Term Three 2020 COVID-19 Changes for Government Schools

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has confirmed the earlier announcement of significant changes to learning for Term Three in a number of Victorian Government schools.

Most students in Victorian schools in areas under Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will return to flexible and remote learning for the start of Term 3. On the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, students in Prep to Year 10 at government schools in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will learn from home from Monday 20 July until at least 19 August, following five pupil free days already scheduled for the coming week.

Onsite supervision will be available at affected Government schools for students when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made – including children whose parents cannot work from home, vulnerable children and children with a disability.

All Government school students in regional and rural Victoria, except the Mitchell Shire, will return to onsite learning as normal from Monday 13 July.

While Christian schools are not strictly required to follow the approach taken in Government schools we understand that many will chose to do so.