NSW students return to the classroom full-time

Students across NSW will be back in the classroom full-time from next Monday, 25 May. The success of the phased return to face to face teaching has demonstrated the education system and community are ready for school to come back full-time. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell thanked school communities and parents for their patience during this difficult time. Ms Berejiklian said a return to full-time face to face teaching and learning is crucial for the education progress of every child in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12. “Since starting a managed return to the classroom, we …

Keeping our school COVIDSafe

Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community by downloading the app. Social distancing and washing your hands remain the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVIDSafe app, developed by the Australian Government, helps to reduce the spread by allowing health experts to find close contacts faster and more accurately. The app does not track your location. It uses your phone’s Bluetooth to record other users you come into contact with, so if they test positive, NSW Health can let you know. Find out more:  COVIDSafe app – Department of Health download COVIDSafe for iOS – …

Students begin return to classrooms

From Monday 11 May (Week 3) students will begin a phased return to school. The phased return will maintain distancing in the classroom while supporting students’ education and wellbeing. Most students will continue learning from home and will only attend school 1 day each week. Our school will continue to provide detailed information about the return to the classroom throughout the rest of Term 2. Measures to keep schools clean and safe for all students and staff include: 25% more cleaning time focused on high-touch areas priority deliveries of hygiene supplies including soap and hand sanitiser local school changes to pick up, …

Religion and ethics lessons continue at home

Students learning from home can continue to access Special religious education (SRE) and Special education in ethics (SEE) classes. Face-to-face SRE, SEE and Voluntary student activities of a religious nature in schools (VSA) will not be available until schools resume normal operations. In response to requests from school communities, SRE and SEE approved providers are delivering their authorised curriculum with modifications to allow students to learn from home from the start of Term 2. The lesson content and the mode of delivery has been reviewed and modified for easy access by students. The approved providers recognise that learning at home …

NSW students to transition back to the classroom in Term 2

NSW school students will gradually transition back to the classroom during Term 2 as the Government continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell outlined the plan for students attending NSW public schools to progressively return to face-to-face learning in week three of Term 2. Ms Berejiklian said health advice continues to be that schools remain open, and parents, teachers and students can be confident that school is safe place. “We are grateful to all families who kept their children home from school at the end of Term 1 …

Keep your family entertained these school holidays

We know it’s been a challenging Term 1. Just as many communities began recovering from fires, droughts and floods, we moved to learning from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The school holidays are coming, which means your family is about to have a lot of free time and nowhere to go. To support you while looking after children we’ve put together a handy guide of activities to stimulate young minds and keep your family busy and engaged. Check out our parents and carers toolkit for important self-care tips, free parenting podcasts and apps. If you need a break, the Service NSW before and …

No child will be turned away from school

The NSW Department of Education’s advice regarding schools is very clear. No child in NSW will be turned away from school. Schools will remain open for parents who want their children to attend irrespective of their profession or working arrangements. The decision to keep schools open has been made based on advice from NSW Health, which has not changed. The department will provide continuity of learning for all students both on and off campus and the Premier, for practical reasons, has encouraged parents to keep their children at home if they could. Schools will communicate directly with parents on what …

New COVID-19 restrictions begin as schools move towards online learning

The NSW Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state – triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19. Following the decisions made by National Cabinet, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the shutdown to protect NSW citizens. “I understand many in the community are worried, and these changes will affect everyday lives, and may be upsetting,” Ms Berejiklian said. “But these decisions will make us all safer, they are taken with the health of all citizens in mind, and they must be taken now. “If you have the capacity to work from home, you …

Schools to implement distancing measures

The NSW Department of Education is introducing proactive measures to limit the impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools. Mark Scott, Secretary of the Department of Education, today announced that schools would adopt social distancing measures requiring them to cancel assemblies, excursions, travel, some events and conferences. Mr Scott said these measures are precautionary and designed to reduce exposure via non-essential gatherings. “Schools have been a focus of the community and the government as the impacts of coronavirus have developed globally,” Mr Scott said. “From Monday onwards, I expect school assemblies and substantial gatherings to be cancelled, along with …

Coronavirus – Department of Education statement

The department is working with the Ministry of Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. Get up-to-date information about the department’s response to novel coronavirus.