COVID-19

FAQs

We want to assure you that we are committed to regular and clear communications giving our whole community a voice and to ensure up-to-date messaging.

Please see below some of our Frequently Asked Questions:

Will CCC remain open?

Our intention is to remain open for Term 2. Term 1 concludes 27th March (Friday).

CCC is acting on medical advice from the Queensland Government which recommends that schools should provide Learning at School’ for any families who are essential workers and who cannot provide supervision at home.
We intend to introduce a ‘Learning from Home’ option and encourage you to access the parent guide if this option suits your needs.

Of course, if we have a confirmed Covid-19 case within our community we will follow Queensland Health directions for closures, cleaning and re-opening when it is safe to do so. Many schools have already successfully navigated this situation.

What about my fees?

The fee structure comprising the tuition fee and general levy will remain the same for both ‘Learning from Home’ or ‘Learning at School’ options. All students will be studying the same curriculum using the same texts, all assessments will be aligned, and classes will be run at similar times. Both options will include pastoral care support, Enrichment Support, face to face time (virtual or at school) and peer interactions along with social emotional activities.

Levies for camps and excursions, as well as practical courses like Outdoor Education will be suspended in Term 2.

Instrumental tuition will continue with live stream lessons, so these fees remain.

We also know that many families will be experiencing financial stress at this time. We have established a direct line so that you can discuss your current circumstances confidentially and we can explain tuition fee options.

We are commited to supporting you in your choice to remain with Cooloola Christian College.

Our direct line during school hours – 07 3154 6877 or email supportservices@ccc.qld.edu.au

Should I unenrol my students if we are entering self-isolation or if there is a school closure?

No – there is no need to cancel your child’s enrolment. CCC is offering two excellent learning options from the start of Term 2. You can access one of these options regardless of closures or self-isolations.

Do we have a confirmed case?

No – we currently do not have a confirmed case of Covid-19 within our CCC community. You will be notified ASAP if this situation changes.

Will Term 2 start on Monday 20th April?

At this stage the College will be reopening on Monday 20th April.
If any changes occur, parents will be updated as soon as possible.

Will the ELC close if CCC closes?

If either the college or ELC closes because of a confirmed case of Covid-19 then both campuses will temporarily close. Otherwise both facilities will remain open in Term 2. Vacation Care will commence 30th March and continue through the holidays.

What if I need my younger children to come to school, but can have my older children at home?

This is a reasonable arrangement, if the student is old enough to work unsupervised (legal age is 13 in Queensland). Even if your child is mature enough to be home alone, you are still responsible for his/her wellbeing and safety at all times. https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/safety/home-pets/home-alone-laws

What about visiting specialists?

Please contact the specialist you see at CCC directly to see how they might like to proceed with appointments at this time.

Instrumental lessons will continue through live streaming (Learning from Home) or face to face small group lessons at school (Learning at School).