Updates - Term 1 2023
Nazareth College continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19.
All updates will be sent to families/guardians/carers via PAM (emails) and the Simon Everywhere (App).
COVIDSafe measures have changed, but we are still required to continue to implement important practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at our school. The following is the current guidance from Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) that we are required to follow:
We must continue to ensure air purifiers are used, external ventilation is maximised, good personal hygiene is encouraged, and face masks are made available for staff, students and visitors who wish to wear them.
It is recommended that rapid antigen tests (RATs) are used by students and staff if they: − have symptoms of COVID-19 infection, no matter how mild − are a household or close contact of someone who has COVID-19 − are a social contact of someone who has COVID-19.
The Department of Health recommends that all Victorians report their positive RAT result via the online form or by calling 1800 675 398.
We are no longer required to inform our school community of a positive case associated with the school.
We are no longer required to report COVID-19 case numbers to Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS)
RATs are available for all Victorians from council sites. Individuals can obtain two free packs (10 tests) for themselves and two free packs (10 tests) for each of their household members. People with disability and their carers can get up to four free packs (20 tests) in line with existing RAT distribution for people with disability. Further information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-a-covid-19-test
The Nazareth College COVID team email address remains active so please don’t hesitate to contact us on COVID@nazareth.vic.edu.edu.au if you have questions or concerns.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff, families and community is our priority. All actions and recommendations taken by Nazareth College will be under the direction of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) and/or the Victorian Government.
- Guide for what you can do if you test positive for COVID-19
- Get a COVID-19 test – Find information on getting tested for COVID-19 in Victoria
- World Health Organisation Coronavirus Microsite
- Australian Government Department of Health
- Coronavirus Hotline – 1800 675 398
- Beyond Blue – Support Service
The Nazareth College COVID team can be contacted at COVID@nazareth.vic.edu.au
For resources in Simplified or Traditional Chinese please refer to:
Child Safety Officers
Director of Wellbeing
Phone: 9795 8100
Communication and Updates
Updated information and links will be provided to families via direct email and featured in our new College App (SiMON Everywhere). If you do not have the College App you can download it by visiting the following links and logging in with your PAM details.
Please ensure the College has your up-to-date email addresses. You can provide this updated information to the College by emailing Student Service at email@example.com.
If you do not have PAM details or have forgotten your password, please click on the ‘Forgotten Password Link’ and a new password will be emailed to the email on record. Follow the instruction provided in this email to reset your new password. Please ensure you check your Junk email filter before contacting the College.
Recent Updates from the College
- Term 3 Commencement – 12 July 2020
- Update from the Principal – 12 May 2020
- Community Update Video – 7 May 2020
- Community Update Video – 23 April 2020
- Update from the Principal Re: Term 2 Student Learning Arrangements – 7 April 2020
- End of Term Update from the Principal – 25 March 2020
- Message from Archbishop Comensoli – 25 March 2020
- Update from the Principal Re: School Closure – 23 March 2020
- Counseling Updates – 23 March 2020
- Wellbeing Updates – March 2020
- Tips for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety – 17 March 2020
- Offsite Learning – 17 March 2020
- Cancellation of Carnival – 13 March 2020
- Letter from the Principal – 12 March 2020
|Wellbeing||Director of Wellbeing|
|Wellbeing||School Psychologist||Casey Cilia||Casey.Cilia@nazareth.vic.edu.au|
|Pastoral||HOH – Chisholm||Deirdre Hughes||Deirdre.Hughes@nazareth.vic.edu.au|
|Pastoral||HOH – Mannix||Antigone Kappasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pastoral||HOH – Knox||Rodney Diazemail@example.com|
|Pastoral||HOH – McAuley||Marjoleine Dekkerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pastoral||HOH – Mackillop||Victor Bruscoemail@example.com|
|Pastoral||HOH – McCormack||Hayley McMillanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Other Enquiries||Deputy Principal||Justin Duckettemail@example.com|
|Other Enquiries||Deputy Principal||Claire Nailon||Claire.Nailon@nazareth.vic.edu.au|
ICT Help Desk
Impacts to College Events
Please view the Simon calendar to view suspended or cancelled events and activities.
Continuing Learning during School Closure
From Tuesday 24 March through Tuesday 14 April, students will be on holidays.
Students will commence online learning from Wednesday 15 April 2020 (Day 3) per their normal timetable. This will continue for the duration of Term 2.
We will notify all parents, guardians, staff and students as more information becomes available.
Our staff are doing their best to ensure that the learning experience continues to serve all members of our Community.
Teachers will teach their classes as per the school timetable. Students will join their Google Classroom at the regular timetabled period and follow instructions from there. Teachers may have a video conference via Zoom, collaborate on Google Classroom or ask students to work on exercises during that class. Students will be able to upload tasks onto Google Classroom and receive feedback via Google Classroom.
Student Queries for Accessing Remote Learning
Any query by a student about accessing the remote learning portals, please email ICT Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nazareth College Learning Plan for the Community
We have created a document to help navigate online learning for parents, students and staff. This document will be made available shortly.
The Victorian Government has requested that all children who can learn remotely from home do so. If circumstances prevent this from happening due to parents who are deamed to be essential service workers or students who are unable to work online from home, then these students will be accomodated at school to complete their online learning.
We ask parents who are in this situation to contact Justin Duckett via email at email@example.com.
These are difficult times and we would like to make sure that you are coping well with this new structure. Let us know if you are feeling anxious. The Wellbeing team are only an email away.
We thank you for your ongoing support.