COVID 19 Update
19 March, 2020

COVID-19 Update (Coronavirus)

We are being careful to update our school community regularly on any changes to operation due to the current public health situation. 

All decisions are being made in conjunction with government advice and also consultation with the Catholic Education Office. We ask that all parents and caregivers regularly check the school app for the latest information from the school.

 

COVID-19 Self Assessment

DHHS has published a self assessment document to assist the public in making decisions about medical assistance or self isolation.

Link: http://bit.ly/395Ng2d 

 

Self Isolation

Students and visitors to the school continue to be automatically excluded if:

  • the person is a confirmed case of novel coronavirus
  • the person is a close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus in the past 14 days
  • the person has arrived into Australia from overseas from midnight, Sunday 15 March

 

Conversations with Children

The CEO has provided an information sheet for school communities with tips for dealing with the emotional needs of children at this time. See link:

http://bit.ly/2UcIdaY 

 

Event / Activity Changes

Prep Excursion: modified activities at school.

Vinnies Tutoring; suspended until further notice.

Chat & Chew: Cancelled until term 2

St John’s Dennington Centenary: postponed

Assembly / Lenten Liturgy:  suspended; awards to be given in smaller pod gatherings without visitors.

Parish Mass

Parish Masses, weekend or weekday are cancelled until further notice.

 

Parents in School

We have asked that parents limit their entry into the school. All classroom helper roles are suspended as well as our Breakfast Club. Canteen helpers are asked to continue but to practice good hygiene practices and sanitise regularly while on duty.