Lindisfarne North Primary School
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271 East Derwent Highway
Geilston Bay TAS 7015

Phone: 03 6243 0101

July 21 Newsletter

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COVID update 20072021

Staff and students that have been in Victoria or South Australia on or since July 8 are not to attend school for the remainder of this week (19-23/7).  This is an amendment to the advice provided yesterday to families and is consistent with new advice from Public Health as well as the Department Of Education impacting all schools immediately.

Please make contact with the school office via the app, phone, or email to notify of student absences.  

We are expecting further information on Friday (23/7) in relation to attendance next week.

Please contact your child's class teacher to organise accessing appropriate school work, or see the resources available here: Learning at home - The Department of Education Tasmania

COVID Update 19072021

COVID-19 Update – Tasmanian Residents Returning from Victoria

Public Health has determined that with the recent COVID-19 cases across Australia that Tasmanian’s who have been in Victoria (excluding transiting Melbourne Airport) on or since 8 July are required to wear a facemask (if over the age of 12) and limit their movement in the community for only essential purposes until midnight Tuesday the 20 July.

The Tasmanian Government, recognising that in schools and educational settings this can be a more challenging policy to implement, has determined that those students and staff who have been in Victoria (excluding transiting Melbourne airport) from the 8 July are NOT to attend school on Monday 19, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 July.

For those impacted students, there are Learning at Home resources available to support them to continue to engage in education through this period – please visit: 

Those students in Years 11 and 12 that are impacted, are asked to make contact with their school/college to advise of their situation. Every effort will be made to ensure these students are able to continue to participate in their learning.

This is a reminder that although Tasmania is currently tracking well, thanks to everyone’s commitment to doing the right thing, it is important that each one of us remains vigilant and continues to abide by the Public Health guidelines. This includes:

  • maintaining physical distancing;
  • practising good hygiene and washing your hands;
  • getting tested if you have even the mildest of symptoms;
  • keep students at home if they are unwell;
  • downloading and using the Check in TAS app whenever required, including when you enter school sites – more information can be found here:


We will continue to work closely with Public Health and will review this scenario and provide a further update on Wednesday 21 July.

Checking In

Following on from a direction from the Tasmanian Government, we now have some changed arrangements in place for parents and carers when visiting schools.  

You will now need to check in using the Check-in TAS app when entering school buildings; this includes classrooms, the office or the canteen.

Students are also NOT required to check-in, these arrangements only apply to adults.

We have posters displayed in and around the school site with the QR code to use for checking in. 

For those who do not have a smart phone and need to manually check-in, please use the paper form at the school office or Kinder building. 

We appreciate your support in ensuring we are doing the right thing. 

For more information, visit

Part Way is Okay Walk 30 June

Thank you to all of the families who have participated in the Part Way is Ok program this term. Tomorrow (30 June) will be our last walk to school for the term.  Miss Evans and Miss Mac look forward to meeting students at Astor Park by 8:30am and walking to school from there.

June 23 Newsletter

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Swimming and Water Safety continues

Swimming & Water Safety continues this week for Yrs 3-5 and ‘at risk’ Yr 6. Don’t forget bathers, towel, underwear and a bag for wet things!

Access to the School from East Derwent Highway

The change to the driveway access to the school did not occur on Wednesday 9 June as expected because of the weather.
The driveway access to the school off the East Derwent Highway will now be changed temporarily on Tuesday 15 June or Wednesday 16 June from 9am (weather dependant) to form the new kerbing.  Access from the highway will be temporarily located closer towards the Derwent Avenue lights for these days.  Once the kerbing work is completed  the normal access will be returned, but the surface will be gravel until the end of term. 
Please take care when entering or leaving the school grounds.

Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country

The Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country will be run on Tuesday 22 June at the Symmons Plains Motorway (11:30am start). This event is for interested students born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Entry is online only at the following link:

Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country - Primary | Athletics Tasmania (

Please note that entry is for individuals only, with the entry fee paid by the individual, and that it is a parental responsibility to provide transport to and from the event if you wish your child to attend. Please ensure you click on the "Individual Entry here" button.  Entries close on the Tas Athletics website this Monday, 14 June at 5pm.    

1/2S and 1/2D Excursion - Molesworth

Please note that the new date for the 1/2S and 1/2D excursion is now Tuesday 29 June (not 1 July). Please add the date to your calendar.

1/2D and 1/2S Excursion CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the predicted forecast, the excursion to Molesworth has been cancelled. We hope to go on Thursday 1 July.