Learning at Home – Edition 2

We’re in this together

Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,

We hope this finds you all safe and well and welcome to Week 2 of Learning at Home! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support in transitioning to Learning at Home and I am just so impressed and excited to get onto Seesaw each day and see the work that has been planned by teachers and the levels of student and parent engagement, hear about the phone calls celebrating successes and receiving emails asking learning and support questions.

We also completely understand that the current situation creates many challenges and that Learning at Home for some is extremely difficult and we appreciate that many of you may be juggling working from home commitments. We want you to be kind to yourselves, do what you can when you can and if that is too difficult its ok.

As stated in the letter from Jenny Atta Secretary of Education, uploaded to Seesaw and SchoolStream on the 15th April, ‘In order to protect the health and safety of your children, your family, your teachers and the whole community, it is important that you follow the Victorian Government’s direction and keep your child learning at home this term. On-site school attendance is available as a last resort where parents and carers are not able to put in place arrangements to supervise children at home. Please contact the school if you have any queries regarding this.

I will be sending a Learning at Home communication every Monday uploaded onto Seesaw and School Stream with information for you.

Please continue to be kind to yourselves and remember some days will work better than others. We are here to support you, so let us know if there is anything you need

 

Stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Edwardes

Principal

 

LEARNING

If you don’t have access to an iPad or need access to the internet via a dongle, please let us know and we will endeavor to support this. Please email [email protected]

We are currently planning the next two week Learning at Home Matrix, we will be delivering hardcopies of some work and other resources and information on Thursday 23rd April 3pm – 5pm via the school bus service or on Friday vis the Sunshine SDS buses.

These will be the drop off dates for the term:

Thursday 24th April

Thursday 7th May

Thursday 21st May

Thursday 4th June

Thursday 18th June

The same as this past fortnight, you can expect to see weekly learning activities under the following curriculum areas in your child’s Seesaw account:

  • 1 x English (daily)
  • 1 x Maths (daily)
  • 1 x Science (weekly)

Specialists will follow their timetable and upload on the following days:

Monday – Library

Tuesday – Performing Arts

Wednesday – Health and Physical Education

Thursday – Enterprise

Friday – Visual Art

Please ensure that you have access to and visit Seesaw daily for your child’s additional individual learning activities.

If you get the opportunity, please upload photo’s, video or completed work your children have done so we can see and comment on their learning.

Attendance

We are required to mark student attendance daily. Teachers will be sending a morning message daily through Seesaw, please ‘like’ or comment on this message to confirm attendance. If your child is unwell, please message through Seesaw to let us know so the roll can be marked accordingly.

COMMUNICATION

Communication to families will be provided through Seesaw App on the focus learning activities for the week. Please make sure that you also regularly check Seesaw and School Stream for general updates.

If you wish to communicate with your child’s teacher about their learning, this can be done through Seesaw. Teachers will only reply during school hours.

If you need to communicate with the school around other issues, you can contact the school on 9311 4804 or the school email, [email protected]