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COVID-19 Updates

Photos to support children returning to school this July.


We wanted to share with you some photos of what Stella Maris currently looks like internally and externally.

We have successfully welcomed back children in YR, Y1 and Y6 as well as other children in our Keyworker groups. 

From July 13th different year groups will be returning for some time in school.

We know that for many of our children it has been a long time away and some are anxious about returning as school may look different to what it was like before.

The photos will hopefully help to prepare your child for what school will look like when they return. The classroom layout could differ slightly from these photos depending on the number of children in the 'bubble.' If you have any queries or questions about any of the images, please feel free to contact the school through the usual channels by email or phone.



Internal and External photos of school

Unicorn's classroom
Griffin's classroom
Dragon's classroom
Hobbit's classroom
Elve's classroom
Pixie's classroom
Imp's classsroom
Imp's classroom
2m lines, lining up for toilets and handwashing
3 zones created for different bubbles
3 zones created on the field for different bubbles

As of Monday 15th June, the law requires any Public Transport User to wear a face mask whilst travelling.    In accordance with this KCC have determined the following guidance applicable to children provided with transport assistance by the Council.     

Please find a letter providing information about the return to school of pupils in YR, Y1 and Y6. There is also a risk assessment for school re-opening.


Our Risk Assessment will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated in accordance with government guidance.


Please read these documents carefully as there is a lot of information about how the school day will be run and the prevention measures in place to reduce the possible transmission of COVID19. Due to the need for strict routines to be followed, we have written an addendum for our behaviour policy. Please read this and share these expectations with your child so that they can remain in school for the remainder of the term.

Salvation Army Food Help


For Parents - a Special COVID-19 Message from the NHS

When your child is ill or injured it is very dif´Čücult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). During the current situation and while the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do. Here is some guidance

Useful Community Information and Numbers for Parents during COVID-19 pandemic 

The link below has been sent to the school for us to share with all of our community.   This provides key information in our community including key telephone numbers.

My Story About Pandemics and the Coronavirus

This is a confusing time adults, let alone children.  Please see the link below to support the children's understanding of the situation we find ourselves in.


Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision:-


Please see the link below if you feel your child should be considered for this provision.  Parents must notify the office by 10.00 a.m. today (Friday 20th).


Please read the attached letter from Mrs Huotari


Please read the attached letter from Clive Webster, Chief Executive Officer for Kent Catholic Schools Partnership.

Please note, as a school we will work hard to update parents and our wider community on the very latest advice and guidance on COVID-19.


We will routinely update parents in the following way:-


* Latest News via our website and under the 'Parents' section - COVID-19

* App messages

* Email messages via Primary site and ParentPay

* Posters around the playground


Please see the latest information below for the very latest updates:

Social stories to aid with explaining COVID-19

FREE webinar for parents  
At this present time it is important as parents that we help our children stay positive and motivated, so we have designed this FREE webinar, aimed at parents of children who have dyslexia, to support the education of your children at home.
Join our live webinar hosted by our Head of Assessment, Education and Training Karen Mace on Tuesday 24 March at 7.30-8.30pm.
This session will provide:
  • Tips, tools and strategies of how best to support the education of your dyslexic child
  • Discussion of key resources that can assist
  • Update on support we will be offering during the schools closures
  • Advice on where to go for more information, training and assistance
We have limited space available on this webinar, so please sign up early to secure your place.