The return to school continues today, with parents of students in Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 7 allowed to enter school grounds thanks to updated COVID-19 guidelines.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the first day of school is incredibly important, especially for children starting Kindergarten.
“The first day of school is incredibly exciting for both students and parents, and after a difficult 2020 I know everyone is looking forward to the new opportunity that 2021 brings,” Mr Crouch said.
“I am so pleased that parents and carers of students starting Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 7 could be on-hand for day one of a new school year.”
Mr Crouch said the NSW Government had worked hard to get the balance right for day one of the new school year to provide a sense of normality whilst also following Health advice.
“2021 will be more ‘normal’ for teachers and students thanks to the return of sporting carnivals, excursions and overnight camps, and special school events like concerts,” Mr Crouch said.
“To ensure school communities remain protected from the threat of COVID-19, a COVID-19 Safety Plan must be in place for each of these activities.
“Parents are also allowed to visit school grounds for specific purposes, such as volunteering at the school canteen or visiting the uniform shop.”
Each school has been provided with COVID-19 advice and guidelines. Students aged 12 and over are also reminded of the Public Health Orders that require face masks to be worn when travelling on public transport.
For more information, go to: https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families.