We understand this is an unpredictable and stressful time for parents and students alike.
Here is an update about the broader ‘home learning’ and lockdown policy, with further updates posted below as they are received.
Please expect more specific updates from your teacher about home learning via Compass.
UPDATE JULY 19:
Updated Fee relief information will be available early next week. If you require immediate assistance, please contact the Fee Liaison Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9847 0728
The NSW Government and CSNSW have reminded us that parents must keep children of all ages across Primary and Secondary schooling, home if they can. Our school will ensure that our students are supported to learn from home during this time and have adopted HBL as our primary form of teaching. If your child needs to attend our school we are open and will provide the supervision needed.
While at school, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor settings for:
– All students in Year 7 and above
– All staff in school settings.
Some exemptions apply:
– Staff are not required to wear a mask or face covering where it may affect the ability of a student or students to hear or engage with them, such as where students are hard of hearing.
– As per the broader health advice, early childhood staff are exempt from wearing face masks when they are working directly with children. However, staff are recommended to wear masks or face coverings
otherwise, whenever indoors.
– Masks or face coverings are not required to be worn by a staff member or student who has a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a mask unsuitable. For example, if they have a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma, they are not required to wear a mask. Refer to Face mask rules on the NSW Government website.
– Masks remain mandatory on public transport. This applies to students aged 13 years and over, and staff when travelling to and from school and during school excursions by public transport or by chartered or private transport services.
Students should not attend school if unwell, even with mild symptoms of COVID-19. They should not return to school until they have received a negative test result and are symptom-free.
In circumstances where students have other medical reasons for recurrent symptoms, a letter from their GP is sufficient to negate the requirement for a negative test. Anyone who is unwell with COVID-19 symptoms is strongly encouraged to get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Find your local testing clinics.