From Wednesday 5 August, ALL students in Victoria will move to remote and flexible learning. Schools, including specialist schools in metropolitan Melbourne, will remain open for vulnerable children and children of permitted workers.
All students who can learn safely at home MUST transition to remote and flexible learning. This includes children in secondary schools who are considered vulnerable but have access to a suitable learning environment at home.
On-site learning and teaching programs for children at secondary government schools, will be offered based on the school’s assessment and understanding of the safety risks faced by students and families.
Sending a child/children to school is NOT a choice. A parent/carer needs to justify that they cannot provide care and supervision at home and cannot make other arrangements.
Students who are on-site WILL NOT receive any extra teaching and will ONLY be supervised to complete their on-line learning in a closed room.
On-site Application Form
Parents/Carers are required to complete an on-site application form (linked on this page) and submit this each week to allow schools to effectively manage on-site supervision. An application form must be completed and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 12:00. Families will be informed by Friday 12:00.
Parents/Carers are expected to collect their child/children when they finish work. The child/children cannot stay at school all day unless the parent is working all day.
Most importantly, the school will determine if the parent/carer meets the threshold for on-site supervision. It is not a right to send the child to school unless they meet the threshold.
You must wear a face covering when you are leaving your home unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so. This means either a face mask or face shield. A face covering needs to be worn covering both your nose and mouth.
A face shield means any film made from plastic or other transparent material designed or made to be worn like a visor, covering the wearer’s forehead to below the chin area and wrapping around the sides of the wearer’s face, to provide the wearer protection.