NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has warned parents to send their children to school from next week or risk them being marked absent.
NSW Premier warned parents to brace for major disruptions until a COVID-19 vaccine was found.
"It will be common ... for schools to be shut down temporarily," she said.
"It will be common for a particular school to take extra measures if there's a community breakout in that community with cases.
"And we just have to accept that."
Ms Mitchell said schools would no longer be holding assemblies or excursions.
Schools can run PE classes and sports days, although contact sports are banned.
Non-essential visitors , including parents , will also be barred from entering school grounds.
The Education Minister also urged parents to "exercise common sense" when dropping off and picking up their children.
Many independent schools resume school next week, with most back by 1st June Federal timing.
Read the full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-19/nsw-coronavirus-school-return-concerns-dismissed-by-minister
2020 Student Mid-Term Reports Scrap A to E Subject Grading.
Schools will no longer have to give students an A to E grading for each subject in this year's mid-term reports, with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan waiving the rule because of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Read the full article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/mid-year-school-reports-to-go-ahead-without-controversial-a-e-grading-20200513-p54so3.html
HSC 2020 Timetable has just been released.
Check out NESA links for:
Latest announcement about HSC 2020:
HSC Key Dates and Exam Timetables:
HSC exams delayed 5 days to give students extra time with teachers. Written HSC exams had been due to commence on October 15 but will now begin on October 20, while oral language exams have been delayed by a week to August 15, says NSW Education Standards Authority.
Read the news article here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/hsc-exams-to-be-delayed-for-five-days-with-results-before-christmas-20200514-p54t38.html
Read the most up to date announcement from NSW Education Standards Authority here: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/covid-19/coronavirus-advice/hsc
Department of Health have confirmed from tomorrow, Friday 15th May, the following activities will be allowed in NSW;
COVID restrictions start easing today in NSW. Groups of two adults — and their children — will be able to visit other households to help improve mental health & reduce social isolation.
Find out what you can and cannot do here: https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-01/coronavirus-restrictions-easing-around-australia-explained
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) exams are going ahead in 2020.
NESA will release the HSC written exam timetable by 15 May (Week 3, Term 2).
Students will receive their HSC results in mid-December.
For the full media release: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/news/media-releases/media-release-detail/hsc-exams-go-ahead-in-2020
From the Australian Financial Review 24/04/2020
The NSW Parents' Council said it would be better if everyone made a plan and stuck to it. President Rose Cantali said no kind of staggered return would work.
"If some kids are going to school and others aren't, the ones that are going will ask why is it safe if not everyone is at school. Parents are not going to back a staggered return to school. They'll be worried about the consequences," said Dr Cantali.
Students will return to school one day a week from May 11 and teachers will be given priority access to coronavirus testing, as confirmed by Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The goal will be to have all children back at school full time by term 3.
NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said schools should aim to have about a quarter of students on campus each day from May 11, "but how they break that group up will be a matter for them".
"We are asking [schools] to certainly consider family groupings, keeping siblings together, so that that will make it a lot easier for parents as we transition back to normal schooling," Ms Mitchell said.
"We'll also be asking parents to stagger drop-off and pick-up times, and recess and lunch breaks within our schools. We think that these are important measures in line with health advice that will ensure that everybody feels safe in their school environment.”