Marnebek School has developed this page to keep the school community informed of decisions, updates and advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing our families with useful information and links in regards to Remote Learning. Updates will be provided as any new information becomes available.
COVID-19 UPDATE 18 SEPTEMBER 2020
Testing is safe, quick, free and available at many sites: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
If you or your family will struggle to get to a testing clinic, you may be able to call and get a test at home: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/call-to-test-covid-19
If you are at risk you must get tested. If you have symptoms, you must get tested.
Getting tested helps protect your family, your friends and your community. It will also help us get to Stage 2 more quickly.
New walk-in pop-up testing stations in Dandenong Market, Noble Park, Hallam and Clyde North are now open:
On Dandenong Market Days a walk-up will be located at: 4-6 McCray St Dandenong - opposite Dandenong Market. Will be open Saturday, Tuesday and Fridays from 9am – 2pm going forward.
Coronavirus hotline: If you are concerned, call the coronavirus hotline 1800 675 398 (24 Hours).
Interpreting service: If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450
Coronavirus (COVID-19) translated information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds can be accessed here:
Support for Communities:
Financial Support – https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment
Food and Social Support - refer local government websites:
COVID-19 UPDATE 21 JULY 2020
Face coverings mandatory for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
As of Thursday anyone working, attending an education facility, shopping for essential items, or caring for another person, will be required to wear a face-covering or a mask. The following Department of Education guidelines have been provided to Special Schools and directly relate to Marnebek families and students.
HELPFUL LINKS FOR REMOTE LEARNING
Learning from home information for parentsThis page provides advice, tips and resources to help you support your child's continuity of learning from home.
Learning from home - Auslan video
Supporting your child to learn from home
Learning from home resources and tips
Managing screentime, health and wellbeing
Equipment Loan Agreement Template
HELPFUL LINKS FOR WELLBEING
How to cope with stress related to coronavirus
Headspace website advice
Smiling Mind - this mindfullness app/website offers self-guided meditation and lessons for adults/students to take part in
Coping Skills for Kids - this website offers help from a child therapist
Kids Helpline - Kids Helpline is open 24/7 to answer your call, email or WebChat
HELPFUL LINKS FOR ANY FURTHER COVID-19 INFORMATION
The Victorian government updates its information as soon as it becomes available, for the latest advice, see:
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact the school on 5996 3858.
A reminder: Students experiencing compatible symptoms with coronavirus such as fever, cough, or sore throat, runny nose should be remain at home and seek medical advice.
We wish to thank you all for your understanding in ensuring that our students and staff are kept as safe as possible during this pandemic and we will keep you informed of any changes to the guidelines as they become available to us.