An elite Catholic school in Sydney costing parents up to $26,000 a year has closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.
St Vincent’s College at Potts Point has quietly kept its doors shut to a majority of students after announcing a day-closure when the case was confirmed on August 13.
The school was closed for deep cleaning the following day and health authorities commenced contact tracing.
St Vincent’s College Principle Anne Fry told Daily Mail Australia the school will remain closed all week.
‘Our College community was informed on Saturday that we would be offering a remote platform for Years 7-11 this week to ensure consistency of learning for all students,’ Ms Fry said.
The student who tested positive is a relative of a COVID-positive man who attended The Apollo restaurant at Potts Point.
The restaurant, which is closed for deep cleaning until August 26, has been linked to 22 cases of coronavirus.
Year 7 to 11 students will learn remotely for the remainder of the week, but all HSC pupils are on site, along with boarders.
Borders account for about 60 of the school’s 700 student population.
St Vincent’s College confirmed the 2020 HSC Trials were still underway on Monday and wished its students the best of luck.
‘We are so very proud of our resilient Vinnies girls, our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you! You are well prepared and ready for this next chapter in your education journey,’ the school’s post read.
Other schools closed due to being exposed to COVID-19 include Our Lady of Mercy College at Parramatta – linked to six positive cases – and Tangara School for Girls at Cherrybrook – linked to 25.
Both will remain shut until August 24.
Seven new COVID-19 cases were detected and 19,414 tests were conducted across NSW on Wednesday.
The state has recorded 3,777 positive cases since the pandemic begun.