COVID-19 Management

St Patrick's Primary School is working closely with Catholic Education Melbourne to ensure that the school is doing everything it can during these unprecedented times to provide a safe and secure environment and continue to deliver educational outcomes for our students.

All students in Victoria will return to remote learning rom Wednesday 5 August, after a pupil free day on Tuesday 4 August.

Staff have already made detailed plans for students to engage in Remote Learning in Term 3, as a result of being in the Metorpolitan Melbourne Stage 3 lockdown.

In order to comply with legislative requirements around student attendance, we are asking all families of remote learning students to confirm that their children are learning from home each day, and not absent due to illness for example.  This can be done daily, or weekly, generally on a Monday for the week.  Information on how to notify attendance and absence can be found in the letters to parents section below with instructions on the use of PAM, which families already utilise to access school reports.

In managing the COVID-19 situation the school has increased the cleaning schedule of the school and is implementing the standard social distancing protocols wherever possible. 

School assemblies have been postponed indefinitely and all PSG meetings for Term 3 will be via telephone or video conferencing. Independent music lessons for drums, guitar and piano are being held remotely directly with the music teachers.

Families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 virus are encouraged to contact the school via email on

I wish all St Patrick’s students & families the very best as they continue to adapt to this unusual holiday time.

Best wishes

Michael Bourne

School Principal

Information is accurate as at 4 August 2020 at 8:30am:

St Patrick's Primary School has no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). The school remains open.

We are following all the procedures and protocols of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV).

Advice from the DHHS is that if a student or member of the community is unwell for any reason, they should remain at home.

Further information on COVID-19 is available on the DHHS and CECV websites.

Letters to parents

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