Schools will ramp up planning for a situation where teaching will be delivered off-site, after the Victorian government announced the school holidays will be brought forward to Tuesday.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the decision to re-open schools after the term one holidays would be guided by advice from the Chief Health Officer.
No announcements about NSW schools were made on Sunday, but the COVID-19 situation is changing daily.
At St John's Lutheran School Jindera, a mock-up timetable of how the primary school might operate via online portals has been created.
"Like all schools, we're going through a time of uncertainty," principal Brad Moss said.
"We've spoken about the potential of school closures, and there's a lot of shared resources between government and independent schools.
"It could be a mix of online learning and pre-prepared material."
Vern Hilditch, executive principal of Wodonga's senior secondary and middle years colleges, said there were plans for remote or virtual learning.
"We had very successful virtual parent-teacher meetings last Wednesday, where the parents logged in to talk to their children's teachers one-by-one, and that seemed to work extremely well according to the parents," he said.
"I know that there are some primary schools who don't have this infrastructure, who will be doing hard-copy, week-by-week booklets out to parents and students, with the material being sent back.
"I know our flexible learning centres are also looking at running a program because many of those students don't have online facilities at home."
Mr Hilditch said "it hasn't been an easy time" and that positivity was important.
"The world's changed, we are now looking at and will become proficient and very professional in the notion of remote or virtual learning," he said.
"It's just another set of skills that a teacher will need to adopt and be able to do that in a way which will continue to be engaging."
Some students and teachers have already stayed away from school, on doctor's advice.
At St John's Jindera, the school has ceased excursions to locations like the museum and aged care homes where there are high-risk people.
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The school's annual fair would have taken place on Friday, but was cancelled, to much disappointment.
Mr Moss said families understood why this had happened, and would be kept informed as temporary changes for the education system unfolded.
"Our focus is on supporting families and our community," he said.
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