The COVID-19 situation is creating a lot of uncertainty, and parameters around this are changing every hour. As a school, we are in frequent communication with Catholic Education Diocese of Wagga Wagga (CEDWW), and the Diocese are following the directives of Catholic Schools NSW and those of the state and federal governments. Catholic Schools NSW is in constant discussion with NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education
The question on many people’s mind is,”Is the school going to close?” At the time of writing, the answer to this is, “ No.” What I can say, is that we are currently putting measures in place around possible school closures so that we have the resources available to support students at home if needed. Should we get to this stage, more information will be provided as to what this would look like for your children. Part of this planning involves gathering information about internet access at home. In the coming days, a survey will be sent out via Compass in regard to this, so please keep your eye out for this and complete as promptly as you can.
In the meantime, staff are doing everything possible to maintain a safe and supportive environment, encouraging safe and healthy practices with our students. Our school attendance records for this week would suggest that some families are choosing to keep their children home and whilst this is not a directive from Catholic Schools NSW, we appreciate the decisions you make.
The COV-ID19 situation has also meant that many events have been suspended until further notice. These include all sporting events, excursions, school camps, assemblies, travel outside the Diocese and major events.