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COVID 19 - Staff

COVID-19

Servite College has created this page to assist with the distribution of information relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic to our community. The page will be updated with critical information distributed via the Department of Education and Catholic Education Western Australia, and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia – who will continue to respond as a collaborative team to advice from the WA Department of Health.

CEWA COVID UPDATES link

SERVITE COLLEGE UPDATES

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: 2 MAY 2021

On Saturday 1 May 2021, Premier Mark McGowan advised that there had been three new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in Perth. As contact tracers complete their work, the Premier has announced that people in Perth and Peel must wear a face mask when outside the home. Information about current restrictions is available here.

The Department of Health website HealthyWA has been updated with new exposure sites. Anyone who has been at an exposure site is required to go for COVID-19 testing and complete 14 days of self-quarantine, regardless of the result.

While there were no further restrictions to school operations announced today, it is essential that we maintain COVID-safe practices and I ask all in our community to be vigilant in maintaining good hand hygiene and physical distancing.

Mask Wearing

  • Until 12.01am Saturday 8 May, all staff members and students in Years 7 to 12 in the Perth and Peel region will be required to wear masks at all times while at school. This applies to classrooms, all teaching areas and libraries, staffrooms, and while outdoors – playgrounds included. It also includes travelling on public transport to and from school. Masks should also be worn in private vehicles if there is more than one passenger over the age of 12 years from different households.
     
  • Students may be exempt from wearing a mask at school under the following circumstances: 
    • the student has a physical, developmental or mental illness, injury, condition or disability which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable;
    • when communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where visibility of the mouth is essential for communication;
    • when engaged in strenuous or vigorous exercise;
    • when consuming food, drink or medicine, provided that they are seated at the time.
       
  • Parents, caregivers and visitors to schools in the Perth and Peel regions must wear a mask and adhere to COVID-safe guidelines while they are on a school site.

As I have mentioned before, College staff are aware that the uncertainties of this time can cause distress for children and their families. The wellbeing and pastoral care of students and staff in our school is my highest priority and psychology services and support are available for students who may be experiencing challenges. I encourage families to contact Homeroom Teachers and Heads of Community if there are concerns about your child’s wellbeing at school. 

Let us continue to pray for the many less fortunate communities around our world, that they may find fortitude in dealing with the adversities they are facing, and that the support for their communities will be a source of hope and courage. 

Yours sincerely
Jeff Allen
Principal