Some high school students ‘haven’t developed’ after their year in lockdown

Some high school students ‘haven’t developed’ after their year in lockdown

Some year 7, 8 and 11 students who missed out on important transition years due to last year’s lockdowns are socially delayed, anxious and tend to behave unpredictably. Principals are reporting that, after almost two terms of remote learning last year, some students are having difficulties with readjusting to life at school. The problems seem especially acute among children who are now in years 7, 8 and 11 who were not in the classroom for the last year of primary school, the first year of secondary and the year before VCE. Colin Axup, president of the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals, said principals across the state were reporting students were more unsettled and friendships were taking longer to form.
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