Schools in regional Victoria
Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, schools in regional Victoria will return to face-to-face learning for all students from and including Friday 4 June.
All students are required to attend school in accordance with normal arrangements from and including Friday 4 June.
This includes students who reside in metropolitan Melbourne and go to school in regional Victoria.
Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) programs operating in schools in regional Victoria can recommence on Friday 4 June.
Schools in metropolitan Melbourne
Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning, at this stage until Thursday 10 June. This includes students who reside in regional Victoria but are enrolled in a school in metropolitan Melbourne, with the exception of vulnerable children and the children of authorised workers.
There is one important change to the current settings:
On-site supervision programs for schools in metropolitan Melbourne
In addition to on-site provision for students in years 11 and 12 and any other students enrolled in Unit 3/4 VCE studies or the final year of a VCAL qualification or International Baccalaureate (IB) qualification, all schools in metropolitan Melbourne should continue to provide an on-site supervision program for the week of Friday 4 – Thursday 10 June for limited numbers of students. The students may include:
- Children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site.
- Children experiencing vulnerability, including:
- children in out-of-home care
- children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
- children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other mental health service)
Metropolitan schools should provide parents with the opportunity to indicate the days (or part days) of the week Friday 4 – Thursday 10 June when they will be unable to make appropriate arrangements at home for their children in Years P-10 and will require them to attend school for supervision.
Outside School Hours Care programs operated in schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue to be able to provide education and care for:
- children whose parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site
- children experiencing vulnerability
Reviewed 08 June 2021