The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.
The Victorian Government has now advised that all schools will move to remote and flexible learning when students return for Term 2 on Wednesday 15 April.
This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive by the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.
All students will be learning from home, except for children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. If your child needs to attend Rochester Secondary College, please complete the Google form https://forms.gle/DN3LnZCkB9217K8t6 to assist with planning. You must notify the College before sending your child to school.
This is not an action being taken lightly, and I understand it may cause you and your family concern and stress. Please know this step is being taken to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of all Victorians.
Most of our teachers will also be working from home. All of them have been working hard to put curriculum plans in place to ensure continuity of learning and to support the wellbeing of all our students.
The Department of Education and Training’s Learning from Home website also provides information and resources for parents and carers: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/learning/Pages/home-learning.aspx
Further information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
We will continue to update our community as information becomes available. We encourage all our students, staff and community to practice good hygiene and to be kind to one another. We are all in this together, stay safe and stay positive.