Maitland High School

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Welcome to Maitland High School

We warmly welcome back to school all our students following the recent weeks of learning from home. Thank you to the families and the students who have worked so hard to ensure ongoing learning and engagement. 

For those students who remain working from home, you will find many useful resources and links below. School work provided via CANVAS can be accessed by following these step-by- step instructions:


Parent ‘How -To’ Instructions


Student ‘How -To’ Instructions


Packaged Learning – same at home as at school

We will be packaging learning that using CANVAS that will be the same for all students whether they are at home or at school e.g children of essential services providers, who have no choice but to attend school. The learning activities will be well-scaffolded so that all students are able to understand what to do and how to do it. Importantly, I stress that it will be the same content delivered online as at school.

Students are able to submit their work online, participate in online discussion threads and receive quality feedback and learning direction via our CANVAS LMS. Many of your children already do this and have been doing it for some time. 


Units of work are evolving every day on CANVAS

Year 12 HSC

All senior students, especially Year 12, are reassured that the National Standards Education Authority (NESA), understands and is making extensive allowances for the disruption this serious world event is causing to HSC preparations. Please do not worry about this, NESA is working extensively to ensure Year 12 students are not disadvantaged at the HSC. More explicit information is being developed by NESA and will become available shortly.


NESA's latest information:

Following the meeting, Chair of the NESA Board Professor Peter Shergold said he had three important messages for HSC students:

  1. We know you are worried. While we recognise we are facing an unprecedented situation, we want to assure you that you will be able to get a HSC certificate this year, and that the certificate will facilitate access to university, further education and employment, as it has for students over the past 50 years.
  2. Keep learning, do your assessments as advised by your school, make progress on your major projects where you can and, most importantly, look after yourself, whether you are at school or at home. Reach out to family, friends and your teachers if you need to.
  3. If you get sick, your school and NESA have provisions to ensure you are not disadvantaged.

Effective immediately the Board is giving principals or system authorities the power to make decisions about the number and weighting of HSC formal assessment tasks for their school in 2020. The Board affirms its complete trust in principals and teachers.

“This action provides schools with the flexibility they need to support their students in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak,” Professor Shergold said.

NESA will provide specific advice to principals about this delegation of authority later this week.


For up to date advice about the 2020 HSC visit the NESA COVID-19 advice page:



En Avant

Paula Graham


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