I would like to inform you of several significant changes to our school program due to updated advice received today from the Catholic Education Office and Department of Education.
We have cancelled our Open Day on Sunday due to the scale of the public gathering. This decision impacts our planned year level excursions on Friday afternoon. These year level excursions will not take place on Friday afternoon. Year 11 and 12 students are required to remain at school for the whole school day. Normal classes for all students will be held on Friday.
Our House Athletics Sports was planned for this coming Wednesday and this event has been postponed. Normal classes will be held on Wednesday. We will look to reschedule our athletics to later in the year.
The directive is that all excursions and camps are to be cancelled at the moment. In the next few weeks, this includes the Year 9 Beechy Rail Camp, the Year 11 Retreat and the Year 12 Retreat. We will look for alternative dates, if possible, later in the year for these events.
We will also be modifying our internal assemblies and gatherings to comply with the current advice received from the relevant authorities.
At this point, we have no indication of early school closures or extended school holiday periods. We will continue to update you as more information is provided to us.
We request that any family intending to travel overseas communicates with us regarding their travel arrangements. We request that families ensure they follow the 14-day isolation requirements as imposed by the Federal Government. We also request that the school is notified by families as soon as possible should there be a case of confirmed COVID-19 amongst our students and whether there is the likelihood that any of our students have had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
We thank you for your assistance during these challenging times and for your understanding that we may be required to make some late changes to our learning programmes as the current situation evolves. Please be assured that the safety and health of your children are at the forefront of all our decisions.