Coronavirus Update - John Cortese - 6 September 2021 - 11:30am

Student Wellbeing during Remote Learning

Finding Remote Learning Difficult?

We understand that many students find it difficult to maintain motivation during remote learning. We also acknowledge that some of our learning enrichment students need extra support in breaking down tasks set by the classroom teachers at times. Assistance is available and we strongly encourage any student or family having difficulties to make contact with the relevant Head of House to discuss what supports can be accessed off site.

This could include:

Learning Enrichment

Our Learning Enrichment mentors have continued to support their students online during periods of remote learning. They have access to student’s google classrooms and can interact with students online through email and Teams meetings to offer support and guidance to students with completion of tasks.

Wellbeing Support Team

The Wellbeing Support Service Team has also been supporting students online with confidential check-ins and sessions to assist students to maintain motivation and reduce anxieties. If you would like to access our Wellbeing Support Service, email them at and they will be in contact.

Heads of House and Learning Community Leaders

Heads of House and Learning Community Leaders know their students well. In consultation with class teachers, they can adapt learning programmes to better meet the needs of students who may be finding the demands of remote learning challenging.  

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Onsite Supervision from Wednesday 8 September 2021 to Thursday 16 September 2021

  1. Knight Street Campus; Bishop Joe Grech Centre – Year 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12 students
  2. Emmaus Campus; McAuley Champagnat Program
  3. Emmaus Campus; CR/KE Community – Year 9 students

Student Eligibility for Onsite Supervision

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all Catholic schools in Victoria will provide remote and flexible learning. Onsite Supervision will be provided for students in the following categories:

Category A

Children where both parents and or carers are considered authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:

  • 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.
  • For single parents/carers, the essential worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.

Parents who are authorised workers will be able to register their own students for the supervision program. They will have to provide a copy of their permit(s), these will be checked by the College.  Please email your authorized workers permit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Category B

Children experiencing vulnerability. These children will be registered by College Staff. If you feel that your child is vulnerable please contact their Head of House or Program Director.

Bookings Now Open 

The On-site Supervision Booking for Knight Street and Year 9 Program students is now open and the booking code is WS7VU.

Bookings can be made for Wednesday, 8 September to Thursday,16 September and close at 12:00pm the day prior.

Students who are not registered will be required to be collected from the College.

MCP Staff will contact families directly to arrange for them to attend the supervision program.

Safety Measures

  • Students who are not registered will not be able to stay at the supervision program and will be sent home. Stricter guidelines around eligibility for registration will be enforced.
  • Where possible staff/students will move to outdoor areas to eat.
  • NO sporting activities (indoor, outdoor, contact and non-contact).
  • In addition all guidelines in the ‘Masks, Hand Hygiene and Social Distancing’ and an increased Cleaning Schedule will be followed by staff and students onsite for the Supervision Programs.

The Knight Supervision Program

  • Students and staff will need to report to the Bishop Joe Grech Building on southside for onsite supervision. Students must be seated in the community by 8.50am and must have their lunch and recess with them as there will be no access to the canteen.
  • Students that arrive late must report to the main office to be signed in. Once they have signed in, they will be sent to the Bishop Joe Grech Building.

The Year 9 Supervision Program

  • Year 9 students will need to report to the Crane/Kennedy community for onsite supervision. Students must be seated in the community by 8.50am and must have their lunch with them as the café will not be accessible.
  • Students that arrive late must report to the office and sign in. Once they have signed in, they can be sent to the Crane/Kennedy Community.

The MCP Supervision Program

  • Students will check in at the Office when they arrive.

Students with COVID Symptoms Onsite

It is important that any student (or staff member) who becomes unwell with COVID-19 symptoms while at school returns home and gets tested immediately. No student with COVID-19 symptoms should be dropped off at the College for Supervision.

The symptoms to watch out for are:

  • loss or change in sense of smell or taste
  • fever
  • chills or sweats
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose

Some people may also experience headache, muscle soreness, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

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