Cunderdin boarders to be set home from Tuesday, studies to continue online

Photo: Farm Weekly.
Photo: Farm Weekly.

Students who board at Cunderdin Agricultural College will begin to be sent home from Tuesday following advice from the Health Department in response to COVID-19.

In a letter sent to parents and carers on Tuesday, Cunderdin Agricultural College principal Sally Panizza said learning would continue online.

"The Minister of Education, on the advice of the WA Department of Health's Chief Health Officer, has directed the Department of Education to commence sending students in boarding and residential facilities home," she said.

"This is a preventative and risk management strategy and I want to assure you that at this point in time there are no reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community.

"The safety of our students is our first priority and I am sure it will ease your concerns to have them home."

Ms Panizza said students could begin leaving the college from 1pm on Tuesday.

The college will remain open until the end of the term.

"Our focus at the moment is the continuity of our teaching and learning programs and supporting students as we move our programs online," Ms Panizza said.

An update on the status of Northam Residential College will be provided soon.