When can my kids go back to school?
All Victorian government school students have now returned to school for on-site learning.
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.
- 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.
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.