COVID-19 Updates

Monday 28th February 2022

Thank you for your ongoing support with our COVID management processes.

We have been very appreciative of the families who have immediately informed the school by phone or email if their child or another member of the family have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19.   When informing the school we require the following information:

  • Date of the positive PCR or RAT test
  • When symptoms started
  • Did they have contact with other families outside of school?
  • Did they attend OSHC for the 2 days prior to testing positive?

This information will greatly assist us in informing all those that might have been in a “Classroom Contact” setting with your child.


For families where another household member or contact has tested positive and your child has spent more than 15 minutes with them,  without physical distancing and masks during the 48 hours prior, your child is a CLOSE CONTACT and you are required to follow Standard Community Requirements;

  • All people who live in that household must quarantine for 7 day (or 14 days if the household cannot separate- including bathrooms and meal preparation areas)
  • Your child should not attend school for this period (7-14 days).

You, as the parent/guardian, must ensure your child has no symptoms of COVID-19 (even mild) prior to them attending each day.

If your child develops symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell / taste, muscle / joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea / vomiting or extreme tiredness, please:

  • Inform Glenelg Primary School and keep your child at home until you receive confirmation of a negative test and their symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer.
  • Obtain a PCR / RAT test (You can find your nearest COVID-19 testing clinic here)
  • Come and collect them as soon as possible if the school contacts you
  • If your child tests positive, s/he is a COVID-19 case, must remain isolated for 10 days and must follow SA Health instructions.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are paramount. As such, we will continue to work closely with SA Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is closely followed. While we recognise this can be disruptive and inconvenient for many families it is important that we follow SA Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission within our community.

Saturday 29th January 2022

Please click here to download our latest letter to families regarding the start of the 2022 school year.

Friday 21st January 2022

Dear parents/caregivers,

To assist with our planning for the start of the 2022 school year given the changes required due to COVID-19, we are asking families to complete a short survey in regards to attendance intentions during the first few weeks of term.

Click here to access the survey

We thank you for your assistance, understanding and support as the current situation continues to evolve.

As per the letter posted below on Wednesday 19th January, if you have any questions please feel free to either email us via or call us on 8295 3943.

Wednesday 19th January 2022

Please click here to download our latest letter to families regarding the start of the 2022 school year.

Monday 17th January 2022

Dear parents/caregivers,

The start of the 2022 school year has been adjusted to help minimise the peak of COVID-19 cases in South Australia.

Please refer to the below infographic for more detailed information and the anticipated timeline for return to regular school attendance.

There will be a staged return to school and preschool over the first two weeks of term that balances every child’s learning entitlement with safety and risk management concerns.

Face-to-face learning has been prioritised for our youngest learners and for specific year levels that are transitioning. Remote learning will be provided for all other year levels.

The dates for the start of Term 1 are:

Monday 31st January Staff preparation day
Tuesday 1st February Staff preparation day
Wednesday 2nd February School commences for 2022
Reception and Year 1 students: Face-to-face learning
Year 2 to 6 students: Remote learning
Monday 14th February Planned return of face-to-face learning for all year levels.


Face-to-face learning:

Will be provided for Reception and Year 1 students, starting Wednesday 2nd February.  If you choose to keep your child at home, or if they are required to isolate, a school-based remote learning program will not be offered.  The Department for Education is developing online learning for Reception to Year 10 students that your child can access online. More detail will be provided before the school term commences.

Remote learning provided for:

Year 2 to 6 students, starting on Wednesday 2nd February.  If you are required to attend your workplace and do not have any other appropriate supervision for your children, they can come to school. We will supervise them as they complete their remote learning program.

Preparation days (31st January and 1st February)

These days will be used by our staff to prepare for remote learning and the change to the start of Term 1.  If you are required to work and do not have appropriate supervision for your child, you can choose to send them to school to be supervised on these days. No formal learning programs will be provided.

Minimising the spread of COVID-19

To ensure that our student and staff are as safe as possible at Glenelg Primary School, we will be implementing the following measures as advised by the Department for Education and SA Health:

  • Please keep your child home if they are unwell, even mildly
  • Masks are required for all adults when indoors (except if it’s impeding our staff’s ability to communicate while teaching)
  • Masks are strongly recommended for children in Years 3 to 6 when indoors
  • Natural ventilation will be maximised by leaving doors/windows open, continued use of air conditioning (set to fresh air intake where available) and fans where possible
  • Outdoor learning where appropriate
  • Physical distancing where possible
  • Minimise student intermingling indoors, for example across class groups
  • Limit non-essential visitors on site. We will work with parents of students who are starting school to make sure you are able to come on site to be part of your child’s transition (in a COVID safe way). More information will be circulated next week.
  • Temporary postponement of the following activities (until Week 4 of term):
    • camps, excursions and incursions
    • interschool sport trials and competitions
    • large gatherings such as assemblies, events and concerts.

Out of school hours care will continue as normal.

We appreciate you might have some questions about these changes. We’ll do our best to start planning a smooth start to the 2022 school and preschool year.  More details will be provided as we get closer to the start of term.

We look forward to seeing your child face-to-face or online to start the school year.

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