Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you are well and as positive as can be. As you no doubt know, the COVID-19 Lockdown in the ACT has been extended until Friday 17 September. This means that Remote Learning shall continue until the end of Term 3, 2021. The Remote Learning Timetable will be maintained until at least the end of this term. Merici College students and staff have been exceptional in their response to the changes these times have demanded of them. We are seeing the emerging positives and challenges of remote learning and an enduring COVID lockdown. It follows, of course, that if any are struggling, please don’t hesitate to contact the College.
Information Regarding Term 3 School Fees.
Catholic Education will again support families who have been financially impacted as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Term 3. The position of Catholic Education is that no child will be denied a Catholic education because of financial circumstances.
Where your family is experiencing financial stress due to job loss, being stood down, reduction in work hours, business downturn or closure resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, full or partial fee relief is available for Term 3. To apply for fee relief, you are asked to indicate the level of assistance you feel you need at this time by completing a one-page fee assistance form (COVID-19 Fee Assistance Request Form) here and returning to firstname.lastname@example.org. Extra documentation may be required depending on your circumstances and the fee relief applied for.
Families whose employment situation has not been affected by COVID-19 can support the school by continuing to pay school fees as they fall due. This will support our school to continue providing quality learning in a connected community that nurtures and cares for each other.
Your family is an important part of our school community. Your financial circumstances will not compromise the place of your children at our school. If you are experiencing any difficulties, I will confidentially ensure your child is not disadvantaged.
Please take care, be kind to yourselves and each other. Stay home, practice excellent hygiene and keep wearing your masks. We will get through this together because we are a strong, wise and caring community.
With kind regards