COVID-19 Updates

24 Mar 2020



Student Work

The College is open and classes are running as normal. If you are choosing to keep your student home, we encourage you to send them to school for exams to meet their assessment commitments. If you wish for your student to complete the exam in a more isolated environment, please make contact with your child’s teacher or Learning Area Coordinator in advance for this to occur. 

For students whose parents have notified the college of a long-term absence, and the student chooses to attend specifically for exams, the student must sign in and out at Student Reception when attending for the exams.

If your child is not at school, they are to access their normal classroom resources through the platform they normally would use with their classroom teacher:

  • Microsoft - Classroom OneNote, Teams
  • Google Suite (Classrooms, Meet)
  • Padlet
  • Teams
  • Zoom
  • Email
  • Education Perfect / Maths Pathway / Reading Plus
  • Studiosity (Years 10 – 12)

Each platform provides students the opportunity to access curriculum content and allows for engagement and continuity for learning at home.  These along with textbooks (online and hardcopy) will continue to be the resources primarily used to support your student with their learning if face-to-face learning cannot occur.

At this stage, it is not possible for teachers to respond to each student individually with the work that they missed. Students will need to ensure they are accessing the LMS and checking their emails to ensure they are keeping up to date.

If parents are unsure of the status of their child’s assessments, please refer to Parent Lounge, Curricular Activities, to see assessment items, due dates and results.


Home Internet Access | Family Zone

If students are having issues connecting to the Internet on their device used at school while they are at home, it may be due to Family Zone. Please contact Family Zone on 1300 398 326 or email support@familyzone.com for support.

Phone support: 8am-8pm Mon to Fri | Sat & Sun 9am-5pm


Student Absentees

Just a friendly reminder for all parents/guardians to inform the school office of student absentees via e-mail to absentees@shalomcollege.com

Please include your student’s name, the reason for the absence and expected date of return to school.

If advising of long-term absence, and the student chooses to attend specifically for exams, the student must sign in and out at Student Reception when attending for the exams.

Students are encouraged to contact their teachers via Student Café for class work.  Parents may contact teachers and House Coordinators via Parent Lounge, if required.

Please refer to the ‘ATTENDANCE POLICY & PROCEDURES’ (page 16 in the Student Record Book) for Approved/Unapproved absence reasons.


Thursday 26 March 2020

Important Information

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon (26 March)


Thursday 26 March 2020

Message from Leesa Jeffcoat AM, Director Catholic Education – Diocese of Rockhampton

Message from Leesa Jeffcoat (26 March)


Wednesday 25 March 2020

Principal's address to students

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon


Monday 23 March 2020

Important Information

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon (23 March)


Wednesday 18 March 2020

Important Information

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon (18 March)


Tuesday 17 March 2020

UPDATED Important Information Year 12 2020

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon - pertaining the effect of Covid-19 on the upcoming Year 12 Formal and Year 12 Retreat

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon (17 March)


Monday 16 March 2020

Important Information Year 12 2020

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon - pertaining the effect of Covid-19 on the upcoming Year 12 Formal and Year 12 Retreat

Message from College Principal Dan McMahon (16 March)


Wednesday 11 March 2020

Message from Diocesan Director of Catholic Education - Leesa Jeffcoat AM pertaining to preparedness in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID - 19)

Message from Diocesan Director of Catholic Education (11 March)



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