College Updates

Term 4, 2020 Arrangements
On Sunday 27 September 2020, the Victorian Government announced that metropolitan Melbourne would take the Second Step in its roadmap for reopening from 11:59 pm on 27 September 2020.
There are no changes to the Term 4, 2020 schooling arrangements for students at Lavalla Catholic College, with the exception of requirements relating to face masks.
Parents, guardians and carers are reminded that from Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October 2020, all students in Year 7 to 12 that attend Lavalla Catholic College will continue with Remote Schooling (with current exemptions remaining in place).
VCE and VCAL students can only attend on-site for essential assessments during this week, including the GAT on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

From Monday 12 October 2020, all students at Lavalla Catholic College will return to face to face classroom learning and will be expected to attend school as normal.
A critical aspect of the return to on-site learning will be a strict enforcement of the community requirements to maintain physical distancing especially at the start and finish of the school day. The following measures continue until further notice for parents, guardians and carers:practise physical distancing and avoid long periods of time in close contact with other adults use the telephone or email to contact staff rather than visiting the school do not enter the school grounds except when essential and the time on-site should be minimised adhere to the school’s pick and drop off requirements for students.

Face Masks
The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, announced on 27 September 2020 that Victorians are required to wear a fitted face mask, covering the nose and mouth. Concessions previously made by the Victorian Government, including the wearing of a scarf, bandana or a face shield, no longer apply.
From Monday 5 October 2020, all students attending Lavalla Catholic College are required to wear a face mask, including on the way to and from school and on school buses, unless an exemption applies.

Parents, guardians and carers are required to supply their child(ren) with a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Appropriate face masks include single use face masks (commonly called surgical masks) and cloth face coverings made from three layers of a mix of breathable fabrics.

Personalised face masks are permitted to be worn by students, including patterned or printed material. However, if a personalised face mask is deemed to be offensive, the student will be asked to remove, and possibly dispose, the face mask. In these circumstances, a plain disposable face mask will be provided by the school to the student.

In addition, single use face masks will only be provided by the school in other circumstances where a student has forgotten to bring in a face mask, or their face mask becomes soiled or dirty and the student does not have a spare face mask.

Parents, guardians and carers will also be required to wear a face mask when attending the school, including when dropping off or picking up your child(ren) or if you are required to collect an unwell child(ren) from school, unless an exemption applies.

If you require clarification in relation to Term 4 arrangements, updated face mask requirements or additional support, please contact the College.