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Covid-19 Awareness

In light of the recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Victoria and NSW, it unfortunately appears that it will be some time until we are able to ease the restrictions that we have had in place as infection control measures and are no longer reacting to the changing context presented by the pandemic. During this period it is important that we as a College community continue to be vigilant in maintaining effective hygiene practices and social distancing. Please be assured that College staff are still focusing on these measures to ensure the health and safety of all those within our community.

Holiday Travel - Victoria and NSW If your family has travelled to anywhere within Victoria in the past 2 weeks, it is essential that you undertake a period of isolation for 14 days before returning to the College campus. If you are affected by this requirement, please contact your child's teacher who will assess the need for the provision of learning materials. We also ask that families who have attended any of the NSW hotspots which have been identified by NSW Health, such as The Crossroads Hotel or other locations in Western Sydney, follow the advice from NSW Health about self isolation and Covid-19 testing.

Return to School - General Advice Anyone presenting with symptoms associated with Covid-19 should seek medical advice before returning to school. Staff will also be adhering to these same travel and health requirements, and they will apply equally to any guests who are invited onto the College campus.

Routines and Events

For the foreseeable future the College will continue to:

  • open the College grounds for parents/carers who may wish to pick children up from the grassed area at the front of the College.

  • require adults within the College community to apply social distancing measures;

  • facilitate assemblies online;

  • cancel off-site excursions (at a minimum for the first four weeks of Term Three);

  • apply the health advice with increased cleaning of the rooms and surfaces; providing access to sanitising supplies; and compliance with personal hygiene practices.

Some future events will require alteration as we continue to focus on caring for our community. The College will provide as much notice as possible if this needs to occur. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Reminder of Key Messages regarding Infection Control, Hygiene and Social Distancing It is vital that that all members of the College community continue to engage with the following core messages from the Australian Health Principle Protection Committee (16 April, 2020);

  • Message for parents: if your child is sick, they must not go to school. You must keep them at home and away from others. Remember to maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.

  • Message for children: tell your parent, guardian or teacher if you are feeling sick.

  • Message for teachers: do not come to work if you are sick or are in a vulnerable person category.

  • Message for all adults: the greatest risk of transmission in the school environment is between adults. It is of utmost importance that teachers and parents alike maintain physical distancing between themselves and each other at school.

Finally, while we might all be feeling “over” the restrictions and weary in heart and soul by the events of this year, it is worth reminding ourselves that “they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength" Isaiah 40:31.


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