The Department regularly updates its coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic advice and guidance for schools. The information provided below came into effect on Friday 26th November, 2021. All students in all year levels across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria returned to onsite learning on Monday 1 November 2021.
This page is designed to help our Princes Hill Secondary School community find the most up-to-date advice and access key coronavirus (COVID-19) information and resources.
We will continue to inform our school community of any updates or new information via Compass Newsfeeds and post important content on this page for reference.
It is critical that we all remain vigilant in maintaining COVID Safe environments. Actions such as staying home when unwell, performing regular hand hygiene, and maintaining physical distance are simple measures, but are of the utmost importance.
As part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, all Victorian school students aged 12 years and above are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
All current information is available at COVID-19 vaccines.
The school community should continue to refer to Compass for regular Newsfeeds about school learning, activities and information. Click on the heading of the latest announcements below for the most recent information. Click here for all prior announcements.
COVID-19 and School Operations
The purpose of this page is to outline to parents, carers and students how our school will be managing risk and other operational matters relating to COVID-19.
Princes Hill Secondary College is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for our students and staff. We ask for all members of the school community to review and adhere to the guidelines that appear below and allow us to provide the safest possible environment during this time. We all have a role to play in reducing the risks relating to COVID-19 in Victoria.
Princes Hill Secondary College is following the advice for schools from the Department of Education and Training which can be found on the Department’s website at: COVID-19.
- Health and Safety at School (including Physical Distancing and Face Masks)
- Access to Devices
- School Assemblies, Graduations and other School Gatherings
- Camps and Excursions
- Sport and Recreation
- Instrumental Classes and Music Activities
- Food Technology
- Visitors (including interschool activities)
- School Buses and Transport
- Communication between Parents/Carers and our School
- Cleaning and Facilities Management
- VCE/VCAL assessments and exams
The following list provides useful links and information that set the context for our school approach to managing learning for our students in a COVID Safe environment:
- DET Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website
- DHHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website
- DET Infectious Diseases Policy
- DET Health Care Needs Policy
- Talking to your child about COVID-19
- Department of Education and Training COVID-19 Advice Line – 1800 338 663
- Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline – 1800 675 398 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- PHSC COVID-19 Safety Management Plan
- Coronavirus vaccination advice and bookings
Remote Learning Home
Our entire Princes Hill Secondary College community can be justifiably proud of how we continue to respond to the challenges of the pandemic. The perseverance and success of our students is mirrored by the professional and dedicated work of teachers and support staff who continue to operate successfully in ways unforeseen at the start of 2020. Parents and families too have played a key role in supporting and encouraging students through the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.
While we hoped we would remain at school for 2021 and beyond, this hasn't eventuated. We provide a plethora of information, tools and support on our Remote Learning Home page. We are continually reviewing and improving our remote learning home page information and appreciate the messages of support for the work being done in our collective efforts to support our students.