COVID-19 Information Hub
The situation in relation to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing quickly and each day presents a new challenge. This information hub is a place where Carey families and our broader community can be kept up-to-date with Carey’s response to the evolving situation.
To find out more information about the COVID-19 disease and the latest updates from the Victorian Government, visit the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus information page. Please also refer to Section 200 of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) for the government's Stay Safe Directions in Victoria, which includes details specific to COVID-19 and mask-wearing guidelines.
Please explore the following pages for more information:
- For updates about the cancellation and postponement of Carey events and co-curricular activities, see Events and co-curricular
- To see answers to helpful and commonly asked questions, see FAQs
- For contact details of key Carey staff and for student mental health advice, see Support
- For links to more information and resources you might find helpful in navigating the current situation, see Useful resources
Latest update (1 September)
Following the announcement from the Premier and Chief Health Officer today I can confirm that we will not be able to return to onsite learning this term.
The Government is currently working on their plan for Term 4 which will determine at what point our different year groups will be able to return to face-to-face delivery onsite. We are also developing our own set of plans to support our return to the school once we have permission to do so and are very conscious of the need to prioritise the reconnection of our student body to support their wellbeing.
We share in your disappointment in relation to the impact of this pandemic on our children’s education and are currently in the process of developing our school-wide response to acknowledging the impact of this COVID pandemic on the social and emotional growth of our children.
Clearly, we are not going to be able to return to school until we as a community reach the vaccination targets. I will be writing to all students in Years 11 and 12 in the next couple of days, following a release of further information from the Government outlining arrangements to support vaccinations for these students.
General Achievement Test (GAT)
We have been advised this afternoon that VCAA have rescheduled the GAT to Tuesday 5 October which is the first Tuesday of Term 4. We expect that it will commence at 10.00am as previously advertised.
We are yet to receive information regarding how the performance and oral exams which have been scheduled for this day will be managed.
Normal classes will now run online for Year 12 students on Thursday 9 September.
Year 12 Practice Examinations will take place from Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October. At this stage we are still planning for these exams to be held at school. If the exams cannot be held at school they will be conducted online using Canvas (as we did with success last year).
Whether the exams are held at school or online, we will follow the exam timetable which is already available in CareyLink. Confirmation of arrangements will be provided closer to the date.
I am feeling deeply for you all as you manage these trying times at home and we continue to monitor the impact on our community. You may be interested in the following event which we have been provided free access to:
Facebook Live Event Thursday 2 September 7.00-8.00PM
Join Dr Arne Rubinstein with special guest Maggie Dent to discover how you can support your children to be motivated, happy and communicative during lockdown compared with angry, shut down and depressed.
I will come back to you as soon as I can with further insights into our plans for Term 4.
With best wishes,