School’s early start for ‘COVID catch-up’

The summer school aims to help students transition into secondary school (Kolbe Catholic College website)

School’s already in for year 7 students at one Melbourne Catholic college, which is providing a "summer school" this week to help students get up to speed after extended remote learning in 2020. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.

Kolbe Catholic College, Greenvale Lakes in Melbourne’s north, will use some of its Victorian Government “COVID catch-up” funding of around $200,000 to provide the optional summer school .

About 50 students are expected to attend small group sessions this week.

Principal Nick Scully said the remote context of learning in 2020, and its potential to have created gaps in student growth and development, had been a cause of concern for some families.

“The optional summer school program aims to assist students with their literacy and numeracy development, as well support their transition into secondary school here at Kolbe,” Mr Scully said.

“The sessions have been designed to enable students to engage in skill-building and develop their knowledge and understanding in a safe and supportive environment.”

The Catholic education sector in Victoria has been allocated around $23 million in state funding to assist students who may have fallen behind during remote learning to get back up to speed in 2021.


School’s in early at Kolbe Catholic College (Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools)


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