COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 UPDATE


SEDA College is committed to supporting our community through the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
While at this stage, we have no reported cases of COVID-19 in the SEDA College community we will continue with a proactive response to this unprecedented situation. Our key focus is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our students and their families, our staff, and any prospective families.

Prospective Students and Families

In light of the Victorian government directive to move to Stage 3 restrictions we advise that SEDA College will remain operational during this time, however, in keeping with the limitations on gatherings and social distancing we will not be running any face to face Information Sessions, Interviews or Open Days until it is safe to do so.

We are continuing to make admissions offers to applicants and we look forward to continuing our 2021 interviews via phone during this period.

If you are considering the educational opportunities available for 2021 and beyond we invite you to register for one of our upcoming virtual Information Sessions.

Applications are open for you to secure your place at SEDA College either online or you can contact our Admissions team by calling 1300 11 7332 or emailing us at info@seda.vic.edu.au.

SEDA College office hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Current Students and Families

The Leadership Team at SEDA College made the decision to move to a ‘Learn from Home’ program from March 20, 2020. The College is sensitive to the challenges facing students and families as we enter a more remote environment. The world of technology allows us to continue to pursue many of the aspects of our normal lives, but there will be gaps. It is important that we stay safely connected, sharing experiences, news and opportunities for engagement.

How will SEDA College communicate updates?
Regular emails will be sent to the School community and will be available on MySEDA.

What are the requirements for my child to engage in ‘Learn from Home’?

  • Students will require a secure private internet connection rather than public Wi-Fi
  • Students will be required to use their SEDA College laptop
  • Students/parents must be mindful of privacy and safe ICT usage during some learning experiences that may involve students to upload photos or videos, share thinking and experiences from home, or join an online video conferencing session
  • Senior secondary Students should work in an area that allows them to be comfortable and focused, this will vary between families and homes. Communal area (e.g. living room) may work well in some house. In others a quieter space such as a bedroom may be more effective. Its always a good idea for parents to maintain a level of supervision.
  • When video conferencing ensure that the background is clear and free of photos, private documents and siblings, be mindful that a video conference is a public space and its good practice to ‘blur’ your back ground

Do I still need to contact the school if diagnosed or if I come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Yes, it is essential to inform your teacher if you, a family member, or a contact has had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. This continues to apply while we are implementing the ‘Learn from Home’ program.

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please call the Victorian Government dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

When can students return to normal classes?
Students will commence Term 2 ‘Learning from Home’ any changes/updates to the learning environment will be advised via email.