Students on the Northern Beaches Return to School

Schools across Manly and the Northern Beaches are welcoming back their students as classes return to normal at NSW public schools.

Member for Manly James Griffin said parents and students are excited they would return to face to face learning in the classroom this week.

“We know that parents, teachers and students have gone above and beyond during this challenging time,” Mr Griffin said.

“I am sure there is a lot of excitement, and perhaps a little trepidation, in our school communities today as students head back.

“Parents and staff should be reassured by the health advice that our schools remain safe.

“The education of our young people is so important and we know that full time face to face teaching is the best way to learn.”

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said that over the last two weeks schools have been working hard to support students practice good hygiene and implement new routines at school.

“Schools will need to maintain the measures and precautions they have put in place for the foreseeable future, including no assemblies and excursions.

“Teachers will be focused on identifying where students have progressed in their learning, and we will be supporting them to recognise and assist those students who need additional help.”

“For specific school details on transport, drop off and pick up please talk to your school or principal.”

“The school community needs to continue working with the arrangements schools have put in place.”

For more information on the COVID-19 response, visit the Department of Education website.