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LEVEL 2 UPDATES


Travelwise at Colin Lawrie Fields

The Valley School Travelwise Team encourages students to keep using their feet or small wheels to get to school, but they will not be able to meet at the Colin Lawrie Fields or the school gates during Level 2. This also includes the volunteer parent who was showing students how easy it is to walk from the Colin Lawrie Fields. Stay safe everyone.


LEVEL 2 – starting Monday 31st August

All pupils will return to their normal classrooms. All school timings will be normal from Monday 31st August.

 

We will be operating a drop off / pick up only policy – 

Parents will not be allowed to enter the school grounds before or after school.  

The Main East Street drop off point will be used. The gates from Parvin Place and The Glade South will be open between at 8:30am and 9:00am. They will also be open between 3:00pm and 3:20pm.


We are required to run a contact register for all people entering the school and with the large numbers of parents normally arriving in school morning and afternoon from multiple entrances this becomes very problematic. To keep everyone as safe and controlled as possible we cannot allow parents to walk around the school grounds. 

 

Any parent who wants to visit the school must enter through the main gate on East street, come straight to the office, sign the contact register then follow staff directions from there.

 

All pupils must have their own drink bottle. Drinking fountains will be closed off. A supervised bottle refill station will be established.

There is no physical distancing requirement inside the classroom – the measure is keeping out of the ‘moist breath zone’ of others and avoiding physical contact. Staff members will be keeping a 1 metre distance from other staff wherever possible. 

Visitors to school are required to observe 2 metre distancing.

 

Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. Any pupils displaying any symptoms of coughing, sneezing or a runny nose will be sent home.

 

There will be no team or school assemblies until further notice.

All classes are well equipped for hand sanitising and handwashing.

Thorough daily cleans will be taking place.

We understand returning to school is an exciting time and the Health and wellbeing of all our pupils and staff are our priorities.

Thank you for all your support, it is much appreciated. We look forward to continuing to work as a community to the do the very best we can for our kids as we move through these challenging times.

 

Take care Everyone

 

Roger Goulstone

Principal

 

 



New Valley School Policy Website


One of the major projects that the Board of Trustees and the Principal have been working on this year is the adoption of School Docs as a central place for all our board and school policies.

 

School Docs allows the board and the school to focus on our core responsibilities around academic achievement and student learning progress with the following benefits:

  • Easy Access - All our policy documents are accessible to the whole school community, split into handy areas for parents and staff to access
  • Collaboration - With over 1,200 schools in the system, we benefit from the experiences and knowledge of others in the education community.
  • Review -  The unique review system allows board members, staff and parents to comment on policies and procedures online and be heard.  
  • Save time - School Docs will enable the board and senior leadership team to spend more time on proactive strategy and less time on paperwork.
  • Notification - We will be immediately notified of any legislative changes that impact our policies ensuring we are up to date with our obligations.

The links to the school policies via Schools Docs can be found on the Valley School website homepage on the left of the screen under Policies and Procedures. Once you enter the area username and login details will be provided.

 

The Board of Trustees and Principal are happy to hear any feedback  (valleybotsecretary@gmail.com) and we hope that this makes our school policies and procedure more accessible for all.

A paper copy of our policies will be available for reading at the school office.  The paper copy will be updated twice a year.

 

Take care

 

The Valley School Board of Trustees

 





Term Dates 2020

TERM 1          Start – Thursday 30 January Finish – Friday 27 March

TERM 2          Start – Wednesday 22 April                              Finish – Friday 3 July

TERM 3          Start – Monday 20 July                                Finish – Friday 25 September 

TERM 4          Start – Monday 12 October                        Finish – Friday 11th December



now what learning is

Valley kids show "courage” when it comes to learning.  Students know how to be prepared for learning, what tools they need and the right attitude to bring to all learning situations.

nclude everyone

Valley kids show respect for themselves and each other.  They have a strong sense of "honour” and do what is morally right. They are the most important part of the Valley School community.

iscover their individuality

Valley kids are "loyal”.  They can be relied upon to participate and contribute in all learning situations.  They are curious about the world and willing to take risks with their learning.

trive for success

Valley kids always show a ‘can-do’ attitude.  They set learning goals and strive to achieve them.  They show "endurance” in all they do by demonstrating stamina and determination.

 



USERS OF SCHOOL FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUND OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK. 

VALLEY SCHOOL IS SMOKE AND VAPE FREE AT ALL TIMES