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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 update (22 April 2022)

With the easing of some COVID restrictions for schools, Kalgan Playgroup can recommence from Monday 2 May 2022. Proof of COVID vaccination is still required at sign-in as well as mask wearing indoors.

COVID-19 update (10 February 2022)

At Great Southern Grammar, we have recently received updated advice regarding operating advice for schools. One thing is becoming clear, the ability to adapt and respond quickly is at the very heart of a good response to the changing landscape that is COVID. The school has been taking a cautious approach whilst we awaited further direction and this will continue to be our approach as we work our way through the updated government advice. As a result, visitors to campus will be limited to essential services unless granted special permission by the Principal or delegate.

With regard to Kalgan Playgroup, as it uses facilities within the school premises the decision has been made to POSTPONE the sessions, for the time being. Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you updated.

COVID-19 vaccination requirements (27 January 2022)

Great Southern Grammar is implementing the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for schools. The Guidelines state “Parents/carers, volunteers and community members who participate in endorsed programs where parent attendance is required, such as KindiLink or playgroup, on a regular basis, are required to be double dose vaccinated from 31 January 2022 and to have received their first dose by 1 January 2022.”

As the Kalgan Playgroup utilises a classroom space adjacent to staff and students, in order to maintain a safe and compliant workplace, Great Southern Grammar will require all parents/carers who attend Playgroup to be double dose vaccinated to attend (whether attendance is going to be regular or not).

If you are planning to attend Kalgan Playgroup in 2022 could you please provide a copy of your COVID Certificate to Community Relations Manager, Mrs Julia Bairstow, via julia.bairstow@gsg.wa.edu.au.

Time

The Playgroup session runs on Monday mornings (in term time) from 9.00am to 11.00am in the Kindergarten room at Great Southern Grammar. Families interested in joining the Playgroup are invited to attend three sessions without obligation. Families who wish to attend Playgroup on an ongoing basis are requested to complete a Playgroup WA registration form (available at the Playgroup session).

Tea and coffee is provided (free of charge).

Session timetable (indicative only)

9.00am – 9.15am Welcome
9.25am – 10.15am Indoor/Outdoor activities
10.15am – 10.45am Snack time
10.45am – 11.00am Story/rhyme/song time and farewells

Cost

There is no charge for the Kalgan Playgroup programme. However, families are required to subscribe to PlaygroupWA.

PlaygroupWA membership is $35.00 for 12 months. Membership provides playgroup families with comprehensive insurance. Additional membership benefits include discounts and special offers. Further information can be found here: http://playgroupwa.com.au/

Facilitator

Kalgan Playgroup is a community-run programme. It is facilitated by GSG families.

For information or to book, contact Mrs Julia Bairstow on 9844 0307 or email julia.bairstow@gsg.wa.edu.au.