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Safety A Priority As Sydney Scots College Students Arrive at Kangaroo Valley Campus | Goulburn Post


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Buses packed with ninth grade students from Scots College Sydney made their way to their annual six-month outdoor education campus in the Kangaroo Valley. Several student buses left the Bellevue Hill campus after being dropped off by their guardians on Wednesday, July 14, after Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that extended distance learning and lockdown orders for the rest Greater Sydney would be extended for two more weeks. Read more: Greater Sydney’s lockdown has been extended for two weeks as 97 new cases registered staff, including some casual and others living on site. Under the current lockdown, schools in Greater Sydney are limited to home learning and field trips are not permitted. However, NSW Health did not consider the trip an excursion due to its length. Principal Dr Ian Lambert refuted reports that the school had requested an exemption from NSW Health. “The college has sought advice, guidance and received approval from NSW Health for students to travel and begin their internship at Scots College’s Glengarry campus,” he said. “Likewise, advice and guidance has been sought from the Association for Independent Schools NSW regarding the operation of boarding schools.” Read more: Regional schools to return to face-to-face learning for third term Throughout their six-month stay, Dr Lambert said boys are “isolated from the outside world” with no television , Internet, cell phones or computer games. He said students communicate with their parents by handwritten letter. Dr Lambert said as a precaution the Glengarry campus has started a 14-day lockdown with supplies including food dropped off at the front door and masks worn inside all rooms class. “The campus is locked and the front door is closed,” he said. “We will have all supplies delivered to the front door where they will be collected using local suppliers where possible to help support the local community during this difficult time.” Read more: ‘Business as usual’: Local HSC test exams go as planned Before leaving Sydney, students had to self-isolate 14 days before and also return a negative COVID-19 test. They will be tested again after two weeks. “In all respects, our priority has been to meet and exceed the requirements of public health orders,” said Dr. Lambert. Dr Lambert confirmed that the students were going to Glengarry without stopping in transit and that if a student was not feeling well, “even with the mildest symptoms”, they were not allowed to go to Glengarry. . Dr Lambert assured that no students would leave campus and that the community of Shoalhaven would be protected. He also said that “NSW Police and the Town of Shoalhaven have been advised of travel arrangements for boys arriving on campus.”