Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder


Parent & Carer Notification of Drop Off and Pick Up Routines Prep – Year 6

Dear Parents/Carers

We are very excited to be welcoming all students back to school on Monday. 

I understand some parents and carers may choose to keep their child at home due to special circumstances, medical vulnerability, or concerns about the risk of COVID-19 transmission. If you do not intend for your child to return to normal school attendance from Monday 25 May 2020, you must notify the school and discuss with a member of the our school Leadership Team, Deputy Principal or Head of Special Education Services, an appropriate approach to continuing their learning.

A reminder of our Drop Off and Pick Up Routines from Monday 25 May 2020.

To maintain the parameters for social distancing as per the government and health guidelines parents and carers will not be permitted to enter the school grounds apart from the bottom oval in the afternoon when collecting your children.

Vehicular access to the school via the Nemies Road school office gate is limited only to parents using Out of School Hours Care (Jabiru) to pick up students from 5:00pm. Jabiru will be in contact with parents regarding their revised routines.

Drop Off Routine
Prep – Year 6

The main access to the school is through the Stop, Drop and Go and Nemies Road gates. These will be staffed from 7:45am – 8:30am every morning. Preps will continue to be met by staff at the gates and walked to the hall. The Year 1-6 students will also be met at the gates and will walk from these gates to the Tuckshop Undercover Area for supervision. The Year 3-6 students will be re-directed from this area to their usual supervised Undercover Area.

The Prep gates will remain locked throughout each day. Condamine, Comet and Maynard Street gates will be locked but staff will unlock and supervise these gates from 7:45am – 8:30am when they will be relocked until the afternoon pick up time.

Any students or parents/carers arriving after this or throughout the school day will need to use the Stop, Drop and Go gate on Nemies Road which will remain closed but unlocked all day.

Pick Up Routine

Parents who collect their children will enter from the bottom oval Nemies Road gate and wait at appropriate distances around the oval area. Parents must not park in the Stop, Drop & Go zone and leave their car. Please find another car parking space. Please ensure you cross the road at the crossing and return with your children via this safest route.

Prep, Year 1 and Year 2

Students to assemble on oval with teachers from 2:15pm.

Years 3 – 6

Students who have a younger sibling in Prep, Year 1 and 2, are to come to the oval and join the youngest sibling in their class line.  Teachers will be provided with a list of siblings to ensure these students leave class early.

Once students are assembled on the oval, a member of the Leadership Team will release classes one at a time. Parents will collect children and exit as quickly as possible, whilst continuing to follow social distancing rules.

All other students will remain in class with the class teacher and will be released at 2:30pm. These students will then go to their usual meeting points, Jabiru, Stop, Drop and Go or walk home. Supervision of gates located at Comet St, Maynard St and Condamine St will occur from 2:25pm – 2:40pm. The Prep gate will remain locked.

Wet Weather Routine

2:15pm – Students in Years Prep – Year 2 (and any siblings from Years 3 – 6) will assemble in the hall. They need to have raincoats on. No umbrellas allowed in the hall.

Parents to wait on the oval. A class name will be called (in this order:  PB, PH, PK, PS, 1A, 1C, 1H, 1J, 1K, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2K, 2M). The parents of students in the class will come onto the tennis court to collect their children. This may prove to be a slightly time consuming process.

If there is a storm and it is dangerous to move children from classes or the hall due to lightning or a deluge of rain, exit from these sites may be delayed until it is deemed to be safe by the Principal.

All other students in Years 3 – 6 are to exit classrooms at 2:30pm as per usual routines.

Thank you once again for your patience and support during this difficult and ever-changing time.  It has been greatly appreciated by everyone.

Kind regards
Janine Leach

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Last reviewed 22 May 2020
Last updated 22 May 2020