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Students cleared to go back to school

Aleeya Mann and Willy Cook are excited to be back to school after some restrictions have been lifted

Schools across Queensland will start to return to a sense of semi-normalcy with some students now starting to trickle through their gates.

Last Tuesday as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the partial resumption of schools to begin this week.

Whilst students are going back to school is it only a select few that will be sitting back in the classroom; Kindergarten, Prep, year 1 students and year 11 and 12 students.

The news comes as a huge sigh of relief for parents are concerns had been raised about the quality of learning that their children were doing at home, compared to the classroom.

Mareeba State High School Principal Scott Whybird has assured parents that the same quality of learning has been steadily provided to students while they have been learning at home.

“I think everybody is happy to have the seniors back in the classroom,” he said.

“Things are going to be a little different for a while when delivering lessons.

“There will be a bit of an adjustment period.”

The remainder of the students will still be working from home until the State Government reassess the situation on May 15, if everything goes to plan all students could be back in the classroom from May 25.

Mareeba State School Principal is glad to see some of the schools ‘littlest learners’ coming back to school.

“We had our arms wide open to welcome MSS’s littlest learners on Monday,” she said.

“We have missed our students so we are well prepared to welcome back all of our students as they return to learning at school.

“Our teachers have been working hard to ensure they have planned for the entire term, regardless of learning location.”

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