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We're Back!

From next Monday, 25th May, all students are welcomed back into classes for full time face-to-face learning. All specific changes to routine that will impact students, parents and teachers will be sent out via the Skoolbag app in the coming days. We are all looking forward to resuming school in more traditional way.


Please see the below information released by the NSW Department of Education.


All schools are returning to full on-campus learning from Monday 25 May. All school activities and operations will be in line with Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and NSW Health guidelines as applicable.


School students do not need to follow strict adult physical distancing guidelines, but should follow good hygiene practices like:

  • regularly washing hands

  • avoiding sharing drinks or food

  • coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately

School attendance


All students should be at school unless:

  • they have a medical certificate which states that they are unable to return to school due to an ongoing medical condition

  • they are currently unwell.

Reporting and assessment


Your child has been assessed during the learning from home period and will receive additional assessment on their return to school.


You will receive your child’s semester 1 report before the end of August (Week 6, Term 3).

This will be a simplified version of the report you normally receive. Schools are encouraged to discuss your child’s progress with you before the written report is issued.


School activities


Teachers will continue to follow the same school curriculum with the exception of some activities that can’t go ahead for now.


What children can do

  • Use the school library

  • Engage in non-contact sporting activities

  • Year 11 and 12 students only may attend classes/activities relating to subjects only available on other campuses is allowed

  • VET work placement for Year 12 students is able to proceed from 1 June 2020. Year 10 and 11 work-placement is able to proceed from Term 3 2020.

  • School based apprenticeships and traineeships can recommence once the relevant workplaces are back in operation

  • Trade Training Centres can operate on school sites

What students can’t do

  • School assemblies (unless for critical information)

  • School incursions and excursions including camps

  • Work experience

  • Inter-school activities (debating, inter-school sport)

  • In-school activities requiring parent or other volunteers

  • Use hydrotherapy pools

  • Drink from a water bubbler – bring a water bottle instead

  • Students cannot attend TAFE for study but may continue to learn online.

School cleaning and hygiene supplies


Your school will receive additional cleaning in line with the AHPPC guidelines and advice from NSW Health. Target areas include high-touch areas and other hard surfaces, door handles, lockers, light switches and handrails in stairways and movement areas. There will also be additional cleaning of toilets and bubblers and topping up of supplies like soap.

Your school has received supplies of soap, hand sanitiser, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes and personal protective equipment. The school is able to order more as needed.


School grounds


There should be no visitors to school sites unless they are essential. Your school can provide guidance as to who is considered essential.

Your school will provide advice on drop off and pick up procedures.

Canteens and uniform shops can open at the discretion of the principal.

Out of school hours care can continue to operate.

Wherever possible, P&C and parent/carer/teacher meetings should be conducted online.

Community use of school facilities will recommence only for uses that are necessary for continuation of education and with principal’s approval.


Responding to COVID-19 cases


There is a clear plan in place for schools to respond to any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our schools. We are working closely with NSW Health and will communicate with parents if a situation arises.


For more information visit A guide to NSW school students returning to face-to-face learning

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