We are optimistic about the declining trend in coronavirus numbers across Melbourne - if there are three or fewer cases confirmed tomorrow, the 14-day average will drop to five, a pivotal number for moving out of Stage 4 restrictions. However, we remain vigilant about infection control measures at school, doing all we can to prevent potential transmission and ensure the school can stay open for on-site learning right through to the end of the year. To minimise the risks, we are heavily reliant on students following the, Public Health, Department and school guidelines, including wearing masks, hand sanitising and continuing to maintain 1.5 metre physical distance wherever reasonably possible, both in classrooms, during recess, lunchtime and travelling to and from school. Our thoughts and encouragement are with our Year 12 students as they prepare for exams with barely two weeks of classes remaining. It is especially important for our Year 12 students to ensure the school stays virus free as we enter the external VCAA examination period. The return to school of all students is not expected to be entirely plain sailing but we trust it will be a change of course that leads us into smoother waters.
A reminder that the most important action we can take to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), is to ensure that any unwell staff and students remain at home and get tested, even with the mildest of symptoms. Detailed information about health and safety at school is available at our Returning to school/On-site Learning page. This page will be updated as further information or advice becomes available or changes to arrangements are deemed necessary.
The return to school of all students is not expected to be entirely plain sailing but we trust it will be a change of course that leads us into smoother waters.