Update from John Cortese – 31 January 2022

Rapid Antigen Tests

All staff and students at the College will receive a kit of five Rapid Antigen Tests. We are strongly recommending that they are used for self-testing twice per week on Sunday and Thursday evenings for the first four weeks of Term 1. You will receive a second kit of tests in Week 3 of Term 1.

For more information on how to use your Rapid Antigen Tests: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19 

Distribution of Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

Students in years 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12 will receive their first test kit on Tuesday, 1 February during a short pastoral group time at the end of the school day. Year 8 students will receive theirs on Wednesday, 2 February. Students who are absent on the days of distribution are to see their relevant Head of House or Community when they return to school for their test kit.

What if your student receives a positive COVID test result?

  1. Students who receive a positive test result, must report this through the Department of Health system (Rapid antigen tests | Coronavirus Victoria) or via the coronavirus hotline at 1800 675 398.
  2. Students/families must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to advise the date of their positive test.
  3. Students who report a positive result must isolate for seven days, from the date of their positive test, and not attend school during that period.

What if your student is a household contact?

Where a student is a household contact of a positive case (that is, they have spent more than four hours with someone who has COVID-19 inside a house, accommodation, or care facility) they must inform the school by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., isolate for seven days and not attend school during that period.

Students must not return to school if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Students who come to school with COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home.

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