Dear Parents and Caregivers, COVID ALERT As you may have heard on the news last night and this morning, there are now confirmed cases and school closures in the Lake Macquarie and Maitland LGAs. Further to the Premier's announcement late this morning, Lake Macquarie LGA will be in lockdown from 5pm today. Our preparation day for remote learning will occur tomorrow and remote learning will commence on Monday. That means...
A helpful article from ABC LIFE...as things start to look a bit different....again https://www.abc.net.au/life/getting-to-the-end-of-homeschooling-during-coronavirus/12210588#
Dear Primary Families In response to parent feedback from those working with their children at home, Primary will be launching a program that we hope will help support and ease some of the pressures that some families are experiencing with remote learning. For students working from home with their parents, for one day of the week, after students have completed the required Literacy and Numeracy components of their...
Whilst this is from the US, there are some helpful hints & tips for Australian based parents in this following article from Parent Cue. https://theparentcue.org/parenting-and-teaching-a-special-needs-child-during-covid-19/
Struggling to use Google Classroom? Charlie, one of our Year 8 students, has put together a great guide on how to use Google Classroom. Enjoy!
Some recent reflections from the NSW government regarding Term 2 on The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/nsw-staggered-return-to-school-some-students-may-need-in-class-time-more-than-others-136837
The following link from the Australian Federal Government eSafety Commissioner is a helpful support for parents as they navigate increased technology use by their children throughout this current season. https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/taming-technology
A helpful summary from AITSL of what works best when engaging in a remote learning platform. https://www.aitsl.edu.au/research/spotlight/what-works-in-online-distance-teaching-and-learning
From the Sydney Morning Herald...the NSW Education Minister has urged parents struggling to balance jobs and their children's lessons not to expect too much from themselves, saying younger students don't have to complete all the lessons every day. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/focus-on-maths-and-literacy-and-don-t-beat-yourself-up-says-minister-20200401-p54g65.html
Helpful audio hints, tips and insights from a School Principal to support parents through this time... https://hope1032.com.au/stories/life/parenting/2020/so-now-youre-a-parent-and-a-teacher-hows-that-gonna-work-tips-from-a-school-principal/