UPDATES & ALERTS

College families are requested to access the following communication tools in 'alert' situations such as weather conditions.

COLLEGE APP - Download free from the Apple App Store or Google Play and set your phone to receive notifications

CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP - My RMC Community is a closed group for current parents and staff only. To join this group please answer the membership questions.

COVID-19 Situation | South East Queensland Lockdown

For information from Queensland Health and the Queensland Government, please visit the websites below:

Updates

Current Status

Health Information

Notice 5: Published on 19 August 2021

COVID 19 UPDATE | Easing of restrictions

Restrictions for Southeast Queensland will ease from 4:00pm Friday 20 August 2021. As per Queensland Government and Queensland Health advice, the following directives will remain in place for schools:

  • Staff and secondary school students must continue to wear a mask indoors, including inside classrooms and where social distancing of 1.5 metres cannot occur. It is mandatory to carry a mask at all times.
  • Parents and visitors attending campus must wear a mask if entering an indoor venue. When outdoors, masks must be worn where social distancing of 1.5 metres is not possible. Please always carry a mask with you.
  • We request that parents continue to use the drop and go facility and limit time spent on campus.
  • Events and activities will proceed where social distancing is possible and numbers are within the guidelines specified by Queensland Health. It is important that families monitor the College calendar and other communication platforms to stay updated.
  • Given the cancellation of several rounds of GBC Sport and due to upcoming byes and public holidays, the College has decided not to proceed with the remainder of the GBC competition for term 3. Please note that GBC team photos have also been cancelled for this term.
  • Families are reminded that students who present to school with cold or flu-like symptoms will be sent home. We request that you keep your child or children at home if they are unwell.

Thank you for your ongoing support to keep our community safe.

Notice 4: Published on 9 August

COVID-19 UPDATE | Activities and Events Update

In line with the COVID safe directive from Education Queensland, the College advises that the events and activities listed below have been cancelled until Friday 20 August. After this two-week period, we will advise the community of the status for the remainder of Term 3.

  • Assemblies
  • Excursions
  • Before and after school co-curricular activities
  • Clubs
  • Primary and Secondary GBC sports training and competition
  • Large instrumental music groups *
  • Choirs and performances
  • Dance and Cheer
  • Other large group activities

* Please note that individual and small group instrumental tuition will continue.

For more information on the status of events and activities, please check the College calendar available on Parent Lounge, the website, and the College App.

Notice 3: Published on 2 August 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE | EXTENDED LOCKDOWN INFORMATION

As families are now aware, the SEQ lockdown has been extended until Sunday 8 August at 4:00pm. The following information will provide guidance for families during this time.

Remote Learning:

All students will continue to engage in remote learning for the remainder of this week.

Attendance on campus:

As per the directive from the Queensland Government and Queensland Health, only the students of essential workers can attend campus. Furthermore, where possible, residents of the impacted LGA’s are asked to work from home. The College will comply with this directive and accordingly, a large proportion of College staff will continue to provide remote learning and support services off-campus. Given the reduced number of staff on campus, it is requested that only the students of essential workers are in attendance.

College Events:

All College events have been postponed for the remainder of this week. Information regarding the rescheduling of events and activities will be communicated to families. Please note that GBC sport for Saturday 7 August will not proceed.

Transport:

The College buses will operate tomorrow morning and information regarding the continuity of this service will be advised after the morning run. Students of essential workers requiring this service during the week are asked to contact the College Administration Office.

School bus runs not operated by the College will continue to provide transport.

Looking forward:

The College will continue to provide updates to the community as information becomes available. Please ensure you check the College calendar, App, Parent Lounge Portal and your email correspondence to stay updated.

Notice 2: Published on 1 August 2021

The following important information will assist students in the Primary and Secondary schools to prepare for remote learning on Monday 2 August and Tuesday 3 August.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

  • Students of essential workers who will be in attendance at the College should meet in the Senior Hub area tomorrow morning by 8.30 am.
  • These students should wear their sports uniform and ensure that they have their device, charger, resources, and headphones to allow for their participation in remote learning.
  • The expectation is that all students not in attendance at the College be engaged in remote learning according to their usual timetable, from the start of the day Monday (including Pastoral Care).
  • Students should check emails and online learning platforms for more information.
  • When engaging in remote learning, students are expected to be appropriately attired, ready to complete work, with cameras on, and abide by College expectations in regards to interactions with peers, teachers, and use of devices.
  • Secondary students attending the College are required to wear masks unless a medical exemption applies.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten students: Please go to your normal Seedlings room, as per usual attendance

Primary School students:

  • Students of essential workers, who will be in attendance at the College, should meet in the Primary School Undercover area at 8.30am
  • All students should wear their sports uniform
  • The expectation is that all students not in attendance at the College be engaged in learning. Staff will email parents with details on what this will involve. Please be patient as we prepare the necessary information and communicate requirements for Primary students.

Thank you to all families for your continued support.

Notice 1: Published on 31 July 2021

As per the Queensland Government directive regarding the three-day lockdown, the following information will apply to members of the College community.

  • The College campus will remain open on Monday and Tuesday of next week for staff and children of essential workers only
  • The College will endeavour to implement remote learning for Monday and Tuesday
  • All secondary students, staff and visitors attending campus will be required to wear a mask until further notice
  • All activities, including incursions and excursions, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been postponed

Please ensure that you check the College App regularly for more updates. Information is also communicated via the closed Facebook group - My RMC Community