COVID-19 Information Hub

This information hub provides the Helena College community with the latest information about the College’s management and response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

From Monday, 18 May it is compulsory for all students to attend school. There are exemptions for medically vulnerable young people, or those living with vulnerable people. Please contact your medical professional for advice.

Students or staff who are unwell should stay at home.

Whole school assemblies, camps and interschool activities are still not permitted.

Restrictions on parents and carers as well as non-essential visitors entering either campus remain in place:

Parents – Use the designated areas to drop off and pick up and remain in your vehicle.

Visitors – Those who need to come on campus must observe physical distancing guidelines and use the hand sanitiser provided.

For Year 12 students, the 2020 ATAR course written exams will go ahead as scheduled from Monday, 2 November and will take the same form as previous years.

For Year 11-12s, incursions and excursions can now take place if they are needed to complete assessments and course requirements.

Cleaning and Hygiene

Strict environmental cleaning throughout the school day, including high-touch surfaces and playground equipment will continue, as will reinforced hygiene measures.

  • Student desks are sanitised three times a day (at recess, lunchtime and after school)
  • Toilets and change rooms are sanitised twice per day (before recess and lunchtime)
  • All high contact items are sanitised twice per day – these may include door handles, switches, remotes, counters, handrails, drink troughs and fountains and computer equipment used in computer labs.
  • At the end of each working day, all of the above items are cleaned and sanitised.

Hygiene practices: Students and staff are expected to maintain vigilance around handwashing, use of hand sanitiser and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the crook of their arm. 

Students must bring their own water bottles to school. At the Darlington Campus, the drink fountains are not available for refilling water bottles however students at the Glen Forrest Campus are able to refill their water bottles.

Email the College’s COVID-19 email if you have individual questions.

School Services

Canteens at both campuses are open, offering a modified service.

Bus services are operating, including the inter-campus bus.

The Uniform Shop is open for appointments and collection of online orders only.

  • Appointments only Tue: 8am-11am and Thu: 12pm-4pm
  • Collections only Tue: 8am-10am and Thu: 2pm-4pm

Go to the Uniforms page to book an appointment or to place an online order.

School Closure

If there was to be a confirmed COVID-19 case at the College, the decision to close the school is based on the expert advice from the WA Health Department’s Chief Health Officer.

The Chief Health Officer will, if there has been a positive COVID-19 test result in any school, close the school temporarily while assessment and tracing of exposure is conducted. A thorough school clean will then be carried out to make the school safe for the return of students and staff.

In this situation, all families will be immediately contacted by the College and provided with the relevant information.

Further Information

Click on the name of the organisation to access helpful information sheets on supporting children and young people through the time of COVID-19.

 

 

 

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