On Thursday 5 August 2021, in response to the identification of positive cases of COVID-19 infections in the NSW Hunter region, schools were closed, and remote learning commenced. At Newcastle Grammar School, Friday 6 August was designated a student free day in order to provide families and teachers with time to prepare and organise for the move to online teaching. Online teaching and home learning then commenced on Monday 9 August.
After six weeks of home learning, on Friday 17 September, following previous surveys of parents and teaching staff, students in Years 7 to 12 were invited to respond to a survey looking at the impact of the lockdown and learning from home. Feedback was sought from students regarding their experiences on home learning, what was working well, what was most challenging and what suggestions, if any, might they have as we potentially continue in home learning for several more weeks into the new term.
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