COVID-19 Update

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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Page updated July 23 2021

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.

7 Day Lockdown

From 21 July 2021, schools, Early Learning Centres, OSHC will be closed except for the care of children of essential workers.  

As always, students should not attend these services if they are unwell or are required to self-isolate by SA Health. 

Remote learning commenced on Thursday July 22.  

Please be assured that our priority is keeping our students and staff safe. 

We will continue to work under the guidance SA Health to ensure that we are doing all that we can to support the health and wellbeing of our community.

 


 

Supporting your child’s learning at home

In these rapidly changing times – in one sense – nothing changes. We’re still here supporting our students in their learning.

You are not expected to be a teacher – your role is to support your children and to ensure that they connect with the online learning being provided by our schools. Don't feel that you need to plan lessons, or schedule learning. Simply follow the advice of your child’s teacher.

Catholic Education SA has created the Learning Online website to help ensure learning continuity and support our students and teachers while we provide learning in an online and remote environment:

The website has a range of resources for parents including:

A guide to supporting your child’s learning and wellbeing 
Digital Technology for Learning Online
How to prepare your home to support online learning
Routines for Learning Online

 

Lockdown Q and A

From July 21, for the period of the lockdown, these services will be open for the children of essential workers and any other family that requires urgent access. No child who needs care will be turned away from Catholic School during lockdown.

 

A list of essential workers is provided by SA Health.

As stated above, no child who needs urgent care will be turned away.

 

Your school can provide specialist ICT support. Please contact your school if you are having any problem accessing online learning.

We have systems in place to support all students and parents.

General 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 253 787. This line operates from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day.

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

Preventing illness

Maintaining good hygiene standards is a critical way to reduce the risk of infection.

All children and staff are encouraged to:

  • wash their hands regularly, particularly after using the toilet and before eating
  • avoid spreading infections to others by staying home if they are unwell
  • cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue.

SA Health encourages parents to provide children with their own personal, labelled and named drink water bottles.
 

Fee Remission

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

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

Get the facts

For the latest information, please refer to the following government resources:

Other useful pages:

A number of SA Health resources, including videos, audio recordings and fact sheets, have been translated into many languages. Find these resources at SA Health/COVID translated.

The SA government’s coronavirus health information line on 1800 253 787.