By Richard Hall | Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2020
Currently our school site is closed. This does not mean that learning has stopped. Teachers will be available online through google classroom and other platforms to assist students with learning while we fight Covid-19.
As a parent you can help by:
Self management by students includes building resilience. If they are struggling with the learning, there are people that can help. In the first instance though, re-reading the instructions and explaining them out loud to you can sometimes help to get a better picture of what they have to do. When their teacher is online, in that scheduled class, they will be able to ask questions.
For difficulty with content or ideas, resilience can mean not just relying on the content posted by the teacher. All of our boys have pretty good research skills. Remember though, we are after 'authentic' learning, the students own work, not copied from the net.
Not all learning is for assessment. In fact during this period, it may be that we are able to engage with more knowledge rather than assessment. That is the advice we have given to our staff. If there is an assessment tied to the work, be clear on what it is and on how you can prove it is your own work. Teachers will be very clear if it is assessment work.
Contact with friends is important, obviously this will have to be through social media. Set time aside as a family to discuss things that will come up.
If you have any questions or need to contact the school during this time; use [email protected]