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Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School
Dear teachers, students and parents,
Our Term 3 has passed halfway. Currently our attendance rate is 90% in average and classes in each year level are delivering smoothly. In this winter, with Covid-19 and flu virus, our Chinese language and culture learning could not be conducted successfully without the understanding and cooperation of all our school community members. I would like to present my sincere appreciation to all of you.
Today, I would like to discuss some issues regarding campus safety that you should be aware of:
- Health on campus. Due to the covid-19 and coming of the flu in winter, we have urged all our staff, students and parents to wear face masks and keep social distance on campus. It has been appreciated that parents have also kept their children at home when they are feeling unwell, which has stopped the spread of the viruses in school and we have received very few reports of positive Covid cases in Term 3. Parents are expected to leave campus after dropping off and students are expected put the food rubbish into the bins outside the classrooms. Let’s keep these epidemic prevention habits and create a healthy learning environment for your children.
- Student safety. As our campuses are open to public and locate close to residential zones, there lies some potential safety risks. For example, local residents might walk their dogs on campuses during weekends and sometimes rocks might fly into the campus from nowhere. Our admin staff and yard duty supervisors would try their best to patrol the campus to secure the safety of our students. Students are not expected to stay outside the campus during class time; they are not expected to play or make noise near the houses around the campus and they are not expected to run on campus. Recently, we have also noticed some violent and bullying behaviours among students which have been resolved (thanks to the understanding and support from the involved parents and we also appreciate the attitude of the involved students who have presented their willingness to behave better in the future). Class teachers would reinforce the importance of observing the school’s regulations in class. We hope all the students could enjoy learning safely and happily.
- Property on campus. The day school has provided us spacy and well-equipped campus for us during weekends. We have to take good care of the facilities on site during class time and break time and never touch the items left in the classrooms by the day school teachers and students to avoid unnecessary damages. We have received complaints from the day school claiming that some of our students have left graffiti on desks and toilet walls and large amount of tissues have been found stuck in toilets, which have made negative impacts on our school. I hope all the students could work together to protect the property on campus.
- Travel safety on campus. As the main campus of XJS, Mt Waverley campus has renown for her good quality in teaching and now there are about 3,800 students enrolled in this campus only. Although students have been separated in morning and afternoon classes on both Saturdays and Sundays, the traffic jam has never been a surprise in any dropping-off or picking-up time. As our admin staff is not allowed to supervise traffic outside the campus, parents are advised not to park on non-stop spots or on driveways of local residence or make turns when not permitted. The safety of campus is largely supported by local residents. Please respect them during picking-up and dropping-off time by parking safely and observing driving regulations to set up good models for your children.
We sincerely appreciate your years’ support and cooperation regarding campus safety and hope all the XJS students could enjoy learning and obtain achievement in a healthy, safe and stable learning environment.
Let’s see you on campus this weekend.
Kevin Hu, Principal