2021 NSW, Sydney School Reopening Plans

This information has been public for more than two weeks now. Now that we are less than two weeks from the spring holiday, it is a good time to look at the dates again.

The current NSW school reopening plan is a staggered one from the 25th of Oct to the 8th of November. Year 12 already has limited access to schools.

  • Kindergarten, year 1 and year 12: from 25 October
  • Year 2, 6 and 11: from 1 November
  • Year 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10: from 8 November

There will be exceptions as usual, so any area that comes out of lockdown earlier than the 25th of Oct will be able to have their schools back to face-to-face learning as well.

The reverse is also true that if Covid cases exceed 50 per 100,000 people in any local government area, this will send the local schools back into lockdown.

Given the situation on the ground fluctuate significantly on a day-to-day basis, we can expect many possible changes to come. If the situation does not improve significantly in some areas, then it is possible for many students are not able to return to face-to-face learning for the rest of the year.

Given that this is the ninth week of online learning, for many students in Sydney, we are just over halfway with almost another seven weeks to go. I personally cannot wait for my kids to go back to face-to-face learning, surprisingly my elder one wanted to go back to school as well badly. The young one on the other hand is another story altogether.


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