Mitcham Girls High School

COVID-19 Update - School and preschool operations

02-Aug-21An update from the Department for Education; 02 Aug.


Masks must continue to be worn as per previous advice, reiterated below:

Face masks must be worn by:

  • students in Year 8 and above should carry a mask with them and wear it indoors, and where congregating (ie canteen)
  • on school buses and public transport

The following exemptions from face mask use apply:

  • primary school students
  • during PE lessons
  • all staff and students when outside
  • students who have a medical condition, such as problems with their breathing, a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a mental health condition

From Thursday 5 August, the following activities can resume:

  • playgroups and Learning Together (parents should wear masks where possible)
  • whole school assemblies
  • choir and dance rehearsals within the school
  • all extracurricular activities within the school
  • incursions, excursions and intrastate camps
  • events held at offsite venues with approved COVID safe or COVID Management plans
  • events held within the school or preschool grounds (such as performances or concerts) providing:
    • density requirements and physical distancing requirements are met by all attending adults
    • masks are worn by adults and students in years 8 and above who are not performing
    • all attendees are encouraged to COVID SAfe check in
  • school sports including interschool sport training, trials and competitions
  • water safety/swimming/aquatic lessons

The following measures remain in place until further notice:

  • all interstate camps and travel must be postponed
  • staff and students in years 8 and above must continue to wear masks as outlined
  • continue to limit the number of parents on site, and when on site they must wear a face mask and practice physical distancing
  • where possible, please hold parent teacher interviews online
  • all adults (including staff) must COVID-SAfe check in each time they enter the site

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, events, camps and excursions may be cancelled with minimal notive. Please continue to have contingency plans in place.

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