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College Management of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If Parents/Guardians need to contact us - please do so through the channels below.

To contact us:

Call 03 9749 1522 or

Email us at

werribeereception@heathdale.vic.edu.au

meltonreception@heathdale.vic.edu.au

Coronavirus (COVID-19) query? Email questions@heathdale.vic.edu.au

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As a College community we are actively following advice from four key sources: Federal and State governments; the relevant Federal and State Health Departments; Independent Schools Victoria (peak association for independent schools); and the Department of Education.

Not all of the measures the College has undertaken have been informed by this approach. For instance, there has been no directive for schools to provide financial assistance to families, but the College thought it important to support our community in this way.

The College would particularly like to acknowledge ISV for its support during this time. Much of the information delivered by Federal and State governments has been contradictory and required clarification. ISV has directly liaised with both governments to provide accurate interpretations for its member schools.

A range of documentation has been supplied to schools relevant to particular areas. Below are some of the department and association websites that give an overview of the current recommendations.

Term 4 commences Monday 5th October

Kindergarten students will have a student free day on Monday 5th October. Kindergarten students return to normal Kinder programs (Koala, Wallabies, Possums & Echidnas) from Tuesday 6th October.

All Students will begin Term 4 in remote learning on Monday 5th October.

All Primary Students, and Year 7, 11 & 12 will return to campus on Monday 12th October. Parents are advised to refer to information provided from the College on student free days and further information.

Year 8-10 will continue remote learning from Monday 5th October. At this stage, these students are due to return to campus on Monday 26th October. Parents are advised to refer to information provided from the College on student free days and further information.

Permitted workers program is continuing in Term 4. Please refer to accessing care onsite.

We will continue to monitor any announcements made by the State and Federal governments and convey College decisions to our community in due course.

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Campus Recommencement Information Term 4 2020

Please find below the campus recommencement information for our College.

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2020 VCE - Applying for COVID-19 Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the State Government and VCAA have implemented special considerations for VCE students relating to ATAR. While Heathdale staff will walk all students and families through the process, you can watch the live event below where our VCE team detailed these changes and the process moving forward.


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What You Can Do

We are continuing to enforce good hygiene practices. We ask that you also have these conversations with your child(ren). These include:

- Practicing good handwashing hygiene (especially before eating and after visiting the toilet). Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Dry your hands with paper towel or a warm hand dryer.

- Discouraging children from touching their face/mouth.

- When blowing a nose, put the used tissue in the bin and wash hands immediately after.

- If coughing or sneezing, cover it well with a tissue (throw the used tissue in the bin), or cough or sneeze into your arm or clothing and wash your hands thoroughly after.

- If your child is unwell, such as a temperature, cough, runny nose or headache, please keep your child at home until they feel better. If there has potentially been exposure to the coronavirus, please seek medical assistance by calling your GP, your local Emergency Department, or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

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Helpful Resources

The Australian Government continues to update our Australian community through the below links, and we encourage you to take note of these.

Victoria & Rest of World Current Status Updates
www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert#why-is- there-an-alert

Public Information
http://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-public-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Country & Region Advice/Alert level
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations

When & How to Wear a Mask
https://www.who.int/emergencie...

Thanks to Wyndham Community & Education Centre who put together some videos about how to properly wear a mask in languages relevant to our community.

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Burmese

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