As the 2021 year draws to a close, we have been reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on the education and care of students. We have also been planning for next year when circumstances may be different.

We are very grateful for the actions of all members of the school community in response to the changes caused by COVID-19 and the uncertainties – students, parents, staff, volunteers and board members.

The response by members of the community has enabled our students to continue to flourish and our school to continue to provide high quality education and care to our students. The impact on students’ education and care due to the changes we needed to introduce during the year was relatively minor.

With the re-opening of the borders, a new variant and the likely increase in COVID-19 cases in our State, many community members will be wondering about the potential impact on their children at the beginning of the next school year.

As the situation is uncertain and changing, we can’t give you details on what the situation will be when school returns in Term 1.

We can assure you that the health and safety of students and other members of our community will continue to be our number one priority. The leadership and staff at the school have already undertaken considerable planning for next year, instituting practices to reduce the risks and impact on the community in the instance of a case of COVID-19.

The school will continue to follow the advice of the Health authorities. We are also fortunate to receive updates and advice as members of the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) and Lutheran Education SA, NT & WA.

The school’s leadership will continue to monitor any developments during the end of the year break and take any appropriate action. We will advise you of any key developments as we are able.

We are confident that together the school community can manage any challenges ahead.


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