The Education Department is working closely with the Department of Health, particularly Dr Andrew Robertson, the WA Chief Health Officer. We will continue to follow their expert advice.
The Australian Health Protection Committee (AHPPC) releases regular updates. The latest can be found here.
On 22 March State Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed that at this time schools will remain open through to the end of the current school term to support students whose parents choose to send them to school.
Teachers are not expected to provide work packages for students whose parents have chosen to keep them home without seeking medical advice, before the end of Term1. The priority for staff is to maintain focus on classroom learning programs.
If you have chosen to keep your child/children at home below is a list of resources which you may wish to use to ensure that there is minimal disruption to your child’s/children’s learning.
Learning at Home- resources by year level provided through the department of Education website. https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home RESOURCES for FAMILIESCOVID – 19 Booklet for Students aged 7 and under: www.mindheart.co/descargables
Triple P Tips Brochure- www.triplep-parenting.net.au
The BRAVE Program: https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Mood Gym: https://moodgym.com.au/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdzzBRC7ARIsANdqRRnOQmSIK70ty-F2Xy9IfTrJcdUH6v2VuFsWNNkZrI_BkwsIXgmy5X0aAtkrEALw_wcB
Information and 0nline Support
Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
Kids Helpline: https://kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus
Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Smiling Mind: https://www.smilingmind.com.au/
1 Giant Mind: https://www.1giantmind.com/
Reachout Apps: https://au.reachout.com/tools-and-apps
Mind Shift: https://mindshift.org.au/
The Body Coach: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k
Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Other Helpful Links
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
A video explaining how to talk to children about the Coronavirus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhVad8ToCiU