The Wodonga Senior Secondary College team behind a trial of an online learning system would have been happy with 200 students participating.
But to the delight of principal Vern Hilditch, nearly all 800 young people who attend the college took part in a virtual school day yesterday.
"We had about 700 out of 800 kids - it was the majority," he said.
"It had been declared the school holidays by the Premier, so we were very impressed.
"We ran our school program - four periods of 75 minutes - with students logging on through Microsoft teams.
"The teacher has a team set up with the class, and we go from there. "Teachers are using the next two days of this week to work on how they can tweak their program delivery."
ICT manager Tim Bennetts and his team could see student activity in real time from the college.
"There were peaks where about 700 students were on the system at the one time," he said.
"It's really interesting to see the peaks and troughs with the periods.
"We've transposed our on-site timetable to a virtual environment.
"Everyone can see the teacher, and they delivered general or one-on-one chats and the students did their work."
The run-through followed virtual parent-teacher interviews trials in recent weeks, and builds off the experience of the school in providing online platforms to Flying Fruit Fly Circus students.
"We've got a fairly long history of having a lot of curriculum online, so teachers are pretty well-versed with delivering content," Mr Bennetts said.
"The change now has been delivering it face-to-face in a virtual environment.
"It seems to be working pretty well at the moment, so we're happy with that.
"We've done some surveys from yesterday's trial, and it's been incredibly positive."
Staff also surveyed students in the lead-up to the trial about their resources at home, and Mr Hilditch said they were working through gaps.
"We've got about 20 students who we're working with; some haven't got computers or internet connection," he said.
"We've been able to make some arrangements like providing laptops.
"If we're going to have online learning, there's going to have to be some support [from the government] for internet connection."
He said staff were prepared if Victorian schools restart in term two under similar circumstances to what's currently happening in NSW.
"Wodonga secondary schools will be able to function quite well, and to be able to provide minimal disruption to student learning," Mr Hilditch said.
"This is a legitimate form of educational delivery.
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"We hope parents are also engaged with this.
"Parents need to provide space for their children to be able to do this, with some quietness so they aren't distracted, and understand it is a full school day."
Mr Hilditch said VCE and school assessed coursework would be reassessed.
"We will have to as a school rank them [the SACs] to some degree, probably to a level we've not had to do before, and I think it will be very much like the NSW HSC system," he said.
"What the school decision is about how students have gone, with the work they've submitted, will probably have a far more important effect than the exam will."