COVID-19
Important Information

The NSW Premier has indicated that from Week 3, that is from Monday 11 May 2020, schools are able to return to face-to-face teaching while following a number of guidelines, which include having only approximately 25% of students on campus at any given time. Complying with this 25% recommendation is important, not only because we have a relatively small campus and want to manage social distancing wherever possible, but also because of the role that social distancing plays in the greater picture of public health; more students at school means more mixing amongst the whole community and therefore increases the risk of transmission.

It is anticipated that following a successful transition of girls back to school in a staged manner during Week 3 (Monday 11 May 2020) and Week 4 (Monday 18 May 2020) we will be able to increase the number of days that the girls attend face-to-face lessons as the term progresses. It is my hope to be able to communicate the plans for the rest of the term by Tuesday 19 May 2020.

MLC School adopted a Flexible Learning Program from Tuesday 24 March 2020, due to the heightened level of concern amongst our parents as well as the general health advice from the Premier. While we would like to see every girl back at once, it’s simply not possible at this time. For the days the girls are not on campus, they are expected to participate in the flexible learning modes they have now become familiar with.

Care and supervision is available to all girls who need to attend the School, even if not on their designated days. These students will also undertake the Flexible Learning Program.

More information about MLC School's Flexible Learning Program can be downloaded here.

All face-to-face events in the immediate future have been cancelled, but our teams are working on ways to deliver these remotely. You will be notified shortly about these events.

*The information on this page was updated  Friday 1 May 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the School currently open?

The School is open. Care and supervision at the School is available for those who cannot keep their daughters at home. These students will also undertake the Flexible Learning Program.

From Week 3 (Monday 11 May 2020), there will be a staggered return of students. For the Return to School schedules, please follow the links below:

Can my daughter still attend school during the term?

Care and supervision at the School is available for those who cannot keep their daughters at home. These students will also undertake the Flexible Learning Program.

From Week 3 (Monday 11 May 2020), there will be a staggered return of students. For the Return to School schedules, please follow the links below:

Will it be very different if my daughter goes to School?

For those at school, supervision may not be by your daughter’s usual teacher. However, they will learn in the same way as our girls who stay at home, and be supervised and cared for during the day. There will be social distancing measures in place for all girls who attend the School.

What is Flexible Learning?

We have prepared a comprehensive guide to assist parents with what Flexible Learning at MLC School looks like, please download and read through it closely. The guide is also available on the My MLC School portal. The guide outlines what will happen each day and who to contact if you need help or assistance. Staff contact details can also be found in the Parent Information Handbook available on the portal.

What does Flexible Learning at home mean for my daughter?

The expectation is that your daughter will ‘attend’ school during the usual hours. It is everyone’s responsibility to work together to ensure the safety of the entire community. If your daughter is staying at home, she should not be taking her flexible learning to another site nor interacting with friends at outside locations or venues. We have taken these drastic measures for the general health and wellbeing of our girls, staff and the wider community, your cooperation in this is vital. 

Is there a risk that the School could be closed because of COVID-19?

There have been examples where NSW schools have been closed to enable the NSW Health to confirm whether there is a case of the coronavirus amongst the students or staff at that school. It is possible that this could happen at MLC School. In that instance, we would be bound to comply with all directives from NSW Health.Those cases where there has been an outbreak have generally resulted in closures of schools for a limited time period.

Where can I find out more about COVID-19?

The links below are very helpful. In particular, the NSW Health websites provide up to date and accurate information in both English and Mandarin.

We will continue to review and update our advice as new information becomes available.

Useful Links

The Australian Government has a dedicated COVID-19 Health Information Line, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1800 020 080