Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: 31/03/2020

St Norbert College has developed this page to keep our College community informed of decisions, updates and advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and Remote Learning through St Norbert College. Updates will be provided as any new information becomes available.  St Norbert parents can also access the latest College update on the SEQTA Parent Portal.


Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates

VIDEO MESSAGE: Principal Mr Simon Harvey offers his support and reassurance to students as Remote Learning begins at St Norbert College


COVID-19 College Updates



Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates

Will the College be closing?

The College will remain open unless directed to close by governing authorities. Only the children of parents working in health or essential services who can not make alternative arrangements can conduct their online learning in the BP Forum.

What happens if the College closes?

In the event the College closes, staff will continue to provide all teaching via the remote learning program which was launched on 31 March.


Remote Learning


As of Tuesday 31 March, the College switched to our full Remote Learning Plan.


What does Remote Learning look like?

Depending on the year level of the students, this will require a different approach and have different expectations for teachers, parents and students. The greatest expectations be across Years 10 – 12 where the academic demands are higher and the immediate impact upon future pathways most significant. Students in Years 7 – 9 will still be required to complete learning tasks set by their teacher however, the time requirement for these tasks would be less than for students in Years 10 – 12.  This is explained in full in a Letter to Parents dated 26 March. Read and download the letter by clicking here.

Your can also ownload the following PDFs including a daily student timetable and College expectations of students and parents during Remote Learning here:




Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates

Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates


St Norbert College’s Physical Education team has devised some ways to help you keep active while learning from home.


Download and print out these posters to put on the wall near your desk. #Staysafe #Stayactive #Staycanons

Canons Tips for Staying Active while Remote Learning

Keep Fit Pledge: I’m Staying Active 





How to cope with stress related to Novel Coronavirus:
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 Coronavirus

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



Remote Learning and COVID-19 Updates

Please refer to the CEWA COVID-19 webpage for additional updates and information related to all WA Catholic schools.


Do I have to send my child to school? 

In line with the latest advice from Commonwealth and WA governments, Catholic Education Western Australia is planning to keep all schools open at least until the end of term, to provide the best possible education for our students and support parents working in essential services. In line with advice from the Prime Minister, parents may choose to keep their children at home. 

If a parent is in self-isolation, but has not been diagnosed with COVID-19 does their child need to self-isolate? 

If a person is in self-isolation, those living with them only need to self-isolate if that person develops flu-like symptoms, is awaiting test results and/or becomes a confirmed case. The WA Department of Health will advise who needs to self-isolate for any confirmed case of COVID-19.