Updated dates for return to school

25 October 2021

Dear parents

Thank you for your efforts in Term 4 to help support the transition to onsite schooling, including getting your family vaccinated and encouraging mask wearing at school.

We are very excited to share that following the vaccination targets in Victoria, the staged return to onsite learning is being brought forward, with all onsite schooling to commence full time from Monday 1 November.

All metropolitan Melbourne students and school levels will return to onsite learning from Monday 1 November, joining regional Victorian students who returned to onsite learning on Friday 22 October.

The earlier return of students to full-time onsite learning is great news for our school community and families.

From Monday 1 November, a range of school activities will be able to take place so schools reflect the new community settings.

This means that from Monday 1 November camps, interschool sport, excursions, school assemblies, music, singing and performances will be able to take place (in line with the community settings and vaccination requirements).

From Monday 1 November, face masks will no longer be required outdoors by teachers or secondary school students but will remain an important part of our classrooms, and in the community.

Schools have taken a number of steps to support onsite learning, including staff vaccination, ventilation, physical distancing for staff and students, staggered start, finish and break times, and mask wearing.

Schools will be encouraging students to remain safe and practise good COVIDSafe behaviours for the remaining of Term 4.

Ahead of students resuming full-time onsite learning from Monday 1 November, schools will continue to provide onsite learning in line with the staged reopening plan. Students who were previously eligible for onsite supervision and care as children of authorised workers or children experiencing vulnerability can continue attending onsite learning.

While authorised worker permits are no longer required for onsite supervision and care, it should still be provided for those who were previously considered authorised workers until all year levels are back onsite.


Thank you again for all your support and we very much look forward to welcoming our students back to onsite learning full time.



Kai Pukarinen