work with you in partnership with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health to support your child’s learning from home. If you feel your child is in this category, please do not hesitate to contact me and we will work together on next steps.
If your child does not attend school without a medical reason, they will be marked as absent and will not be provided a learning program.
The extra cleaning and hygiene practices implemented at the start of Term 2 will continue. As part of the social distancing measures, we continue to ask parents/carers to drop children at the school gate and not enter the school grounds.
The State Government will continue to make decisions based on the best health advice. Thank you for your continued support as we move forward.
It’s been a challenge for everyone but we have done really well as a community. Thanks so much for your ongoing patience and support. We look forward to the students all being back to normal classroom teaching as of Monday 18th. Please call me if you are in need of support in any way.
If you have any questions, please to contact me on 9391 4300.
14th May 2020
I am writing to advise that our school has been invited to participate in research the WA Government is undertaking in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute. The research is part of DETECT: a larger study of particular groups in our community to determine the prevalence of COVID–19 in Western Australia. Education has been prioritised for inclusion.
Approximately 80 public schools across Western Australia will participate in the research. They represent a cross section of the community and include primary, secondary, education support, metropolitan and regional schools, and residential colleges.
The study will be rolled out across schools over the next few weeks. Participation is voluntary and consent will be sought from staff and parents, as well as students for the psychosocial survey component.
As part of the research, staff and students from 40 schools will be tested for COVID-19 at monthly intervals over a period of at least three months. These schools will be randomly selected by the researchers. All 80 schools will participate in the online survey component, providing information on how COVID-19 is impacting their physical, social and emotional wellbeing. All students, staff and parents would be encouraged to participate and TKI will work directly with schools.
I will provide further information, including a fact sheet from TKI, and consent forms in the coming days.
Our school’s involvement in this research will make a valuable contribution to better understanding the extent of COVID-19 in Western Australia and what measures are required to keep our communities safe during the pandemic.
If you have any questions, please contact me on 93914300 for more information.
Willandra Primary School
4th May 2020
Should you decide to keep your children away from school, please SMS; 0448 793 568 or email; email@example.com.
Please include your child/children's name, reason and duration of their absence to ensure the correct data is entered to prevent unneccesary SMS notifications being sent to your mobile phones.
Please keep up to date on the following websites;
For the latest health information and health related enquiries please visit
WA Department of Health or access the helpline 1800 020 080
Access the Social Story to help convey the facts of CoVID in a simple and effective way.
At Home Learning
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Department of Health Information
Due to COVID-19 precautions the School Canteen is closed until further notice. Thank you all for your support.
We will keep the school community informed.
Mrs Caird, Principal and P & C
As per the direction from Commonwealth Bank, our School Banking will be cancelled until further notice.
Our Banking Coordinator; Kelly will advise of any updates.
3 yr old Transition to Kindergarten Class-
Our "3 year old Transition to Kindergarten" class unfortunately has been cancelled for the rest of Term One, due to the present health situation.
Thank you for your support over the last few weeks. Please check the school website in mid July for the applications for the Semester 2 "3 year old Transition to Kindergarten" class. Further notifications will be posted regarding next term.
Early Childhood Coordinator