COVID-19 Communications 2022

Last updated: 13/05/2022

COVID-19 Communications 2022Throughout 2022, this page will be regularly updated to keep our College community informed of decisions and advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including copies of key correspondence sent to families.  Parents can also access updates on the SEQTA Parent Portal.


 

 

Reporting Form:

Students and staff must please complete the following form in the event of contracting the virus:

COVID-19 Self-reporting Form for Students and Staff members.

 


Rapid Antigen Tests for all students

COVID-19 Communications 2022

Above: Mr Harvey takes stock of the delivery.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for each student have been delivered to the College. 

These free RATs will support our students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning and will minimise disruption to their schooling.  You will be able to test your child at home if they are feeling unwell.  You can also use these RATs if your child is a close contact to enable them to test daily and continue to attend school, as long as they receive a negative result, remain asymptomatic, and wear a mask if they are in Year 7 and above.  I have attached a letter below from WA Health which explains how to use the RATs.

Each student will receive a packet of 20 free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) next week. Given the sheer volume of RATs requiring distribution we will need to distribute these RATs (over 18,000 in total) in year groups over the five days next week as follows:

  • Monday 16th May – Year 10 students
  • Tuesday 17th May – Year 11 and 12 students
  • Wednesday 18th May – Year 8 and 9 students
  • Thursday 19th May – Year 7 students

This schedule has been determined based on student numbers and impending events for each year group that impacts distribution. Should students be absent on their scheduled day of collection, surplus RATs can be collected from Student Services after this date.

Our Deputy Principals will communicate with parents of the respective year groups to alert them of the distribution each day. Please collect these from your child and store in a safe place.

Year 9 students and parents please note that it is a WA Health requirement that students must provide evidence of a negative RAT result on the day that they attend the Year 9 Camp. For our Year 9 students, this will be Monday 27 June – the College does not provide additional RATs for this purpose so this supply may assist.

In the meantime, a reminder that if your child becomes symptomatic, they should stay home and be tested for COVID-19.  In addition to notifying the school, if your child tests positive to COVID-19, the result should be reported on the school’s COVID-19 Self-Reporting Portal and positive COVID-19 RAT results must also be reported on the WA Health RAT Register, as is required by the WA Government. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements.

Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our school COVID-19 safe.

WA Health - Free Rapid Antigen Tests

Update (Term 2): 

6 May 2022 - Parent Update

 

COVID-19 Guidelines Baseline Settings Parents

 


Previous Updates: 

PDF: Close contacts definitions

Letters from the Principal:


Responding to Covid-19

Advice for parents and carers –  Responding to a Positive Case

 


Guidelines and helpful tips

THE following documents are designed to help students and families prepare for Learning from Home:

Planning for Uncertain Times

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT

In the event that students must learn from home, the College advises:

SNC - Learning From Home - Academic Expectations

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS

SNC - Learning From Home - Online Behaviour

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ONLINE BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS

SNC - Learning From Home - Information for Parents

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

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ARCHIVES: 2020 and 2021 College Covid Communications 


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please refer to the CEWA COVID-19 webpage for frequently asked questions, additional updates and information related to all WA Catholic schools by Catholic Education Western Australia.

 

 

 


 

HELPFUL LINKS FOR STUDENT WELLBEING

How to cope with stress related to Covid-19:
Headspace website advice

Healthy Headspace Action Plan:
Download Healthy Headspace Action Plan

Smiling Mind

This mindfulness app/website has self-guided mediation and lessons for adults/students to take part in:
Smiling Mind website

Reach Out

This mental health website that has a lot of resources for support, including a specific area for young people with concerns about COVID-19:
Reach out to Reach Out

Kids Helpline

This mental health website that has a lot of resources for support, including a specific area for young people with concerns about COVID-19:

Kids Helpline on pandemic

Kids Helpline on teenage issues, stress and anxiety

Coping Skills for Kids

This website that has various ways to cope with isolation.
Coping skills from a child therapist


Want to talk to someone? Additional phone support services include: 

  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800 
  • Headspace – 1800 650 890
  • Parent Helpline – 1300 1300 52 
  • Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14

HELPFUL LINKS FOR FURTHER COVID-19 INFORMATION