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Covid / Influenza

Over the weekend we have had several staff and a high number of children contract Covid and or Influenza.
The foundations and grade one’s have been the most affected.
We are currently extremely short on teaching staff and we will have to explore the option of splitting classes across our school.
It’s vitally important that we do our best to keep everyone safe at school.
If your child is displaying any symptoms, please keep them at home, RAT test them and only send them back to school when all symptoms have gone.
If children present at school with symptoms you will be contacted by admin and you will be required to collect your child.
We need to work together to get through this current outbreak and make sure we provide students and staff with the safest possible environment whilst at school.

Andrew Osler

Cross Country Grade 3-6 Selection

We have been informed by Chairo, the coordinators of the West Gippsland Cross Country that our Cross Country Team had to be finalised by 11am today due to time in preparing electronic timing devices worn by each child while they compete. This means that we have had to choose the team based on the results in the Atheltics trials that was completed last month. 

We apologise to any children who may have missed their opportunitiy to try out this year and hope still to run a school cross country before the end of term. 

The children that have been selected will recieve a permission note via PAM later today.


Steve Pitt

Deputy Principal

No lunch Orders this week

Due to the lack of available staff, lunch orders will not be available this week through flexischools. Alementos will be looking to start up again next week. We apologise for any inconvenienced caused. 



Cross Country Trial Cancelled Tomorrow

There will be no cross country trials tomorrow due to the ongoing Covid affected absences across the school. Instead we will plan to trial any keen children on Monday to decide on Cross Country Team that will represent St Ita's at Chairo. This event is just for the grade 3 - 6 students.

Thanks for your understanding



Important Message for Parents

Dear Parents and Carers,

Over the weekend we’ve had several families confirm that their child/ren have tested positive to Covid. I’ve also received notification from many staff who have also tested positive over the weekend. These Covid cases will have a significant effect on our staffing in both classrooms and admin for the next week as they are required to isolate for 7 days.

As I stated in my previous message, it was really concerning how quickly Covid impacted on children and staff in such a short space of time.

It is vitally important that parents continue to RAT test their children. If your child/ren dislay any symptoms related to Covid or Flu, please keep them home and RAT test them daily, only returning them to school when all symptoms have gone.

We will look at putting a range of strategies in place this week to support student learning in a safe environment that is protective of both staff and students.

I hope those in our community who have Covid get through it safely and we thank all families for their support and understanding as we work through this challenge.

Andrew Osler

Limited Office Staff for next week

Dear Parents and carers

We have all our admin staff and two deputies out with Covid today and next week so our admin will be effectively closed for the week.

If you need to call me, I will be available via school phone on 56237222 but please only ring if it’s an important need.

Any children presenting with Covid symptoms, I will make contact with parents and you will need to collect your child from Admin.

Thanks for your support as we work through a tough and challenging time.

Andrew Osler

Canteen closed

Lunch Order not available Friday (13th May) and Monday (16th May)

Dear Parents,
Due to the lack of staff availablilty in our canteen we have had to close the lunch order for Friday and Monday and hope that we can start them up for next Wednesday.
We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused families and thank you for your understanding. Lunch orders will be closed on flexischools.

Alimentos Catering

Campaign 2022-05-12

Please find attached information regarding the Parish Renewal Program for St Ita's & St Joseph's Parish.

Parish Renewal Flyer.pdf

Parish Renewal Booklet.pdf