During this worrying time, we want to assure you that the College is working very closely with Queensland Health and our local Health Industry, and we are responding to the situation as it evolves. The Leadership Team, together with our Risk Assessment officers are working on detailed planning measures that include social distancing and potential closure of the School, if required.
Any updates issued by the College will be posted on this page and parents and guardians will receive a notification via the school app to their phones encouraging them to check here for important information.
Student Attendance Week 10, Term 1, 2020: Register your daughter ›
From the Principal
From the Junior School
From the Middle/Senior School
‘At Holme’ Podcast re COVID-19 All At Holme Podcasts ›
- At Holme #10 We’re all in this Together › (9 min)
In this podcast Dr Linda Evans shares her message for parents about the current global pandemic, and why she wants parents to be understanding when it comes to learning at ‘holme’.
- At Holme #9 Learning from Home Middle & Senior School › (9 min)
In this podcast, Mr Stewart Peacock, Head of Teaching and Learning at Fairholme, discusses how learning from home will occur for your daughter in the Middle or Senior School.
- At Holme #8 Junior School home learning › (9 min)
As students begin learning from home on Monday 30 March - or for some as early as next week - Erin Tonscheck, the Head of Fairholme Junior, shares information on how classes will operate from each student's home.
- At Holme #7 COVID School Response › (9 min)
In this podcast, Principal, Dr Linda Evans and College Doctor, Dr Sharyn Donaldson discuss the difficult decisions made by the school this week around COVID-19 and how parents should prepare for the School Holidays and isolation.
To further facilitate good mental health and maintain a sense of calm amongst both ourselves and the young people we guide, we have put together the following list of resources in collaboration with Jessica Arday-Wild (BSW, MMental Health (Family Therapy)). Jessica is the A/Ed LinQ Coordinator in the Toowoomba and Southern Downs region and is associated with the Child & Youth Mental Health Service.
- Birdie and the Big Sickness is a resource for supporting younger children during periods of community illness. It has been developed by the QLD Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health.
- The APS have published a very helpful tip sheet for maintaining good mental health. See the article here (link to pdf sent over email).
- Coping with coronavirus anxiety - Tips › (As also listed above)
- Centre for Disease Control There are some great links on this site to child-appropriate resources for explaining natural disasters (including pandemic) and supporting children afterwards.
Please note the support phone numbers on this site are NOT for Australia.
Please see Principal's Updates under ‘Learn More’ (above) for the most recent updates.