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Mount Lawley Primary School

COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, 1 April 2020 @6:18PM

Dear Families,

Please read below for the latest update (please note that these updates do change and we will do our best to get the latest out to you as quickly as possible). 



From the School:



Please note that in these unprecedented times, our staff are now being contacted mainly by email. This contact includes our internal email to communicate between staff, from the Department of Education, as well as parents and students. Our Communication Policy for our school is still in use (see attached below), which outlines how the school responds to communication. Teachers will respond to your email within two school days. They will not respond when it is 'out of hours', when it is the weekend or when they are on holidays. At the moment, staff are inundated with emails. We will all do our best to respond in a timely manner. Please be patient if your email isn't answered immediately.  We continue to do our utmost to keep the 'school' running smoothly. We ask for your patience and understanding.


Work Submission

We ask that you don't submit all of your child's work to the teacher to ask for feedback at this stage. When we move to our Distance Education platform, teachers will have a submission tab on Connect for students to upload specific pieces of work for feedback. The teachers will let the students know which pieces of work to submit.


Students without access to devices

  • Student packs will be ready to collect from the office on Friday 3 April between 12pm-3pm. These packs are ONLY for those families who sent through their details when the whole school audit was sent out to let us know they didn't have access to a device.
  • These packs are to be started NEXT term, to match the online work that the rest of the students will commence in Term 2. Parents will still need to read the Connect notice for the weekly overview to assist you with the set tasks.

Other learning packs and text books

  • Kindy packs will be available from the Kindy (Woodsome St) - please refer to your Kindy Connect notice that went out.
  • Pre-primary packs will be available from the school office on Friday 3 April between 12pm-3pm.
  • If you have not picked up your child's text books from the front office, please do so between Thursday and Friday of this week (Year 1-6).


  • We have now amalgamated classes and as they have reduced in number, we have moved from teaching the curriculum to supervision and other tasks.
  • Students who are still attending will be in different classrooms and fully supervised by a classroom teacher.

From the Department of Education:

WA regional travel

On 27 March 2020 the State Government announced that travel between Western Australian regions will be restricted from 11:59pm Tuesday 31 March 2020.  From this time, all intrastate travel must cease and Western Australians must stay within their regional boundaries.

Some exemptions apply, including:

  • travel for work purposes
  • to attend medical appointments
  • to transport freight
  • those who do not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • returning to a place of residence
  • where necessary to attend school or an educational institution
  • caring for family members
  • approved compassionate grounds.

The State Government urges all Western Australians to remain calm, and take the time to ensure they understand the new restrictions, and the exemptions.

School playgrounds and play equipment

The WA Government announced that as of 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 March, all playgrounds in public places will be closed. 

It is recommended that all schools with playgrounds and/or playground type equipment close them down until further notice.   

School premises and facilities

Schools will have existing agreements for use of school premises and facilities as follows:

  • Community use including playgroups
  • Outside of school hours care (OSHC)
  • School uniform shop or canteen

In the current circumstances schools should be suspending community use/third party arrangements including play groups. Any fee payable is also suspended.

The continued use of school premises for uniform shops and canteens should be considered on a case by case basis, but unless there are exceptional circumstances these operations should cease.


On behalf of the staff I wish to thank you all again for your incredible support in these challenging times. We appreciate your continued care of us all and we hope you are all staying safe and well in your homes. Please let your children know we are missing them HEAPS!! We can't wait for the day when we are all back together again. 


Stay safe,

Kind regards,

Cavelle Monck



Kindy Enrolments 2021

In Western Australia, children can start their education in Kindergarten, however compulsory schooling starts the following year in Pre-Primary.

Applications for 2021 open 18 May and close on Friday 24 July 2020.

You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2021 if they are:

  • starting Kindergarten – 4 years old by 30 June 2021
  • starting Pre-Primary, the first year of compulsory school – 5 years old by 30 June 2021
  • starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
  • changing schools.

Enrolment requirements differ from school to schoolMount Lawley PS is a local-intake school with a defined boundary as described below. Families who reside within the local-intake area are guaranteed enrolment for their children in the compulsory years of schooling (PP to Year 6). Children whose usual place of residence is not in the local-intake area are accommodated where possible but acceptance is at the principal's discretion. Parents are encouraged to apply by the closing date, even if the child is of compulsory schools age and is guaranteed a place in the school. This assist us with planning for the following year.