From The Head of Boarding: Week 2, Term 3, 2020
Our Boarding values of trust, respect and kindness are to be lived by every member of our Boarding community. This will ensure a safe, secure and happy environment for all. There have been occasions when boarders do not live these values and on these occasions will be asked to meet with me to talk to find ways to ensure they can live these values while living in Boarding.
It is great having the girls back after a refreshing holiday. With the world still in a state of pandemic we are still obliged to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all in our Boarding community and the wider community in regard to the mitigation of COVID-19. All Boarding parents and boarders have been sent the updated COVID-19 guidelines for Boarding in line with the AHPPC statement and the WA COVID roadmap.
Thank you to all Boarding parents for your support of the guidelines and procedures in place and for talking through these with your daughters. Please do not hesitate in contacting me if you have any queries. We are all in this together!
A reminder that boarders are not to have medication in their rooms unless it has been approved by the College nurse. This includes paracetamol, ibuprofen and other medications such as melatonin and vitamins. The College nurse tracks medication administered by Boarding Supervisors and medications (prescribed and non-prescribed) administered by boarders, after permission by the nurse. On occasions, staff will do a medication check of rooms with the boarder and a staff member present. Thank you for your support of this process which is in place for the best care of your daughters.
Room changes took place from the end of Term 2 through to the start of Term 3. Although unsettling to start for some, it was a great opportunity to do a big room clean out (and there were so many bags of rubbish that came from the moves), to work as a team (which was so evident in each house), for the girls to be amongst a different group of girls and to have a different view from their rooms.
Here is a great article on Tik Tok with further links with more information.
In Boarding, we do all we can to promote positive and respectful use of technology and apps. A challenging task but one well worth the effort.
Tracy Webster, Head of Boarding