Term 3 & 4 Update – 7th September


Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,

I hope this letter finds you safe and well, in what continues to be a challenging time for you, your family, your children and our community. Yesterday Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister James Merlino, presented the Roadmap to Easing Coronavirus Restrictions which included information about Schools. Please find below an outline of this announcement.

The Victorian Government has released its plan for easing coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. It includes the following decisions about school operations;

All schools (in Metropolitan Melbourne) will continue to provide remote and flexible learning for the remainder of Term 3.

From the 5th – 9th October (Week 1 Term 4)

Remote and flexible learning (Learning at Home) will continue for all schools in Metropolitan Melbourne including Specialist Schools.

On-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students will continue to be provided, consistent with existing guidelines.

From the 12th October (Week 2, Term 4) Schools in metropolitan Melbourne

Students in specialist schools return to full-time on-site schooling.

18 Special Schools have experienced COVID-19 Closures, which is 25% of Specialist Schools across Victoria. We will be approaching Term 4 with the same diligence, implementing processes and protocols consistent with advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the DET to continue to provide the safest environment as possible for all.

We are expecting a revised School Operations guide from the DET by the end of this week. Once this information is received, we will consider any changes that require implementation and will ensure timely communication to support the smooth transition back to school in Week 2 of Term 4.

We are looking forward to seeing staff and students back onsite and as further information and guidance is provided I will continue to update you through School Stream, again I thank you for your ongoing support.

Take care and stay safe.


Kind regards,

Nicole Edwardes