When can my kids go back to school?
Victorian government school students will only return to classrooms following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so.
For the latest details about Term 3 arrangements in schools, please visit the Victoria Government website.
Where can I find more information?
Specific advice for schools, teachers and principals, parent, carers and guardians, early childhood services, international students, TAFE and training providers and links to the Department's Emergency Response Plan.
If you have questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) or learning from home, call the Victorian Government's advice phone line for parents: 1800 338 663.
I’m struggling to assist my child/children learning at home. What help is available?
There are many online tips, tricks and support to help your child learning at home.
- Victorian Government - Department of Education Training
Learning from home information for parents - Find advice, tips and resources to help parents and carers support their child’s continuity of learning from home.
- ABC Education
Learning starts here! - Thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for school teachers and primary/secondary students.
- 14 Tips for Working from Home and Homeschooling
Homeschooling while working from home at the same time, even with children who are older and fairly independent, can be a challenge. There are as many ways to work and homeschool as there are different kinds of families.
- Glenn Irvine - Parent as Coach
Local life and business coach, Glen Irvine, is delivering “Parent as Coach” online workshops you assist you communicate with your children during home schooling.
How can I balance home schooling my kids and work?
- 10 tips for working from home with your kids
Nicole Roder is a freelance writer who works from home. She’s also a homeschooling mother who teaches 5th and 6th grade to her two oldest daughters. She writes that it is actually possible, albeit more frustrating, to do one’s job with the kids home from school.
How can I access the internet if I don’t have it?
Please contact your child’s school directly to see how you can get access to laptops and internet connections on offer.
- Victorian Government - Extra Devices And Internet Delivered For Remote Learning
26,000 internet access devices will be delivered to Victorian students thanks to an agreement between the Victorian Government and Telstra. Speak to your school for more information.
- The Smith Family - Digital Access: Internet and Devices for Learning at Home
The Smith Family's Digital Access approach is able to deliver devices, internet plans and tech support to their Learning for Life families. At this point, due to funding constraints we are only able to offer this program to their current Learning for Life families.
Can my child/children still go to school even though I’m not considered an “essential worker”?
Students who can’t learn at home are able to attend on-site at their school.
While Victorians are urged to stay at home, families can leave their homes to take their children to and from an early childhood service, or to and from school for students who are eligible to attend in Term 2 due to very limited circumstances. This advice will continue to be reviewed daily.
Council's Family Day Care, Kindergartens and Long Day Care
Council's Family Day Care, Kindergartens and Long Day Care centres are operating as normal. Please contact your service provider if you have any queries or concerns.