School Re-Opening

Staged return:  Schools will commence a staged return from remote and flexible learning from Tuesday 26 May 2020.To support all school staff to prepare for the transition, Monday 25 May will be a pupil-free day.


This is important to enable the planning necessary to ensure the successful transition back to school can be completed.

The return to school will take place in two stages. This will give the Victorian Chief Health Officer and Government time to monitor and evaluate the effects that the staged return to school has on the increased movement of people and transmission within the community.

PLEASE NOTE: Silvan Primary school will be inviting all students to return to school (if safe to do so) on the 26th of May. This is because of our small school status we have been given permission to re-open for the whole school- More information will follow!

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.