Parents Voice in Government School Education

Lockdown: PV media comment

PV Executive Officer Gail McHardy was quoted in a Herald-Sun article today, titled Home schooling Melbourne lockdown: Parents guide to home teaching.

Gail said she wanted to emphasise to all parents and carers in Lockdown 4 (which we she hopes is a very short stint) to do the best they can with what they can.

“Every household is different, no one’s situation is exactly the same and there will be families under extreme stress, be it financial and emotional. Can’t emphasise enough how important it is for the adults to be mindful in the presence of their children and young people.

“Parents were resourceful in the longer lockdowns and were extremely adaptive and PV can only ask all the families and the educators to keep going, but do take breaks as required.

“Remember students learn in many ways and reflect on the creative ways we all used in 2020 to change it up and maintain positivity.

“Maintaining optimism,sticking to routines as best you can, looking after yourself and asking for help will be key things to consider right now.”

The Herald-Sun article is behind a paywall – you can read it if you have a subscription.

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