General FAQ

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How does the indoor gathering restriction of 1 person per 4 square metre apply to schools?

What do we do if my school has a contract for delivering a learning provision service to our students which cannot proceed due to current advice on social distancing?

  • For Department of Education schools please contact Procurement and Legal Services to discuss your specific circumstances.

How do we monitor students mental health and wellbeing as they continue their learning from home?

  • As this will be a challenging time for many students, resources to support wellbeing and guidance to families are available on the Learning at Home page.
  • Teachers can provide resources that enable families to engage in conversations about their children’s wellbeing (eg a Parent focused resources will be available online and offline soon).
  • Provide resources for students to reflect on their own wellbeing and address specific concerns about COVID-19 such as promote safe youth online forums to discuss wellbeing issues eg Beyond Blue and Reachout.
  • Further information will be provided in the coming days about the resources and services available to support the wellbeing of students during this period.

What is the process for students to complete the Years 10-11 Transition Plan in 2020?

At present the Transition Plan process will continue under the existing legislative requirements.

  • Mechanisms to support all students via online or other means are currently being developed.
  • For DoE schools the Transition Plan is accessed via CANVAS.
  • A transition planning learning resource to support students is available in Canvas Commons .

Are there any updates from myfuture?

The myfuture team have developed the following resources:

  • Fact sheet for teachers
  • Fact sheet for students
  • Fact sheet for parents
  • Their “Self-awareness and career exploration” webinar recorded on Tuesday 24th March at is available to view on the Assist Others page.

Will the current reporting schedule be maintained?

  • Schools will not be required to provide student reports in Term 2. Keeping parents informed on how students are progressing with their learning is an important activity and you should continue to use appropriate mechanisms for this to occur.  Further information will be provided to schools in Term 2 regarding reporting arrangements for Term 3 and 4.

What advice have you got in relation to courses with high practical elements / work requirements such as Dance, Drama, Outdoor Leadership and Science subjects?

  • TASC and Years 9 to 12 Learning are working together and consulting with teachers and will provide advice as soon as is practicable.

Is there flexibility in the delivery of TASC course content while schools are delivering to students off site?

  • At this stage schools should make adjustments to their planned scope and sequences in light of a transition to learning at home. Consideration should also be given to the learning area specific advice in these FAQs.
  • TASC and Years 9-12 Learning are working together to analyse the requirements for each course and will provide advice as soon possible, in line with advice with other states and territories.