COVID-19 safety at our school


School timetable from 9 May 2022

For more details please see Term 2 2022 Updated letter for Families

Updated school timetable to come into effect from Monday 9 May 2022 (week 3, term 2)

Gates open to all year groups – kindergarten to year 6

8.30 am

Before school assembly areas

Supervision is limited. Playground equipment is OUT OF BOUNDS before and after school.

Kindergarten to year 2 – Junior Playground

Years 3 to 6 – Senior Playground

Start time – all students

9.00 am

Students arriving after 9.10 am please enter through the front office as gates will be closed.

Break 1: Supervised eating time

Break 1:

11.00 am to 11.10 am

11.10 am to 11.50 am

Break 2:

1.20 pm to 2.00 pm

Pick up time – all students

3.00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRY GATES WILL BE OPENED AT 8:30am with limited supervision on Junior and Senior playgrounds

Preschool children will be met by staff at the lower gate on the Chapman shops side at 9:00 am and escorted back to families to be collected from the same gate at 3.00 pm.

Kindergarten students will be escorted to parents at the end of the day.

Parents and visitors are welcome with prior arrangement or appointment.  Please call ahead and enter the school via the front office.

Phone: 02 6142 2400

Email: Chapmanps.info@ed.act.edu.au


Winter Indoor Air Quality Plan

ACT Health has advised schools to optimise fresh air circulation to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The risk of transmission is higher in crowded and poorly ventilated spaces where people spend long periods of time together in close proximity. Good ventilation is one part of a suite of measures to minimise transmission in schools, like vaccination, physical distancing, good hygiene, cleaning and mask use.

The Chief Health Officer, the Australian Health Protection Principal CommitteeWorld Health Organisation and Safe Work Australia all recommend good indoor air quality to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission.

A detailed investigation has been undertaken of our school, including a technical assessment of HVAC systems and our ability to control fresh air.

Our school’s Winter Indoor Air Quality Plan includes a list of actions already undertaken by the Directorate (e.g., HVAC systems change) and actions for schools to undertake.  The Plan includes a map that identifies the type of ventilation in each learning and teaching space that have ventilation provided by either natural or mechanical means. Natural ventilation is provided either by operable windows or louvres, while mechanical ventilation is provided by the school’s HVAC systems.

In naturally ventilated spaces, thermal comfort and ventilation will need to be balanced to provide safe learning environments. For more information, visit the ACT Education website.

Air Quality Plans

IAQ_-_Chapman_Primary_School_and_Preschool_Winter_Plan_v1.0.pdf (PDF 915.3 KB)

IAQ_-_Chapman_Primary_School_and_Preschool_Winter_Map_v1.0.pdf (PDF 641.3 KB)