COVID 19 Information and Resourses for Families

The World Health Org has produced an excellent video explaining the virus to children

Short video in Yolngu Matha language

Links of Interest:


Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership has some great information for parents, with a Spot light on What Works in Online/remote Teaching and Learning, click to read in full


Children’s social-emotional wellbeing, the role of parenting, parents’ mental health and health behaviours

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS and students with disability, ASEPA, have joined together with UK-based NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs) to work in partnership to crowd-source free resources that may be useful in supporting children with complex and/or additional learning needs - click here

SPECIAL NEEDS AND COVID-19 free resources and home packets

ACSSO Supporting Families

We all know that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world.

ACSSO encourages all families to keep up to date with the latest information during these unprecedented times and are committed to supporting you.

We will continue to keep abreast of current announcements to keep you informed and share websites and ideas to keep our families educated, engaged and supported.

Most of all take the time to enjoy your families and be kind to yourself.

Some great home support and ideas can be found below

Fabulous video from well known Parenting Author Maggie Dent

Links you may find useful, educational and fun

  • Keeping the whole family entertained, click here for links for FREE Books, Mental Health Support, Virtual Tours, Educational tips and so much more
  • eSafety Commissioner has some great information for keeping us all safe online - click here
  • Fantastic ABC Podcasts including Maggie Dent and various podcasts coping with Covid-19 - click here to view links to a variety of ABC podcasts
  • Wild life Sydney Zoo have live streaming, feeding the animals this week, click here for more information and a fun activity. Due to high demand you may miss the live stream however they will be posted on their website, it's wonderful.
  • CHATTERPACK – online resources - Explore virtual tours, Learn about the Romans, a Roman Fort, the food they ate and the soldiers, Tour a Zoo, Visit a farm, activity packs to download, fun and educational resource - click here
  • KIDS ACTIVITY BLOG – with further links to Educational companies offering free subscriptions (US based) - click here
  • HOGARTS DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM - Harry Potter themed escape room fun, try completing this escape room as a family or individual, you can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Fun activity - click here to play
  • LISTEN TO A STORY - free of charge each day, read by the author, enjoy some quiet time together - click here each day.


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