The health and wellbeing of all children and students is our priority and we are committed to ensuring that their learning continues during the current Coronavirus Pandemic. Providing a sense of stability for our students, may help them feel more comfortable during a time of uncertainty and will also promote a healthy and consistent learning routine at home. Whilst we are developing resources in order to provide continuity of learning, the success of students in an online environment relies heavily on the crucial role parents and caregivers have in supporting the supervision and implementation of their specified learning program/s.
As a partner in ensuring continuity of learning and supporting student success, parents and caregivers also play an integral role in monitoring student progress and engagement against prescribed classwork. Families have communicated their preference for the delivery of home learning to their teacher:
- Option A: I have access to a device and the internet (Online)
This option will use an online platform to gain access to learning materials. Students will be able to interact with and gain feedback from their teacher as they complete allocated curriculum tasks. Student work will be submitted back to the teacher electronically through the same online learning platform. Note that this option will not require a student to be on the device all day. Hands on, active and written tasks will be set for students to complete in line with the focused curriculum elements for their year level. As per departmental policy, only students who have completed their third party and ipad agreements can be included in online learning.
Option B: I do not have access to a device and/or the internet (Paper)
Students will be provided with printed materials on a weekly basis. This option requires parents to collect learning materials from the school (and at the same time, return the previous week’s tasks). Teachers will mark and provide feedback on student work in the week after work has been completed. Access to the class teacher will be via email only. Where the viewing multimedia resources are used (e.g. a video of the teacher explaining a concept), the link for access will be emailed and a student will be able to watch this on their parent or carer’s mobile device.
Please refer Parent Handbook for further information.