How amazing has the past fortnight been, and how quickly has it passed!
Last week we celebrated Book Week with a fabulous parade on Friday. It never ceases to amaze me how creative our community is. It was a little challenging for Little Mr and Little Miss staff members to leave their characters behind; however, it is such a great tradition at SLPS that everyone gets involved. I would like to extend a big thank you for the effort made by all.
It was unfortunate that we are still not able to have family members on site to watch the parade as we would normally, but we are required to operate following strict directions from SA Health that are developed to maintain the safety of students, staff, parents and the wider community.
Keeping our school community safe is the prime concern of The Department for Education. With the uncertain times that we are presently experiencing, we are unable to permit parent spectators at the up-coming sports day due to current SA Government COVID restrictions. We will confirm this in our next newsletter.
The upcoming disco is under review as the organising committee consider whether the safe drop off and pick up of students can meet current COVID restrictions. We will keep you updated of any developments.
Please be mindful that the 100 Years Celebration Committee is putting many hours into the development of a COVID safe application to hold a Community Event. This involves planning, providing, and monitoring stringent measures on the day to ensure the event is COVID safe. The Committee is doing an amazing job as they plan and prepare for several different scenarios that may be in place in October/November. These arrangements are specific for each and every event outside of regular school hours and are not comparable to the daily operations of school events. The opportunity to celebrate the centenary of our school will only come once, and we are hoping that it will proceed to honour the proud history of St Leonards Primary School.
We understand and feel the parent disappointment and frustration at being unable to attend and participate in student activities as we have in previous years. However, we will continue to make every effort to capture and share all events with our community.
Please understand that all we do, we do in a concerted effort to protect our school community to the very best of our ability in accordance with the directions we have been given.
Kathy Baker - Acting Principal
Heidi Bevan - Acting Deputy