Australian term 2 school dates and guidelines

William Ton
(Australian Associated Press)

 

HOW AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL LEARN FROM TERM 2

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Term 2: Tuesday April 28 – Friday July 3

* Students were urged to learn remotely from home if their parents are not essential service workers or vulnerable towards the end of term one.

* All schools provided access to online learning for students at home.

* Students will complete their Year 12 exams this year, but they may be shorter and start a couple of weeks later.

* School holidays are being used to develop an education model for term two and beyond.

* It is unclear whether students will receive their usual report cards in term two, but there will be some form of feedback.

* If anyone at a school tests positive for COVID-19, the school will be temporarily closed for tracing and cleaning.

 

VICTORIA

Term 2: Wednesday April 15 – Friday June 26

* Government primary, secondary and special schools move to remote learning and teaching.

* On site learning available for vulnerable students and children of parents unable to work from home.

* Government providing free internet and laptops for students who need it.

* End of year VCE exams moved to December.

 

QUEENSLAND

Term 2: Monday April 20 – Friday June 26

* Students who are able to learn from home will move to remote online learning.

* Schools remain open for school staff including teachers, vulnerable students, and children of parents unable to work from home.

* Government providing sim cards with internet access to students who are unable to access the internet at home.

* Remote learning measures will be in place until May 22.

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Term 2: Monday April 20 – Friday June 26

* Schools to remain open and students are expected to attend physically.

* Exceptions can be made for students to learn from home if their parents inform the school.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Term 2: Monday April 27 – Friday July 3

* Students encouraged to stay at home and learn remotely if possible.

* Schools remain open for those who cannot learn remotely or have parents unable to work from home.

* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the guidelines are unlikely to be changed early in the term.

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Term 2: Monday April 27 – Friday July 3

* Schools remain open, though parents are free to keep their children at home.

* All schools are providing access to online learning for students who remain at home.

* Some private schools have transitioned to all online learning.

* Flexible arrangements put in place to assist students in year 11 and year 12, and it is expected end of year exams will still be conducted for year 12 students.

* Schools in and between the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston, Lyndoch and Williamstown closed until further notice due to a cluster of cases in the Barossa Valley.

* Schools will close for at least 24 hours if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 to allow all families to be advised and for the site to be cleaned. A site will only re-open on the advice of health authorities.

 

ACT

Term 2: Tuesday April 28 – Friday July 3

* Students to move to remote learning at home.

* Some schools will remain open for vulnerable students and the children of essential workers.

* All students will follow the same curriculum.

* Government will provide computers and internet devices to students in need.

 

TASMANIA

Term 2: Tuesday April 28 – Friday July 3

* Students to continue to learn from home where possible.

* Schools remain open for students whose parents are unable to supervise at home due to work or are unable to support learning at home.

* Teachers to provide students with school work online, offline or a combination of both.

 

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