Advice to parents: novel coronavirus

Written by Michaela Brighella. Posted in Latest Notices/Forms - Archive, Timeline

In light of the recent developments in relation to Novel Coronavirus we wanted to provide parents and carers with an update.  

Please view the Novel Coronavirus schools and families update here.

In accordance with current advice, children should not attend school if they:

  • Have been told by Public Health to stay in home isolation;
  • Have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus; or
  • Have left or transited through mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan) or Iran in the last 14 days.

In each of these cases, the child must be isolated at home for 14 days from the date of the event. Any unwell child should also not attend school.

Please note that this advice is changing frequently as new cases are discovered. To keep up to date with latest advice visit

It’s important that students and staff continue to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of colds and infection. Transmission of infections can be reduced by 80% simply by regular washing of hands.

Should you have any concerns about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone 03 61082560.

We pray for those who have been affected by this virus.

What is coaching?

Written by Shelley Medhurst. Posted in Latest Notices/Forms - Archive

In 2020 we are very fortunate to have secured a grant for a twelve-month coaching program for our Aboriginal students. This is an exciting new initiative designed to support our students maximise their personal potential.

Meg Barker, who is new to St Mary’s, has been appointed to work with selected students until the end of the school year. Meg has spent her career working within the recruitment profession supporting individuals achieve their career goals and more recently expanded this experience to personal coaching.

The twelve-month coaching program will lead students through a process of self-reflection for them to determine 1-2 key goals that are uniquely important to them. Some students may wish to look at academic goals while others may wish to set goals around physical, social or emotional development.

This is the first time our College has embarked on a student coaching program such as this and we are enormously pleased to be able to offer this rare opportunity to our current Aboriginal students.

For further information on coaching please see the link below.

Kind regards
Nicky Wakefield


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