Media Release 8th May 2020

CATHOLIC EDUCATION RETURN TO SCHOOL DATES ANNOUNCED

Catholic Education Tasmania Executive Director, Dr Gerard Gaskin said the State’s Catholic schools will implement a phased approach to bringing students back to school in Term two.
 
“We want to take the earliest possible action to allow students to resume on-site learning, and we are taking a phased approach to progressively bring students back to school,” Dr Gaskin said.
 
From Monday 25 May 2020, the following year groups will be able to return to Catholic schools:
• Years 11 and 12
• Kindergarten to Grade 6
 
It is expected that all Catholic school students will have returned to on-site delivery of learning by Tuesday 9 June 2020.
 
Catholic schools, as essential services, will continue to provide for any student from any grade who attend on the day. During the period of transition, those students (Years 7-10), who can be supported with the learning@home model, will continue to engage with it.
 
It is also anticipated that individual Catholic college communities may opt to welcome all of their 7-10 students back to face-to-face learning before 9 June 2020.
 
This phased approach has been developed in consultation with Education Minister Rockliff.
“School Communities will be informed by their individual schools with respect to these back to school timelines,” Dr Gaskin said.

Catholic Education Tasmania will begin a transition back to school-based learning for students, following updated advice from health authorities, and as announced by the Tasmanian Government.