From the President's Desk

Could 2021 be a year of lasting

Welcome back!

It’s been an interesting start to the school year for our students, with all of Australia starting back with face-to-face learning at the beginning of Term One. For most, this was an exciting time after a much-interrupted 2020.

Unfortunately, by the time of writing our Victorian families were once again experiencing a few more days of Learning From Home. This may become our 'new normal' for a while, until we can get the Covid-19 vaccine protecting the Australian community.

For some students and families, the start of the school year brings other all too familiar issues. These barriers to education accessibility include lack of adequate computing devices, which we saw highlighted and exacerbated by the pandemic last year. Fortunately for Victorian students, they were permitted to retain the devices loaned to them last year. They may have been in a better position to begin Learning From Home this week than they were in 2020.