Newsletter 4th February 2022



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Welcome Back

Welcome back to an exciting year at Liddiard Road. We hope that you had a fantastic Christmas and a relaxing holiday break.

All of the students have settled into their classrooms extremely well.  The classes and learning spaces looked fantastic on Day 1 and I would like to thank all staff for their work on the holidays to achieve this.

New Staff

We would like to welcome back Hayley Francis (ICT teacher) who has returned from Family leave. We would also like to welcome Ali Laws to our school, who have picked up a position in Grade 2.



We would like to draw your attention to the following staff role changes at our school this year.

Assistant Principals – Mrs. Maguire and Mr. Price

Learning Specialist – Mr. Andrew

Prep/1 – Mrs. Hicks

5/6 – Mrs. Smythe and Mrs. McDonald

Art – Mrs. Fenech

Tutors – Mrs. Brans and Miss Playdon

We also added some new ES Officers and we believe they will make a welcome addition to our team!!

Emily Chessum & Maggie McMillan


COVID Guidelines

As you would be aware, we are implementing some new Covid protocols as set out below this term.

Rapid Antigen Tests

  • Students and staff will need to be tested twice a-week.
  • We advise for students to be tested at home on Sunday nights and Wednesday
  • If RAT tests have not yet been collected, they can be picked up from outside the office prior to school commencing Monday morning. Otherwise, RAT tests will be sent home in student bags.

Reporting and managing positive results

  • Where a positive result is recorded by a student on a Rapid Antigen Test, parents/carers must report that result to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form or call centre on  1800 675 398.
  • Parents/carers must report the result directly to the school.
  • Any student who has tested positive must isolate for 7 days.
  • There is no requirement to report a negative result.


  • Students in Grades 3-6 are required to wear masks indoors.
  • Students in Grades Prep-2 are strongly recommended to wear face masks indoors at school.

Parents & Carers Onsite

  • For the first 4 weeks, it is strongly recommended for parents and carers to drop off students at one of our school gates, where they will be welcomed by a staff member.
  • At this stage, no parents or carers can enter any of the school buildings expect for out office area when necessary. Please be advised that to enter the school office you must show proof of your double vaccination and, QR code in and wear a face mask.

We thank you for your ongoing understanding, support and cooperation with these new guidelines provided by the Department of Education and Victorian Government.

Annual Privacy Reminder for 2022

Our school collects, uses, discloses and stores student and parent personal information for standard school functions or where permitted by law, as stated in the Schools’ Privacy Policy.

Please take time to remind yourself of our school’s collection notice, found on our website. For more information about privacy, refer to: Schools’ Privacy Policy — information for parents. This information is also available in nine community languages:

* Amharic, Arabic, Dari, Gujarati, Mandarin, Somali, Sudanese, Turkish, Urdu and Vietnamese.