COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: 22/05/2020

COVID-19 UpdatesThis page is regularly updated to keep our College community informed of decisions and  advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and Remote Learning at 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.

Latest update

22 May 2020 Letter to Parents, Winter uniform, Increased activities

Return to school guidelines

From 18 May, all Catholic school students in Western Australia are required to attend school unless they are unwell or have a medical referral to engage in their learning from home. This decision aligns with WA Government advice and has been informed by the results of a comprehensive School Readiness Review undertaken by Catholic Education Western Australia on Monday, 11 May.

As the health and safety of all students and staff remains our highest priority, additional cleaning and hygiene measures are in place.

Student Attendance
All students are required to attend school from 18 May unless they are unwell, have a medical referral to learn from home or live with a family member who is medically vulnerable.

Students with a medical condition
Students may continue to learn from home if they are immune-compromised or are otherwise considered at-risk medically.

If a child is unwell
Students who are unwell should stay home. Parents are asked to seek medical advice if their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. Normal processes for advising the school of a child’s absence will apply for any parent who keeps their child home.

14 May 2020 Return to School Guidelines_Parents

Updated advice from the Chief Health Officer

Information for parents from the WA Chief Health Officer _12 May 2020

COVID-19 UpdatesUniform Shop

  • All students are required to be in their full winter uniform (including blazers) by Monday, 25 May.
  • Ordering uniforms can be done using the following methods:
  1. Emailing
  2. Students can order items at Student Services
  3. Visiting the Uniform Shop at the times listed below. APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY


ORDER FORMS (with pricing) are available at

  • Uniform Shop Hours (NO TRYING ON uniforms)

All students

  • Mondays 8:00am to 1:30pm (limited to 5 people)
  • Thursdays 1:00pm-1:30pm (limited to 5 people)

New Students and Year 7 students ONLY (by appointment and accompanied by a parent/carer)

  • Friday 15 May 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Students and parents (by appointment)

  • Tuesday 19 May 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thursday 21 May 1:30pm-6:00pm

Recent Updates

COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 Updates

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

Remote Learning

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.


Parents can download the following PDF:

Ideas for parents
  • Set up a learning space.
  • Think about the technology that will be needed.
  • Create a structure.
  • Get to know what your child should know.
  • Be around to help but don’t get in the way.
  • Read College communications so you are clear about the way the school will continue to support its students.
  • Be inventive about ways to keep connected with friends and peers.

COVID-19 Updates


Do I have to send my child to school for Term Two?
How long will remote learning continue?

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.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

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

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