COVID-19 Update - Friday 30 April 2021

On behalf of our school community, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our students, staff and families for supporting the most recent COVID-19 restrictions and ensuring our school remains a safe place for all.

Yesterday evening, Premier Mark McGowan announced a gradual easing of restrictions in the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region. Modified restrictions will remain in place until 12.01am on Saturday 8 May 2021.

The easing of restrictions is very positive news for our school and will mean that many of our planned activities will be able to resume with minimal disruption.  Below is an outline of the arrangements and restrictions as they apply to our school. 

Mask wearing

  • All staff members and students will still be required to wear a mask whilst indoors when at school. Masks will also continue to be worn on public transport. Teachers are not required to wear a mask while teaching. Students are no longer required to wear masks outdoors, unless physical distancing is not possible.
  • Please ensure students have a good supply of clean masks.
  • Students may be exempt from wearing a mask at school under the following circumstances: 
    • the student has a physical, developmental or mental illness, injury, condition or disability which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable;
    • when communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing, where visibility of the mouth is essential for communication;
    • when engaged in strenuous or vigorous exercise;
    • when consuming food, drink or medicine, provided that they are seated at the time.

Parents, caregivers and visitors on school premises

  • Parents, caregivers and visitors to our school must wear a mask and adhere to COVID-safe guidelines while they are indoors. If parents, caregivers and visitors are outdoors on a school site, masks must be worn if physical distancing is not possible.

School activities

  • School activities will proceed next week in line with guidelines from Catholic Education Western Australia and the WA Department of Health.
  • Our Mothers’ Day Liturgies will go ahead as planned, with masks mandatory while inside the gymnasium.
  • Edmund Rice Day will proceed.
  • Spectators are now welcome at outdoor sporting events. If outdoors, spectators are required to wear masks where physical distancing is not possible.

We are blessed that the measures taken have proven so successful and that students in WA are able to engage in their learning with minimal disruption. 

I ask that you keep in your prayers communities around the world who continue to experience extreme hardship and suffering in this time. 

Kind regards

Ms Jenny Knox
Vice Principal