2020 BCE Return to School Arrangements


BCE Return to School Arrangements

Based on updated Chief Health Officer (CHO) advice, the Premier has outlined plans for the staged reopening of schools in Queensland. The information below is focused on outlining the implications of this announcement for BCE schools.

From Monday 11 May 2020, students in the following year levels will return to on-site learning at all BCE schools:

  • Prep and Year 1
  • Year 11 and 12
  •  Kindy

Students in the following categories will also be able to attend school under the current learning at home arrangements:

  • ​​​Children of essential workers when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. Essential worker means any worker who must continue to attend their workplace for essential business.
  • ​Vulnerable children including children identified by schools or who:
    • ​​are currently receiving services from Child Safety, including children who are subject to a child protection order
    • are subject to a youth justice order.
    • children in designated Indigenous communities.

All other students in Years 2 to 10 will continue with learning at home arrangements at this time.

Where a student is learning at home, the parent or carer is responsible for the student’s safety at home or elsewhere.

If low transmission rates continue, students in Years 2–10 will return to school from Monday 25 May 2020. Confirmation of this further step will be made by Friday 15 May 2020 by the Queensland Government.

Curriculum and supervision

Students in Prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 will attend school and participate in classroom learning from Monday 11 May 2020.

If parents choose for a child, from one of these four year levels, to remain home and participate in learning at home, the student will be counted as attending school and failure to attend processes will not be initiated. It is essential that parents/carers continue to advise their child’s school of any absence.

The classroom teacher is not responsible for providing an alternative home-based learning program for students in Prep, Year 1, Year 11 or Year 12 where parents elect to keep these students at home. However, if parents of these children contact the school, their teacher may wish to discuss with them ways they can best support their child at home.