A Border schools conference on Friday made best use of its virtual format by including national and international speakers on its program.
About 450 staff members took part in the Wodonga Federation of Government Schools' fourth conference, connecting individually from the eight school sites.
Baranduda Primary School principal Allyson Dixon said the schools continued to assist each other through present challenges.
"I think collectively we're holding up really strongly, there's lots of support from location to location but certainly it is a different year for everybody, and education has not been spared that," she said.
Mrs Dixon paid tribute to the conference technical team "who have pulled together what is a fabulous smorgasbord of opportunities for us".
The federation comprises Wodonga Senior Secondary College, including Wodonga Flexible Learning Centre, Wodonga Middle Years College, Belvoir Special School and the Baranduda, Melrose, Wodonga South, Wodonga West and Wodonga primary schools.
University of Melbourne PhD candidate Gregory Donoghue led the opening session, Learning, Wellbeing and the Developing Brain, at Friday's conference.
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