Coronavirus Update from John Cortese - 27 May 2021

Acting Premier James Merlino has announced that Victoria will enter a "circuit-breaker" lockdown for seven days to respond to a growing coronavirus in Victoria.

  • From 11:59pm tonight, all of Victoria will return to stage four lockdown restrictions, meaning there are only four main reasons to leave the home:
    • Food and supplies

    • Vulnerable Children and Children of essential Work personnel

    • Care and caregiving

    • Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person

    • Getting vaccinated

       

  • Exercise and shopping will be limited to within 5 kilometres of the home, unless your nearest shops are further away.
  • Face masks will need to be worn indoors and outdoors and no visitors will be allowed in homes. 

The seven-day lockdown is expected to end at 11:59pm on Thursday.

What does this mean for Notre Dame College Students?

Friday, 28 May 2021 will be a Student Free Day, to allow teachers to plan for Remote Learning to commence from Monday, 31 May 2021. Students have been asked to take home all items required to complete remote learning. 

Google classrooms or Microsoft Teams will be used by teachers to communicate and conduct lessons.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Remote Learning Programme@NDC for Parents and Families.

Camps and Excursions

All camps and excursions scheduled to commence between Friday, 28 May and Thursday, 3 June 2021 have been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

Enrolment Applications

No enrolment applications will be accepted during the lockdown period.

Structured Workplace Learning

Your students scheduled work placement has been postponed. Host employers have been contacted and notified. Contact Ms Picone at NDC if you have any queries.

Notebook Service Centre Support

For parents and students to access technical support from the Notebook Service Centre please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Onsite Supervision

For those students who meet the below criteria, we will be running an onsite supervision program from Friday, 28 May (there will be no lessons for students to complete on Friday; it is a Pupil Free Day) to Thursday, 3 June 2021:

  • Children whose parents are authorised essential workers
  • Vulnerable children
  • Any child with a disability

Any Year 9 student booked into supervision programme will be based at Knight Street.

Masks will be required inside and outside for all students (except those who have an exemption) who attend the programme.

The canteen will not be available to purchase food or drinks.  Students must ensure they bring food and a drink bottle. 

If your child is eligible for the supervision program you MUST book them in for each day.  CLICK HERE to book using booking code WS7VU.

MASKS TO BE MANDATORY

As of 11:59pm on 27 May 2021, all Victorian citizens over the age of 12 years are compelled to wear masks when out of their home. Face masks will also need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

In schools, this means that all school-based staff and secondary school students will be required to wear a face covering.

Wellbeing

We understand that these can be difficult times to navigate for you and your children. Our Wellbeing Support Services Team have put together a collection of resources which might be useful for you.  CLICK HERE to access these resources. Your children are able to contact our Wellbeing Support Service directly by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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