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24 June 2020

COVID update: arrangements for Term 2 and 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers, This time in history has been challenging for everyone and…

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This time in history has been challenging for everyone and I commend all staff, boys, parents and caregivers for your goodwill, generosity of spirit and genuine compassion for all members of our school community. Together we will continue to address the on-going challenges presented by COVID-19 and support all students to grow in character, resilience and capacity to achieve their best possible personal and educational outcomes in all circumstances.

Reminder Notice – Change to Term 2, Week 10

Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July: ELC to Year 12 students attend school

Friday 3 July: Holidays commence for all students. Vacation Care commences

Monday 20 July: Term 3 commences for all students

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in South Australian Schools

From Monday, 29 June the following listed activities will resume at Blackfriars. We will continue to follow all government health advice as these activities are implemented:

Continuing Restrictions

Please continue to comply with government advice and regulations regarding restrictions.  The South Australian roadmap to recovery is changing constantly, so please refer to the SA Health website for the most up to date information.

I remind you of the following basic protocols that will keep our Blackfriars community safe:

Please continue to regularly review the School COVID-19 Info Hub for our Community updates.

Blackfriars School Calendar Term 3 2020

Our traditional calendar of school events and activities will re-commence at the beginning of Term 3. This will include the following major events:

All Primary and Secondary School Co-curricular competitive sports and activities
St Dominic’s Day Mass and Community Activities (Week 3, Term 3)
Year 12 Retreat (Week 5, Term 3)
INTERCOL with CBC (Week 9, Term 3)
Year 12 Formal (Week 10, Term 3)
Parent-Teacher Night (Week 10, Term 3)
Year 8 Camp (Week 6, Term 4)
Year 7 Camp (Week 7, Term 4)

Blackfriars will continue to be flexible with the scheduling of events throughout Term 3 and Term 4.  Some events, for example the Annual Music Concert, Catholic Schools Music Festival and ABODA Music Festival will be modified in structure because of adult social distancing requirements set by external venues in compliance with Government Health Regulations, or because of the impact of COVID-19 on the capacity of teachers at Blackfriars or in other schools to prepare students to perform to the usual high quality of performance.

Please refer to the Term 3 School Calendar for a detailed summary of dates and times of school events, accessed via the ‘School Calendar’ tile on the homepage of SEQTA/Parent-Caregiver Portal or the School Calendar on our website.  Cancelled or postponed events are listed on the School COVID-19 Info Hub.

Thank-you for your ongoing collaboration with us as we endeavour to provide the best possible education for your sons at Blackfriars throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Cobiac