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Novel Coronavirus Response Plan

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UPDATED 24 OCTOBER 2021

St Mark’s National Theological Centre is now open to public access. As we are taking a cautious approach to reopening our campus, some staff and faculty may be working from home at the time of your visit. If you would like to contact a specific staff member, we suggest contacting them beforehand to set up a time.

St Mark’s National Memorial Library will be open to public access from Tuesday 2 November. Please view our revised visiting hours and list of available library services. 

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 Thursdays during Session. We will meet online on Wednesdays off session.

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.

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 Thursdays 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 Thursdays 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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