IMPORTANT NEWS: 2022 COVID Update #2 – Return To School & School Uniform Update

Dear Canterbury Families and Staff,

I write today to provide some updates to our learning model and back to school arrangements for Weeks 1 and 2 of the school year.

K – 10 Supervised Learning

As indicated in my previous letter on Tuesday 11 January 2022, we are offering a supervised learning environment at school for Kindy to Year 10 children of essential workers and vulnerable children.

Thank you to those parents and carers who completed the survey indicating your intentions.

Students will be supervised by teachers and learning assistants from their year level on a rotating basis across this two-week period from Monday 24 January – Friday 4 February 2022.

While the formal curriculum will not begin in this time, some revision activities and learning related to the curriculum will be scheduled.

Camp Australia will continue to operate their before and after school care.

Years 11 – 12 Remote Learning

Year 11 and 12 students will commence their remote learning with their class teachers from Monday 31 January – Friday 4 February 2022.

This will be delivered via Teams and OneNote, as we have used in previous lockdowns in 2020-21.

Students will be expected to attend each of their timetabled lessons each day and complete their assigned activities.

They will commence actual coursework during this week of remote learning.

Invitations to these online lessons will be pushed out through Teams, so students can simply enter each lesson from their calendar, as required.

Years 8 – 10 Introductory / Bridging Learning

For students in Years 8 – 10 only, we will also plan some introductory and bridging learning activities in core subjects only for Week 2 from Monday 31 January – Friday 4 February 2022.

This material will be assigned by the class teacher on Teams and OneNote, with summary emails and MyCC posts affirming the work to be done.

There will be no live classes for Years 8 – 10. Rather, the set work will be made available for students to complete at their own pace through the day.

Teachers are of course available through the day to answer questions via Teams and email.

Work will be set for English, Science, Mathematics and History.

For Year 8s, there will also be work for their Language and for PE theory.

For Year 9s, there will be work for PE theory which is set.

Plans Beyond Week 2

Our teachers are using the extra time at the beginning of the year to plan outstanding learning experiences for when ALL students return in Week 3 from Monday 7 February 2022.

It is likely that some or all Student Free Days planned for the remainder of this year will be converted to regular teaching days, as a way of making up the academic time.

If further COVID disruptions to the school year occur, we will continue to re-evaluate as required.

New Students Years 8 – 12

New Years 8 – 12 secondary students are asked to attend a 1:1 Device Tutorial Session at Canterbury’s Orientation Day on Friday 28 January from 8:30am – 10:00am in the Arts Centre Auditorium.

Please use Gates B or C along Easterly Street with plenty of onsite parking very close to the Auditorium. Please see our on-campus map signs when you arrive for the exact building location.

Mr James Jenkins, our Director of Learning and Teaching Innovation, will be helping all new students in Years 8 – 12 navigate our online learning environment, so they can access resources and participate in remote learning.

Air Purification

We are currently attempting to source air purifiers for our Junior School classrooms.

Stock levels of these types of machines are obviously in short supply globally, but we are attempting to secure some stock.

School Uniforms – Full Update

COVID continues to wreak havoc on global and domestic production levels and our transport supply lines, with staff shortages and international customs hold-ups.

This means that our usual uniform shipments that arrive in November or December, in plenty of time for the new school year, have been delayed.

While our new retail partnership with The School Locker and their Loganholme Superstore makes navigating these complex supply chains much easier, there have still been delays to the delivery of many school uniform items.

At present, the following are in short supply and/or delivery has been delayed…

PLEASE NOTE: These dates are our best guide ONLY and deliveries may change daily.
We recommend calling ahead of any personal shop visit to avoid disappointment using the contact details beneath the table.
More stock will be available late next week after Australia Day.

Prep Shirts – These should be instore by this Thursday afternoon 20/1.
Prep Blouses – These could be instore as early as this Friday afternoon 21/1, but should arrive by Tuesday 25/1.
Years 712 Blouses – Stock is significantly delayed beyond our control. We are seeking an alternative white blouse that can be swapped back at no cost, when the proper stock arrives later in February.
Years 712 Grey Skirts – These could be instore as early as this Friday afternoon 21/1, but should arrive by Tuesday 25/1.
Girls Dresses – All sizes available but with low stock, and new stock will only be available later in April.
Years 712 Shirts – Should hopefully be instore by this Friday 21/1.
P4 Formal Navy Shorts – Should hopefully be instore by the end of January: Monday 31/1.
Sport Shorts – Stock is low with no Size 4s and very few Size 6s, but new stock should arrive around early February 4/2. This is mainly just an issue in the smaller Sizes 4-6-8 with an alternative sport shorts for secondary school students.
Girls Socks – Delivery around end of January: Monday 31/1.
Boys Knee High Socks – Should hopefully be instore by this Friday 21/1.
Boys Ankle Socks – Should hopefully be instore by this Friday 21/1.
Checked Culottes – All sizes are available, however Size 8 stocks are low and new stock will only be available later in April.
P4 Boys & Girls Formal Hats – Hoping to be instore by Tuesday 25/1.
Years 512 Boys & Girls Formal Hats – Deliveries not expected until sometime in March.

Canterbury College – On-Campus Uniform Shop:
Tel: 07 3299 0925
  |  Email: 
Address: Via Gate D or E, 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford.

Opening Hours: Monday 17 – Friday 21 January: 8:30am – Noon AND 1:00pm – 4:30pm.
Monday 24 – Friday 28 January: 7:45am – 11:30am (Except Wednesday’s Australia Day Public Holiday).

The School Locker – Loganholme Superstore:
Tel: 07 3440 9777  |  Email: 
Address: Shop 2, 3878 Pacific Highway, Loganholme.

Opening Hours: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Fridays: 8:30am – 4:00pm, Saturdays: 9:00am – 3:00pm, Sundays (January): 10:00am – 2:00pm.


Please remain alert to follow-up information from both our Junior and Secondary Schools as well as our Sport and Performing Arts faculties, regarding updates and changes to the programs over the coming three weeks.

My best wishes, as always, to all members of our wonderful community.

Kind Regards

Mr Dan Walker

Canterbury College

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