COVID-19 safety at our school

COVID Safety Plan

Drawing on national and local health advice we have developed a return to school plan which has three key priorities:

This letter sent to our school community sets out our school’s plan for implementing ACT Health Guidelines to ensure effective COVID-19 measures are in place when students return to on campus learning in term 4, 2021.

covid safety plan

Amaroo School Return to School Plan 15-OCT-21 (PDF 349.8 KB)

Indoor Air Quality Plan

ACT Health has advised schools to optimise fresh air circulation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The risk of transmission is higher in crowded and poorly ventilated spaces where people spend long periods of time together in close proximity. Good ventilation is one part of a suite of measures to minimise transmission in schools, like vaccination, physical distancing, good hygiene, cleaning and mask use.

The Chief Health Officer, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, World Health Organisation and Safe Work Australia all recommend good indoor air quality to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission.

There are easy and quick changes that are being made in ACT public schools, including our school, to improve ventilation and fresh air circulation. The simplest of these is opening windows in classrooms and turning on the exhaust fans in rooms that have them.

A detailed investigation has been undertaken of our school, including a technical assessment of HVAC systems and our ability to control fresh air.

Our school’s Indoor Air Quality Plan includes a list of actions we have already undertaken and actions our school will undertake each day to ensure good indoor air quality for our students and staff.

You can find our Indoor Air Quality Plan here

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IAQ - Amaroo School Plan (PDF 279.2 KB)

Please find below correspondence emailed to Amaroo School families during this lockdown period

Updated COVID-19 guidelines for ACT schools - High School 27 OCT 21

Updated COVID-19 guidelines for ACT schools - Primary School 27 OCT 21

Amaroo School - Return to School 21 OCT 21

Amaroo School Return to School Parents & Carers email 15-OCT-21

Amaroo School Return to School Plan 15-OCT-21

A Message from Gai Beecher to the Amaroo School community 16-SEPT-21

Parent email - Term 4 - Primary School 14-SEPT-21

Parent email - Term 4 - High School 14-SEPT-21

Remote Learning up-date 31-AUG-21

Remote Learning Frequently Asked Questions 21-AUG-21

Remote learning Facebook Live event with Education Minister Yvette Berry 18-AUG-21

Remote Learning - Primary School 18-AUG-21

Remote Learning - High School 18-AUG-21

A Message from the Executive Principal 13-AUG-21

Preschool parent correspondence 13-AUG-21

K-6 parent correspondence  13-AUG-21

Device Availability P-6  13-AUG-21

Covid-19 and ACT public schools: Snap lockdown - High School 12-AUG-21

Covid-19 and ACT public schools: Snap lockdown - Primary School  12-AUG-21