Welcome – Newsletter Issue 1 2022

Dear Families

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2022.  In each newsletter I will give an update on aspects of school life through my eyes as Principal. I would like to start by thanking our community for the wonderful welcome I have received from staff, families and importantly, students. To put it simply, it has been sensational.

Each term I will write an extended piece on a theme related to school life which I will also place on my blog https://dartahovey.com

Once again, we start the school our school year under the cloud of COVID-19.  Below is a list of updates which impact the current four-week period up to Friday 25th February 2022.

Rapid Antigen Tests

All students will receive their second set of RAT testing kits on Monday 6th February.  These will be distributed directly to the students on the day to bring home.  If your child/children are away, please ring the front office (5721 6322) to co-ordinate the pick-up of tests.


Mask wearing remains mandatory indoors.  Students have fully supported the wearing of masks and to date, we have only had minimal requests from students to purchase a mask.  Masks are available at the front office for a gold coin donation. All money raised will go to Caritas.


Excursions are currently limited due to the current guidelines, as are visitors on site.  Visitors on site for meetings must be essential to the school’s operations.

It is important for families to note that after 25th February, visitors must show proof of their 3rd vaccination to be onsite for meetings with staff.

Happy Days

Darta – Principal

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