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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 (Wednesday 13 May – abridged) 

Dear Families

Following the announcement from the Victorian Premier yesterday, I am delighted to announce the staged return to onsite learning for our students at Carey. In line with the Victorian Government directive, we will welcome students back on campus progressively over the coming weeks.

Specific information regarding year level attendance will be distributed to parents from Heads of School in the coming days. All students will have returned to school by the week commencing Tuesday 9 June.

There will be some important changes in practice for us all to observe in order to ensure the safety of all members of our community. To support the health and wellbeing of all our students and staff, the School will ensure that the following hygiene approaches are encouraged:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used high-touch surfaces at regular intervals throughout the day
  • Reminding students to wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and using hand sanitiser when entering school and at regular intervals throughout the day
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with one’s elbow or a tissue
  • Placing used tissues straight into the bin
  • Avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth
  • Not sharing food or drink
  • Ensuring regular audits of toilet facilities and cleaning supplies
  • Closure of all communal water fountains/bubblers
  • Hand sanitiser readily available throughout the school

If your child is ill or feeling unwell, they must not attend school. You must keep them at home and away from others and seek medical guidance before returning to school. We ask all parents to communicate with their child/ren how important it is to inform your parent/s or guardian or teacher, if you are feeling unwell.

There will be restrictions to access to the School for anyone other than staff and students. Parents should avoid coming on to campus unless absolutely necessary.

In line with the Health Department guideline we will not be running physical Chapels, Assemblies or parent teacher interviews at this stage, and we will advise as soon as decisions are made about the recommencement of the APS sport program.

Carey is committed to supporting the needs of our community and keeping everyone safe. The past couple of months have taught us that the current situation is constantly evolving and circumstances can change very quickly. The School will continue to monitor events and is ready to make any further changes that become necessary.

Our staff have greatly appreciated all the positive feedback that has been provided to them over the last few weeks. My sincere thanks go to all parents and carers for your support and understanding of our changed procedures and arrangements during these challenging times.

Regards,

Jonathan Walter
Principal