Frequently Asked Questions


What are the drop off and pick up arrangements?

Our drop off and pick up arrangements for Term 3 remain the same. Families are asked to drop their children off and pick them up from the front of the school rather than walking them down to classrooms. We are still expecting families to drop off and collect their preschool aged children directly from the preschool as they are required under legislation to sign them in and out.

In the mornings we are asking for the drop off of all students to occur across the bridge to administration. Staff, and some of our senior students, will be meeting families at the start of the bridge to greet students and ensure that our younger students are then walked down to their classrooms. In the afternoons we will again ask families to collect their children from the bridge area as this provides the best sheltered area for students to wait. It will be very important that parents maintain appropriate distancing during drop off and collection – we have marked appropriately placed spots in the bus bay area and encourage parents to use these during pick up to help with this.

If you are looking to drop off without parking your vehicle, then in the mornings kiss and drop through the bus bay area is great. However, please remember that in the afternoon cars are unable to use the school entrance driveway between 2:40pm and 3:05pm. For those who will still be parking, and to help with the expected change in traffic flow, we are also creating clearer parking options in our turning circle area by moving some of the cars used by our automotive elective out of the way.

Can parents visit school grounds?

We are continuing to ask that parents do not enter the school grounds other than going to the Administration Office. Current guidelines also require that parents do not attend assemblies and are not allowed to volunteer their time within the school community.

What additional measures are in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

The following additional measures are in place at school:

  • encouraging increased space between students and arranging classroom furniture to leave as much space as possible between students
  • hand sanitiser is available in all classrooms
  • students are being encouraged to regularly wash their hands throughout the day, particularly before eating
  • our cleaners are doing additional cleaning each day
How is the school able to partner with families around financial difficulties?

We see it as a privilege to work with our families to minimise financial pressures at this present time. With this in mind, we are asking anyone who has been stood down from employment or is experiencing a significant change in their income, to please contact Dave Johnston to confidentially discuss assistance options, including scaled fee relief of up to 100% for Term 2. Our desire is to generously look after families in need and each application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Are the buses still running?

Yes, buses to Wycliffe are still running.

What if my child is unwell?

If your child is at all unwell, they should not be coming to school.

What if my child is unwell with flu-like symptoms?

Students who are unwell with flu-like symptoms are not to return to school until they have a negative COVID-19 test and are symptom free.

The negative COVID-19 test result must be sighted by the school before students return to school.

How do I provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result?

A copy of a test result received via email or a screenshot of a result received via text must be emailed to the school office via before returning to school. Office staff will reply to acknowledge receipt of the test result and that the student or staff member is allowed to return to school, once they are symptom free.

If you have not received a reply within 24 hours of sending the test result, please phone the office to confirm receipt of the email.

Who should stay home?

Anyone who is feeling unwell should not be coming to school. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 is encouraged to be tested for the virus and will not be allowed to return to school until the school has sighted a negative COVID-19 test result.

In addition, if anyone in a household is being tested for COVID-19 we ask that all members of the household stay home from school until the results are received.

Who do I contact with questions?

If you are unsure about what work your child should be doing, or have questions about the work, please contact their classroom or subject teacher. Our teaching staff will endeavour to respond to emails during school hours. Please note that they will be receiving an increased number of emails over this time and so may need a little extra time to respond.

If you have other concerns or questions:

  • In the Junior School, the classroom teacher should again be your first point of contact. If you would like to bring your concerns to another staff member, please contact Mrs Kruik or Mrs Huxley via email.
  • In the Senior School, Growth group teachers and Stage Leaders can be contacted via email.