Supporting students and schools through COVID-19

COVID19 Update – 29 March 2021

Today the Queensland Premier announced that Greater Brisbane will be in lockdown for three days commencing from 5pm today.
Schools in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs) will be closed from Tuesday 30 March to Thursday 1 April:

  • Brisbane
  • Ipswich
  • Moreton Bay
  • Logan
  • Redlands


Schools will remain open for supervision of the following students:

  • children of essential workers 
  • senior students (Year 11 and 12) undertaking exams this week
  • any student who requires supervision at school following discussion with their parent or caregiver


Please note schools will not be conducting remote learning during the lockdown period.

For the latest advice from Queensland Health regarding the lockdown please click this link.


 

Supporting each other

Throughout COVID-19 our priority has always been the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. Schools have now returned to a regular routine, with the following preventative measures still in place:

  • implementing and encouraging non-contact sport and games.
  • advising students not to share food, drinks or water bottles.
  • advising students not to share classroom equipment, especially pencils and pens.
  • avoiding unnecessary contact with others, including shaking hands or high fives.
  • promoting regular handwashing with soap; asking students to cover their mouth with an elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing; and avoiding touching their face.​

 

Supporting families facing financial hardship

We understand that some of our families have been impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. A number of financial measures are available to enable families to continue their child’s education and pastoral care in their current school. Families facing financial hardship are encouraged to contact their school to discuss the financial arrangements which are available including fee concessions and payment plans.

 

Resources

Here are some helpful resources to support parents who may have concerns about the wellbeing of their child: 

Wellbeing checklist for primary students: Schooltv.me

Wellbeing checklist for secondary students: Schooltv.me

Coronavirus a guide for parents: Schooltv.me

Supporting reading at home in the Early Years

Engaging curriculum-based content for Kindergarten to Year 12

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety: Australian Psychological Society

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak: Beyond Blue

Preparing for Remote Learning

Learning with educational programs on ABC TV Education

Home learning tips flyers

Digital skills to support learning

 

​Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Catholic Early Edcare

Please visit the Centacare website for the latest information on OSHC and Catholic Early EdCare services. Please note these services are not administered by Brisbane Catholic Education.

 

Archdiocese of Brisbane Mass

For further information on the guidelines for Sunday Mass Click here.

 

For more information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Hand-wash- Hygiene information

Infection-control-fact sheet

Smart Traveller

World Health Organisation

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