Please find below our weekly COVID Update, detailing new COVID-related information as well as a COVID case update for this week.
As a reminder, 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
We have been advised that a supply of Rapid Antigen Tests for students will be delivered to the College in the coming days. Once this supply has been delivered, each sub school will communicate with families how these will be distributed. It is intended that these RATs will assist students to continue to attend school for face-to-face learning, as they will be able to be used by families if children are feeling unwell, or for daily testing if a close contact.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – 3
Pre-Primary – 2
Year 1 – 0
Year 2 – 2
Year 3 – 7
Year 4 – 11
Year 5 – 6
Year 6 – 1
Year 7 – 2
Year 8 – 8
Year 9 – 0
Year 10 – 6
Year 11 – 1
Year 12 – 6
Rob Gratton and Matt Dusci
Principals – Mandurah Baptist College