Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please take the time to update yourself with the following information with regard to COVID-19 Virus.

Once again, our situation has changed, and another set of directions has been given to schools to digest and appropriate.

Assembly – 19/03/2020
All school assemblies will be cancelled until further notice. This includes the assembly taking place on Thursday the 19/03/2020. We can understand the disappointment of the children and families of TA10, however, the latest instruction of the Department of Education is to reconsider any non-essential event that includes parents on school site. The children involved with this assembly will perform their item for their buddy class, and this will be recorded for parents.

Healthy Habits
Staff have been asked to remind students of existing Healthy Habits, including the following updated rule;

  • Drink fountains are only to be used by students to fill drink bottles.  All students must have their own drink bottle and be directed to use this daily.

Please ensure that all students attend school with a personal drink bottle.

This week, we secured sufficient hand sanitizer for our school. Our cleaning staff have been given extra time to further sanitize classrooms, surfaces, school chairs, full doors and light switches.

School Events – Updated

The following events have been postponed, a new date will be set when we have more information. If you have paid, you may contact the school for a refund.

  • Zoo Excursion
  • Ninja Warrior
  • Fathering Project Camp Out
  • Mindarie Primary School P&C AGM

The following events have been cancelled, a new date will not be set.

  • Boys Cricket Cup
  • Summer Sports Carnival
  • Easter Bonnet Parade
  • Girls Glory Cup


Today we saw 104 children absent from school. Whilst we understand the fear that exists in the community, it is a directive from the Department of Education that schools are open, and therefore, all children who do not have any risk factors, family in self isolation or family who are at risk, that they come to school.

If you are self-isolating, have risk factors, or any family members in self-isolation, please keep your child off and advise the school office of this fact.  This is a reasonable reason for an absence.

Please keep sick children at home.  Children with bad coughs, sore throats, sneezing and so forth.  This will reduce the work load and stress levels of all at school. Please advise the school office of this by Connect, email, or phone.  This is a reasonable reason for an absence.

Thanks in advance for your support.  If you wish to discuss any of the above, please phone the school.  Please be assured that we will provide you with updates as we are provided with them.

Kind regards

Barbara Bromley
March 17 2020