Our Operating Guidelines, established by Education Queensland, have been updated for the remainder of Term 3.

Student illness

Any person who is unwell must not attend school.  Any child who presents to the office, who appears unwell, especially with cold/flu symptoms will need to be collected by a parent/carer immediately.


Student drop off/ pick up

Before school

Teacher Aides will be present from 8:15am along with members of the admin team.  Parents can drop students to these areas before the bell.  Due to the maintained focus on social distancing, we will continue to ask parents to move on quickly when in the grounds. After the bell parents may escort students to class but must not enter the classroom (unless teacher specifically requests them to enter) and must leave site as quickly as possible.


In the afternoon

To maintain social distancing, students can be collected directly from the classroom between 2:30pm to 2:45pm. Registers will be kept outside classrooms with hand sanitiser etc. Once you have collected your child, please leave the school grounds immediately. Students collected before 2:30pm must be signed out at the Office.


Parent visits

We must avoid congregating in and around our classrooms.   Our preferred method of contact with staff including teachers is via phone or email.


School Cleaning – additional time

Our cleaners will continue to clean high touch points across the school during the day.  This will include door handles, light switches, toilets, taps, staffroom tables, bubblers and any other area identified by the Business Manager.


Play equipment

The Groundsman will continue to spray play equipment in the Prep and Junior Playgrounds. The Spiderweb will remain out of bounds.


Personal Hygiene

Please note that continued heightened focus on hygiene is essential.  Hand sanitiser will continue to be supplied and should be utilised by visitors and students on a regular basis.  Again if your child is having issues with sanitiser, parents can supply soap for the personal use of their child only.


ECDP and Playgroup

Burnside ECDP, ECDP Playgroup and Community Playgroup can operate as normal in Term 3, as long as clear Covid Safe Plans are adhered to.  Those wishing to attend playgroups must book in ahead of the time, and sign in.  There will be correct physical distancing and numbers limited according to space use.  Any shared resources must be limited and cleaned thoroughly between use.  Any parent or child who presents as unwell must leave immediately.


School Canteen Operation

Our P and C will offer a meal deal each Friday. Order forms will be available each week.