Education Week 2020 goes online

All NSW’s Education Week events will be held online to help reduce face-to-face contact between parents, students and teachers.

The annual state-wide event will be running from Monday August 3 to Friday August 7

NSW Education will be streaming the Education Week launch video at 10 am on Monday that will reflect on events of the year.

Through the week, schools are being encouraged to live stream their own events and assemblies to their school community to involve families.

A key event of the week occurring on Wednesday will be a live stream of the ‘Department of Education’s Film by…’ which will be a virtual film of the best student films of last year.

Learning together is the theme for the year, which will be focusing on the topics change and resilience; schools are the cornerstone of communities; connect better and learn together; and connect better and learn together.

The principal of Woy Woy South Public School, Mr Matt Barr, said his is one Central Coast school who will share Education Week with parents online.

“This year, due to the continued foreseen restrictions preventing parents from entering school grounds, we have chosen to mark the occasion by continuing to share our learning journey with our school community online.”

“We are also taking this opportunity to reach out to all families in a bid to collate short video about their home-schooling experience under the theme learning together.”

“The students will be involved in a number of in-school activities that will be shared with our parent body via social media,” Barr said.

The online #EdWeek20 hashtag will also be shared as another way to connect with others.

Jacinta Counihan

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