Please refer to the below for current FAQ on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation:
(last updated 28 April 2020)
Government and Community Financial Support
Helpful links for government and community financial support: https://www.bialik.vic.edu.au/helpful-links-covid-19-pdf/
Is there any change to travel advice?
Yes, the government has recommended Australians to avoid travel both within the country and abroad, unless essential.
Australian Government Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/
24/7 National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
What will happen after the holidays, on 20 April?
On Monday 20 April, Term 2 will commence in the form of Digital Bialik for our Prep to Year 12 students. We will also have a very limited on-campus provision for children of families who have no capacity for any responsible adult to be at home and for children deemed vulnerable by either DHHS or the College’s wellbeing team. These revised provisions have been put in place following the government guidelines and expectations and balancing the needs of students, families, staff and the community. The College is also required by the government to open Creche and Kinder at no charge to parents, with funding capped at around 30% of previous income.
What should we do in the meantime, and how can we support each other?
Friends, now is the time for us to pull together as a community, support each other with words and with deeds. I am reminded of the phrase the one thing you are in control of, is how you choose to react.
These are challenging and testing times. We need to be patient with each other and recognise the complexities of our family and work lives. We are fortunate to be a values-driven community and it is during times of distress that these values are both tested and prized. Our Bialik values of Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, Empathy and Responsibility should frame our actions. We should recall the advice of Rabbi Hillel, paraphrased as treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
In other words, share resources with those less fortunate or equipped than ourselves; be in contact with family and friends as we can help each other both practically and emotionally. Give praise. Follow the advice of the health professionals; wash hands for at least 20 full seconds regularly and avoid touching our faces; wipe down surfaces regularly and ensure we treat each other with courtesy, care and love, no matter how stressed or anxious we may feel.
How do I access Bialik’s online platforms?
Bialik App: Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/bialik-college/id1151244351
Creche App: Apple App store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/bialik-college-creche/id1456108560
Documents to assist with learning from home
Digital Bialik Information Guide – a helpful guide for timetables, handy tips and what else is happening around Digital Bialik.
- Learning at Home – A Bialik Guide relevant for Prep – Year 12
- Learning at Home – Digital Bialik – ELC and Primary School
- Learning at Home – Digital Bialik – Middle and Senior School
- Digital Bialik timetables – may be helpful to print and display in your / your child’s learning environment
Events that are changing
All events are currently cancelled / postponed and the campus is fully closed and not accessible.
Connect with the Bialik College Parents’ Association on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCParentsAssociation/