Newsletter 18th February

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Student School Leaders

Our 2022 School Leaders have been elected after a rigorous process.

We congratulate our School Captains, Heidi Claassens, Jonty Walters, Ryder Farnham and Sienna Duguay on their appointment. They have been chosen by their peers to lead our students this year and we expect that they will be excellent ambassadors for our school.

We wish them well for 2022.

Our School House Captains were also elected and we wish them all the best for 2022 as well.

HOUSE CAPTAINS                       


We would also like to congratulate our Junior School Councillors have been elected for each grade in Years 3-6. We congratulate each of the students and wish them all the best in their duties, some of which include: Xena Roque, Sophia Ruach, Astrid King, Natalie Tobin, Josh Moss, Gemma Clark, Jaxon Krawczyk, Lexi Whiteley, Declyn Sell, Binier Biliew, Maggie Prior O’Brien, Alexis Campbell-Jarvis, Chloe Huddleston and Kyah Parkyn.


Our Environmentalists have also been elected. We congratulate these students and wish them all the best with their role of ensuring our school environment is free of litter and eco-friendly. Congratulations to: Heidi Claassens, Dylan Hopkins, Elarah Nicholls-Stevens, Warren Sutherland, Djirra Pender, Annabelle Vandoorn, Hayden Arkley, Christopher Soesanto, Jaxon Murphy, Ruot Tut, Reaghan Mowat-McGillivray, Shakira Lovett and Leimaya Cane-Austin.


Eleven students have been selected by a panel of staff to assist in helping younger students learn to read.  They will be trained by Mrs. Maguire in the art of tutoring and will be paired up with a younger student to assist them to develop better reading skills.

Congratulations to: Eli Richards, Adhieu Mayen, Awak Wei, Dakota Hayes, Tash Grogan, Emily Whiting, Gus Reader, Reid Clark, Rorey Austin, Kur Kur and Alex Katiforis.

Interschool Swimming


On Monday we had one of our students, Emily Whiting represented the school at the Interschool Swimming Sports. She performed admirably, winning both of her races. This fantastic achievement will see her move on to the Division Swimming Sports held this Wednesday at GRAC. Well done Emily!!

COVID Measures Extension, 17th February

We want to thank parents, students and the wider school community for the wonderful job they have done in keeping our school as safe as possible. With this in mind we have been able to remain open and keep students in class.

Below is a summary of CovidSafe Measures that will be continuing:

RAT Tests
To keep schools as safe as possible, the Victorian Government has extended the COVIDSafe measures introduced for the beginning of Term 1. This means that RAT tests will now continue until the end of Term 1.

Vaccination is another key component to protect students and staff in school settings. Vaccination appointments for children aged 5 to 11 are available to be booked.

Ventilation and Masks
We have been allocated 19 air purifiers, which along with keeping doors and windows open is assisting with ventilation in classrooms.

Mask rules will remain the same, with students in Grade 3 and above required to wear masks – although they will not be required outdoors.

On behalf of the school, we would like to thank you again for your continued support in helping your children to complete the rapid antigen tests and comply with other COVID Safe measures. As a result of these efforts our school can continue providing a safe environment for students and staff.


It is very important that all our parent/carers are connected to XUNO to receive important message updates regarding possible COVID-19 cases at school.

Please refer to the information below “What you need to know” regarding any positive cases of COVID-19 at school.

All future notifications will be found on XUNO.


If you need help connecting to XUNO please contact the school office.


If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.

Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Students should continue with twice-a-week rapid antigen testing on school days.

Students who have recovered from COVID-19 do not need to participate in surveillance testing for 30 days after their isolation period has ended.

For information on symptoms visit:

For more information on how to get tested visit:

If your child returns a positive result, your child has COVID-19. You must:

  • quarantine your child for seven days
  • advise the school about the positive result
  • Your child must stay home until their symptoms have resolved and they are well
  • Everyone in your household is a close contact and must isolate for 7 days.

Reporting your child’s positive test

If your child was at school when they were infectious you need to report the positive case through the Student COVID-19 Test Portal or you can notify the school in writing or by phone.

You must also report your child’s positive test to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form or call centre on 1800 675 398.

Further information for languages other than English

Financial support available to people affected by COVID-19:

For more information, visit:

Financial and other support for COVID-19 | Coronavirus Victoria

If you need a payment during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Getting help during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Services Australia

 General advice and support

For general advice and support please call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663.

You can also contact the school:

Phone: 51 74 1795


Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive to COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria, or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398

Yours sincerely,

Peter Haberl

Liddiard Road Primary School