17 March 2020 Kevin Elgood | Uncategorised | Whole School   Coronavirus  

The NSW Department of Education is introducing proactive measures to limit the impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools.

Mark Scott, Secretary of the Department of Education, announced that schools would adopt social distancing measures requiring them to cancel assemblies, excursions, travel, some events and conferences.

Mr Scott said these measures are precautionary and designed to reduce exposure via non-essential gatherings.

"Schools have been a focus of the community and the government as the impacts of coronavirus have developed globally," Mr Scott said.

"From Monday onwards, I expect school assemblies and substantial gatherings to be cancelled, along with all excursions.

"The community expects schools to be as safe as possible. We are implementing these measures to provide peace of mind for students, parents and staff."

"These cancellations also extend to inter-school arts, sports, initiative activities and events.

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16 March 2020 Catherine Player | Uncategorised | Whole School   Sports   Coronavirus  

NSW Department of Education have indicated a ‘phased social distancing strategy’ is to be implemented from Monday 16 March 2020. As part of this strategy 'Arts, Sports and Initiatives events will be temporarily ceased until further notice'. The Sydney North Schools Sports Association advises that the following trials/championships/knockouts will not proceed - 

  • Primary girls football trials
  • Central venue water polo days
  • Primary Australian Football trials
  • Secondary Rugby League trials
  • Buckley Shield Central venue days
  • University Shield Central venues days
  • Secondary Boys Football trials
  • Secondary Boys hockey trials
  • Secondary Girls hockey trials
  • Secondary Girls football trials
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