Minister for Education Dan Tehan has welcomed today’s announcement that school students in the ACT would return to classroom learning.
“Students get the best education in the classroom, learning from their teacher, so today’s announcement by the ACT Government is welcome news for students, parents, teachers and principals,” Mr Tehan said.
“Learning outcomes for vulnerable, poor, remote and Indigenous students suffer the most from remote learning, so the move back to classroom teaching will be most welcome for them.
“Our Government has taken a consistent position to follow the expert medical advice and the expert medical advice has been consistent that schools are safe for students and teachers with the right protocols in place.
“The re-opening of schools will be a critical step in Australia’s transition out of COVID-19 enforced lockdowns.
“Almost every state and territory government now has a plan to return to classroom learning that follows the expert medical advice and sets out sensible arrangements for students, teachers, parents and principals.”