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COVID 19 Update

The following information is the latest update on requirements for parents and visitors arriving at the school site:

Parents, volunteers and visitors are welcome in schools and preschools providing COVID safe measures are in place and followed.

All parents and visitors are required to COVID-SAfe check in when entering buildings, and practise physical distancing from other adults.

It’s recommended that parents and other visiting adults wear masks when entering school or preschool buildings. This includes volunteers. Masks are not required outdoors if adults can physical distance. This is consistent with community mask use requirements.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

COVID 19 Update

From Monday, wearing face masks will be optional for all students and staff while on school grounds.  

The Department for Education has made this decision with the backing of SA Health.

Please remember that while masks are no longer required, they may be again in the future. If so, we will let you know.

Vaccinations for Students Resources

SA Health has also put together a brochure about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and teenagers. This brochure is an attachment to this news flash and provides information relevant to students in the 12-15 and 16 and over age groups. 

21033.23_1_Adolescents_DL_Brochure_v2.pdf

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Sporting Schools Badminton

As part of our Sporting Schools program we will be running two days of Badminton activities next week on Thursday and Friday October 28th and 29th.These activities will be run in the Hawker Institute which the school has booked. Each day will consist of the following program:

  • 9 - 10.40am Year 6 - 12 students. 
  • 11 - 12.40pm Foundation to Year 2 students. 
  • 1.20 - 3.00pm Year 3 - 5 students. 

Students should wear sporting school gear on these days, their house shirts would look great! They will also need to bring along a water bottle for these sessions. 

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Pupil Free Days

Hawker Area School this term will be having two Pupil Free days as part of it's preparation for 2022. The details are:

  • Monday November 1st - Professional learning in the Australian Curriculum. A curriculum lead will be visiting the school to inservice staff on the expanded range of resources as well as planning and audit tools available for education staff in South Australia.
  • Monday November 22nd - School Planning Day for 2022. This will also include working toward the finalisation of our School Improvement Plan for 2022-2024. 

Please add these dates to your calendars that went home last week. 

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

HeadLice Notification

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

HEADLICE_Notification_20_10_2021.png

Regards,
Admin

BOOK CLUB Term 4 Catalogue - Atten Vouchers

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The Book Club catalogue will go home today via our students. This is the last opportunity for students to spend their attendance vouchers. No roll overs. 

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Regards,
Admin

COVID-19 Letter and Update

Professor Nicola Spurrier has written a letter to communicate with students and families about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination consent. Students who are aged 12 years and over are now eligible to receive the vaccination. 

SA Health are also surveying people aged 12 to 25 online about COVID-19 vaccination and are asking that students be given the chance to complete this survey. The school will be giving students aged 12 and over the chance to complete the survey this week.

vaccination_letter_to_parents_and_carers_from_professor_nicola_spurrier_chief_public_health_officer.pdf

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

TERM 4 School Calendar

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

FYI - TERM 4 School Calendar paper form was sent home yesterday via all our students.

Hawker Area School Calendar Term 4

Regards,
Admin

Nut Allergies and Food at School

At the moment at Hawker Area School our records show that there are no students or staff present with any conditions related to anaphalxia associated with nut allergies. As a result of this our policy is at the moment is that students and staff may bring foods into school that contain nuts. This therefore includes:

  • straight off packets of nuts of any variety
  • sandwiches etc which contain spreads with nut products
  • bars and other foods that similarly contain nut products or contain warnings that nut products may be present

This policy will remain in place as long as the situation remains as is. If any staff or students arrive at school with issues in this area it will then be subject to review. 

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

School Calendar Update - SPORTS ALERT

Please take note of the following upcoming sports event which can be placed on your calendar at home:

Date: Friday October 28th and 29th

Sports Event: Sporting Schools Badminton

Students Involved: Foundation to Year 12 

More details to come on this sports event in Schoolzine.

Regards,
Daren O'Neill
Principal
daren.oneill253@schools.sa.edu.au

Wirreanda Terrace
Hawker SA 5434

Phone: 08 8648 4003
Fax: 08 8648 4149

dl.0175.info@schools.sa.edu.au