As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our lives, our Greater Frankston and Peninsula communities continue to find ways to get through the lockdown as best they can. Restaurants and cafes are turning to home deliveries or contactless pick-ups; galleries are holding virtual exhibitions; libraries are suggesting apps so you can enjoy their audiobooks and eBooks for free; legal, health and business professionals are conducting video consultations and webinar workshops.
Our schools are certainly not immune to the challenges posed by the health restrictions that have been put in place, and like so many businesses and services, they have risen to and met those challenges head-on. While remaining open for students whose parents or carers are required to attend their places of employment, they are also offering remote and online learning for those whose carers or parents have lost their jobs or been stood down, or who can work from home. And while ‘home schooling’ is largely a new experience for the students as well as their parents, carers and teachers, it is one they have grabbed with gusto. Such is the resilience and adaptability of this generation.
In the meantime, our schools, colleges and TAFEs are taking inquiries for future enrolments, offering virtual tours, providing a host of online courses, and generally doing what they do so well: preparing our children to make their way in the world armed with the skills to succeed and thrive. Find out what they’re doing over the following pages.