Coronavirus Update from John Cortese - 15 July 2021

NDC Production

It is with enormous regret that due to the State Government's 5-day lockdown restrictions coming into force at 11:59pm this evening that we have had to cancel Notre Dame College's production of 'Little Shop of Horrors'.  This includes tonight's performance.
We apologise for any inconvenience, as unfortunately this decision was beyond our control.
Thank you to all those who have supported the production, particularly to the incredibly talented students who had put in so much commitment, practice and rehearsals. And to all the teachers, families and members of the public who have supported our production.
For ticket refunds please contact Riverlinks during Box Office Hours.

COVID-19 Update

Premier Dan Andrews has announced that Victoria will enter into a five day lockdown 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 five-day lockdown is expected to end at 11:59pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021.

What does this mean for Notre Dame College Students?

Friday, 16 July 2021 will be:

  • Year 7 to 10 students will have a Student Free Day, to allow teachers to plan for Remote Learning to commence from Monday, 19 July 2021.
  • Year 11 & 12 students will commence Remote Learning, students are asked to follow their Day 10 timetable. No Pastoral Group attendance questions will be required for this day.
  • MCP students will commence their onsite supervision programme.

Students will return to school onsite on Wednesday, 21 July 2021.

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.

Access to Student Lockers

Students will be able to access lockers to collect materials between 8.30am – midday on Friday, 16 July 2021.  Students only are permitted onsite (parents are not permitted). 

Knight St students can go straight to their lockers and collect ALL contents of their lockers and then leave immediately. 

Year 9 students please report to reception.

If your child can’t attend school to access their lockers, please contact the Office on 5822 8400 to make alternative arrangements.

Camps and Excursions

All camps and excursions scheduled to commence between Friday, 16 July and Tuesday, 20 July 2021 have been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

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, 16 July (there will be no lessons for students to complete on Friday; it is a Pupil Free Day) to Tuesday, 20 July 2021:

  1. Children where both parents and or carers are considered authorised workers as listed who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:
    1. Where there are two parents/carers, both must be essential workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision,
    2. or single parents/ carers, the essential worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
  2. Vulnerable children, including: children in out-of-home care:
    1. children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
    2. children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or another health service)

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.


As of 11:59pm on 14 July 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.


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..