Dear St Michael’s College Community,
I remind all families of the communication emailed earlier this week from our Deputy Principals relating to COVID-19. As outlined in the letter, the current lockdown in Victoria reminds us of ever-changing COVID-19 conditions and the importance for us all at St Michael’s College to remain alert and aware of the plans should a short or long term school closure be required. The communication also contained key information on the St Michael’s College Education Continuity Plan and was provided for your quick access, should the need arise.
- The school closure process should the need arise and the need for a family plan
- Online Teaching and Learning
- Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers
‘Lasallian Outlook’ recently highlighted the wonderful ongoing work of Yourtown, including the shining service achievement that is Kids Helpline (KHL), 30 years old this year. As outlined in the article, “Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential counselling service for children and young people, and is the sole one, Australia-wide. KHL professionally trains counsellors who are available 24/7 via phone, Web Chat and email. Children and young people can contact the service about anything and for any reason. KHL answers many thousands of contacts every year and on a range of issues important to young people today”. I recommend this service to young people and their families, with resources and the range of contact modes available through the Kids Helpline Website.
Unfortunately, there are times when families within the St Michael’s College community will be faced with particularly difficult times. As a Catholic, Lasallian community, we are committed to supporting families who are experiencing situations of illness, death or general grief. Sr Nithya, in her role of Pastoral Support Worker, is a significant point of contact between the school and the home in such cases and we would encourage you to contact her should the need arise. If you would like to make contact with Sr Nithya, please feel free to call the front office, or email her at SrNithya@smc.sa.edu.au.