Dear Parents and Carers
As you have probably heard, the ACT Lockdown has been extended until 17 September. For schools, this means an extension of remote learning until the start of the holiday period.
We realise that the ongoing lockdown may be impacting families financially and, as occurred last year, Catholic Education will support families affected. The position of Catholic Education has always been 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.
The attached forms enable you to apply to either defer or amend your current payment or to request a fee reduction or no fees for Term 3. Once we receive your form, your level of fee support will be confirmed as soon as possible. Please be assured that your family is an important part of our school community and 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.
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.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
Thank you all for all of the support you are giving us and your children during this difficult time of lockdown and remote learning.
Principal, St John Paul II College