Saturday's snap decision to lock all of NSW down for seven days caught everyone off guard and schools, like many organisations, have had to quickly adapt to the ever-changing environment.
The announcement meant school staff, at the eleventh hour, once again had to move their teaching methods to virtual means.
Students are now only allowed to attend a school campus if they absolutely must, such as if their parents are considered essential workers.
Wagga Christian College principal Phillip Wilson said while the likelihood of the state being placed into lockdown had loomed, they were inevitably unable to be fully prepared for the state government's sudden announcement.
"A lot of people predicted this was going to happen; what we are finding are a lot of children, a lot of staff and the parents are understanding [of the situation]," he said.
"We knew this was likely; we were increasing our preparation for it [lockdown].
"But the problem is you almost can't prepare for it, it is not like going on a trip in three weeks' time, where you know exactly what is going to happen.
"If we had known several weeks ago that we would be going into shutdown today [Monday], then teachers could have been more prepared for it."
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As Wagga Christian College offers teaching from preschool to year 12, it has meant adapting lessons to accommodate every year group.
"What we have for the younger children, teachers are sending out a pretty much self-explanatory list of things and some explanations to follow," Mr Wilson said.
"Through to our older ones ... where schools now use university-level digital platforms, Canvas is the one we use. So assignments are there, their work is there and links to YouTube and other resources.
"Some of the teachers are also using video conferencing, so they're running virtual classrooms, where the students can dial in and talk to their teachers and their classmates."
Mr Wilson acknowledged while it would be a stressful time, particularly for those in the final days of their HSC, he encouraged students and parents to maintain a good work-life balance.
"In my letter to parents, I have encouraged them to make sure their children get outside and have a break in different ways," he said.
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