As Lent continues we ask for the power of your Spirit that we may become more thoughtful towards others, more honest with ourselves and more faithful to you. Help us to walk in your presence and grow as the people you want us to be. Amen
Dear Parents, Students, and Friends,
As the spread of the coronavirus increases, this letter (Click here) is intended to outline for you the current precautionary measures being taken in relation to the management of risk posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please note that at the time of writing, there are no reported cases of the coronavirus affecting any member of the Marist College North Shore community.
Where to get information
The information regarding coronavirus is changing daily. The latest information from NSW health can be accessed at: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert.
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has set a page on the public website that will include current operational information. This can also be accessed by parents at: https://sydcatholicschools.nsw.edu.au/coronavirus-updates.
Specific information related to schools and early childhood services in NSW can be accessed at: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-schools-and-early-childhood-centres.
The advice on the NSW Health Questions and Answers is very helpful and I encourage you to have a look at their advice.
Decisions as to school closures
Our Leadership Team is putting a plan in place should NSW Health close the school. If this were the case parents and guardians would be alerted by email and by text message. We will be working to ensure online teaching takes place. Our motto is that the school may be closed but learning continues. We are working with our staff to ensure that they have access to an online learning platform such as google classroom to enable the efficient delivery of lessons. Most are currently using such platforms.
Effective immediately, all students should be taking their personal devices home with them each day in the event that the school is deemed non-operational
outside of school hours.
Please inform the College about details of your sonâs absence via the school absence line on 9957 5000. If a family elects not to attend school, this will be deemed an unexplained absence. For students who may be asked to remain at home, work can be provided and this will be deemed an explained absence.
Thank you for your support during these uncertain times and I pray that all members of the Marist College North Shore community remain healthy.