Monday 28 June

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

In an update from the Premier, Mark McGowan it was announced that as of 11.00am this morning, one new local case of COVID-19 has been recorded in WA. The Perth and Peel region will remain in Phase One restrictions for at least the next two days. At this stage, schools will remain open, and learning will continue.  

Masks are mandatory indoors, on public transport and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible and will therefore be required to be worn by all high school students, parents/guardians, visitors to the College and staff.   

We strongly encourage you to download the SafeWA app if you have not already done so as we will be asking parents and visitors to sign in if coming onto school grounds. A sign in register will be available for those who do not have access to a device.   

The College has a fantastic team of cleaners who will continue to rigorously clean the College each day. In line with hygiene requirements, please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to school each day.    

The College Uniform Shop will be open as usual, however we encourage families to only visit the Uniform Shop if necessary. Only two families will be permitted into the shop at any given time.   

PRIMARY SCHOOL 

  • Primary School parents/guardians are allowed on site to drop-off and pick-up children; however, they are unable to enter classrooms.  
  • If parents/guardians do need to visit the Primary School office, please note that there is a maximum occupancy of four people allowed inside at any given time. 
  • Parent help is cancelled all of this week. 
  • Visiting therapists and other visiting professionals are also not allowed to come onsite this week. 
  • NAIDOC Day activities will proceed tomorrow, however without any parent helpers or visitors.  

SENIOR SCHOOL 

Masks: 

The mandated requirements for students wearing masks are below:  

  • Masks are to be worn indoors.  
  • Masks are to be worn outdoors where students walk in groups and where there is not a physical distance of 1.5 metres between each person.  
  • Masks may be removed when students are outdoors and physically distanced from others by 1.5 metres. In this case students must carry their mask with them.  
  • Whilst we know wearing a mask is uncomfortable at times, it is nevertheless a requirement.  We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to have this conversation with your child.  

Physical Education Uniform: 

On days that Secondary students have Physical Education they may wear their sports uniform to school for the day during this week.   

Parent Teacher Interviews:

At this stage, our Year 8-10 Parent Teacher Interviews will still go ahead on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Should restrictions be extended, we will update families as to alternate arrangements. 

Assembly – Postponed 

Wednesday’s planned Celebration Assembly has been tentatively postponed to Thursday morning at the same time – 9.00am in the Lakes Theatre. As per our previous correspondence, if planning on attending this event (which parents are most welcome to) please RSVP to admin@mbc.wa.edu.au

Year 10 Immunisations: 

A reminder that Year 10 Immunisations will be held on Thursday 22 July. Students are expected to be in their full sports uniform for the day. 

If your child is unwell we encourage you to keep them at home, as per usual protocols. 

Please remember that all of the updates we have sent you so far are available to read via our News page on our website, accessible by clicking here.

Kind regards, 

Rob Gratton & Tracy Holmes 

Principals – Mandurah Baptist College 

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