COVID-19 update - Tuesday 17 May 2022

Dear Families of CBC Fremantle

I hope you are keeping safe and well. Our community continues to go above and beyond to ensure our teaching and learning programmes, co-curricular activities and special events proceed wherever possible; including parents volunteering to help in the front office and canteen, teachers taking on extra classes and duties, and even Mr Burgio with a full day of teaching today!

RAT DISTRIBUTION TODAY

Free RATs for each student, supplied by the WA Government, will be given to boys today to take home.

Please be mindful that while these RATs are safe for use by children, they should only be administered under the supervision of an appropriate adult.

These free RATs will support our students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning and will minimise disruption to their schooling.  You will be able to test your child at home if they are feeling unwell.  You can also use these RATs if your child is a close contact to enable them to test daily and continue to attend school, as long as they receive a negative result, remain asymptomatic, and wear a mask if they are in Year 7 and above.  I attach a letter from WA Health which explains how to use the RATs.

We will start handing out these RATs as follows:

  • Students will be given a box of 20 RATs to take home at the end of the day today.
  • Students have been asked to take the RATs directly home.
  • Any students who are absent or unable to collect their RATs today will be able to collect from the front office upon their return at the end of a school day.

COVID-19 AT CBC

The College has recorded 395 COVID-19 positive cases in our community since the beginning of the Omicron outbreak. Today, there are 112 active cases amongst students and staff. The current case distribution across year groups is: eighteen Year 7 students, thirty-five Year 8 students, eleven Year 9 students, twenty Year 10 students, thirteen Year 11 students and eleven Year 12 students.

Self-Reporting of Positive Cases

Any positive COVID-19 result should be reported on the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Portal, and positive COVID-19 RAT results must also be reported on the WA Health RAT Register, as is required by the WA Government.

Close Contacts

Please inform the College if your son becomes a household close contact by emailing sservices@cbcfremantle.wa.edu.au. Asymptomatic household close contacts who return to school must follow the requirements set out by the WA Government which include wearing masks at all times and daily negative RATs before school each morning for the seven-day isolation period. Refer to healthywa.wa.gov.au for information on close contact definition, testing and isolation requirements.

Thank you for your support and understanding of the circumstances facing the College and all schools in our region at the moment. Let us keep all those adversely impacted by the virus in our thoughts and prayers.

We continue to adapt and refine how we can best serve our students and College community in line with advice from CEWA and WA Health. If you need support, advice or assistance, please be in touch. You can reach me directly on 0499 020 226 or Mr Burgio on 0400 880 861.

Kind regards

Ms Jenny Knox
Vice Principal