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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.


The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. These particles range from larger respiratory droplets to smaller aerosols.

You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are near someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. The virus spreads more easily indoors and in crowded settings.


This is our ONE STOP SHOP for dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. You should overtime (under continual development) find all the information that you will need in this section of our website.

It is my expectation that not a lot of online/home learning will occur in the next three days (August 18, 19 and 20). Your teachers are humans too. They need time to come to grips with the situation that we are all dealing with, just the same as all other families. Some staff have highly compromised family members and they are busy trying to sort ‘care issues’ for their families.

So, parents and students please be kind and have patience with your teachers.  I have no doubt we will end up running quality home/online programmes but it will not happen instantaneously.