COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information

Updated on 11 October 2021

 Term 4, 2021 Learning and COVID-19 SAFETY MeasureS   |

Staged return to school – Term 4, 2021

Below is a summary of key return to school dates for face-to-face learning for all K–12 SACS and Gawura students:

  • from Monday 4 October – Year 12 in a limited capacity
  • from Monday 18 October – Kindergarten and Year 1, and also Year 12 (exam study sessions)
  • from Monday 25 October – Years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 11
  • from Monday 1 November – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10.

For further details, view the updated information below.

Junior School – K-6

All parents and students are asked to carefully read all the information emailed to parents on Friday 8 October in the Term 4 2021 Junior School and Gawura Return to School Guide.

The JS/GS Remote Learning Guide sent out in Term 3 is also relevant for the first few weeks of Term 4 when remote learning will continue for most year groups.

General COVID restrictions:

  • Students must NOT attend school if feeling unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.
  • Students with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.
  • Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not required, documentation from the medical practitioner must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to school.
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation from a medical practitioner as described above, must be emailed to the relevant School Reception before the student returns to school:

Kindergarten – Year 6: [email protected]
Year 7 – 9: [email protected]
Year 10 – 12: [email protected]

  • Further information for families regarding school attendance and the requirement for COVID-19 testing is available on the Department of Education website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families
  • All students are encouraged to maintain excellent hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue, place used tissues straight into the bin, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and not share food or drink.
Secondary School – Years 7–12

Dear Year 7-12 parents and students,

As directed by the NSW Government, SACS students will join all NSW students in a staged return to school by year group. The Term 4, 2021 Secondary School Return to School Guide contains all the dates for each year group and how this will occur and what is expected of students. The school will provide further updates to parents as soon as they are received.

For the first few weeks of Term 4 2021, the Term 3 Remote Learning Guide applies for most year groups. Please find here a link to the guide: Student and Parents Remote Learning Guide.

Students may attend school if needed (eg if children of essential workers). Parents must email reception ([email protected]) the day beforehand to advise their child requires supervision. Students should report to SAH reception to sign in and will be supervised in the Middle School Library to work on their remote learning activities on their school devices. Students will only be supervised on site between 8.30am – 3.15pm. There will be no access to the Canteen or Uniform Store. Students must wear school uniform and a mask.

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct these to the relevant teacher, pastoral leader or divisional head.

General COVID restrictions:

  • Students must NOT attend school if feeling unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.
  • Students with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.
  • Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not required, documentation from the medical practitioner must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to school.
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation from a medical practitioner as described above, must be emailed to the relevant School Reception before the student returns to school:

Kindergarten – Year 6: [email protected]
Year 7 – 9: [email protected]
Year 10 – 12: [email protected]

  • Further information for families regarding school attendance and the requirement for COVID-19 testing is available on the Department of Education website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families
  • All students are encouraged to maintain excellent hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue, place used tissues straight into the bin, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and not share food or drink.
For parents and visitors

No visitors or parents are currently permitted on the school site, unless by prior appointment. Please refer to the updated information contained in the parent guides above regarding student attendance on site and remote learning weeks in Term 4, 2021.