Remote Learning and COVID-19 Update part 3


Dear Parents and Guardians,

The government has provided a commitment to support students that do not have access to technology. It looks like this would be in the form of lending notebooks from the school and some assistance getting access to the internet. We do not know exactly what this will look like yet, and unfortunately it isn’t as simple as it might sound. We have a limited number of notebooks and they are connected to the school network, they will not work if connected to any other network. We, along with all other government schools, are working with the department and our technicians to work out the best way to proceed.

It would be appreciated if parents/ guardians could please email us the following information:

Technology Survey

Do you require support accessing the internet: Yes/No

Do you have enough devices: Yes/No

If “No” how many devices would you need to borrow to enable your child/ren to learn from home: 1/2/3

Please complete and email to:

Please also note that if you have access to your own technology it must be used.

Thank you to the parents that have contacted us regarding sending students to school. We are fortunate to have had some teachers volunteer to come in and supervise the students as they complete their learning online, from school. Please remember these teachers are volunteering to come in, often at the expense of their own families. It is important that students meet the criteria below (set by the Victorian Government) to keep numbers to a minimum and minimise the risk to students, staff and our community. If students can learn from home they must stay home. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

1.    All students will be learning from home, except for students in the following categories

  1. Children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. This will be available for children of parents who cannot work from home, and vulnerable children, including:
  • children in out-of-home care
  • children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
  • children identified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service or mental health or other health service and children with a disability).

We will continue to pass on any information we get, as soon as we get, this will continue to be via email and the school website.

Kind Regards,

Michael Youngs

Acting Assistant Principal