NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian addressing a press conference.
Students in year 12, as well as those who need foundational skills right before starting school, are among those the NSW government should prioritise during the staggered return to school.
There's more to learning than content. As long as kids maintain the essential literacy, numeracy and social skills, they will be well placed to pick up content they may have missed later.
Schools are online and many students may find this new learning environment challenging. But organising your time and taking effective notes can help students learn better.
People show decreased cognitive processing in high concern situations. Effective communication needs to respectfully address concerns, and build trust, otherwise information may be rejected.
How will the move to online study, and the disruption of routine, affect year 12 students' abilities to perform and, consequently, their grades? And what does this mean for university entry?
Many households struggle when schools are closed.
Teachers are at very low risk of being exposed to COVID-19. But schools need to support teachers who fall into high-risk groups – including those aged over 65 years and teachers with chronic illness.