As at 19.10.20 there are no known cases of Covid-19 within the St John’s College community.

COVID19 Update

Thank you to all the parents I have spoken to in the first week back about what a great job our teachers did in supporting remote learning.  It was a marathon effort!  Foundation to Year 7 and VCE students have now all experienced their first full week back at school in two terms!  What a wonderful happy week we have all enjoyed.  I have spoken to many parents this week and know you are all feeling very lonely at home (so many of you have told me it is far too quiet at home).

  • Students in Years 8 to 10 will return from Monday 26 October; these students will continue with remote learning until Thursday 22nd of October (Friday is a public holiday).
  • From Monday 12 Oct; Prep to Year 7, VCE students and all staff will be working and learning onsite.  Only one week to go until we are all together again!
  • Buses have resumed.
  • Before and after school care have resumed.
  • Stay tuned for information on the CANTEEN.

FACE TO FACE LEARNING P-Y6 and VCE

  • Work will be available on SEQTA to support the transition back to school.
  • TEAMS classes have ceased (teachers are not able to monitor TEAMS as well as teach).
  • Students working remotely who need assistance are required to direct messages to their teachers in SEQTA.
  • All students on site as well as remotely must follow their timetable.
  • Students on site must wear full school uniform (PE uniform during PE class only).

 

REMOTE LEARNING Year 8 to 10

  • Students need to follow the timetable and log into TEAMS for Pastoral Care as well as the beginning of all classes.
  • Work will be available in SEQTA.

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ON SITE

  • Senior School students arrive 8.15-8.30 and leave 3.15-3.30
  • Junior School students arrive 8.30-8.45 and leave 3.00-3.15
  • Students on the buses are not following staggered arrival and departure times
  • Everyone must practise social distancing and good hygiene
  • Temperature taking is no longer required (as per DET Directive)
  • Hand sanitising upon arrival each day
  • Mask wearing (staff and Senior School students)
  • Live streamed assemblies and other events (no large gatherings)
  • Parents/guardians will remain outside the gate
  • Anyone who is unwell, even with mildest of symptoms, must stay home and is encouraged to be tested.

The government requires that designated officers monitor school entry and exit points to ensure there is no congregating; if you are dropping off or picking up your children please wear a mask, maintain social distancing and transition as quickly as possible (do not congregate in groups to socialise).  Worksafe officers will be undertaking random checks, so we do ask for your cooperation and support in this regard.  The College can be fined for breaking government regulations.

Please understand that this is not school choice but a government directive.  Businesses (including schools) can be fined for breaches in regulations.  There are also Worksafe obligations to uphold.

Thank you for respecting our staff who are responsible for enforcing this regulation.

As at 12.10.20 there are no known cases of Covid-19 within the St John’s College community.

The Victorian Government has announced that:
• Year 7 students will resume face-to-face learning from Monday 12 October.
• Students in Years 8 to 10 will return from Monday 26 October; these students will continue
with remote learning until Friday 23 October.
• This means from Monday 12 Oct; Prep to Year 7, VCE students and all staff will be working
and learning onsite.

FACE TO FACE LEARNING RESUMING P-Y6 and VCE – Monday 12th Oct
• During this week work will be available on SEQTA to support the transition back to school.
• TEAMS classes will cease (teachers are not able to monitor TEAMS as well as teach).
• Students working remotely who need assistance are required to direct messages to their
teachers in SEQTA.
• Buses, EXTEND After School Care and Breakfast Club will resume this week.
• All students on site and remotely must follow their timetable.
• Students on site must wear full school uniform (PE uniform during PE class only).

REMOTE LEARNING
• Year 8 to 10 students will continue with remote learning.
• Students need to follow the timetable and log into TEAMS for Pastoral Care as well as the
beginning of all classes.
• Work will be available in SEQTA.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ON SITE
• Senior School students arrive 8.15-8.30 and leave 3.15-3.30
• Junior School students arrive 8.30-8.45 and leave 3.00-3.15
• Students on the buses are not following staggered arrival and departure times
• Everyone must practise social distancing and good hygiene
• Temperature taking is no longer required (as per DET Directive)
• Hand sanitising upon arrival each day
• Mask wearing (staff and Senior School students)
• Live streamed assemblies and other events (no large gatherings)
• Parents/guardians will remain outside the gate
• Anyone who is unwell, even with mildest of symptoms, must stay home and is encouraged
to be tested.

UPDATE – The government requires that designated officers monitor school entry and
exit points to ensure there is no congregating; if you are dropping off or picking up your children
please wear a mask, maintain social distancing and transition as quickly as possible (do not
congregate in groups to socialise). Worksafe officers will be undertaking random checks, so we do
ask for your cooperation and support in this regard.

As at 05.10.20 there are no known cases of Covid-19 within the St John’s College community.

Week 1 Term 4 (Tuesday 6th Oct) – VCE students and teachers will be onsite. The GAT is on Wed 7th of Oct – refer to correspondence from Mrs Sarigianoglou.

UPDATED Week 2 Term 4 (Monday 12th Oct) – Prep to Year 6 and VCE students and teachers will be onsite. All of the Junior School students will return to face to face classes from Week 2 of Term 4.
Year 7 to 10 students will continue with remote learning for at least the first two weeks of Term 4. The timing of a return to onsite learning will depend upon Victorian Government advice. Students of permitted workers and vulnerable children ARE permitted to attend school. Please contact Mr John Savopoulos or Mrs Effie Evangelakos to register your child as attending school (permitted workers need a letter from your employer/vulnerable children please have a discussion with Mr Savoploulos or Mrs Evangelakos and they will assist you.
• There is no bus service, after hours care or Breakfast Club for the first week of the term.
• Buses, EXTEND BSC and Breakfast Club will resume Week 2 – Monday 12th October.

PROTOCOLS FOR YEAR 11 AND 12 WEEK 1 TERM 4
• Year 11 classes proceed as normal on site (as per the usual timetable)
• Year 12 classes:

  • Students who are completing an unscored VCE who have completed all SACS and
    coursework do not need to attend school in Term 4 and/or may cease attending
    school once all coursework and SACS are complete.
  • Students who are sitting exams are expected to attend school and follow the
    timetable for course revision/exam preparation.
  • Teachers will communicate expectations to each class group.

• Y11 and 12 students may study from home outside scheduled classes – they will need to
sign in and out (a parent permission form needs to be signed and returned to school).
• Students who are at school during recess and lunch must take the breaks in the Senior
School Agora or Library as there will be limited supervision.
• Student must wear full school uniform (PE uniform during PE class only).
Safety Precautions:
• Senior School students arrive 8.15-8.30 and leave 3.15-3.30
• Junior School students arrive 8.30-8.45 and leave 3.00-3.15
• Social distancing and good hygiene practices
• Temperature taking and hand sanitising upon arrival each day
• Mask wearing (staff and Senior School students)
• Live streamed assemblies and other events (no large gatherings)
• Parents will remain outside the gate
• Anyone who is unwell, even with mildest of symptoms, must stay home and is encouraged
to be tested.

UPDATE – the government requires that designated officers monitor school entry and exit points to
ensure there is no congregating so please ensure if you are dropping off or picking up your
children you wear a mask, maintain social distancing and transition as quickly as possible (do not
congregate in groups to socialise). Worksafe officers will be undertaking random checks, so we do
ask for your cooperation and support in this regard.

As at 19.08.20 there are no known cases of Covid-19 within the St John’s College community.

State of Disaster 5.8.20 to 13.9.20

Home is the safest place for all of us during this health emergency.  Permitted workers who need supervision for their child during the school day must provide a letter from their employer with the days/times they are required to work.   The list of workers (provided by the Victorian State Government) may change at short notice. Please note: if you have a family member who can provide supervision at home for school age children and they can learn remotely this is the default arrangement.  The intention of the Stage 4 restrictions is to minimise all movement within the Melbourne Metro area and stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  Everyone on site at school during the pandemic is at increased risk of contracting the disease.

Permitted Workers

RETAIL

  • Supermarkets and grocery shops
  • Bottle shops
  • Convenience stores and newsagents
  • Cafes, restaurants (take away and delivery only)
  • Petrol stations
  • Banks
  • Pharmacies
  • Post offices
  • Hardware, building and garden supplies for trade
  • Bunnings (Click and collect only)
  • Locksmiths
  • Electricity, gas, water providers
  • Vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Stationery services (business use only)
  • Disability and health equipment
  • Maternity supplies

SHOPPING CENTRES

  • Open but only with access to some stores

CONSTRUCTION

  • Repairs to homes are allowed if for emergency or safety
  • Construction of critical infrastructure

MEDICAL

    • Community based services with a referral from a registered medical practitioner

 

All teachers will be working remotely from their homes to ensure that they are safe (this is the College’s OHS obligation to staff).  Supervision will be provided at school; this will be by a learning support officer with the oversight of a member of the leadership team (VIT Registered).  The students will require a laptop/device and will be working online accessing the SEQTA learning program/within TEAMS (the same as the students working at home).  We need to minimise the number of all people on site in line with the State of Disaster Stage 4 Restrictions.

Note: vulnerable children are those in protective care and or known to be at risk in the home by DHHS.  If this applies to your children contact the principal as a matter of urgency.

 

Flexible and Remote Learning Guidelines – Stage 4 Restrictions

  • Teachers will be working/teaching remotely from their homes.
  • All education programs are online.
  • All students are working remotely from home (the only exceptions are in line with DET guidance re children of permitted workers/vulnerable children).
  • For Year 5 to Year 12 students the College is offering a synchronous learning approach which means students should follow their timetable and log on to their classes via TEAMS.
  • For Foundation to Year 2 student the learning approach is asynchronous to meet the developmental needs of the children.
  • All class work is available via SEQTA.
  • Classes will connect via MSO TEAMS.
  • Instrumental music lessons will proceed online.

 

St John’s College Staff Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILTY PERSON
Overall arrangements Mrs Anna J. Urban
College Principal
Online learning support and remote learning coordination Mrs Jac Manison
Head of Digital Practice
Risk Matrix and OHS Response Mr Derek Sherwood
Director of Operations
Senior School Student Pastoral Care Mr John Savopoulos
Director of Students Senior School
Junior School Student Pastoral Care Mrs Effie Evangelakos
Head of Junior School
General Student Pastoral Care Class Teachers JS
PC Teachers SS
Staff Pastoral Care Father Leo
College Chaplain
Students with additional learning needs Mrs Hari Vlahos
Learning Enhancement Coordinator
Students for whom English is as an additional language Mrs Konstantina Dimitriadis & Mrs Abby Wells
EAL Teachers

 

 


COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AT ST JOHN’S COLLEGE

Do not attend work/school if you are unwell – seek testing and self-isolate.

Our priority is your safety so we will further tighten our risk management practices in Term 3 including:

  • temperature checking for staff and students at the beginning of each day
  • everyone must regularly hand sanitise or wash their hands
  • everyone must practice social distancing
  • face-masks are compulsory for students over 12 years of age and all staff.

COVID-19 Info - 1

 

Symptoms

We remind everyone to be aware that others may be carrying the virus and to practise physical distancing. If you or anyone in your family is feeling unwell – stay at home. If you (your child or any member of your family) have the following symptoms, please get tested and let us know the outcome as soon as the result arrives. Symptoms include; fever, chills or sweats, a cough, a sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, or loss of sense of smell or taste. For more information about where to get tested visit the getting tested for coronavirus web page:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19#what-are-the-symptoms-of-coronavirus-covid-19