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 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 27 January) 

Dear Families,

I am delighted to be able to welcome you all back to school for 2021. We are conscious of the variety of experiences people have had over the break. Some will have managed to switch off and reconnect with family and friends, whilst others will have been thwarted in that attempt due to travel restrictions or the demands of work upon you. I am mindful that we are all on our own individual journeys of recovery as we process last year and so the support that we can offer each other as a community will be important for us all this year. 

We continue to be vigilant in maintaining a safe environment for all during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We request that the following guidelines are adhered to until further notice to support our efforts to deliver all of our programs safely:

  • If your child is sick or showing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19, please keep them at home, have them tested and only return to school once you have a negative test result.
  • All parents and visitors will need to sign into the school if they will be onsite for more than 15 minutes.
  • We request that parents continue with the drop-off arrangements established in 2020, with parents staying in cars and dropping off children at the designated areas for each of the Junior Schools.
  • Masks are not required for children and only for adults when it is not possible to physically distance.
  • Parents are invited to attend and watch outdoor sport on Saturdays but encouraged to maintain physical distancing. For the time being, we will not allow spectators at any of the indoor venues. Please sign in with the QR codes at each venue.

Throughout Term 1 density limits apply in all spaces across the school and so we would request parents to limit your visitations to school as much as possible please. We are very conscious of the desire for families to reconnect and to once again be present in your children’s educational journey. Each school section will be providing you with further information about these opportunities as they arise. 

To maintain COVID-safe requirements, we will need to make adjustments to many school events that involve parents and guests from outside the School, as we need to ensure that physical distancing is maintained whenever there are adults beyond the staff onsite. The first of these is the Commencement Service which will take place on Thursday 11 February at 7.00pm on Sandell Oval. To accommodate our parents, we have made this an outdoor event. It will be a wonderful opportunity to mark the commencement of the 2021 year together and I look forward to welcoming many parents to this special event on our school calendar. 

Best wishes

Jonathan Walter
Principal

*Updated Monday 5 October