As you are aware, the government made announcements at the beginning of the week in relation to COVID-19 safe practices in schools. Please see below the latest updates. I thank all parents who have been vigilant in keeping students home and having them COVID tested if unwell.
To our Year 12 parents, I realise this is a particularly challenging time for you, and your sons and daughters. Please be assured the College is doing everything we can to ensure your child can celebrate their end of schooling. We will also do all we can to involve parents, whilst at the same time following government guidelines. As we meet in the coming weeks, I assure you we will keep parents informed.
- Vigilance in ensuring staff and students do not attend school or work if they are unwell
- Student absent or sent home due to flu like symptoms need to be tested
- Staff and students must not return to school or work until they return a negative COVID 19 result and are SYMPTOM free.
- Schools MUST sight the negative COVID-19 result prior to allowing students and staff return to school
- Schools should limit activities to year groups wherever possible.
- All professional learning should be online
- No mixing of staff from other schools
The wearing of face masks is not required, however if staff and students feel strongly about wearing a mask, the school should accommodate this.
Staff MUST not attend school if they are unwell. This includes minor flu like symptoms. If staff become unwell at school they should leave immediately and not return until they have a negative COVID-19 test and are symptom free.
All staff must maintain physical distance from each other (1.5m) including teachers, support staff and visitors.
Given this most updated advice, we will continue to ZOOM all meetings (Toolbox / Assemblies / Staff meetings) until further notice.
Parent-teacher interviews provide an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. This year as a result of COVID-19 we will be asking parents to provide an expression of interest to request a phone interview with your child's teachers rather than face-to-face parent/teacher conference.
The process will happen exactly the same way as face-to-face but over the phone. Each interview is 5 minutes. Forms need to be completed by Sunday 28 August.
Acknowledgement in Hardsard
Celebrating National Science Week
Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, held every August since 1997.
We celebrate our fantastic science teachers who every day engage, inspire and make an impact on our students to broaden their thinking about post-schooling options in the fields of Mathematics and Science.