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Here you will find information and resources to assist you in continued education for students who are temporarily unable to attend school. As these are unprecedented times and information and direction is changing daily, we will endeavour to keep parents and students informed and we will comply with direction provided to us.
We will do our best to work with students and families to support students through this time. The best idea is for you to mark work with students as they go.
The Department of Education has created an online information hub regarding learning from home. This information can be accessed at this website.
The Advice to parents and carers section is particularly useful for parents. You can find it at this website.
Key considerations for parents and students
Our school website, in particular our news section, will also be updated from the Department of Education with important information.
Key considerations to support your children in their continued education at home include:
- establishing routines and expectations
- defining a space for your child to work in
- monitoring communications from teachers
- beginning and ending each day with a check-in
- taking an active role in helping your children process their learning
- encouraging physical activity and/or exercise
- checking in with your child regularly to help them manage stress
- monitoring how much time your child is spending online
- keeping your children social, but set rules around their social media interactions.
- Further information can be found at at this website
- establishing and/or following a daily routine for learning
- identifying a safe, comfortable, quiet space in their home where they can work effectively and successfully
- regularly monitoring digital platforms and communication (O365, G-Suite for Education, Seesaw, Canvas, email, etc.) to check for announcements and feedback from teachers
- completing tasks with integrity and academic honesty, doing your best work
- doing their best to meet timelines, commitments, and due dates
- communicating pro-actively with their teachers if they cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
- collaborating and supporting their classmates in their learning
- complying with the departments' Student use of digital devices and online services policy
- seeking out and communicating with school staff as different needs arise.
*these should be adjusted according to the age of your child.
There are a multitude of fantastic online resources students can access, but we encourage students to not spend their whole day online. Dependent on your availability to assist your students, here is a suggested daily plan.
We understand that this will not be feasible for everyone. Even a few hours spread over the day would be wonderful.
9:00-9:45 – Writing (including grammar)
9:45-10:00 – Brain break (Crunch n sip)
10:00-10:30 – Reading/comprehension
10:30-11:00 – Break (morning tea and movement)
11:00-12:00 – Mathematics (broken up into quick number skills and a core mathematics concept)
12:00-1:00 – Break (lunch and movement)
1:00-2:00 – Rotate each day through history, geography, science, creative arts and STEM
We also recommend that students read each night before they go to sleep.
Activities and resources
You can find information we have put together for different subject areas by following the links below or the tabs to the left:
Multiple subject area online resources