Most students learning from home

Families are encouraged to keep their children at home wherever possible.

Guiding questions

  • How will I adapt my existing teaching and learning program/s?
  • What actions do I need to take regarding planned incursions/excursions?
  • How will I use the existing digital platform and tools for online learning?
  • What provisions will I make for students without access to technology?
  • How will I maintain regular contact with students and families?
  • How will I monitor and assess student progress and achievement?
  • How and when will I provide feedback to students?
  • How will I modify my lesson structure/timetable to support online learning?

Key actions

  • Review the COVID-smart measures at school.
  • Use and adapt existing teaching and learning programs.
  • Where required, provide alternative learning activities for those impacted by restrictions (for example, incursions, choirs, school performances, sport and physical activities). Use DART virtual excursions, virtual events toolkit and COVID-safe advice.
  • Provide learning materials to students according to their context (for example via existing digital platform, mailout).
  • Establish clear protocols for students learning from home, including regular check-ins to clarify content and support wellbeing. Use the learning from infographics (learning environment checklist and remote learning guidelines).
  • Make adjustments and adapt learning activities to support the learning needs of all students.
  • Build in flexible options for students to demonstrate learning.
  • Consider NESA’s COVID-19 school-based assessment advice for Year 11 and 12.
  • Record evidence of student progress and achievement towards syllabus outcomes.
  • Plan for regular provision of feedback to students (even if formal assessment tasks have not taken place).
  • Modify the existing timetable or schedule to support student wellbeing and engagement with consideration of impact on families.

Professional learning

Early learning

Primary curriculum

Secondary curriculum

  • Session 1 – Teaching and learning in the virtual space
  • Session 2 – Quality assessment in the virtual space


  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Teaching, Learning and Student Wellbeing
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