No. 11-20, March 26 2020
To QTU Members
Schools move to pupil-free days from Monday 30 March
The Queensland Government has just announced that all Queensland state schools will cease business as usual from the close of school on Friday 27 March. These arrangements have been negotiated with the QTU over the past three days.
On Monday 30 March, all teachers and principals will attend their usual school workplace, unless they are designated as a vulnerable worker or are caring for a vulnerable person, in which case they should already be working from home. Teachers will undertake planning and preparation for remote and flexible learning to be delivered if normal school operations are suspended by government in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Schools will continue to provide supervision for children of essential services workers and vulnerable children. More information about these definitions will follow.
Schools will close as planned on Friday 3 April for the Easter break. Schools will reopen on Monday 20 April, unless health advice recommends that other arrangements are required. It is not possible to predict what the situation will be in three weeks’ time.
Sincere thanks to teachers and principals across the state who have been working to keep schools open in uncertain times.
The QTU website will continue to be regularly updated with more information. Check it out at www.qtu.asn.au/coronavirus
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- What is expected of teachers and principals?
- What about students?
- How do we keep continuity of learning?
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064
JOINT STATEMENT from the Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Honourable Grace Grace, Thursday, March 26, 2020 : Student free days for Queensland state schools next week