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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Catholic Schools are following the advice of government agencies concerning how coronavirus impacts students, staff and parents.

Our focus is on minimising risk and ensuring we do all that we can to ensure our communities are safe.

Information for Parents

Questions or concerns should be directed to your school or college principal in the first instance. You can also call the government's coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080. This line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you or your children experience any anxiety, distress or concern in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Beyond Blue offers wellbeing advice.

Latest Information

Updated on Monday August 31 2020

Affected schools:

  • There are no current Catholic school closures in SA

Attendance

We expect all students who are well and not considered vulnerable to COVID-19 to attend school or preschool.

Students are required to attend school unless they are:

  • Feeling unwell

  • Have a chronic medical condition or compromised immune system and are not able to attend school on advice from their medical practitioner

  • Live in a household with others that are deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 and are not able to attend school on advice of their medical practitioner

  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been required to self-isolate by SA Health

 

Physical distancing at school

Our schools are following the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).  The AHPPC does not believe that it is appropriate or practical for students and children to maintain physical distancing requirements in classrooms or corridors.

All adults must continue to follow the density and physical distancing guidelines outlined by SA Health.

A number of restrictions remain in place. 

Please continue to monitor the South Australian Government website for the most up-to-date information.

 

End of year events 

Celebratory events are important ways of acknowledging the achievements of children and students over the course of the year, and to show appreciation for the contributions of our staff and volunteers. These include: 

  • graduation ceremonies 

  • presentation nights

  • formals 

  • discos

  • end of year assemblies and concerts

Based on current advice and provided that government health advice is strictly followed, the above school and preschool events can resume.

It is important to note that circumstances regarding the presence of COVID-19 within South Australia can change rapidly, and therefore any planning of events should occur with the view that planned events may be subject to sudden change or cancellation in the interests of staff and student safety.

 

Fee Remission

All Catholic schools in SA are providing fee remissions to families financially impacted by COVID-19.

For Catholic schools governed by the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Pt Pirie, families who have lost significant income due to COVID-19 will receive a total school fee remission effective immediately, initially for a period of 3 months. 

Parents should contact their child’s school for more information.

 

For the latest information go to www.sa.gov.au/covid-19

The government’s coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080.