It certainly has been an interesting start to the year! As you have already seen the Covid restrictions have caused numerous challenges and have impacted upon us here at Mary Mac. We have postponed just about all whole school activities for now and are waiting to hear from the state government about when it will be safe to hold them again. Please be aware that we are required to abide by these changes which are made by the state government who are doing their best to manage the spread of Omicron. One of the most important things you can do to help us is by not sending your children to school if they are sick. If your children are unwell, they should not attend school and if anyone in your household displays symptoms of Covid, they should seek testing immediately, notify us and isolate until a negative result is received. I understand the frustration you must feel, however, I want to reassure you that we are doing our very best to make life at school as normal as possible for the students. Also, please understand that in the event of a positive case here, we will then be taking directions from the Health Department who will determine what we can and can’t do. If there are any lags in information flowing, it is usually because they need time to inform close contacts and put procedures in place. Please be patient if this happens to us as there is nothing the school can do until we are given permission and directions from the Health Department. I really do appreciate how good our community has been and your willingness to work with us has made the situation more bearable.