Update T3 Week 1 Online Learning from St Catherine’s (K to 12)

Dear parents and guardians,

As you are aware next week all students will be engaging in online learning from Tuesday 13 July to Friday 16 July. To make sure we follow the NSW Health guidelines, it is important that everyone is aware of the plans we have made and the restrictions we have put in place at St Catherine’s.

I would like to reiterate that these plans are for Week 1 only.

No parents should enter the campus and the only students who will be permitted onsite are the children of essential workers or those who are unable to learn from home. There will be limited staff onsite to supervise these students as we wish to follow the regulations and ensure that this lockdown ends quickly.

Any student who attends school is asked to wear their PE uniform (preferably tracksuit to ensure they are warmly dressed). All students who attend school will be supervised for online learning and will be socially distanced in classrooms or the J B Hall. All information for senior school students is in the letter attached from Ms Kylie McCullah. Junior school parents can also see the attached letter from me. These letters include information on timetables and technology and ICT details.

There will be no St Catherine’s bus services in Week 1. If you are bringing your daughter to school, please drop senior school students only at the Albion Street Gate 1 or junior school students only at the Leichhardt Street junior school carline.

The Deli will not be open in Week 1.

There will be no BTC activities, sport practices or music rehearsals held in Week 1.

I know that some schools have decided to start the school term at a later date. The leadership team have looked at all options and we believe that as we are uncertain about the decisions to be made in the coming weeks, it is better to begin our term as scheduled.

The COVID microsite on the school website will be updated with the latest information.

I will communicate with you next week to let you know our plans for Week 2 onwards.

I hope and pray that this situation is short-term and we are able to get back to a relatively normal state as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Elizabeth Worsley 
Acting Headmistress

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