Remote and Flexible Learning

Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 7 April, John Fawkner College will be moving to remote and flexible learning from Term 2.

Victorian government schools will recommence on Tuesday 14 April with a pupil-free day, with students to begin classes remotely on Wednesday 15 April. This is a step all Victorian government schools are taking to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

The Department’s latest advice on coronavirus can be found at

While the College’s remote learning program is not intended to replace the traditional classroom environment, teachers will still be able to deliver standards-based instruction until the normal school schedule can resume. Additionally, school counselors and support services will also continue to provide support remotely during this time.

Our school expects students to continue to abide by the school’s policies about student behaviour when learning in an online setting.

It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. We will be in touch with students, parents and carers shortly with further details of what remote and flexible learning will look like at our school.

In the meantime, you might find it useful to look at the Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for teachers and parents and carers.