The safety of your children, families and staff are our main focus during this time and we are working to ensure that our current services of educational and social-emotional support for your children continues by utilising the best and safest methods of delivery over the next few months.
Our staff will check in regularly with your children, but should you require more support please contact Kid Helpline 1800 55 1800 for students and Lifeline for Adults 13 11 14. Please call 1800 048 636 for local emergency support in cases of mental health emergencies.
We are continually monitoring the updated advice provided by the Australian Government and following directives by the Department of Education in relation to managing any potential outbreak of the Coronavirus within Alta-1 College.
The latest information below requires that we implement the following:
If a student has tested positive for Covid 19, that student is not to attend school until the WA Department of Health has given the student permission to do so.
Students or staff cannot attend school and need to self-isolate if they have:
The above also applies to all parents/carers, contractors, visitors and volunteers on school sites.
Parents/carers and staff should notify their school or line manager if the student or staff member will be away for the isolation period and confirm the date in which they were last overseas, or have been advised by the Department of Health to isolate.
Within the College, we have taken steps to increase the awareness of appropriate good hygiene practices to protect against infections. Good hygiene includes:
Social distancing at home
Households To reduce the spread of germs:
Households where people are ill with COVID-19* (in addition to the measures above)
Alta 1 is committed to the well being of our students and families during this pandemic.
Should you require further mental health support for your child or yourself please contact the services below for information on how they can assist. please.
Click the links below for further information
Support from the Commonwealth Government
Resources for Parents and Families
This resource provides information and strategies for parents to provide ongoing support to their children in the days and weeks after a traumatic event.https://studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/educators/resources/school-recovery-toolkit/
Parents, as well as their children, can be affected by a crisis in different ways. This Community Trauma Toolkit provides support strategies and resources to access during and after a traumatic event.
This Red Cross resource has some useful tips for parents of young children to build skills for recovery after a crisis event.
With many students learning at home, parents and carers can find some great tips in this online safety kit from the eSafety Commissioner.
Parents will find some practical advice for talking to their children about COVID-19.
Visit the Department of Health for accurate advice about COVID-19.
Please contact your child’s teacher or ConnectEd teacher for any curriculum related needs. For any more serious matters please contact your Regional Principal
Alta-1 is aware there may be families in need of basic emergency relief support, from food hampers to financial counselling and other basic resources.
Alta-1 is privileged to be surrounded by a strong network of local partnerships who our Alta-1 families can contact and gain help in times like these.
If you are in need of support please let us know your need by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also emergency relief agencies around Perth and Queensland who are able to provide relief. e.g.
Emergency Food Relief
Uniting Care West
The Haven Centre
879 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
0438273620 (Jan) 0438273629 G
Services offered: Take away lunch and fresh food hampers (fruit and veg) – 8.00 am to 1.00 pm
Health care number required and/or name and address provided.
Star Street Uniting Church: 9470 3218 – food parcel support; Belmont and Vic Park area only.
St Vincent de Paul – 1300 794 054 – For emergency relief, call between 9.00am and 1.00pm
Financial counselling and assistance with tenancy
Sussex Street Community Law Centre
PLEASE SEE WHAT’S NEW FOR TEMPORARY PHONE NUMBER NEWS 0429 611 435
Entrypoint Homelessness assessment and referral service – Phone 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684
Monday to Friday – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
St Vincent DePauls in Queensland
Support if you are experiencing domestic violence
Call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 7328)
If you are currently seeking fee assistance due to financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic please contact our Business Manager and we would be happy to discuss how we can help you during this period.
For those who wish to donate to Alta-1 and assist those in need at this time we would be most appreciative of your generosity to our students and families.
*Please mark your donation ‘COVID-19’ in your deposit description when giving.
For all Alta-1 staff and COVID -19 related news, please use the Sharepoint link provided to to stay up to date with current college operations.