College Updates

Collection of Data

Currently, all schools are completing the mandated 2021 Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection requirements.

This data is being collected to assist the Australian Government to move towards a fairer, needs-based funding model for non-government schools.

The Department of Education and Training has requested that schools send parents/guardians the following information which will provide additional information about the reason for the collection of this data.

Face masks

It is no longer mandatory for Lavalla Catholic College staff or students to wear a face mask when indoors.

Staff & Students will be required to wear a face mask when travelling to and from school on a bus as well as any College activity that will require transportation.

Staff and students

Face masks are recommended indoors or outdoors where at least 1.5 metres of physical distance cannot be maintained, unless an exemption applies.

From 11.59 pm on Friday 26 February 2021, face masks will only be mandatory in large retail settings, such as indoor shopping centres, supermarkets, department stores, on public transport, in rideshare vehicles and taxis and in sensitive settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities.

In addition, a person who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 must wear a face mask.

Face masks must be carried by staff and secondary students in the event of a changed situation, unless an exemption applies.

Visitors

Visitors including parents, guardians and carers will not be required to wear a face mask when on school sites in indoor or outdoor locations, except when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

 Other School Arrangements
Lavalla Catholic College will continue to implement the following control measures:

  • promoting age-appropriate hygiene practices for all students;
  • reminding all students and staff to wash their hands with soap and water or when this is not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser on arrival at school and regularly throughout the day;
  • reinforcing with students the following hygiene practices:
    • cough and/or sneeze into their elbows or a tissue;
    • place used tissues straight into the bin;
    • avoid touching eyes, noses or mouths
    • not to share food or drink;
    • not to drink from water fountains or bubblers directly;  and
  • continuing school cleaning programs during the school day, including regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

If you require clarification about these arrangements please contact the College.