St. Andrew’s Grammar School Closes Due to COVID-19 Risk
St. Andrew’s Grammar School has closed as of 23 March 2020 due to the risk of COVID-19 after a parent of two students tested positive on Friday 20 March 2020.
The parent has children in Years 1 and 4. Neither child displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 and the family is self-isolating.
We sought advice from the Department of Health and we were not required to close. After consultation with our board and the Hellenic Community, the decision was taken unanimously to close the school in order to minimise the risk to students.
The school will remain closed until the beginning of Term 2 once the school has been completely disinfected. If either of the students involves shows symptoms, contact tracing of the students will be conducted.
Safety is Paramount
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting all of us. Parents should be assured that at St. Andrew’s, safety is paramount.
While there was no directive from the government for us to close, we decided that couldn’t put our children at risk and decided to take the extra precaution.
We are in the fortunate position that online learning has already been set up and has been implemented. We have been planning for this eventuality for a number of weeks.
There will be minimal disruption to learning for our students and our attention is turning to how to give them the best possible education under these circumstances.
Thanks For Your Support
Since informing parents, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We have been applauded for our leaderships and swift action on making a decision that demonstrates our commitment to the student’s well-being and our community at large.