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Novel Coronavirus Response Plan

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UPDATED 24 AUGUST 2021

In light of mandated lockdown in the ACT effective from 12 August 2021, St Mark’s National Theological Centre is closed to public access. All staff and faculty are working from home. Please do not visit the campus.

St Mark’s National Memorial Library is also closed to public accessFrom Friday 27 August, the Library will offer limited services to CSU students and adjunct staff only. This means that CSU students will be able to submit online loan requests for home delivery and digitisation requests by using CSU Primo Search. This service will be available to CSU Internal and Distance students.

Please ensure your contact and address details are up to date in your CSU record.

During this time, we ask all students and members of the Library to assist us in following these important conditions.

All changes comply with COVID-19 Public Health Directions and other measures recommended by the ACT and Federal Health Departments. During this time, we ask all visitors to our site to assist us in following these important conditions.

Please read the following sections to find out the latest regarding our classroom set-up, library, and chapel services.

St Mark's library services during COVID-19

If you have contracted COVID-19, please let us know. We are concerned about your health and would want to know if you are unwell. We will also need to let our community know if they have been potentially exposed.

St Mark’s and CSU are already brilliantly set up for online learning. The majority of our students already study online, and you will be joining them for a time. We are ahead of the game and ready to support you in your learning.

Connecting to lectures online

Our online classrooms operate through Zoom.

Need technical help?

Do not ask your subject coordinator for help with IT issues, but contact Student Central. We find that hearing lectures is the main challenge for most people, so try to understand the sound settings on your computer and within Zoom.

Classroom discussion

Even though there are drawbacks to not meeting face-to-face, online learning can strengthen community through strong and focussed discussions, both using the Discussion forum on your Interact2 site, and through the chat facility of Zoom.

Residentials

Please check our residential timetable for the latest updates or contact your subject lecturer.

Chapel online

Chapel services continue to be held online from Tuesdays to Fridays. We will not be meeting together in St Mark’s Chapel at this time but will see you online.

Library services

Our library will not be open during the ACT Lockdown, in accordance with govenment requirements. Check our Library Help section for details about library services.

Assistance and Counselling

While teaching and classes are going ahead as normal at this time, we recognise that students may experience disruption and pressures due to this situation.

Please make use of student support services or be in direct contact with your lecturer if you need support or a listening ear.

If you need extra time to complete assignments you can apply for special consideration. Information pertinent to students is being regularly updated on your student portal.

Teaching will continue as usual online and with minimal disruption.

  • Residentials
    Please check our residential timetable for the latest updates or contact your subject lecturer.
  • Chapel online
    Chapel services will be conducted online from Tuesdays to Fridays at 10:30am. 
  • Library services
    Check our Library Help section for details about library services.
  • Assistance and Counselling
    While teaching and classes are going ahead as normal at this time, we recognise that students may experience disruption and pressures due to this situation.

Please make use of student support services or be in direct contact with your lecturer if you need support or a listening ear.

If you need extra time to complete assignments you can apply for special consideration. Information pertinent to students is being regularly updated on your student portal.

St Mark’s is already brilliantly setup for online learning. The majority of our students already study online, and you will be joining them for a time. We are ahead of the game, and ready to support you in your learning.

  • Classroom discussion
    Even though there are drawbacks to not meeting face-to-face, online learning can strengthen community through strong and focussed discussions, using the Discussion forum on your Moodle site.
  • Chapel online
    Chapel services will be conducted online from Tuesdays to Fridays at 10:30am. 
  • Library services
    Check our Library Help section for details about library services.
  • Special consideration for assignment deadlines
    Another way we can support you is through flexibility with due dates of assignments, especially in this special time of change and disruption. Contact your trainers if you need special consideration.

St Mark’s will be suspending all on-campus classes and business operations during the ACT lockdown. Please follow us on social media to keep up to date with the latest at St Mark’s.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ACT Government Health — Coronavirus Update: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Australian Government’s Department of Education Coronavirus Factsheets: https://education.govcms.gov.au/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

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