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Lockdown & Remote Learning Information

In the interest of clarity, this post will be updated with the latest dates and information regarding remote learning throughout any lockdown period. The latest update of this post has taken place Sunday 22 August, for the lockdown period announced by the Premier on Saturday 21 August throughout regional Victoria.

No matter how long we’ve been in this pandemic or the amount of experience we’ve had with remote learning, each new lockdown announcement remains difficult to accept and to approach. Our priority remains to support one another and our young people, and to continue quality learning and teaching.

The key details that have been communicated directly to families this weekend are as below:

  • The College (Years 5-12) will return to remote learning from Monday 23 August for the period of the lockdown.
  • We will be running a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, as per below:
    • Monday 23 August – Synchronous Learning – timetables classes via online delivery
    • Tuesday 23 August – Independent Learning – no classes scheduled, coursework provided via SEQTA (Parent Teacher Interviews to take place in the evening)
    • Wednesday 25 August – Synchronous Learning – timetables classes via online delivery
    • Thursday 26 August – Thursday 2 September – Asynchronous Learning –  a combination of scheduled and flexible learning
  • The second session of Parent Teacher Interviews (that was rescheduled from Tuesday 9 August) will run as planned on Tuesday afternoon from 4:30pm (24 August). Bookings are unaffected.
  • On-site support for students of essentials workers will be available at the Woodend Campus. Families are asked to contact your relevant Head of School if your child will need to attend the College.
  • If any resources need to be collected from either campus, families are asked to call the College (03 5427 2500) so that this can be arranged. Please do not show up on site without calling ahead.

The SEQTA splash page (COVID-19) has been updated and reflects the latest guidelines and information regarding remote learning, including an updated version of the Online Learning Guidelines; we encourage you to revisit this helpful document.
Any new families requiring support are asked to contact their child(ren)’s Year Level Leader.

We are – again and as always – incredibly grateful for the understanding and support of our extended Braemar Community as we navigate these challenging times together. We continue to be in awe of the resilience, adaptability, and buoyancy of our students and wider community throughout such testing times.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you or your child require support.

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