Last updated: 6 August , 2021, 9.00am
With the announcement yesterday of Melbourne’s 6th lockdown, our hopes and plans to commence offering face to face classes back on campus at Wantirna next week, have now been deferred. This will come as a disappointment to all of us; students, staff and lecturers alike. Sadly, it remains our new ‘normal.’
Lecturers will be in touch directly with students to facilitate delivery of classes on-line, and to provide all the support and encouragement students may need during this ‘extension’ week.
Information on access to the MST & Eastern library can be found on here.
Students, as we have said so many times this past 18 months, please know we are here for you. We share deeply those feelings of confusion, disappointment, even frustration you may experience. But we also have also seen something very special from so many – amazing patience, kindness toward each other, understanding, perseverance and hope – things that, perhaps ironically, are the very qualities that Scripture reminds us are a reflection of the work of God in people’s lives.
So, hang in there. And please be in touch with your lecturer if you need particular support with your studies. Or indeed, even if you just want someone to talk to. Please: Let us know, wont you. As best we can, from a distance, we are here for you, and praying for you all.
Our team at the Centre for Theology & Psychology has created a flyer with a few guidelines and tips that will help us to cope with this new situation and perhaps even thrive and flourish in the midst of uncertain times. Read it HERE and be encouraged.
If you’re finding yourself struggling in any way please remember that we have people ready and available to virtually meet with you and pray with you.
Contact Community Life Coordinator, Sue Kimber, at email@example.com or
Eastern’s Counselling Courses Co-ordinator, Julie Morsillo, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
If you have study enquiries, please contact email@example.com
Eastern College remains committed to supporting you in your studies, especially at this time. If you need extensions on assessments, please use the Request for Assignment Extension form.
Government news, updates and advice: https://www.australia.gov.au/
The latest information about the spread of COVID-19 and the steps being taken to slow the spread: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert