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Camden Haven High School

Camden Haven High School

Aim for the Highest

Telephone02 6556 8100

Emailcamdenhave-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

School Attendance

Parents and carers are strongly encouraged to keep their children home if possible.

Any student whose parents or carers are not able to appropriately supervise their children at home should continue to attend school. It may also be appropriate that children and young people with additional vulnerabilities continue to attend school.

Parents/carers need to inform the school of student absences. Notify the school your student/s will be away and the duration. This will not affect their attendance records.

Students at home will not be disadvantaged in their learning. Students at school will be following the same learning materials as those at home to ensure continuity.

Staying at Home

Those in an at-risk group for COVID-19 should not attend school. NSW Health advice, based on what we know so far about COVID-19 and what we know about other coronaviruses, is that those at greatest risk of serious infection are:

  • Aboriginal people (as they have higher rates of chronic illness)
  • people with chronic medical conditions, such as lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, neurological conditions and diabetes
  • people with impaired immune systems (such as people who have cancer or HIV, or who take high dose corticosteroids).

Going to School

Students with a disability can continue to attend school if required and will receive the care and support they need.

Children and young people who may have additional vulnerabilities include children and young people who have disability and high support needs, those with substantial medical or health care needs and require additional supports, those living in Out of Home Care (including residential care), young carers, children and young people at risk of significant harm or homelessness, those whose families are supported by social and family support programs, including where they are at risk of family and domestic violence and young people in Youth Justice care.

Not all students who have a disability or learning support needs are considered as vulnerable. The decision on whether students with additional support needs can attend school should be determined in consultation with the principal and the parent/carer.