We would prefer teaching students in a face-to-face model, but these unprecedented times require teachers, teacher assistants, students and parents to be flexible in our approach to learning. We aim to employ best practice to create a dynamic and positive environment for remote learning designed to foster student learning. This is not online learning where teachers deliver digital learning for consumption but instead our model supports high quality learning through interactions, collaboration and inquiry. Interactions are vital in supporting effective learning in a remote learning environment.
Our three online platforms for remote learning were chosen as the best tools to support learning:
Students will need to take responsibility for completing tasks when not engaging in a real-time lesson.
Our staff have prepared extensively to support our students in learning remotely and we are confident that the curriculum can continue to be delivered in a remote learning environment.We have thoroughly tested our platforms and have prepared learning activities to support the students in learning across all subjects in their timetable.
Parents and Students have been provided with the following to support remote learning.We encourage you and your child to read these together.
We encourage you to set up a suitable learning station with your child where they have access to all the materials they need, including their device for online learning.This should be a quiet place where they can concentrate and where a parent or carer can be in close proximity to supervise or support their learning, if required.Display the timetables and guidelines and expectations documents for easy reference.
Parents are advised to continue normal routines by having students dressed and ready for their morning connection on time each morning.
Parents are asked to support their children in engaging with their daily connection as per their timetable.
If your child will not be in attendance please call Student Services on 6274 6000 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Services staff will be placing follow up telephone calls with parents to resolve absences as necessary.
The SOBS (Schools Online Booking System) is used by the College to book Parent Teacher interviews. Teachers have set up their availability and parents can then make bookings to suit their own availability.
Steps to log on to SOBS and book an interview can be found in this helpful document.
Families and students may access a list of websites that can
provide information, advice and strategies to help manage wellbeing and mental
health during the COVID-19 pandemic.