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Community Announcement: Open Day and Other Event Postponements

In light of the Government’s announcement this afternoon regarding the cancellation of non-essential public gatherings of more than 500 people to limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have made the precautionary decision to postpone the St Andrew’s 170th Anniversary Open Day on Sunday 15 March.

In addition, we will be postponing the Junior Primary Grandparents’ Day and Movie Night, both scheduled for Friday 3 April.

Whilst we are disappointed that these events will be postponed, it is our absolute priority to ensure the health and safety of all St Andrew’s School students and the surrounding community. We will set new dates for the Open Day, Junior Primary Grandparents’ Day and Movie Night, once the COVID-19 situation is safely contained.

We will continue to monitor the situation regarding school closures. The School will remain open and all usual co-curricular activities and out of school hours care will go ahead unless otherwise advised. In the meantime, please be assured that we are proactively considering processes and procedures to ensure that children remain connected to the School and their teachers, should a school closure be enforced.

As we have done throughout this situation, we will continually update the School community on the nature of public health advice around the COVID-19 outbreak via email, the School app, and our website.

Students and community members are encouraged to undertake normal personal hygiene measures such as making sure hands are regularly and thoroughly washed, disinfecting surfaces and sufficiently covering any coughing.

We also encourage all members of the St Andrew’s School community to avail themselves of the most up-to-date information and advice at the websites linked below.

Information for Schools and Early Childhood Centres

www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources?mc_cid=209274f1b1&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d#for-childcare-schools-and-higher-education

Australian Government COVID-19 Health Alerts

www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert?mc_cid=209274f1b1&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d

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  1. 13 March, 2020 -

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  • St Andrew’s School is a South Australian independent, co-educational specialist primary school providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. Principal Deb Dalwood – an International Baccalaureate School – UNESCO Associated School.