Students head back to school in NSW, Qld

Students will return to full time classes in NSW and Queensland, with strict virus health measures in place to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections.


* Public schools to return full time Monday, May 25

* Some independent and Catholic schools will also resume classroom learning while others are set to return June 1

* Students who do not attend school will be marked absent unless they have a medical certificate

* Assemblies and excursions are suspended and non-essential visitors are also banned

* School principals will be in charge of pick up and drop off arrangements

* No use of water bubblers. Pupils advised to bring their own water bottles



* Prep, Years 1, 2, 11 and 12 students will return full-time following Monday's pupil free day

* Other grades to return from June 9

* Sports, camps and excursions to return later as travel restrictions ease

* Staff and parents to practise social distancing



* State school students in kindergarten, Years 1, 11 and 12 resumed classroom learning on May 18

* All remaining years to return Monday, May 25

* School start and finish times have been staggered

* Teachers and parents to practise social distancing and not gather in groups in or around school grounds, including cark parks, school gates and outside classrooms.

* Physical education classes to resume without contact sports

* Year 12 formals have been cancelled



* Schools reopened for term two on April 27



* Compulsory school attendance for all students was reinstated from May 18



* Kindergarten to Year 6 and Years 11 and 12 will return to the classroom full-time from May 25

* Students in Years 7 to 10 will continue learning at home until June 9



* Pre-school and kindergarten to Years 1, 2, 7, 11 and 12 returned May 18

* Years 3, 4 and 10 to follow on May 25, with all remaining grades to return full-time by June 2

* Some Catholic schools made a full return May 18 while others will follow the public system

* Staggered breaks for teachers and limits on staff-room numbers



* Term 2 began as normal on April 20 and all students are expected to attend