COVID-19 Resources & Information03/09/2021
Updated 9 September 2021
- Your easy-reference place for links and resources mentioned in our updates:
Click here for Victorian Government information about vaccines. The information is continuously updated.
Click here for Australian Government Department of Health information.
Click here for the Department of Health vaccine eligibility checker with options for multiple languages.
Senior Students Vaccinations
Vaccination blitz will begin on 7 September and continue until 17 September. During the blitz, final year students (VCE, VCAL, Unit 3/4 Year 11 students), their teachers and VCE exam supervisors and assessors will have access to a dedicated appointment booking hotline and priority timeslots to attend their vaccination appointment at a vaccination centre.
Click here for information about how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Booking Hotline: 1800 434 144
General Achievement Test (GAT)
On 1 September it was announced that the GAT has been rescheduled once again to Tuesday 5 October 2021.
This is subject to public health advice and epidemiological conditions. We will continue to work with the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Health on health and safety requirements for the GAT. The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) exam schedule has not been adjusted.
Access to Campus Restricted
A reminder that the College is closed. A small number of vulnerable children and the children of essential workers are accessing supervision at the College.
Parents and carers who require supervision should complete the form, which includes details of eligibility:
COVID-19 Arrangements: Students who need to attend school Form.
Senior Students Exception
From 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September regional schools will re-open for Year 12 students only at Catherine McAuley College. Remote learning will remain for all other year levels. Click here for updates.
Year 11 students studying a Unit 4 subject: Following notification from the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria on 9/9/21, we advise that Year 11 students may attend Unit 4 classes on site, or remotely from home. Please note that Year 11 students are not permitted on site for times other than their Unit 4 classes.
Click here for the Senior Students update relating to on site revision and practice exams.
Support for students and families during this period of uncertainty is crucial. The CMC Student Wellbeing website will connect you to a range of links and support on a variety of topics, including how to book an appointment.
Click here for additional external links, including fact sheets and links to providers of support.
Remember that your child’s Learning Mentor and Year Level Learning Leaders are important contacts for you and your child with regard to their wellbeing. Learning Mentors and the Year Level Learning Leaders can be contacted via email. Link to your child’s teachers through PAM.
Click here to learn about COVID-19, how it spreads, who is at risk, what to do if you think you have it, and what resources and supports are available to you.
Currently, all secondary school students aged 12 or older must always wear a face mask indoors and outdoors, unless a lawful exception applies. https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks
Hygiene and social distancing
To keep yourself, your friends and your family safe, there are four key actions that Victorians are being asked to continue:
- Stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild.
- Practise good hygiene – wash your hands and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
- Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people where you can.
- Wear a face mask when required.
Parent Access Module (PAM)
PAM is your go-to place for school-related student information. There is lots to explore and we recommend bookmarking the log in page in your browser. Click here for more information on PAM.
Our App is a great tool to be able to access everything from one place and receive important notifications. To download the College App click on the link and follow the instructions: