Warrnambool schools received just a few hours notice before flipping to remote learning for Friday and say online teaching will be more thorough from next week.
Teachers are now accustomed to preparing remote school work, principals say, but were given the shortest notice yet when Friday's five-day snap COVID-19 lockdown was announced just several hours in advance.
Warrnambool College principal David Clift said despite the tight time frame teachers showed confidence and efficiency adjusting students' work.
"The announcement came after the end of the school day, we had to then correspond with people after school hours," Mr Clift said.
"There was a sense that we knew what were were doing."
He said students did not follow timetables on Friday or have direct supervision, with the Department of Education allowing flexibility.
Teachers provided work for students to complete on Friday and structured online classes will return from Monday.
"For Monday and Tuesday next week we will be going ahead with our standard process of remote learning, running classes via Google classroom," Mr Clift said.
"I am confident Victorians and my school community will treat the lockdown with the seriousness it deserves so we can emerge from it quickly."
Brauer College principal Jane Boyle said the school had notified students to go home with devices before the end of the school day.
Ms Boyle said all VCE assessments planned for the next three days were postponed, including a camp-based assessment at Falls Creek.
"Initially there was a level of excitement because for many students they will see Friday as a holiday. Then they will have to gauge the feelings next week," Ms Boyle said.
"It would be fair to say with staff and students there is a level of lockdown fatigue.
"Let's hope we are back out of quickly."
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