Coronavirus (COVID19) - Updated 31 Jan 2021

School will commence on Monday, 8 February

All Year 11 and 12 students will start the 2021 school year on Monday, 8 February.

YEAR 11

Year 11 students will start at 8:25am and doors will open at 8:10am.  Students will be directed to find their Mentor Group in the Courtyard.  Teachers will be available to help students unsure of where to go.  Students will receive a copy of their Timetable in Mentor.

Year 11 ATAR students will have an ATAR Preparation Day on Wednesday, 10 February at the College from 8:45am until 12:00 noon.  An email with more information regarding the day will be emailed home on Monday, 8 February to all ATAR parents and students.

YEAR 12

Year 12 students are to arrive by 8:50am and find their Mentor Group following the directions on the pinup boards.

Parents who were invited to the Year 12 awards assembly planned for last week will be emailed regarding the new proposed date.

 

For the safety of students and staff masks are to be worn at school.

Students will need to wear masks in public for the next week, including getting to school, but we will have masks if you arrive without one. 

 

Important Coronavirus Update - Sunday, 31 January 2021

As per the Premier’s Media Statement released this afternoon (link below) Mindarie Senior College will be closed until Friday, 5 February.  

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2021/01/Western-Australia-enters-five-day-lockdown-from-6pm-tonight.aspx

Please see the additional link below from the Department of Education regarding all school arrangements.

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/current-schooling-arrangements

Updates will be posted on our Facebook page which you can access here:- https://www.facebook.com/MindarieSeniorCollege

Make sure to press the ‘Like’ button so you are notified whenever we make a post. 

 

How to minimise the spread of COVID-19

•    Frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol based hand gel
•    Refraining from touching mouth and nose
•    If coughing or sneezing, covering your nose and mouth with a paper tissue or flexed elbow
•    Dispose of the tissue immediately after use and perform hand hygiene
•    Avoiding close contact with anyone if you, or they, have a cold or flu-like symptoms (maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres).

COVID-19 symptoms

People with COVID-19 may experience:
•    fever;
•    flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue; or
•    shortness of breath.

COVID-19 testing

The WA Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, has advised people should not go to be tested for COVID-19 to either COVID Clinics or GPs unless they are currently experiencing symptoms and meet the testing criteria.

To be eligible for testing people must:
•    be currently experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat AND have
•    returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days
•    OR be currently experiencing symptoms, and be a contact of a confirmed case
•    OR be currently experiencing symptoms and believe they have been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

Protect others and stop the spread

We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.  To protect others you must:

    practise good hygiene
    practise social distancing
    follow the limits for public gatherings
    understand how to self-isolate if you need to

For the latest information and health related enquiries please refer to the Department of Health website https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or access their helpline 1800 020 080. 

In times of worry and uncertainty, it is important to keep a positive sense of wellbeing in all aspects of life - physical, mental, social and emotional.  Your child’s wellbeing can be influenced by what’s happening and the actions people take.  In a safe and supportive environment, you can help to maintain your family’s wellbeing.  Please visit the below website for further information.

Support for parents and carers

Parents are advised that, if they need urgent mental health advice and support for themselves or their child, there is a 24 hour crisis support line 1800 048 636.