Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Please find below our weekly COVID Update, detailing new COVID-related information as well as a COVID case update for this week. 
 

The College has continued to see significant numbers of cases this week, reflective of the surge in numbers across the State. The College continues to implement advice and direction from the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Association of Independent Schools. We do understand that this is a complex time for many families, please feel free to reach out to the College if you need advice or assistance. 
 

This term we will be providing a weekly COVID Update sent out to all families K-12. Parents/guardians will also be informed throughout the week if there has been a positive case who has been at school during their infectious period in their class (Primary School) or year (Senior School). 

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for Students 

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for students have been distributed in the Primary and Senior School this week. If you have been unable to collect your child’s RAT allocation this week, it will be available in the following manner next week: 

In the Primary School please contact Deputy Principal, Brendan Waddy on brendanw@mbc.wa.edu.au to organise individual collection outside of these hours.    

In the Senior School students who have been absent are able to collect their RATs from Student Services at the end of any school day. Names are marked off as RATs

are collected. Should a parent/guardian wish to collect RATs for a student, please come to Senior School Reception and these can be collected for you. 

COVID REMINDERS 

As a reminder, please note that if students do isolate during their close contact period, they will be supplied with At Home Learning materials (Primary) or have access to the Hybrid Remote Learning resources (Senior School). 
 

If your child is deemed a close contact, please email covidiso@mbc.wa.edu.au to inform the College so that we are aware. Please indicate in this email if your child will be attending school or will be isolating at home. Should your child test positive, please email covid@mbc.wa.edu.au to inform the College. 
 

For more COVID resources and reminders, please see the COVID-19 Resources page on the College website. 

Masks on Buses 

Please be reminded that students in Senior School (from Year 7) are required to wear a mask on public transport and when using College bus transportation during the day. If parents/guardians could please ensure that students are carrying spare masks in their bags, this will help for those times when students forget to bring a mask to wear on the bus. 

COVID CASE UPDATE 

Since our COVID Case Update at the end of last week, the following new cases have been reported.  
 

Kindergarten – 10 

Pre-Primary – 5 

Year 1 – 5 

Year 2 – 2 

Year 3 – 12 

Year 4 – 1 

Year 5 – 5 

Year 6 – 16 

Year 7 – 9 

Year 8 – 19 

Year 9 – 20 

Year 10 – 12 

Year 11 – 9 

Year 12 – 5 

Kind regards,  

Rob Gratton and Matt Dusci  Principals – Mandurah Baptist College