Remote Learning

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are aware, the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) has deteriorated. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support with the return to remote learning.

The Victorian Government has now advised that all schools will move to remote and flexible learning from Wednesday 5th of August.

This means that all students who can learn at home will learn from home. This is a very clear directive by the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

All students will be learning from home, except for children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home. A weekly school attendance form will need to be completed by parents, a week in advance, so that appropriate staffing and safety measures can be put into place. This form needs to be completed on Compass via a browser (not the App). The school bus will still be in operation to transport bus students to and from school on these days. All appropriate physical distancing and hygiene measures will be put in place.

This is not an action being taken lightly, and I understand it may cause you and your family concern and stress. Please know this step is being taken to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of all Victorians.

Our teachers will be working from home and except when they are scheduled for onsite supervision. All of them have been working hard to put curriculum plans in place to ensure continuity of learning and to support the wellbeing of all our students.

All students will be given access to their school laptop or iPad, free of charge. These devices will be logged in to the student’s school Google accounts, ready to access classroom and meetings. iPads for the junior class will have all the required apps that the students need access to.

If you do not have sufficient internet at home, please let me know and I will attempt to help.

This is clearly going to be a challenging time for all of us. It’s going to be critically important that we work very closely together to ensure that we provide the very best possible support for the ongoing wellbeing and learning of our students and your children.

This webpage provides ways you can support your child during this transition.

The Department of Education and Training’s Learning from Home website also provides information and resources for parents and carers:

Further information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves:

Thank you for your support during this time.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Whiteley


03 5865 1242

Remote Learning Handbook Katamatite Primary School (2069).pdf

How To Videos

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