A Message from the Headmaster: Updated Advice on the Coronavirus - Cranbrook School

A Message from the Headmaster: Updated Advice on the Coronavirus

29 Jan 20 by Nicholas Sampson, Headmaster


The NSW Department of Education and the NSW Department of Health have now amended their advice to schools so that all students who have returned from China and Hong Kong in the past two weeks are not to attend school for a total of 14 days from their departure date from China. The position regarding the Coronavirus is obviously dynamic and fast-moving: you can read the relevant advice here:


It would be greatly appreciated if all affected families could follow this advice in order to reduce the risk to our community. This advice is in addition to the communication you received from Cranbrook School yesterday morning.

A medical certificate will not negate the need to stay away from School for the 14 day period. We do ask that you report to our Health Centre at Senior School or Reception at Junior School (including Pre-school families) on your return to School prior to engaging with staff and students or entering the Boarding House.

Should this 14 day guidance apply to your family, I ask that your son contact his Housemaster in order to ensure that he can be emailed his studies for the period of time that he is away from School in order that he does not fall behind with his classwork. In Junior School and Pre-school, parents should contact their child’s class teacher to see what work the child can undertake during this period.

Cranbrook will continue to be guided by NSW Health and the Federal Department of Health regarding appropriate action to be taken and we will continue to keep you updated as more information comes to hand. Should you wish to discuss your son’s return to School further, please contact your child’s class teacher or Housemaster.

We thank you for your support in taking these precautionary steps.