Education: COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Lasted updated 15 April 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are Carinity schools open for Term Two?

At this stage school is set to return in the week following the Easter break. Unless a government directive is issued to the contrary, Carinity Education proposes to provide both online and face-to-face learning options during Term Two. Our staff will continue to work with our students to ensure that progress continues in all aspects of their development: academic, spiritual, social and emotional during this challenging period.

Will students who elect to learn online cover the same content as students who physically attend school?

Students who elect to remain at home will complete the same work as those who attend school in person. We have both online and paper copies of work for students to complete if they are learning from home. Students who are aged under 13 who take advantage of the stay-at-home option can expect a youth worker to contact them or their parent/advocate at least twice each week. A teacher may also make contact if subject-specific help is requested.

What safety measures is Carinity putting in place to protect students who physically attend class from coronavirus?

For those who choose to attend school, classes may be a little different than normal as we practice social distancing and observe additional hygiene practices. While we welcome students who wish to attend it is important for any student who is unwell to remain at home to prevent the spread of any illness.

Students who choose to attend school will have their temperature checked and recorded either when the bus calls at their home or on arrival at school each day. Any student whose temperature is above 37.5oC will not be allowed to board the school bus (if at their home) and will be sent home. We will arrange medical assistance if required.