Thursday 06 May

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Western Australia’s positive week has continued today with zero new local cases of COVID-19 recorded overnight. WA Premier Mark McGowan has given a further update today and indicated the following –  

From 12:01AM this Saturday 8 May restrictions will be eased significantly – based on the most up-to-date health advice. Masks will no longer need to be worn, except in certain circumstances (for example, on public transport) 

It is expected these remaining restrictions to be in place for a further 7 days, up until 12.01am on Saturday 15 May – pending ongoing health advice. 

SENIOR SCHOOL  

Please note that masks are still required for tomorrow (Friday) but will not be required from next week at school (although, based on the Premier’s statement, we would expect that secondary students using public transport would be required to wear masks when catching buses to and from the College). The mandated requirements for students wearing masks for tomorrow are below: 

  • Masks are to be worn inside and outside. 
  • Students may take them off to eat or drink however they must be stationary. 
  • Parents are encouraged to remain offsite where possible, however, if you do need to visit the College, please ensure to wear a mask. 
  • Usual hygiene protocols apply. 

Whilst we know wearing a mask is uncomfortable at times and look forward to the easing of this restriction on Saturday, it is nevertheless a requirement for students to wear a mask for the remainder of this school week.  We thank you for your understanding and encourage you to have this conversation with your child. 

Cross Country 

The College Intra Cross Country Carnival is to be conducted tomorrow, Friday 7 May, at Black Swan Lake Park on Lilydale Drive, Lakelands.  

Students not competing on the day must please provide a note to the PE department and will still be included at the carnival as helpers. 

Students are required to arrive at the College in their sports uniform. Sports uniform consists of correct shirt and shorts, sports shoes (skate shoes and slip-ons are not recommended due to the uneven surface) and College sports socks.  

The program for the day is as follows (all times are approximate): 

  • Year 9s and 10s – Period 1, 2 & 3  
  • Year 11s and 12s – Periods 4 & 5  
  • Year 7s and 8s – Period 6 & 7 

Parents are welcome to attend this event; please remember to wear your mask and to adhere to physical distancing requirements.  

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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