Category: General News

COVID-19 – 29 July Update 1

Dear Parents and Guardians,   I write to you with an update on how and when students will be able to access the College to collect any materials needed for remote learning (such as books, laptops, notebooks) from their lockers and ICT. The College has been working through its contact and containment strategy and, as… Read more »

COVID-19 – 27 July UPDATE 1

Dear Parents and Guardians, This morning we have been advised that a further student has tested positive for COVID-19 and is awaiting confirmation from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Following the advice from Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) and DHHS, the College will now be closed until Wednesday 5 August. We will advise… Read more »

COVID-19 – 24 July Update 2

Dear Parents and Guardians, We thank you for your support and patience as we navigate yet another very challenging situation. As a College, the safety and wellbeing of our community is at the heart of every decision we’re making. It is for this reason, and with the advice of the Department of Health and Human… Read more »

COVID-19 – 24 July Update 1

  Dear College Community,   Thank you for your understanding of our current situation at such short notice. Please be aware that we are awaiting the advice of DHHS regarding the contact tracing and can confirm that the College is currently being cleaned. View the FAQs on the website for the most up-to-date information and,… Read more »

FAQs relating to COVID-19 – 23 July UPDATE 1

Dear Parents and Guardians, We thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time. As a community, we are well supported by DHHS and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, and are adhering to their advice. For our Year 7 to 10 students it is business as usual, as remote learning is well… Read more »

COVID-19 – 22 July Update 1

  Dear Parents and Guardians,   There have been so many confusing and contradictory messages around the topic of masks during this pandemic. What remains true, however, is that their purpose is the protection of those around us. With this in mind, we ask your assistance in making sure the coverings/masks used by students are… Read more »

COVID-19 – 21 July UPDATE 1

Dear Parents and Guardians,   We trust that this finds you safe and well, and doing what must be done to ensure the safety of all, both within the MacKillop community and the wider community. As the recent Media release from the State Government suggested, all students aged 12 and over, and staff who are… Read more »

COVID-19 – 17 July UPDATE 1

  Dear Parents and Guardians, As we enter another phase of remote learning, I send to you the revised ‘Procedures for Learning Continuity’ and ‘Preparation for remote and onsite learning’ documents. These might seem familiar, as we distributed similar documents earlier this year, however we have learnt much from the first round of remote learning… Read more »

COVID-19 – 13 July UPDATE

  Dear Parents and Guardians,   As you would be aware, the state government has made some significant announcements in relation to arrangements for schools in Victoria for Term 3. Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Catholic schools in metropolitan Melbourne will have specific arrangements in place for week one of Term… Read more »

COVID-19 – 10 July UPDATE 1

  Dear Parents and Guardians,   Welcome to Term 3 – another unusual term at the College and, importantly, in all of our lives. We would remind all parents/guardians that as we return to the College it is imperative that, if your son/daughter is unwell, it is in the best interest of the entire community… Read more »