Dear Parents and Caregivers,
The Premier has announced that Greater Brisbane will be entering a 3-day lockdown, from 5pm Monday 29 March until 5pm Thursday 1 April for residents in the local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton, Logan and Redlands.
Our school will therefore be closed for a three-day period from Tuesday 30 March 2021. At present the school will reopen after the Easter School holidays on Monday 19 April 2021.
During this 3-day period, the school will remain open for vulnerable children and children of essential workers. We kindly ask all parents who can keep their children at home to do so. Please note that classes will not take place in their usual format. Students will be provided with supervision while they continue work on assignments and existing classwork. No new learning or direct instruction will be provided. Students will be required to wear school uniform on days they attend.
Exams that were scheduled for this week will be postponed to Week 1 of Term 2. Students still need to meet all assignment due dates this week via electronic submission (email to teacher or via student submission site). The Year 11 Vocational Education assessment day scheduled for Thursday 1 April, will be rescheduled.
During this time all on-site sports (including Cross Country) and extracurricular activities (including the scheduled Musical rehearsal on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st March) will also be postponed.
Students on-site during this period will not be required to wear face masks.
A reduced staff will attend on-site to support vulnerable children and those of essential workers still attending school.
Our Tuckshop will be closed for the remainder of the term.
Buses will operate as per usual schedules.
Schools have been advised that they will not provide online classes during this 3-day lockdown. Over the next three days students can continue work on assignments and existing classwork. As always, students are able to access information via their OneNotes over the next three days and during the holiday period. E.g. in preparation for a postponed exam.
As a reminder, while the school is closed it is important that we all continue to follow state-wide recommended hygiene and physical distancing measures throughout this period and to stay within our homes as much as possible.
If you are unwell or develop any COVID-19 symptoms at all, please get tested
I will continue to provide any further updates as appropriate.
I would also encourage you to continue to refer to general information as provided on the Queensland Health website
. It is important that we all continue to focus on our own wellbeing and mental health and there are some great resources and information tools available on this website.
I thank all parents/carers for your support as we embark on this temporary closure.
I look forward to bringing our whole school community back together again and resuming our normal school operations in Term 2.