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Covid Update 1 August 2021

 
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​​​Dear Parents/Carers

You may be aware of the positive cases of COVID-19 in Brisbane. Local schools within the following areas will be closed from Monday 2 August,2021.

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Gold Coast
  • City of Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • Redland City
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Following advice from Queensland Health, Benowa State High school, will also be closed on Monday 2 August, 2021 and Tuesday 3 August 2021.

Key dates

  • Our school will be closed to the majority of students and all parents on Monday 2 August, 2021 and Tuesday 3 August, 2021. 
  • Broadwater Athletics has been postponed, new dates announced shortly.
  • Sports Cluster Day scheduled for Wednesday 4 August, 2021 has been rescheduled for Wednesday 18 August.

Children of essential workers will still be allowed on-site and will be supervised for their online learning at school. Please consult the Queensland Health Website for the definition of ‘Essential Worker’.

Staff and all students are required to wear a facemask on the school site. Please ensure that your student, if you are an essential worker, arrives at the school gate wearing their facemask. Staff will be at school entrances to ensure that students who have a medical reason for not wearing a mask can be identified.

Parents and carers should not enter the school site during this lockdown period. Please contact the school through our administration staff on 5582 7333.

Learning at-home lessons will commence for all students from Tuesday 3 August, 2021. Your student’s subject teachers will contact your student directly via email outlining planned lesson content and curriculum information specific to your student’s subjects. A number of online platforms are available for teachers to use in online instruction. Your student’s House Group teacher will be your main point of contact during this home learning period.

All assessments scheduled during the lockdown period will be postponed. During this time, all on-site sports and extracurricular activities will be postponed.

It is important we continue to follow Queensland COVID-19 safe practices including good hygiene, physical distancing measures and any face mask requirements.

If you, or a member of your family, are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19,please consult your GP. Further advice, such as information on local COVID-19 testing centres, is available from the Qld Health COVID-19 website.

I will continue to provide further updates via email, as well as posting on our social media pages. For assistance in languages other than English, please refer to the National Translating and Interpreting Service, and the Translated Australian COVID-19 information and resources.

I thank all parents/carers for your support and cooperation, and I look forward to welcoming you all back to our school community as soon as we are safely able to do so.

Take care,

Mark Rickard, Executive Principal​

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Last reviewed 02 August 2021
Last updated 02 August 2021