Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP today announced that local public schools across our region are welcoming back their students as classes return to normal today at NSW public schools.
Mr Ward said they were thrilled that students would return to face to face learning in the classroom.
“We know that parents, teachers and students have gone above and beyond during this challenging time,” Mr Ward said.
“I am sure there is a lot of excitement in our school communities today as students head back, and parents and staff should be reassured by the health advice that our schools remain safe.”
“The education of our kids is so important and we know that full time face to face teaching is the best way to learn.”
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said that over the last two weeks schools have been working hard to support students practice good hygiene and implement new routines at school.
“Schools will need to maintain the measures and precautions they have put in place for the foreseeable future, including no assemblies and excursions.
“Teachers will be focused on identifying where students have progressed in their learning, and we will be supporting them to recognise and assist those students who need additional help.”
“For specific school details on transport, drop off and pick up please talk to your school or principal.”
“The school community needs to continue working with the arrangements schools have put in place.”
For more information on the COVID-19 response, visit the Department of Education website.