COVID-19 Resources

Grace Lutheran College works closely with Lutheran Education Queensland and Independent Schools Queensland to continually monitor the spread of COVID-19, and identify and manage any impacts on the College. Queensland Health and the Australian Department of Health are also working tirelessly to manage and contain the impact of this virus. You can be assured that we are equipped for Online Learning and stand ready to act should the need arise. 

Practices on Campus

Students, staff and visitors to our campuses are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and exhibit safe practices while on site.

Expectations on campus

Students, staff and visitors to our campuses are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and exhibit safe practices while on site. This includes following the current mask mandate and sign-in guidelines.

Download our COVID-19 information flyers for further details

Use of QR Codes in Campus

Visitors to Grace Lutheran College must sign in at the College Reception and using the Queensland Government QR Code

These are located in Reception at both campuses, or may be downloaded here:

Grace Lutheran College Caboolture QR Code

Grace Lutheran College Rothwell QR Code

Use of Masks on Campus

Students and Staff of Grace Lutheran College are expected to follow the public health directions as mandated by the Queensland Government

Information regarding the current use of Masks within the Moreton Bay region can be found on the Queensland Health Website

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if my child is unwell?

If your child develops flu-like symptoms, please:

  • Keep your child at home
  • Avoid close contact with others such as touching, kissing or hugging, or any mass gatherings, especially those involving other children
  • See a doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately
  • Seek medical advice if your child has other underlying medical conditions
  • Call ahead to the medical centre or doctor’s surgery, advising of your child’s symptoms
  • It is also important to continue to encourage your children to:

→ Dispose of tissues in the bin immediately

→ Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of their elbow

→ Use alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap is unavailable

→  Wash their hands regularly with soap and water, particularly before and after eating, and after going to the toilet

What actions is the college taking to prevent the transmission of COVID-19?

The College is currently operating under a heightened COVID Restrictions based on Queensland Government and QLD Department of Health advice. 

Currently, we have made the following changes to our normal school operations;

  • All students are asked to wear a mask, sanitise hands regularly and socially distance where possible whilst additional restrictions are in place;
  • Chapels are virtual whist additional restrictions are in place  – students engage with digital content in GEL classes;
  • Tuckshop lines are exercising social distancing;
  • Classes exercise social distancing as applicable;
  • There are no assemblies or year level meetings whilst additional restrictions are in place;
  • Additional disinfecting of high traffic surfaces is being performed regularly by cleaning staff whilst additional restrictions are in place;
  • Students are reminded to take their laptops home every evening;
  • Students should take home core textbooks every weekend until further notice.
Will the College events be modified or cancelled?

Though we will endeavour to maintain our school calendar, it is our top priority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our College Community.

Please refer to email communications from Grace Lutheran College and updates to our Facebook Page for further clarification around events. 

What happens if a COVID-19 case is identified in our college or community?

Should a case be identified in our school, Grace Lutheran College will work closely with the family and Queensland Health to respond to the situation and work to ensure that our response has the health of all members of the community as our first priority.

If there is a confirmed case at our school, it is likely that we will need to close for a period to allow Queensland Health to assess the situation. The College will work with Queensland Health to perform contact tracing as required to identify individuals who may have come in contact with a COVID-19 case. Contact will be made with parents, caregivers and staff who have come into contact with a confirmed case and further advice will be given by Queensland Health.

Grace Lutheran College will then work with our cleaning contractors and or other relevant specialists to conduct cleaning of our facilities as required, to ensure our school is safe for students and staff to return when clearance is given.

Further to any local case of COVID-19 within the College community, the Queensland or Federal Government may elect to suspend face to face teaching due to a more generalised increase in local cases as a preventative measure. Should the need arise, the College has plans in place to manage this scenario and will communicate with parents and caregivers.

Support Resources

Department of Education | Advice for parents and carers to support children and young people

This fact sheet contains tips to help parents and carers have calm conversations with their children about COVID-19 – ensuring they have accurate information and their mental health and wellbeing is supported.

The Hopeful Insitute | Living your best lockdown life

In this article, author Glen Gerreyn shares eight ways one can use the lockdown to their advantage. He provides advice for navigating negative feelings, such as frustration and stress.

Raising Teenagers | Manageing T(w)een Anxiety About COVID-19

The advent of the Coronavirus has brought with it a rise in legitimate concerns about personal welfare and safety in our communities. In addition there has been a corresponding rise in anxiety amongst students regarding the impact on their lives. 

As parents and carers, we need to remain well informed by reliable science but also provide safe place for children to come and have the questions answered and minds reassured about their future.  

Raising Teenagers provides good insight into what we can do to minimialise the stress of COVID-19 on students. We encourage all parents  and carers to read through the advice provided in the article.  We hope that parents and carers will be a safe harbour of calm in students’ lives at this time of uncertainty. 

Michelle Mitchell | An Interview with Susan McLean about Online Safety during COVID-19

In this interview, parenting expert, author and educator Michelle Mitchell speaks with Susan McLean (Australia's foremost expert in the area of cyber safety) on the topic of internet safety for children and teenagers. Together they discuss and gather insights about how parents and families can safely navigate and use technology during this time. 

Michelle Mitchell | An Interview with Dr Kristy Goodwin about Technology during COVID-19

Dr Kristy Goodwin is a researcher, educator and big ambassador of digital wellbeing for both adults and young people. In this interview Kristy Goodwin and Mitchelle Mitchell discuss the questions that we all have about technology at this time. Together they share practical, thoughtful wisdom about how to use technology to our advantage.

Michelle Mitchell | Technology During COVID-19 with Brett Lee and Michelle Mitchell

In this interview, Michelle Mitchel and Brett Lee cover a simple five step framework for keeping kids safe online.Brett Lee founded internet safe education in 2008 and has been working tirelessly in schools to educate parents and students about technology. 

Beyond Blue | Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting educators, children and young people

The sense of community that schools offer is important to maintain for children and young people, even as routines change due to COVID-19. Beyond Blue's Be You resource for Learning Communities provides information to help you look after students’, and your own, mental health during the outbreak.

​Children’s Health Queensland | Child and Youth Mental Health Resources

Coronavirus is an evolving international health concern. Around the world, people are being affected in many ways. In this Special Report, parents and caregivers are provided with some guidelines on how best to approach this topic whilst still ensuring the wellbeing of their child. 

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this report.

SchoolTV | Coronavirus - a guide for parents

Coronavirus is an evolving international health concern. Around the world, people are being affected in many ways. In this Special Report, parents and caregivers are provided with some guidelines on how best to approach this topic whilst still ensuring the wellbeing of their children. 

We hope you take the time to reflect on the information offered in this report.

Please continue to access information via the Queensland Health website for up-to-date information.

We thank families for their support in this matter and want to assure you that we are continuing to monitor the situation closely. 

If there are any changes to health advice that specifically impact the College, we will communicate these as a matter of urgency.