Preparing for Term 3

Dear Families of CBC Fremantle

I hope this communication finds you safe, in good health and in an eager frame of mind to hand your beautiful sons back to us on Monday, after enjoying their undivided attention for the past fortnight.

You will have already received information regarding uniform and grooming, as per the Charter of Commitment, and I hope you have had time to discuss your son’s Semester 1 results.  In those conversations, I sincerely hope he has set further goals on his journey of self-improvement.

Parent/Teacher/Student (PTS) Interviews

The PTS interviews will be held this Monday evening in our new building at 223 High Street.  You can have a sneak preview of the building here.  Families can access parking as usual on Ellen Street, on Stirling Street or paid parking next to the new building in Wilson Parking.

COVID-19 Advice

The Eastern States are currently experiencing serious COVID-19 outbreaks.  If you or your family have travelled to, or been in contact with anyone from, any of these hotspots, please be prudent and ensure you have taken every precaution to maintain the safety of other members of our community.

Parents and carers are asked to seek medical advice if they or their child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. Normal processes for advising the school of a child’s absence will apply.  Please see the attached guidelines for Catholic Schools outlining attendance expectations and feel free to contact our Vice Principal, Ms Jenny Knox, on 0499 020 226 or me on 0400 880 861 should you have any concerns.

Our controlled interstate border and the international hard border remain in place. Please ensure you follow the latest guidelines available at the Department of Health website or access the helpline on 1800 020 080 for more information.

As I mentioned in the end of term video, WA could go into rapid lockdown at any time.  You will recall that with our last outbreak, restrictions were introduced with only 60 minutes’ notice.  We will be sending an instructional video to every family about online learning and rest assured our staff are ready for any such scenario and will do their best to prepare your son for that eventuality.

There is plenty of support available for our boys and families in the advent of a lockdown and I strongly encourage you to avail yourself of that service if needed.

Student Crossing on High Street

The new crossing between our campus and 223 High Street is still awaiting some final touches.  Until this happens, we cannot begin crossing guard training.  In the interim, the crossing will be staffed from 8.00am to 8.45am each morning and from 3.15pm to 3.35pm each afternoon.

Boys who arrive by bus can use the crossing when a member of staff is present. In the interest of safety, boys who arrive before 8.00am will need to walk to the traffic light controlled crossing at the junction of Parry Street and High Street. Boys should not cross High Street when it is not being staffed.

We look forward to welcoming the boys back, refreshed and ready to tackle Semester 2.

God bless

Mr Domenic Burgio