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Principal’s Update – School Closure and Remote Learning Continues Friday 14 October


Dear Parents and Carers

Due to the current flooding situation, we are writing to advise you that Catherine McAuley College will remain closed on Friday 14 October. We have been notified that there will be no PTV or Country Bus services operating on Friday.

On Sunday afternoon, a determination by authorities will be made on transit safety across Central Victorian roads. When we are advised of the outcome, families will be informed immediately about arrangements for Monday 17 October.

During this time no one is to be present on either the Coolock Campus or St Mary’s Campus.

Students will continue with remote learning tomorrow:

  • Students should follow their usual timetable. Teachers will send students an email directing work to be completed and post this to the “Notes” section on the class page on SIMON.
  • Where possible and appropriate teachers may run a Google Meet during their lesson and the link will be shared with This won’t be the case for all lessons.
  • Assessment tasks and SACs are postponed to the next appropriate lesson when we resume face-to-face learning. Teachers will communicate this with their class.
  • Students studying external VET classes should not attend, they should stay at home.

All school-associated events, both on and off campus, are cancelled until further notice. More information will be provided in future communications.

We are aware that there are power outages hitting parts of our region, so it is understood that students and staff may not be able to access Google meets or access emails for remote learning.

Sadly, there has been significant damage due to flooding across our community. Please keep those impacted in your prayers and thoughts. We remind school community members of the importance of keeping safe and not travelling through flood waters.

We will continue to work with Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd, Mercy Education Ltd and the emergency services to ensure the safety of our school community members.

I would like to thank the school community for your support during this time.

Yours sincerely

Brian Turner, Principal