COVID-19 : School closure/reopening information and necessary updates, all in the one place.

    COVID-19 : School closure/reopening information and necessary updates, all in the one place.

    *Disclaimer

    All information has been updated as of 12:00pm ACST on Thursday the 14th of May, 2020. Updates will be carried out every 24 hours.

    We understand this is a very fluid situation, these events are changing rapidly.

    We will do our best to provide accurate information as it comes through.

    We’ll upload the blog daily to reflect the COVID-19 state by state education policy updates across Australia.

    If your child’s school is closed, or you’ve decided to keep them home, head on over to our Facebook Group Australian COVID-19 School Closure Free Learning Resources.

    Let’s get through this together 😁

    AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

    Private and Public schools will begin to stagger a return to school from the 18th of May.

    • Students in preschool, kindergarten and years 1, 2 and 7 will return first, from May 18.
    • Years 11 and 12 students will also begin to return to classroom work, for those students enrolled in subjects that need it.
    • A week later, on May 25, students in years 3, 4 and 10 will join those who have already returned.
    • And all students will be back in the classroom from June 2, with years 5, 6, 8 and 9 the last to return.

    NEW SOUTH WALES

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the government wants student to attend one day a week from May the 11th (3rd week of Term 2).

    NORTHERN TERRITORY

    No known closures at this time

    QUEENSLAND

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a partial resumption of schools from next week, with Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1 and Year’s 11 and 12 to return to school on May the 11th.

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Over 60% of students have returned to the classroom for Term 2 according to the State Government.

    The State Government is encouraging the remainder to return to school, particularly Year 11’s and 12’s.

    Parents still have the option to keep their children at home should they please.

    TASMANIA

    With attendance levels around the 20% mark since the commencement of Term 2, Premier Peter Gutwein has encouraged parents to keep their children at home if they could.

    These recommendations will be reviewed on a daily basis.

    VICTORIA

    All schools closed as of the 24th of March, with Term 2 to be entirely home based learning.

    The State Government’s has recommended that ‘all students who can learn from home’ with those that can’t encouraged to attend regular school.

    Schools are prepared continue to deliver classes online for the remainder of Term 2, wit Premier Daniel Andrews ‘open’ for all students to return to the classroom (before the end of term) should the evidence support such a move.

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    With 60% of students returning to the classroom for the first day of Term 2, the State Government is encouraging the remainder to return to school, particularly Year 11’s and 12’s.

    Parents still have the option to keep their children at home should they please.

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