Coronavirus Update from John Cortese - 23 March 2020 - Update 2


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I write to you to confirm that our school will follow the recommendation from the Victorian Government and the Chief Medical Officer, that school holidays commence from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

As a result, Monday 23 March will be the final day of classes for Term 1, 2020.

Students have been asked to ensure they take all of their learning devices, schoolbooks and stationery home at the conclusion of classes today. If students haven’t been able to do this today, they are welcome to come in and collect items from their lockers between Tuesday 24 March 2020 and Thursday 26 March 2020.  Parents and carers are not able to come into school grounds and do this for students.

We expect that Term 2 will begin on Tuesday 14 April 2020, which is a student-free day, with students returning as scheduled on Wednesday 15 April 2020. 

Any changes to these dates will be guided by the ongoing advice of the Chief Health Officer, and will be communicated to parents.

DHHS has a number of resources on their website, which explain the virus, detail risk reduction practices and behaviours and answer frequently asked questions. The website address is

You can also find information about Catholic education’s response at

In the meantime, we thank all in our community for your ongoing understanding as we seek to keep our school communities safe. 

Further updates will be provided if there are additional changes. We will continue to give you regular updates during the break as we have more details for you with regard to Term 2 and a possible Remote Learning Program for students.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the school directly.

Yours sincerely

John Cortese