Macquarie College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy school environment for all of our community members.  We will continue to publish Updates to this page as they are shared with families and staff, regarding College operations in response to the developing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. 

Wellbeing Resources for Parents and Students

 

27 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 13 – 27 March), featuring:

  • advice for managing change
  • sources of support within MC

25 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 12 – 25 March), featuring:

  • Australian Government Update
  • NNSW Adventist Schools Update

23 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 11 – 23 March), featuring:

  • Pastoral support for families
  • continuity of learning via MC Cloud 
  • school attendance and roll marking
  • advice regarding children and family members who are unwell

20 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 10 – 20 March), featuring:

  • MC Cloud commencement
  • eSafety Commissioner resources
  • NAPLAN cancellation

19 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 9 – 19 March), featuring:

  • financial support arrangements
  • library services
  • advice from NNSW Schools regarding processes in the circumstance of school closures

18 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 8 – 18 March), featuring:

  • MC Cloud learning program
  • change to drop off and pick up process
  • change to volunteers and reading groups

17 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 7 – 17 March), featuring:

  • continuation of daily programs
  • reminder about unwell students, and advice regarding unwell family members
  • MC@Home online learning program
  • financial hardship and fee support
  • suspension of representative sporting programs

16 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 6 – 16 March), featuring:

  • advice from NNSW Schools regarding processes in the circumstance of school closures
  • postponement of on-site and off-site College activities
  • advice on continuity of learning and school attendance
  • letter from NSW Chief Health Officer

16 MARCH 2020

If your child is upset or anxious about the COVID-19 outbreak, the following resources from headspace may be useful in managing any stress they may be experiencing, please click here to view.

12 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 5 – 12 March), featuring:

  • postponement of Years 5-11 camp programs and Brisbane STEM camp excursion
  • advice on proactive personal health measures
  • advice on continuity of learning for students

10 MARCH 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 4 – 10 March), featuring:

  • postponement of international learning tour
  • advice on College camps and events
  • individual student health monitoring and exclusion
  • advice regarding processes in the circumstance of school closure
  • proactive personal health measures upon campus

27 FEBRUARY 2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 3 – 27 February), featuring advice on MC overseas learning tours.

31 JANUARY  2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 2 – 31 January), featuring NSW Department of Education advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer regarding:

  • 14 day isolation for travellers
  • exclusion of staff or children

29 JANUARY  2020

Please click here for the latest MC Information for Parents COVID-19 (Update 1 – 29 January), featuring:

  • Australian Government Department of Health parent information sheet
  • NSW Health parent fact sheet
  • self-quarantining precautions