Term 2 in Tasmanian Government Schools
24 April 2020
Students will commence Term 2 on Tuesday 28 April for Tasmanian Government schools. However, if you live or go to school in the North West your school will be closed until the 4th of May.
A Fact Sheet has been developed to help guide parents and the community on the educational arrangements for Term 2.
Parents will be able to access the Learning at Home website to support their child/ren’s learning should they wish. There will also be some learning requirements for Years 11 and 12 during this time.
Our advice to parents of students across the rest of the State remains the same, if your children can learn from home this is the best place for them to be, noting that we do not expect parents to be experts, it will be teachers who continue to lead students’ learning.
School sites will however be open for students who cannot be supervised or supported to learn from home, for example due to parents work commitments.
Your child’s teacher will provide you with learning activities and tasks to support learning at home.
The learning that is provided has been designed to meet your child’s needs and has been adjusted for the home environment.
Juggling learning at home, work and family may bring both joy and challenges.
This is new for everyone, so keep connected to your school, family and friends to support learning and wellbeing.
Help your child or young person feel safe, secure and connected. To do this you can:
- Keep in regular contact with the school and teacher/s
- Take time to find what works best for your family, not every day will work out as planned
- Encourage them to do their best and help them when you can
- Support them to connect with other students and friends online or by phone, for learning and social reasons
- Keep to the normal routines of sleep, meal times, exercise and free time.
More ideas and advice for parents who are supporting their child’s learning at home is available on the Department of Education Learning at Home webpage.
The advice from Public Health remains clear that schools (outside the North West) are safe for staff to work in and for those students who need to attend. Additional safety measures will also be put in place at all sites, such as hygiene protocols and stringent cleaning.
Arrangements will be regularly reviewed in light of the Public Health advice and situation at the time. Schools will maintain frequent communication with parents providing up-to-date information about the situation.