By Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner
As we celebrate the Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s Biggest Online Safety Lesson today, it is timely to reflect on the importance of online safety education and the lessons learnt from our recent time in lockdown — particularly around 21st century education. Read more
Restrictions on a number of important school activities will be lifted from 29 June, paving the way for Term 3 to return to normal for many South Australian students. Read more
Ninety-six per cent of non-government schools have signed up to the Morrison Government’s offer of funding support for additional COVID-19 hygiene measures.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan said 2,738 schools would share $9.3 million to help pay for soap, hand sanitiser or extra cleaning. Read more
Schools across Victoria welcomed back around 400,000 students as part of a staged return to classroom teaching on 26 May.
Minister for Education James Merlino congratulated principals, teachers, school staff, students and families for their efforts to make remote learning work, and announced a summit to discuss lessons learnt and investigate what improvements can be made to the education system as a result of the remote learning experience. Read more
The Morrison Government will provide an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools that plan to have 50 per cent of their students back in the classroom by 1 June. Read more
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced that school holidays will be brought forward for government schools across the state, with schools closing from Tuesday 24 March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.