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COVID-19 – 5 October Update 1

05 October 2020 by

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

As was announced this morning by the Education Minister, James Merlino, all Year 7 students will return to face-to-face learning as of Monday 12 October. We are delighted with this news and look forward to our Year 7 students being with us physically here at the College.

Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 will return to the College on Monday 26 October.

Please note that students will be required to comply with a number of recommended protocols to ensure their own and others’ safety upon their return to the College.

Students will be required to follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times in both the classroom and while accessing the College grounds at recess and lunchtime. Mask are also required while travelling to and from school on public transport.

Advice received from the Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV) states that ‘based on the advice of the Acting Deputy Chief Health Officers, given the current levels of community transmission in Victoria, mandatory temperature testing of all students on arrival to school will not be required in Term 4.’

To avoid crowding and maintain best practice hygiene standards, the College canteen will only be offering a lunch order service. Orders can be completed in homeroom. A canteen price list is available on the College website. Drink taps will not be available for student use. Instead students are asked to bring a water bottle from home.

Parent/Guardians are reminded that if their son/daughter is unwell they need to remain at home, even with the mildest of symptoms. This important action will reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19.

Students are asked to practise social distancing wherever possible. While maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres will not always be practical in the school environment, we are asking that you support us by reminding your son/daughter of these requirements.

We look forward to having our Year 7, 11 and 12 students here next week and are pleased that our Year 8, 9 and 10 students will be returning to us soon.

Take care and God bless.

 

Kind regards,
Rory Kennedy
Principal

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