20 March 2020 Department of Education | News | Whole School  

Education Ministers met today and decided that NAPLAN will not proceed in 2020.

The NAPLAN test window was scheduled to be held from 12 to 22 May.

All Education Ministers acknowledge and thank all of our school leaders, our teachers and support staff for the essential work they do every day educating our children and young people, particularly during these challenging times.

They are all playing a vital role in managing the response to COVID-19.

Education Ministers reiterated that the National Cabinet has agreed, on the advice of the chief health and medical officers, that "pre-emptive closure of schools are not proportionate or effective as a public health intervention to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 at this time."

The decision to not proceed with NAPLAN in 2020 has been taken to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to focus on the wellbeing of students and continuity of education, including potential online and remote learning.

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17 March 2020 Kevin Elgood | P & C News | Community  

Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

Please note all P & C Meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

When: Tuesday 17th March, 2020, 6:30pm

All Welcome!

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17 March 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  

The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from catching flu or other respiratory illnesses.

  1. Wash your hands
    • Clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Helpful hygiene heroes Piper and Hunter are here to teach you how to wash your hands
  2. Cough etiquette
    • Cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with a tissue (and dispose of it immediately). Avoid close contact with people who are ill. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  3. Stay home
    • if you are sick If your child is unwell with a respiratory illness they should remain at home until symptoms clear up.

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