Current Families

Current Families

Important information regarding COVID-19

The aim of the information below is to keep our families updated on the current status of Coronavirus and the approach to manage the situation by PLC Armidale. We will continue to follow the instructions from NSW HEALTH. Management plans have been put into action with each stage thoughtfully considered and what the response will be. This information is updated regularly.

COVID-19 Update for Term 4 2021

As we are still operating under Level 3 restrictions, a reminder of the following;

  • Students should not attend school if unwell or displaying any Covid like symptoms
  • Remote Learning has been replaced by face to face on campus learning
  • Masks or face coverings are required for all staff and students from Year 7 and above. Junior School students may choose to wear a mask if they wish, but this is not a requirement
  • Girls are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser and tissues to school each day
  • Co-curricular music ensembles and sport activities remain on hold
  • Class based music, dance, drama and PE lessons resume
  • The Dining Hall will be available for Boarders only
  • Day students are to bring their own packed morning tea and lunch for Week One. We are planning to resume the lunch order system for day students in Week Two. This will be confirmed in the Lion’s Roar and through the PLC Armidale App
  • Parents are not permitted on campus unless by prior approval and for a specific purpose 
  • Parents must use the designated drop off and pick up zones allocated for both Junior and Senior School and remain in their vehicles at all times
  • Non-essential visitors to the campus are not permitted which will impact key events
  • Details on Term 4 events (including some rescheduled from Term 3) will be sent out in the coming weeks via the Lion’s Roar and through the PLC Armidale App.

COVID-19 Update (9 September 2021)

COVID-19 Update (19 August 2021)

COVID-19 Update (14 August 2021) 

COVID-19 Update (13 August 2021) 

COVID-19 Update (5 August 2021)

NCIRS COVID-19 in schools – the experience in NSW

REMOTE LEARNING

Senior School 

Junior School  

How to Guide - Install Zoom Video Conference

important information from Nesa for students in year 12

COVID-19 (NOVEL CORONAVIRUS) - NESA Advice for Year 11 and 12 students

useful links

Quick Links for Government Support  

COVID-19 from NSW Health

COVID-19 FAQs from NSW Health

Mental Health Institute - When our world shakes: Six ways to respond to COVID-19

The Gospel Coalition - 7 tips when talking to kids about Coronavirus

NBN Co - Education Assistance Package

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety 

Accepting uncertainty

The vicious cycle of anxiety

further information

Students and staff who are unwell with symptoms including (but not limited to) fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath should implement the following:

• Isolate themselves from others at home and use a separate bathroom if available
• Put on a surgical mask and if they don’t have one, practise good sneeze/cough hygiene 
• Practise good hand hygiene  
• Call a doctor or hospital and tell them the recent travel or close contact history 
• If they have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing call 000, ask for an ambulance and notify the officers of the recent travel or close contact history  

If unwell, staff and students should be excluded from attending the school  until they are assessed by their primary care provider.  

How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Practising good sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. You should:

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
• Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
• If unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people) 

While coronavirus is of concern, it is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory illness – not coronavirus. For the latest advice, information and resources visit NSW Health or call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available here. If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.  

Important Documents regarding health and Hygiene

Preventing Infectious Disease Protocol
Health Centre Procedure Infection Control
Hand washing Protocol
Proper hand washing! What gets left on your hands when you don't wash properly 
Operation Ouch - What happens if you don't wash your hands (PLEASE NOTE: Video begins at 3.24mins)

Regular updates will be provided to our College community.

Should you have any questions or concerns, a designated email address has been established.