Changes to events, excursions and activities due to COVID-19 will be published here.

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Changes to Events, Excursions and Activities

The current medical and government advice is that schools will remain open and it is business as usual, with some modifications to limit the risk of transmission.

Sensible measures have been established regarding contact in line with SA Health guidelines. In particular, the health authorities have advised “social distancing” to mitigate spread. 

These unprecedented times are complex and changing by the hour. As such, our College Calendar is not currently accurate. We will update this page daily to be a central point of reference regarding changes to upcoming College events, excursions and activities. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we evaluate the running of each event on a case-by-case basis. 

We recommend bookmarking and referring to this page for the latest information regarding event changes. 

Last modified: Monday 30 March 2020 at 9:00am 

Term 1

Classroom Activities 

  • All classroom lessons and activities, including excursions essential to the curriculum like Outdoor Education, will continue with modifications to reduce the risk of transmission as per the SA Health guidelines. 
  • All large gatherings, including assemblies and Masses, will be restructured into smaller class sizes. 

Sport 

  • All extra-curricular sport has been cancelled for the remainder of Term 1. 
  • All carnivals and knockout competitions have been postponed or cancelled.
  • Due to the unpredictability of the winter season, we will advise the status of sport for Term 2 when more information is available. 

Music and Drama 

  • Music rehearsals and instrumental lessons will continue with modifications to reduce the risk of transmission as per the SA Health guidelines.
  • Speech and Drama has been cancelled for the remainder of Term 1.
  • Concerts and performances have been postponed or cancelled.

The College Shop 

Due to COVID-19, Midford has made the decision to close all stores for the safety and protection of all, including The College Shop within Mercedes College.

You are still be able to shop for your uniform online through the Midford website. Please follow the directions on the Mercedes website.

Events and Excursions 

Following the advice of the federal government and health authorities, the College has elected to take a cautious approach with upcoming events and excursions.

A number of school activities have been postponed or cancelled. Others have been restructured to continue with modifications following SA Health guidelines in regards to additional hygiene measures and social distancing.

We will announce new dates or time frames when we are able to do so. 

Event

Planned Date

Status

Year 11 SACE Community Service

Monday afternoons

Cancelled - students remain at school in Lessons 6 and 7

Playgroup

Weekly Wednesdays

Cancelled for Term 1

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Weekly Monday and Wednesdays

Closed for Term 1

Visits to nursing homes and care facilities

 

Cancelled

Year 7 Camp

16 – 20 March

Postponed

R-5 Swimming Carnival

20 March

Postponed

Year 12 combined Mass

20 March

Continuing with modifications

10-12 Mix & Mingle

20 March

Postponed

Year 8 Camp

23 – 27 March

Postponed

NAPLAN online practice testing (Years 7 & 9)

23 March

Continuing with modifications

Catholic Co-ed Athletics Carnival

23 March

Postponed

Year 11 ODE surf practical

24 March

Postponed

Year 11 SRC Easter Variety picnic

24 March

Cancelled

R-5 Learning Reviews

24 – 25 March

Postponed

Year 7 Art excursion

25 March

Cancelled

Catholic Girls Swimming Carnival

25 March

Postponed

Orientation Walk

25 March

Cancelled

Year 10 Monarto kart track & tree climb excursion

26 March

Cancelled

SAPSASA Swimming Metro Day

26 March

Postponed

Year 5 combined class Mass

27 March

Continuing with modifications

Year 12 SACE Art & Design excursions

27 March

Cancelled

Year 10 combined Mass

27 March

Continuing with modifications

Year 7 Art excursion

30 March

Cancelled

R-5 Photos

31 March

Continuing with modifications

Year 9 Brown Hill hike excursions (different Home Groups each day)

31 March – 3 April

Continuing with modifications

Year 11 ODE surf practical

31 March

Postponed

Year 12 ODE kayak practical

1 April

Postponed

Autumn Concert

2 April

Cancelled

Year 11 combined Mass

3 April

Continuing with modifications

Pupil Free Days

6-9 April

Additional Pupil Free Days. End of Term now 3 April. 

6-11 Photos

6 April

Postponed

Year 11 ODE surf practical

7 April

Postponed

3-6 Athletics Carnival

7 April

Postponed

Year 12 Learning Reviews

7 April

Continuing with modifications via phone calls

Year 10 Immunisations

8 April

Postponed

Caritas Day

8 April

Postponed

SASSSA Co-ed Athletics Carnival

9 April

Postponed

End of Term 1

9 April

Brought forward - End of Term now 3 April. 

Vacation Care

6 – 27 April

Continuing with modifications (excursions cancelled) 

 

Term 2 and Beyond

Due to the unpredictability of the situation, we are unable to confirm plans beyond Term 1. However, we are striving to give as much notice as possible with the following major events. This information may change. 

Event

Planned Date

Status

Year 10 Camp

29 April – 1 May

Postponed

Year 12 Retreat

29 April – 1 May

Postponed

Generations in Jazz

1 – 3 May

Cancelled

Long Lunch

3 May

Postponed

Mother’s Day coffee morning

8 May

Cancelled

Year 9 Camp

18 – 22 May

Pending 

All MOSA old scholar reunions

Throughout 2020

Postponed / Pending

Term 2 / winter sport

Terms 2 and 3

Pending

Break Free and Being Boys Programmes

Term 2

Continuing with modifications

Break Free and Being Boys Camps

24 – 26 June 

Pending 

Year 11 Snow Trip

11 – 17 July 

Pending

STEP Trek

5 – 11 September 

Pending

Year 6 Canberra Trip

26 – 30 October 

Pending

Year 11 Cambodia Service Trip

December 

Pending 


Details regarding future events will be added as soon as the information is available. 


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