Students across Young take up learning remotely

Young North Public School student Katelyn Norman enjoying home learning this week.
Young North Public School student Katelyn Norman enjoying home learning this week.

Many of Young's school students are being readied to learn remotely after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian encouraged parents to keep their children at home.

While the town's public schools - like those across the rest of the state - will remain open, parents have been urged to keep their children at home.

"Because nearly 30 per cent of children are already being kept out of school, for practical reasons NSW is encouraging parents to keep their children at home," Ms Berejiklian told a press conference on Monday this week.

"This will ensure there is only one unit of work, whether the student is at home or at school. No child will be turned away from school."

Across the town, individual schools have been contacting parents, explaining what arrangements are being put in place for students' continued learning as increased social distancing measures are introduced around the state.

On Wednesday, Young North Public School [YNPS] launched its online learning hub.

"We are excited to have launched our 'YNPS Exchange' and 'YNPS Online Learning Hub' platforms today. Information and links to both these initiatives to support ongoing home learning for YNPS students and families are on our skoolbag app. Keep making learning fun everyone," principal Ange Gay told parents.

Young Public School launched its online learning on Thursday morning, while Young High School is operating all classes online.

"All classes have an online learning platform," the school told parents on Tuesday.

On Monday, Catholic Schools NSW announced it would take a similar position to public schools. Young's Catholic schools will remain open, but plans are being put in place for students to learn from home.

"We will seek to ensure the continuity of learning, as far as possible, in a safe environment for all of our students. From Term 2 it is our plan that schools will offer a program of learning that can be accessed in school or remotely," Director for Catholic Education, Mr Ross Fox said.

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