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 (online) 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 https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Most of our teachers will also be working from home. All of them have been working hard to put curriculum plans in place to ensure continuity of learning and to support the wellbeing of all our students. Additionally, school counselors and support services will also continue to provide support remotely during this time.

This is clearly going to be a challenging time for all of us. It’s going to be critically important that we work very closely together to ensure that we provide the very best possible support for the ongoing wellbeing and learning of our students and your children.

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. https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/learningfromhome.aspx