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COVID-19 – 7 April
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07 April 2020 by

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

On the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV) I advise, like all Victorian Catholic schools, that MacKillop College will be transitioning to remote and flexible learning arrangements for Term 2.

The Chief Health Officer has advised that these arrangements should remain in place for the duration of Term 2 2020 and will then be reviewed.

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews has stated that “the message is clear: all children who can learn at home must learn from home – with exceptions only in extremely limited circumstances.”

With this in mind, the College is able to make exceptions only for those students who cannot work from home, and vulnerable students.

Please note that these students will be supervised so they can complete the online and remote learning that will be offered to all students in our College. These students will not receive any additional support from teaching staff other than what those working remotely are receiving, though exceptions for support can be made in consultation with College Leadership. This is according to the guidelines stipulated by the Education Department and CECV. Social distancing provisions will continue to be made to ensure safety for teachers and students. The health and wellbeing of all in our community remains paramount.

If, as a parent/guardian, you find yourself needing to send your son/daughter to the College for supervision, I ask that you email enquiries@mackillop.vic.edu.au (ATT: Personal Assistant to the Principal) as soon as possible, including your son/daughter’s means of transport to the College, so that arrangements can be put in place as required.

Making this transition is understandably going to be challenging for us all and I thank you in advance for your patience and support as we all move into this new, unknown reality.

 

Kind regards,
Rory Kennedy
Principal

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