Sherwood Ridge Public School

From Each Their Best

Telephone02 8824 3333

Emailsherwood-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Welcome to our school

Sherwood Ridge is a dynamic and innovative Kindergarten to Year 6 school located in north west Sydney. We have a deep commitment to providing quality educational experiences that ensure the learning outcomes of all children are catered for.

 

 

 

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 FOR PARENTS TO SUPPORT CHILDREN  

As a school we are being directed by the Department of Education and the NSW Ministry of Health in relation to current information on COVID-19 (Corona Virus).

We urge parents to ensure that they have the School app on their phones – SZapp, as we post all updates and information on the app. Department of Health bulletins on COVID-19 and advice for parents notes are continuing to be sent home to all familiesvia the school app and posted on the school website. Please see the links to the right of this text.

We are promoting social distancing and good hygiene practices to our staff and students, as practising good sneeze/cough hygiene and washing of hands is the best defence against most viruses. 

We are checking soap dispensers in the toilets three times a day and have signage in toilets and all learning spaces which explicitly teach the correct process for coughing/sneezing and washing of hands. Increased cleaning procedures are throughout the day.

At any point in time we ask that all staff and students who may be showing cold and flu like symptoms stay at home and not attend school until they are completely well.

Students who present to sick bay who have cold and flu symptoms will be monitored in a separate sick bay area by staff and parents will be contacted to come and collect their child immediately. 

While there is no vaccination for COVID-19, in order to reduce the impact on the public health system, it is recommended that people receive the seasonal influenza vaccination.

While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus.

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au  Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts  If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor