Queensland schools to be student-free from next week


he changes will come into effect from Monday, March 30.
Schools will remain open for children of essential workers, however.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is speaking now:
“This isn’t just our emergency services workers, it’s not just our police workers, it… involves anyone who is in our workforce, including people who stack shelves at Coles and Woolworths and work in a whole different ranges of industry, that their students will still be allowed to go to school.”
Daycare centres and after school care will continue, Education Minister Grace Grace says.
But parents are reminded of the need to stay home as much as possible and adhere to the self-isolation rules. So, they will be there essentially for those workers required in their workplace.
This is unprecedented history, and unprecedented times. That is why the student-free days next week will enable our teachers to prepare for learning at home and to be able to deliver the curriculum requirements of students when we work out exactly what is going to happen into the future.
At the moment, parents can access learning materials via the new Learning At Home Re-Course Hub, available through the website.