This morning the Premier announced that the increased restrictions that were in place in the North West of Tasmania to respond to COVID-19 will conclude at 11.59pm on Sunday 3 May 2020. This means that from Monday 4 May 2020, Term 2 will begin for all Tasmanian Government schools in the North West.
Where possible, students will continue to learn at home, with teachers leading this learning. School sites will be open for those students who cannot be supported or supervised to learn at home.
Primary Parents - Kinder to Year 6
We are excited that our Padlet pages will go live this afternoon. Please check your Seesaw accounts for the link to your child’s learning opportunities and important information. Additional learning materials to further support K-6 learning from home will be ready for collection towards the end of next week.
Please ensure that you have downloaded the SEESAW FAMILY onto any device eg.phone, ipad. The Padlet link will be sent here which has the weeks learning activities and will open in a web browser.
Please ensure you have downloaded the MICROSOFT TEAMS app onto any device eg.phone, ipad
and that you can access your school email email@example.com
Firstly we thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this challenging times. As with all organisations, we have needed to continually modify our plans to adhere to government advice and restrictions while trying to support families be prepared for learning from home. Whilst many students have been able to successfully access and use Office 365 and MS Teams trial tasks, we acknowledge that there have been a number of technical and logistical challenges which have meant that some students haven’t yet been able to. We want to make sure that all students are not unnecessarily disadvantaged by these challenges.
Our current plan is to have physical learning packs for each secondary student available for collection on Monday 4 May from the Secondary Campus carpark. These packs have printed learning material for English, Maths, Science and HASS for students in Year 7-10. Every student has an individually named pack, we ask that these bags are kept as they will be used as a tool for the ongoing collection and drop-off of physical learning tasks and assessment items when required.
To assist in minimising movement, interactions and unnecessary wait time we have scheduled times for Monday. Parent will be able to collect materials for multiple students in different Year levels at the same time. For example if you have children in both Year 7 and Year 9, both packs can be collected at the same time. Students who need to collect resources from their locker must do this during their allocated pick up time. When you arrive at the carpark staff members will direct you.
Drive through learning pack pick up times on Monday 4 May:
· Year 7 –9:15-10:00am
· Year 8 –10:00-10:45am
· Year 9 –10:45-11:30am
· Year 10 –11:30-12:15pm
Parents who have requested a school device to support learning at home, and had this request confirmed, will be able to collect the device at the same time.
It is important to note that some of the content in the pack is a duplication of what is within the subject MS Teams learning spaces. This has been a deliberate choice to assist families to have a back up plan if they experience any technical difficulties. Other contents, for example the Science work booklets, are required to support the online delivery and as a way of students recording their learning. The focus for the first week are the core learning areas.
If you have any questions or concerns prior to Monday, please don’t hesitate to call the school number 6434 2222, message the school facebook page, lodge a ‘request for help’ form (available on the SZapp and website) or please feel free to email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Details about Applied Learning subjects will be emailed to students. The focus for the first week will be our core subjects English, Maths, Science and HASS. Please note a pdf printable copy of these timetables can be found on our website at the bottom of this page link Secondary Student Timetables
Year 7 Timetable
We are so appreciative of all the work families are doing at home to support their children during these uncertain times. We just wanted to remind you of the concepts that guide our teaching in the Early Years at school. This is so that when your child is exploring, playing or discovering at home, you may begin to recognise the important, life-long skills they are developing.
Everyone learns every day, it's just how and what we learn that differs.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) has five learning outcomes:
· Children have a strong sense of identity
For example, they know who they are and who they are connected to
At home this might look like wanting to call their grandparents or making cards for family members
· Children are connected with and contribute to their world
For example, they explore and discover the world around them
At home this might look like catching a bug carefully and studying it or playing in the dirt with sticks
· Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
For example, they are healthy and active (mentally and physically)
At home this might look like making a healthy sandwich, jumping on the trampoline or having quiet time
· Children are confident and involved learners
For example, they are interested in finding out and keen to have a go
At home this might look like building a box work robot and then wanting to know how robots move
· Children are effective communicators
For example, they can get their message across in many different ways
At home this might look like putting on a puppet show or adding writing to their drawing
Important information that is whole school or campus based will continue to be sent via the SZapp.
Please check you have selected each group that you need under manage.
You will need Parent Guardian plus if you have a child in:
Kinder to Year 2 - Early Childhood
Year 3 to Year 6 - Primary
Year 7 to Year 12 - Secondary
If involved in the school production please make sure that is selected too.
Please also note on the Home screen we have also added new tiles at the bottom which takes you to information about learning from home in Term 2 plus a "request help for learning at home" button.