Thank you for your support and understanding with our unexpected closure yesterday. We all have a deep concern for the health and well-being of our whole community. I do understand that this will have presented challenges and caused everyone some anxiety. It is important that we make the right decisions to protect our community.
I am especially grateful to the Education Department. As soon as I was notified of the initial test result on Saturday morning, this was managed by a dedicated team in Melbourne who have the experience and expertise to bring together a complex range of information and make decisions in the best interests of the school community.
There are not enough positive words to describe the committed support provided to the school by this team, by the Area Executive Director with whom I have had so many discussions in the last three days right up to the Deputy Secretary of the Education Department who was still in his office making personal contact late on Sunday night.
I would also like to acknowledge the work of the school’s leadership team, our Assistant Principals, Kate Wojcik and Nicole Alonso and our Business Manager, Simone Spencer-Gardner.