COVID-19 Update & Past Correspondence

27 March, 2020

Dear all Parents, Guardians and Carers,

Thank you for your support as we respond to the situation regarding COVID-19.  The health, safety and wellbeing of the College community remains our priority.  The College continues to respond with measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This letter intends to offer you clarity regarding arrangements for the period 27 March until 15 April.

 

30 March – 9 April 14 April 15 April
· School holidays

 

· Students are to stay at home

 

· Homework for Year 12 students

· Term 2 scheduled to begin

· Student free day as teachers continue to prepare for the possibility of remote learning

· Students are to stay at home

· Homework for Year 12 students will be issued

· Students due to begin for Term 2

 

· The College’s Remote Learning Model is planned if required

Details of arrangements

 

24 March – 9 April
 

  • Students are on school break
    • No remote learning is expected to be taking place
    • Year 12 teachers will have set work for their students to complete over the student school break
    • The Edrolo Online VCE Resource will be available for Yr 12 students.

 

· Each campus office will be accessible by appointment only.  Please call the College in advance of arrival to book an appointment with reception staff.

 

  • Learning Resource Centres/Libraries will be closed to students

 

 

14 April
 

  • Students are on school break.  No remote learning is expected to be taking place.  Year 12 teachers will have set work for their students to complete over the student school break.

 

  • The Edrolo Online VCE Resource will be available for Year 12 VCE students.

 

·         Each campus office will be accessible by appointment only.  Please call  the College in advance of arrival to book an appointment with reception staff.

 

  • Learning Resource Centres/Libraries: closed to students

 

 

15 April
 

  • The first day of classes for Term 2 are scheduled for students

 

  • In the event that remote learning takes place, the College is prepared.  A well planned learning and teaching program will be in place including the provision of student wellbeing services.

 

  • Each campus office will be accessible by appointment only.  Please call the College in advance of arrival to book an appointment with reception staff

 

 College Uniform Shop

Please be informed that no in store sales will be conducted until further notice.  All sales will be conducted.  No deliveries will be made to parents until school resumes in Term 2.

Finance

If you have any questions regarding your fee account please contact the Finance Team via phone or email: finance@stpeters.vic.edu.au .  We will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible.

Student health and wellbeing matters

Notifications & self-isolation

There are now a number of important things to note about when not to attend the College and when to notify us of your circumstances.

  1. Your child may not attend the College if:
  • Your child is a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Your child has had close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

‘Close contact’ is defined by DHHS as someone who has had at least 15 minutes of face-to-face contact with a confirmed case, or shared a closed space with someone for more than two hours with a confirmed case.

  • Your child is a suspected case of COVID-19 and is being tested for this

 

The Diocese of Sale, Catholic Education Office have also advised that a person may not attend the College if:

  • they have travelled and arrived in Australia on or after 16 March and are therefore required to self-isolate for 14 days

OR

  • a member of their household has travelled and arrived in Australia on or after 16 March and is self-isolating as required

If you fit in to any of the above categories, please let us know by contacting your child’s House Leader, Pastoral Leader or respective DP – Head of Campus. Contact points are listed further on in this letter.

Please note that St Peter’s College currently does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19. We are continuing to follow the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Sale, to promote the health and wellbeing of our College community.

Unwell people 

Please note that if any student who appears unwell while at school will be asked to go home. Parents/guardians will be required to collect their child as soon as possible. Unwell students should remain at home until symptoms resolve and seek medical assistance as required.

Travelling 

The advice from the federal government is DO NOT TRAVEL

Hygiene Practices 

We are continuing to remind all community members about the importance of simple hygiene practices at all times to prevent the spread of a virus:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water, particularly before and after eating, after visiting the toilet or after coughing or sneezing
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or using the inside of the elbow to cover the mouth and nose
  • If unwell, stay at home to avoid contact with others

School routines

In order to support the practice of social distancing as much as possible, the College are continuing to review our routines and make adjustments where possible.

 Preparing for Remote Learning

The college policy is that all students are to be in possession of a working laptop. If a student has not and also doesn’t have access to a family desktop computer at home them this needs to actioned urgently to enable learning to continue if we move to remote learning.

Access to the internet is critical for students during this time. The major Telco’s in Telstra and Optus currently have significant offers in place to upgrade existing data packages.

A set of guidelines for parents and students has been formulated and will be provided as electronic documents if remote learning is initiated.

Further Information

Our College Web-site has a dedicated COVID-19 button. I encourage parents to continue to access this to receive up to the minute information. More broader information can be found at the following links:

Whilst we are preparing for the possibility of remote learning, at this point in time we are uncertain as to what the beginning of Term 2 looks like. We will be communicating more information in due course but if you do have any questions please feel free to make contact with the relevant Deputy Principal – Head of Campus:

Yours Sincerely

Chris Black

Principal

 

 

 

 

Previous Correspondence to Parents, Carers and Guardians about COVID-19:

Update - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - 27 March 2020
DOSCEL (Catholic Education) Parent Letter -COVID -19 (Coronavirus) - 23 March 2020
Letter to Students COVID -19 (Coronavirus) - 23 March 2020
Letter to Parents COVID -19 (Coronavirus) - 23 March 2020
Update - COVID - 19 (Coronavirus) - 17 March 2020
Campus Open Evenings Postponed - 16 March 2020
Update - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - 12 March 2020
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