School Re-Opening

Stage 1: 25 May – 5 June

In the first stage, students in Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2, senior secondary (Year 11 and 12 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)) students and all students enrolled in specialist schools will return to school from Tuesday 26 May.


The Victorian School of Languages (VSL) and Community Language Schools (CLSs) will also resume for Unit 3/4 VCE students from Tuesday 26 May.


Year 10 students undertaking VCE studies, including VCE Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies, should also attend school for those classes where practicable. Where this is not possible, schools should ensure the work provided to students attending at school is provided to those who continue to learn from home.


Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in grades 3 to 6 and years 7 to 10 until Tuesday 9 June.


During Stage 1, the existing model of on-site schooling for students who cannot be supervised at home and vulnerable children will remain in place.


Stage 2: from 9 June

All other grades and year levels will return to school from Tuesday 9 June. All students will be expected to attend school as normal.


English language schools and English language centres will follow the same staged return as mainstream schools.


Outdoor education schools and camps, leadership schools, Tech Schools, maths and science specialist centres, the VSL and CLSs will remain closed for face-to-face provision (with the exception of the VSL and CLSs for VCE students). This is to avoid extensive contact between students from different schools. Further advice will be provided about their operation in the week of 1 June 2020.