August 3, 2020 browns

Return to Remote Learning

On Sunday 2 August, the Victorian Government announced that, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, regional and rural Victoria will move to Stage 3 restrictions and metropolitan Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For schools, this means:
• All Year 11 and 12 provision for both Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) will move to remote and flexible learning.
• Prep to Year 10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning in metropolitan Melbourne and these students in regional areas will commence remote and flexible learning.
• Any child enrolled in a specialist school in rural and regional Victoria will be able to continue to attend.
• These requirements apply to all schools across the government, Catholic and independent sectors and across all metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria.

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE
PREP TO YEAR 10
Prep to Year 10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning.

The criteria for students that can attend on-site has changed as follows:
• children whose parents are permitted workers. The Victorian Government will provide further advice about this over the coming days
• vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
• children with a disability who also fit one of the above two categories.

SENIOR SECONDARY YEAR 11 AND 12 (VCE AND VCAL)
• All Year 11 and 12 provision for both VCE and VCAL will move to remote and flexible learning.
• The GAT will be rescheduled from Wednesday 9 September to Wednesday 7 October.
• The schedule for the VCE examinations and release of results will remain as previously advised.

TIMELINE
• Monday 3 August will be a ‘normal’ day of school under current arrangements, with students attending on-site asked to take all their necessary learning materials home.
• Tuesday 4 August will be a student-free day across Victoria to enable teachers, especially in rural and regional Victoria, to prepare for flexible and remote learning.
• Wednesday 5 August will be the first day of new arrangements for schools across Victoria.