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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

    We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

    Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

    COVID-19 Information

    PLEASE SEE OUR LATEST NEWS FOR MOST RECENT SCHOOL UPDATES ON COVID 19

     

    Covid-19 Information For Parents

     

    Coronavirus Update

    PARENT UPDATE

    At St Josephs’ we are obviously monitoring the Covid-19 situation very closely.

    We are following all advice from Public Health Wales and Cardiff Council which is being updated daily.

     

    TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNICATION METHODS WITH ALL PARENTS ARE UP TO DATE AND IN PLACE COULD YOU PLEASE CHECK THAT THE SCHOOL HAS YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS.

     

    ANY UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AND MESSAGES WILL BE SENT THROUGH THE SCHOOL APP.

     

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

     

    COVID-19 is a new illness that is caused by a virus called coronavirus.  Parents and carers are naturally worried about this new illness and the implications for their children and families.  These fears have been heightened by speculation and false information shared on some social media platforms.  In writing this statement, I hope to provide reassurance to you.

     

    PREVENTING INFECTION

    School staff are alert to the risk of infection and are taking measures to help keep children healthy.  At this time, these measures include encouraging children to wash their hands regularly and to cough or sneeze into tissues, disposing of them in a bin thereafter.  All children were reminded of this again at a whole School Assembly yesterday.  

     

    The latest posters have been placed around the school for staff, children, parents and visitors. I would encourage parents and carers to reinforce the guidelines of the poster at home and encourage children to wash their hands on leaving for school and on return from school.  

    All toilets in the school have soap dispensers for use.  These are checked each day to ensure they are functioning properly.  A significant order for hand sanitiser was placed by the school when Local Authority guidelines were issued, however, due to high demand, we are still awaiting delivery.

     

    SCHOOL CLOSURE

    There are currently no plans to close the school. However, staff remain alert to the possibility of school closure in the future.  We are currently formulating plans to mitigate the impact of school closure on the continuity of learning for children.  This work will continue behind the scenes as the situation across Cardiff and Wales remains under review.  There is no reason at this stage to keep your child at home.

     

    ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

    DO

    • wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds whilst singing "Happy Birthday" TWICE
    • cover you mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow
    • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands again afterwards

    DO NOT

    • do not touch our eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

     

    ADVICE FOR PARENTS

    Cancellation of all after school clubs

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    In light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 and in consultation with the Chair of Governors for the school, I have taken the decision to review non-essential school events such as after school clubs to limit risk to the school community including those who may be more vulnerable.

     

    Although after school clubs are an integral part of the school calendar I feel that it is sensible to postpone all after school clubs until further notice. I am sure you will support the school in this matter,.

     

    Cofion cynnes,

    Alex Riordan

     

    Coronavirus Update

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    If you have not been made aware - general and education specific advice has been provided and can be found by accessing the following links:

     

    https://gov.wales/guidance-educational-settings-about-covid-19.

    https://phw.nhs.wales/news/public-health-wales-statement-on-novel-coronavirus-outbreak-in-china/  

     

    Cofion Cynnes,

    Alex Riordan

    Virus Update

     

    COVID-19

    In line with advice we are currently rearranging non essential meetings and visitors in the school to delay the spread of the virus.

    Before you enter the school please consider whether you could :

    email the school with your question or concern to stjosephsprm@cardiff.gov.uk                             

    or phone the school and speak to a member of staff instead

    02920621625

    If you need to enter the school please wash your hands on entering.

     Many thanks for your support.

    Alex Riordan

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