6 August 2020
On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, ACT schools will remain at the current stage of the Easing of Restrictions Roadmap for Public Schools until health advice changes.
Students across all years will continue with on-campus learning and schools will continue to support remote learning for students who are vulnerable to COVID-19.
The following activities are not currently allowed:
- overnight excursions to Birrigai
- interstate excursions and camps
- parent-teacher interviews that bring large numbers of parents and teachers together
- larger assemblies, gatherings and performances of more than 100 people
- on-site discos and celebrations
- face to face fundraising events involving adults.
Schools will continue to limit the number of adults on school grounds, however where scheduled events are planned (such as one on one parent-teacher interviews and small assemblies of less than 100 people) parents can attend the school. Records should be kept of visitors entering the school so contact tracing can occur if required.
For more information on the ACT public schools Term 3 roadmap, please refer to the below FAQs.
FAQs for School Families Term 3 2020
FAQs for school communities
Online Resource Library
A Home Learning: Resources for Students and Families online portal has been developed to support parents and children learning from home. This online learning resource library is user friendly and suitable for students of all ages with a wide variety of engaging lessons, activities, podcasts, video links and family guides.
The portal is divided into three components - resources, family guides and get involved.
We encourage you to check back in regularly for new materials for your child or young person to engage with.
Well-being resources for student and families
COVID 19 – Wellbeing Support Resources for students and families
We understand the potential spread of COVID-19 may increase you and/or your family's feelings of stress and anxiety. We have collated a list of useful practical support resources.
- The Australian Psychological Society tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety .
- The World Health Organisation has developed this infographic with helpful recommendations
- Emerging Minds have developed a video Talking to children about difficult events including how to manage media coverage.
- Psychological First Aid for children is an internationally accepted strategy that can be used anytime to provide basic steps in responding to children in distress
- Headspace also provides good advice about how to cope with stress related to COVID-19 for young people.
- The Student Wellbeing Toolkit provides online resources to support student wellbeing .
- Beyond Blue have great ideas on looking after your wellbeing and supporting others .
- Mind, a UK based organisation, covers different ways to look after your own mental health and that of your family and be prepared for a range of outcomes including isolation during COVID-19 .
Visit the ‘Support for Students and Families’ page for more information on the range of supports available
Advice for specialist schools
Our priority is the health and safety of all students and staff. We have prepared safe learning environments, in line with expert health advice, including arrangements for specialist schools. The following factsheets have been provided to specialist schools about the arrangements to be put in place to safely support your child at this time.
Other Useful links
These organisations can provide individual support or further information.