Dominic Luddy, GHD Team Leader for Engagement, Communication and Communities, explains how in January 2020 his team were planning its STEAM design challenges, planting excursions and site visits for local school groups when COVID-19 struck. Read more
Most students in Victorian schools in areas under Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions will return to flexible and remote learning for the start of Term 3, limiting the number of people moving across the state to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Read more
The Andrews Labor Government has said secondary school students in Melbourne’s north-west and the Central Highlands will soon have access to the school-based mental health support they need. Read more
The Victorian government is encouraging principals, teachers, parents, and students to have their say on remote and flexible learning, to gain insights into how the education system can be improved from this unprecedented experience. 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
An additional 21,000 internet dongles will be delivered to Victorian students following an agreement between the Victorian Government and Telstra.