COVID 19 UPDATE

ACC Update: October 20th

TERM 4 EVENTS, ACTIVITIES & MEETINGS (October 20 Updates highlighted green)
With recent announcements made by the Victorian Government on the staged easing of restrictions across September, October and November, an update is available below on the various ACC events, activities and meetings planned for Term 4. Further consultation will take place early in Term 4 based on updated directives from the Victorian Government and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.

Victorian Government Information
Department of Education and Training: https://education.vic.gov.au/school/Pages/coronavirus-roadmap-schools.aspx
Roadmap to reopening: https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps

Weekly Sport Year 7-10 
Rounds 1-5 scheduled for October 6th – November 5th
Finals scheduled for November 10th – November 19th
Status: Term 4 ACC interschool sport is cancelled. 
Students in Years 7 – 10 will continue with remote learning until at least Week 3 of Term 4, with a return to sport not possible for some time following that.  If restrictions are eased much earlier than anticipated and it is deemed safe to resume sport at some point in Term 4, further discussion will take place with schools regarding “invitational matches”. Plans to be implemented for ACC Sport to resume in February 2021 as per the confirmed fixture.

Music Battle of the Bands – rescheduled from Term 3
Status: Cancelled (Confirmed October 20th)

Junior & Intermediate Chess – Wednesday October 7th
Status: Completed

Open Golf Tournament – Monday October 12th
Status: Cancelled.

Sports Leadership Workshop – Wednesday October 14th
Status: Changed to in-school delivery by the Director of Sport / Leadership Coordinator (Confirmed October 20th)
This event will be delivered within each school by a nominated staff member. Content will be provided by the ACC, with schools able to adapt and customise it to make it more relevant for their particular school. Each school can decide when to deliver the workshop content and in what format they deliver it.

Principals’ Executive Meeting – Tuesday October 20th
Status: Proceed as planned – online meeting held via Zoom. 
10am – 11am

Deputy Principals’ Meeting & Dinner – Thursday November 5th
Status: Revert to an online meeting held via Zoom. Dinner cancelled. 
New meeting time 3:30pm – 4:30pm 

Junior Debating & Public Speaking – Monday November 9th
Status: This event will proceed as per the modified plan. 
The event will be delivered via the online platform established by DAV. Participants will join the Zoom forum from their respective schools, or from their individual homes if remote learning is still in place for Year 7 & 8 students.

Directors of Sport Meeting & Social Function – Friday November 13th
Status: Revert to an online meeting held via Zoom. 10:30am start. Social function postponed.
Note: Revised function date – Friday December 4th at 6pm (pending restriction level). Venue to be confirmed.

Principals’ Executive Meeting – Wednesday November 18th
Status: Proceed as planned – online meeting held via Zoom. 
10am – 11am

Principals’ Meeting & Lunch – Monday November 23rd
Status: Meeting to proceed, with specific details to be confirmed.
Meeting will either be an online Zoom meeting or a face to face meeting at the Catholic Leadership Centre with a 9:30am start. Part of the agenda will be set aside to meet with our 2021 Partners.

2021 Leadership Launch – Thursday November 26th
Status: Postponed to Wednesday February 3rd, 5-8pm. (Confirmed as of October 20th)    
Further details to be discussed with schools and confirmed over the coming month or so. Venue to be advised.


ACC Update: July 15th

The ACC Executive has made the decision to cancel all Term 3 sport and activities, with the exception of the following which will be run as virtual / online events:
– Intermediate Debating and Public Speaking (August 19th)
– Open Chess Tournament (August 20th)
– Cross Country Championship (September 9th)
– Rock Music “Battle of the Bands” (September 15th)
We will consider planning for Term 4 over the coming months and will continue to follow the advice of the Victorian Education Department and Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and will only return to our normal program when it is safe to do so.
Over the coming days we will also launch a number of alternate programs to engage the ACC Community during the lockdown period, including a new running challenge, a daily personal development challenge and a sports knowledge challenge. Details will be released shortly.
We extend our best wishes all of the students, staff and families from our member schools during this difficult time for all concerned.


ACC Update July 6th: Return to Sport Postponed

The ACC Principals made the decision today to postpone the planned resumption of the ACC sport and events program for Term 3.

Towards the end of Term 2, there were very positive signs that the strategies in place from Federal and State Governments for the suppression of Covid-19 were working effectively. The recent dramatic increase in localised infection numbers, along with the return of lockdown protocols in certain areas of Melbourne, provide a clear picture that there is still a long way to go in suppressing this virus. The safety and wellbeing of the students, staff and families within our school communities will always be the most important factor in any decision regarding our programs returning. As such, there will be no interschool sport or activities until there is advice from the Victorian Education Department and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria that it is safe to resume.

There has been significant interruption to the academic and co-curricular programs for all ACC schools in 2020. We are hopeful that we can resume activities at some point in Term 3 and we will continue to keep you updated as best we can. The current state of emergency in Victoria is in place until July 29th. A further update from the ACC Executive will follow after that date.


ACC Update June 23rd: Resumption of Sport & Events

An update on the planned resumption of ACC sport and events is available in the PDF below.
Please note that it contains three pages – scroll through the document to view, or download the entire document. To access the links, please download the document first.
Links to the PDF summary of updated Senior Sport fixtures can be found below the Update.

ACC-Update-June-23-Resumption-of-Sport-Events-1


Term 3 Senior Sport Fixtures and Pool Structures
Football: https://www.accmelb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Revised-Senior-Football-Fixtures-V.4.pdf
Soccer: https://www.accmelb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Revised-Senior-Soccer-Fixtures-V.4.pdf
Basketball: https://www.accmelb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Revised-Senior-Basketball-Fixtures-V.1.pdf
Hockey: https://www.accmelb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Revised-Senior-Hockey-Fixtures-V.1.pdf
Table Tennis: https://www.accmelb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Revised-Senior-Table-Tennis-Fixtures-V.1.pdf
These fixtures have also been updated on Results Vault on our website.
Junior & Intermediate fixtures have also been updated on our website.


ACC Update: June 4th

Planning is currently being undertaken amongst the ACC member schools regarding the anticipated resumption of ACC sport in Term 3. At this point, we are unable to make a firm decision until an announcement is made by the Victorian Government on the easing of restrictions. This will most likely take place once the current state of emergency finishes on June 21st. An update on Term 3 ACC sport and events will be communicated on all our social media platforms on Tuesday June 23rd.


ACC Update: May 21st

With face-to-face learning set to resume next week for senior students, the ACC can confirm that there will be no inter school sport or events undertaken for the remainder of Term 2. This is in accordance with the Victorian Government directive:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/Pages/coronavirus-advice-schools.aspx
A further update on Term 3 sports and events will be released following further Government advice and consultation with Principals over the coming fortnight.


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