Secondary School Social Distancing

You may have read in the media that schools are being asked to put in place measures that will reduce the risk of close contact and social distancing where possible. We want to ensure that the core activities of learning can continue this term so the following activities and events have been adjusted to ensure that unnecessary visitors and large gatherings of students are minimised.

Secondary School Camp Week

School camps for Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 have been postponed. Year 10 Work Experience scheduled for the same week has also been postponed.

Large groups of students

Chapels and Assemblies are cancelled for the remainder of term. Other school events will be modified, such as the Zeal Theatre Artist in Residence, to maintain social distancing.

Co-curricular activities

From Tuesday 17 March 2020, all co-curricular Sport, General and Performing Arts activities will not be occurring for the remainder of Term 1.

Private music tuition lessons

Please be advised that all private music tuition lessons will be proceeding as per usual. These lessons are one-on-one with the private tutor for 30 minutes. Please ensure your child washes their hands before and after the lesson.

Visitors on campus

Parent Volunteers: As of Tuesday 17 March 2020, no parent volunteers will be allowed on site.

Whilst the current situation is not ideal, whilst we are able, the students will be able to attend school and participate in quality classroom learning activities. Please keep an eye on Explain SCAS for frequently asked questions and updates. Be assured that if there is a confirmed case of a student or staff member at St Columba you would be notified immediately as to the staged medical closure procedures.