Primary and secondary schools
Gradual return to school: the Victorian Government announced that from Tuesday 26 May, all Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, specialist school students, as well as VCE and VCAL students will return to on-site learning at government schools. Students in the broader year 3 to 10 cohort will continue to learn remotely until Tuesday 9 June.
Refer to your child’s school for further information.
Surf Coast Shire kindergarten
Council is working through the implications of the Victorian Government announcement on students returning to school and is awaiting guidance on the approach to fully re-open kindergartens
Term 2 has commenced, however, we encourage families and children to stay at home as much as possible to keep the community safe and protect our health services. Families currently enrolled who plan to not attend will receive communication from the Educators regarding home learning/ activities support.
Council’s occasional care facilities will be open and operating for in-person education and care for families and children who require the service. The Federal Government are providing funding directly to providers to ensure that families receive free childcare from 6 April 2020 until further notice, this applies to all enrolments including absent children.
Family day care
As an education and care service, family day care will continue to operate for families and children who require the service. The government advice remains that if you can stay home, you should. This applies to children as well as adults.
The Federal Government are providing funding directly to providers to ensure that families receive free childcare from 6 April 2020 until further notice, this applies to all enrolments including absent children.
Maternal and Child Health
The Surf Coast Shire Maternal and Child Health service remains available to provide support to our community. To limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the service is adopting alternative modes of service delivery. These include consultations taking place via the phone, and nurse visits to the home for families with young or vulnerable infants. All Maternal and Child Health Centres are closed until further notice.
New Parent Groups
We know how important first time parent groups are to new parents. To keep you connected, we have moved our groups online. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parent education calendar of events has been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are exploring ways to continue providing support to our community. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be kept up to date. The Maternal and Child Health Service continues to operate via alternative modes of service delivery
Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre and Torquay Children’s Hub
Venue hire and activities at Shire facilities have been suspended until further notice. Council will continue to update hirers who use these facilities.
We thank you for your understanding at this time.
DHHS COVID-19 information for parents with infants and young children
Tips for self-isolating with kids.