The health and safety of our students, staff and our community is of the highest importance and I can reassure you that the College would not do anything to put anyone’s health at risk.
The College is taking precautions to protect our students and staff from the Coronavirus Pandemic in accordance with advice from the relevant authorities including: Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, Catholic Education Melbourne and Mercy Education Limited who are being guided by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
The situation is very fluid. To ensure parents are kept up-to-date with the latest information on the Coronavirus Pandemic we have established a dedicated zone on the Parent Portal which can be accessed HERE.
Thank you for your understanding and your support as we work to keep our students safe. God bless.
Philip A Morison
With the recent news that COVID-19 is still very prevalent in our community, we believe the following information is useful to our families in helping to manage concerns and answer questions about the pandemic.
As always, please consider the College as a resource.
(1) Resources from our Counselling and Wellbeing team
Source: MLMC Counselling and Wellbeing team.
This document provides links to a number of online resources that parents can access at any time. Our Counselling team are available during normal school hours. You can find contact details for the team below and instructions on how to make a Telehealth appointment.
(2) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert
Source: Australian Government Department of Health
This website provide information on how the Australian Government is monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. It also provides the latest official medical advice and case numbers.
(3) How to talk to your children about Coronavirus
Source: ABC Radio Melbourne
Paul Kennedy interviews Child Psychologist Dr Charlotte Keating to discuss what is the best way to field curly kid questions around COVID-19.
(4) Worried about your child getting Coronavirus? Here's what you need to know.
Source: The Conversation
This article discussed what we know so far about how children are affected by the Covid-19 disease.
(5) Talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events or worries about the future
Source: Emerging Minds
This video introduces ways for parents and carers to manage media coverage of traumatic events, and talk to their children about their worries and fears.
(6) Traumatic events, the media and your child
Source: Emerging Minds
This fact sheet provides guidance on how to support and reassure children during ongoing media coverage of COVID-19.
(7) Teens healthy lifestyle
Source: The Australian Parenting
Raising Children provides many useful resources to help navigate the difficult landscape called adolescence.
(8) Beyond Blue
Source: Beyond Blue
This page has information on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. It particularly refers to any anxiety that one may feel about the current situation.
(9) Vaccination information
A statement on COVID-19 vaccinations from Mercy Education Ltd.