Steph Cooke MP with three school girls and a tecaher inside a colourful classroom at West Wyalong primary school.  Everyone is smiling as children work in the background.
Steph Cooke MP at West Wyalong Public School before CIVID-19 Social Distancing was introduced

Schools across the Cootamundra electorate are welcoming back their students as classes return to normal at NSW public schools.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was pleased students are returning to face to face learning in the classroom.

“Parents who I have spoken to have said they are relieved life is returning to some form of normal routine, especially after the challenges of balancing home and work commitments with the added responsibility of remote learning,” Ms Cooke said.

“It’s great to see students who have also been faced with this challenge embrace the opportunity to be back in a classroom and back with their friends in the school yard.”

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said that over the last two weeks schools have been working hard to support students practice good hygiene and implement new routines at school.

“Schools will need to maintain the measures and precautions they have put in place for the foreseeable future, including no assemblies and excursions.

“Teachers will be focused on identifying where students have progressed in their learning, and we will be supporting them to recognise and assist those students who need additional help.” 

“For specific school details on transport, drop off and pick up please talk to your school or principal.”

“The school community needs to continue working with the arrangements schools have put in place.” For more information on the COVID-19 response, visit the Department of Education website.