There’s only so many times Michelle Candiloro’s three high school-aged children can walk around the block or shoot hoops in the backyard while cooped up at home in remote learning mode.
Her children Marco (aged 12, in year 7), Nathalia (15, in year 10) and Riccardo (17, in year 12) usually walk 30 minutes to-and-from Koonung Secondary College in Mont Albert North every day, as well as getting outside for PE class, recess and lunch play, and their usual sporting pursuits.
“Now they’re not getting access to any of that being at home,” Ms Candiloro says.
Delivering remote learning is tough. That’s not been lost on anyone with children, or teachers, in the time of COVID-19. The issue has been a tinder-box for debate at state and federal political level.