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Remote Learning

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Remote Learning at OLGC

Return to School Plan

Thank you for all your support during these past few weeks of remote learning.

Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, the Victorian Government and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) have advised that schools can begin a phased return to onsite schooling. At OLGC we are excited to have our students and staff back onsite as we begin to reconnect with the community. While restrictions are being lifted, we still need to remain vigilant with hygiene and social distancing practices. To support the health and wellbeing of all students and staff, our school will continue an enhanced cleaning routine and will encourage frequent handwashing.

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 virus transmission within the community.

Stage 1: 25 May – 5 June

  • OLGC will begin a staged return from Monday 25 May 2020, starting with a pupil-free day. This will enable staff to plan for a successful transition back to school.
  • Students in Prep – Year 2 will return to on-site schooling on Tuesday 26 May. The existing remote learning program will not continue for these year levels.
  • Students in Year 3 – Year 6 must continue to learn from home and will continue to be supported by their teacher to learn remotely. Students who are currently attending school will continue to be supported through the supervised program.

 Stage 2: from 9 June

  • Students in Year 3 – Year 6 will return to on-site schooling on Tuesday 9 June. OLGC will no longer offer a remote learning program. All students are expected to return to on-site schooling.


The Victorian State Government has announced that all Victorian Schools will implement Remote Schooling effective 15 April 2020. This decision has been made to increase physical distancing across the population and prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

All students at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School will commence Remote Schooling on 15 April 2020 at home except for:

  • children of families in essential services, with no alternate arrangements
  • children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
  • children identified by the school as vulnerable.

The safety and wellbeing of our school community will remain our highest priority with physical distancing provisions being made for the safety of students and staff. If your child has been granted permission to attend school, your child will be supervised whilst undertaking the Remote Schooling program which has been designed by our school and the same program as those children learning at home. 

In addition, your child’s teacher will not necessarily be supervising your child on-site, but will continue to support your child through the Remote Schooling program. If your situation changes and the need arises to send your child to school, please contact me. This will enable us to ensure that we have sufficient staff on duty to supervise students in attendance.

I appreciate that this is a very challenging time for all in our community and your cooperation with our Remote Schooling program is very much appreciated. A Remote Learning Plan has been prepared and we wish you to know that we are here to support you and your child. School staff will be available throughout the Remote Schooling program and you are asked to make contact directly with your child’s teacher if there are any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or learning program.

During this difficult time, we must all take care to support one another. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who may be unwell, and those who are working to keep our community safe. If you require further information please contact me at [email protected]

Just a quick note to tell you that today has run a lot smoother than I had imagined. I'm very pleased. My kids were motivated and engaged and I was able to do my own work with very little troubleshooting. This is a testament to your staff and to my kids too. On another note, I really hope they can return to school very very very soon. They miss their friends. Praying this is over soon but that all the lessons and innovations we’ve learned and adapted to remain with us and change us for the better.
Remote Learning Feedback - Helen
I would like to congratulate you for the excellent work you and the team at OLGC have done, to implement and work on e-learning. It takes quite an effort to set up a platform of this kind and make it work for the teachers as well as the students, and of course the parents. Once again, congratulations on the efforts of keeping our children education during uncertain times.
Remote Learning Feedback - Michelle
I just want to say amazing work on the whole transition to work from home, thank you!! So much thought and work, I know families are feeling incredibly supported (myself included obviously), thanks.
Remote Learning Feedback - Nicole
Just a quick note to say thank you for the problem free learning this morning. An awesome job by you and your staff with all the planning. The kids thoroughly enjoyed talking to their teachers and friends. It felt as personable as possible in this hard situation. Thank you so much.
Remote Learning Feedback - Kathleen
It was lovely to see you this morning during the prep google meet. My daughter was very excited about having you in the virtual classroom. I would just like to congratulate the wonderful efforts that the teachers have made to ensure that this new teaching is working. You should be very proud of them. It’s going to be a long term but I think we are prepared and feel very supported.
Remote Learning Feedback - Clare
Absolutely blown away by the start today - amazing!! We are both working at home and having kids engaged until 1pm is AMAZING!!!! Thank you to you and all the staff.
Remote Learning Feedback - Sarah