Panic and relief as Illawarra parents told to send kids back to school

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated May 19 2020 - 11:10am, first published 6:00am
'It's been a challenge': Mum of six Karly Pilon with her daughter Milla who is in Year 6, says the return to full-time classes will benefit her kids in cruicial years at school. Picture: Robert Peet.

The news that schools will return to full-time face-to-face teaching has been accompanied by "a big sigh of relief" from mum-of-six Karly Pilon.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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