March 25 Update – Schools to be student free for the last week of term starting April 6. Newsletter updated today March 25.
The Tasmanian Minister for Education announced yesterday additional precautionary COVID-19 measures in Tasmanian schools based on advice from Public Health Services. All preventative measures aim to minimise potential spread through social distancing.
The Lambert School has adopted measures in line with the requirements for the Department of Education schools as outlined by the Minister. These include the cancellation or postponement of all school excursions, camps, sporting classes, assemblies, concerts, and travel until further notice. Sporting classes and assemblies will be reviewed at the commencement of Term 2. All other school events and camps have been suspended or cancelled until the end of Term 2 or until advice changes. The school has initiated additional cleaning of all school surfaces. Lunch and morning tea are being served as single portions to avoid cross-contamination. Staff are being vigilant with hygiene practices and guidelines.
The School is receiving daily updates from the State Government as well as governing school bodies such as the Independent Schools Association of Tasmania.
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee met to consider the issue of school closure in relation to the community transmission of COVID-19 and their advice is that school closures are not likely to be proportionate or effective as a public health intervention strategy. For pre-emptive school closures to be effective, prolonged closure is required and it is unclear when a school could re-open. The Federal Health Minister has also suggested that while school closure may appear a proactive step, premature closure may actually be counterproductive.
The school has prepared educational packages in the event of a school closure. These will be sent home with students in the event of the school closure.
The school will continue to monitor the COVID-19 as directed by the governing bodies and the school will take immediate action when directed to do so.
In the meantime, classes are being enjoyed as usual.
Wilma Lambert -Principal
Welcome to Lambert School
We are a co-educational primary and secondary school Foundation-Year 10. We are a small school of approx. 60 students located in North Hobart. The fees for the school are $120 per week for 39 weeks per years. At Lambert School we work hard to nurture the skills and attributes that underpin lifelong learning. Our aim is to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for all children to become successful learners, confident & creative individuals and active & informed citizens.
Quote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeats