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Start of term 1, 2022

The Department for Education has developed a staged return to school and preschool for the first 2 weeks of 2022.

This plan has been developed in partnership with SA health and attempts to balance every child’s learning entitlement with safety and risk management concerns.

We have prioritised face-to-face learning for preschool children, reception and year 1 students. Year 2 through to year 6 students will learn online during the first 2 weeks of term 1.

As 2022 is the first of secondary school for year 7 and 8 students, and an important final year for year 12 students – these students will learn face-to-face. Year 9, 10 and 11 students will learn online.

All year levels are planned to be back in school, learning face-to-face on Monday 14 February 2022.

Starting term 1 2022 plan and COVID safe measures (PDF 460KB).

Term 1 start dates

Monday 31 January – preparation day
Tuesday 1 February – preparation day
Wednesday 2 February – school and preschool begins

From Wednesday 2 February learning will be as follows.

Face to face learning for: preschool, reception, year 1, year 7, year 8 and year 12 students.

Remote learning for: years 2 to 6 students and years 9 to 11 students.

Preparation days

The preparation days are for teachers and school staff to prepare for the change to the start to the school year. A learning program will not be delivered on these days.

Parents who are required to attend work and do not have appropriate supervision for their children can choose to send their child to school or preschool to be supervised on the preparation days.

Remote learning

Schools will provide a quality remote learning program for all students in years 2 to 6 and years 9 to 11. Students in other year levels will learn at school.

Parents who are required to attend work and do not have appropriate supervision for their child can choose to send their child to school. Supervision will be provided for those students to complete the remote learning program.

Learning at preschool and school

Face-to-face learning will be provided for all preschool, reception, year 1, year 7, year 8 and year 12 students.

As always, no child will be turned away. Vulnerable children are encouraged to attend school. Parents who are required to attend work and do not have appropriate supervision for their child can choose to send their child to school. Supervision will be provided for those students to complete the online learning program.

Some parents may choose to keep their children home from school/preschool or children may be in isolation. School based remote learning will not be provided for these students. The Department for Education is developing year level specific online learning that can be used in these instances. More detail will be provided to parents before the school term commences.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Team

Emaileducation.covidcoordination [at] sa.gov.au