Dear Parents, Staff and Students,

As you will know, the State Government announced a shift to Stage 4 restrictions and this has involved a tightening of the rules around who can come to school and a tightening of the risk mitigation responses required of schools (and all organisations). The following guidelines have been taken from the Victorian Department of Education’s website:

All Year 11 and 12 provision for both VCE and VCAL will move to remote and flexible learning. Prep to Year 10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning in metropolitan Melbourne and these students in regional areas will commence remote and flexible learning…

These requirements apply to all schools across the government, Catholic and independent sectors and across all metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria.

Today the Premier notified all Victorians of the industries that would remain operational. We have little room to move on this. Students attending school will not have access to all of their teachers. They will be supervised for the day and will have a quiet place to learn. Students will be able to have the usual Recess and Lunch time breaks, but the nature of play will need to be limited. Our recent temperature control, traffic control and social distancing and hygiene protocols will continue to apply. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

As a result, we are asking our parents to let us know if they cannot have their child/ren learning from home because the parents work in one of the prescribed industries or because their child/ren are vulnerable. We need parents to let us know if they have a need to have their child/ren attend school by tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00pm. Please do this by emailing [email protected].

We understand the upcoming period of time will be difficult. We understand the nature of the learning will be less than ideal. We only plan to have a very limited number of staff present at the College on any given day in order to ensure our operations meet the guidelines provided to schools at this time. We ask parents to please understand that we have to follow the requirements put in place by the Government.

We cannot accept students who have not been registered with us up front or who do not fit into the classifications provided by the State Government without warning. Having said that, of course, if your circumstances change and you do need to send your child/ren in, please contact us and discuss your needs so we can properly cater for your children. We need time to be able to ensure they are properly cared for.

God bless and may His Angels protect us.