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ADVICE FOR PARENTS
23rd March 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians
Lavalla Catholic College is a school governed by Marist Schools Australia (MSA). After consultation with Dr Frank Malloy, MSA National Director, we have been directed to follow the advice given by Maria Kirkwood, Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Sale, to all schools in this jurisdiction.
Accordingly, I am providing you with the following information from Maria Kirkwood:
I am writing to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of our students, families, and staff remains our highest priority.
To minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), school holidays will commence from Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
If you are an essential services worker (healthcare or emergency services, freight and logistics or retail such as supermarkets, chemists and petrol stations) or you consider your child to be vulnerable or at risk, you can continue to send your child to school until Friday, 27 March 2020.
We are currently preparing for the possibility of remote schooling.
The situation is changing rapidly, and we must do our best to adapt, minimise the spread of the virus, and protect the health of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on any further developments.
During this difficult time, we must all take care to support one another. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who may be unwell, and those who are working to keep our community safe.
If you have any queries please contact me on 5174 7355 or email@example.com
John M Freeman