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15 May 2020
The Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) has welcomed today’s announcement that all school year levels will be able to return to face to face learning from 25 May.
QCEC Executive Director Dr Lee-Anne Perry said Catholic schools were looking forward to having students back in their classrooms, which would be operating in line with health advice.
“The safety of students, staff and families is paramount and Catholic schools have been working hard to ensure they have the necessary plans in place to meet health requirements when all year levels eventually return,” Dr Perry said.
“The staged return has allowed schools time to put those plans in place.”
Dr Perry said Catholic schools would continue to support the learning and wellbeing of students who cannot return to school yet.
“Many of our boarding students are among those who can’t come back to school yet.
“Catholic Boarding schools are continuing to work through the challenges of accommodating all boarders while meeting the current health guidelines,” Dr Perry said.
“Throughout the pandemic, the Catholic sector has followed the advice of health and education authorities and we will continue to do so as we navigate our way back to face to face learning for all students.”