End of Term 4
Level 3 COVID Restrictions

End of Year Events

End of Year Details

  • Monday 6th December: Years 3-6 Prize Giving – this event will be for students only but will be live streamed for parents. Time still to be confirmed.
  • The Christmas Service will be pre-recorded and sent home.
  • Tuesday 7th December: Year 6 Valedictory Service – one parent per student onsite and live streamed.
  • Wednesday 8th December: Final day for all Prep School students and Picnic Day for Years 3-6.
  • Thursday 9th December: Year 7 2022 Allwell Testing at Summer Hill – Year 6 students only will need to attend school on this day to take part in Allwell Testing. The results of these assessments are invaluable for the Middle School teachers and Housemasters as they support the students’ transition into Year 7 and beyond.

End of Year Details

  • Prize Giving (Years 3-6) – 6 December (9.30am): the event will be live-streamed to parents and recorded.
  • Year 6 Parent & Son Dinner – 6 December: at Doltone House
  • K-2 Christmas Service – this service will be pre-recorded and made available on-line in the final week.
  • Year 6 Valedictory Service – 7 December (1pm-2pm): one parent (fully-vaccinated) will be able to attend this service, which will be streamed for other adults and classes in Years 3-5 and recorded.
  • Fun Day – 8 December: games and activities at school for Kindergarten – Year 5 and an excursion for Year 6. This is the final day for Junior School students.
  • Year 6 Allwell Testing – 9 December (8.20am-12.30pm)

4 December

Year 12 Valedictory Assembly is limited to parents only. Siblings and extended family will be able to view the Assembly via the live stream link.

As per the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021, all adults must be fully vaccinated (2 doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to be allowed on School grounds. Adults will be required to QR code check in and provide proof of vaccination before proceeding to No. 1 Oval where parents will be seated for the Assembly.

If the weather is forecast to be wet on the day, the Valedictory Assembly will take place, for boys only, in the Assembly Hall. Parents, siblings and extended family will be able to view the proceedings using the live stream link.

8 December

Years 7-11 Prize Giving Assemblies. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be permitted to join us onsite. Join in remotely via the Livestream.

Click here for the Event livestreams

Uniform Shop: School Holiday Opening Hours

The Midford Uniform Shop will be open for fitting appointments on the following dates;

  • Thursday 9th December, Friday 10th  December 8:00-4:00, and Sat 11th  December 9:00-3:00.
  • Monday 13th December – Friday 17th December. 9am -2pm
  • Also from Monday 10th January 2022  9:30-3:30 until the start of Term 1 2022.

Due to COVID restrictions, fittings are by appointment only. Make your appointment using the online appointment system (instructions on the School’s Uniform shop page).

Parents will need to sign in on arrival through the Service NSW QR code and provide proof of vaccination for appointments in December.

Please enter via Prospect Road- Chapel gates.

Staying COVID Safe

All families are expected to monitor the NSW Health Website and adhere to the advice as appropriate.

Students must not attend School if:

  • They have any, however mild, cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or sense of smell)
  • They have been tested for COVID-19 and have not yet received their test result
  • They have been directed by NSW health to self-isolate
  • They have tested positive for COVID-19
  • They are a designated secondary close contact. The student must get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until they and the close contact receive a negative result.
  • Someone in their household has symptoms of COVID-19. The household member should be tested and if they are negative, the student can then return to school.

It is expected that all students will attend school as required, unless they are directed to stay at home as per the current health advice.

Parents should contact the:

  • Head of the Middle and Senior Schools; or
    the Deputy Head of either the Junior or Preparatory Schools
  • as relevant to their son’s context if they believe there is a reason their son cannot return to school.
  • Students, in the Middle and Senior School must when indoors, be wearing a properly fitted face mask.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory outdoors.
  • Masks are strongly recommended for primary school students.
  • Students should bring their own masks: a plain dark coloured 3-layer cloth mask or a light blue disposable.
  • Avoid physical contact in greetings, such as shaking hands or hugging.
  • Students will be reminded to use hand sanitiser as they enter and leave rooms as well as washing hands thoroughly as appropriate.
  • Maintain respiratory hygiene – cover a cough/sneeze and dispose of tissues.

Under the current guidelines strict COVID-safe practices must be followed for staff and students when at school, including mask wearing where applicable and physical distancing.

Consideration will always be given to physical distancing and limiting interactions between groups.

As a minimum, students should ensure that the 1.5 metre rule can be applied between people whenever possible.

Students will be reminded to maintain social distancing wherever possible.

Facilities (eg. toilets), timings and movement routes are being managed to minimise casual contact with students in other cohorts.

Non-essential visitors are not permitted on school sites.

Parents should:

  • Follow the physical distancing advice for their local area and avoid gathering outside of school gates.
  • Remain outside of school grounds or within your car.
  • Different arrangements apply to drop-off and pick-up for OSH Club, because of the different sign-in and sign-out procedures.

Enhanced COVID-19 cleaning arrangements will remain in place, including:

  • cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as benchtops, desks, doorknobs, taps, and hand rails at regular intervals throughout the day
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently used objects such as computers, photocopiers, and sports equipment
  • providing bins and hand sanitiser in every classroom and emptying bins regularly throughout the day
  • thoroughly cleaning frequently touched points in bathrooms after each break time and at the end of the day

All staff at the School are required to be fully vaccinated.

The School strongly encourages all students eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to do so. Details about vaccinations are available from NSW Health.

If your son has been vaccinated, let the School know as soon as possible by completing this form.

The School has undertaken an extensive ventilation audit of its indoor learning spaces to ensure adequate air circulation in all indoor environments.

Air purifiers with HEPA filters will be installed in appropriate locations, as required.

Overview of this Page

This webpage provides details on any weekly changes the School will need to enact as health orders change and vaccination rates rise.

Please refer to this page and the weekly Bulletins for ongoing updates.

Thank you.