Remote Learning

Guidelines for Remote Learning for Parents

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”  Psalm 25:4

Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.”  John 7:16 

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”     Proverbs 1:7 

Rationale:

Our experience from 2020 has reinforced the many advantages of in class tuition. However, due to factors outside our control there may came a time again when it is necessary to engage in remote teaching. During such circumstances our philosophy (or rationale), is that we will be primarily focused upon Waiora (Well Being) and Health and Safety of all students who must engage in remote learning.  We acknowledge that teaching and learning maintains its importance and must continue. However, with remote teaching we must embrace a ‘Flexible’ approach to instruction, ensuring students experience a range of learning opportunities, as well as using a range of learning resources and media.  It is important during this time for students to carefully manage ‘On- Screen time’, as ‘too much’ screen time may be harmful to all our Waiora (Well Being).

Parent guidelines:

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

The following guidelines are to help parents assist their children with the transformation to remote learning. They are naturally different depending upon the age of the student

Year 9 – Year 13

  1. Help your child to prepare a workspace at home (dining table, study, bedroom, etc) from which your child can complete their schoolwork
  2. Familiarize yourself with the remote timetable so you are aware when your child’s “live” classes will occur
  3. Encourage your child to prioritize the “live” contact Teams Meeting in the timetabled period slot, as indicated in the remote timetable. This will be the same period every week
  4. Encourage your child to check the weekly outline of work expectations in the “Posts” section in their class Teams on Monday
  5. Encourage your child to check their school emails i.e. at least once a day and reply as necessary.
  6. If your child is struggling to keep up with the work, please encourage them to let their teacher know
  7. Teachers will be available for queries during the normal timetabled class period (outside of the “live” contact sessions)
  8. Encourage your child to allocate time for themselves during the day for prayer and reading of the bible

Year 7 – Year 8

  1. Help your child to prepare a workspace at home (dining table, study, bedroom, etc) from which your child can complete their schoolwork
  2. There will be a daily class meeting at 9.30am with your child’s classroom teacher. During class meetings cameras must be switched on.
  3. Encourage your child to check the weekly outline of work expectations in the “Posts” section in their class Teams on Monday. This will give them the link to OneNote where they will complete school work.
  4. Encourage your child to check their school emails i.e. at least once a day and reply as necessary.
  5. If your child is struggling to keep up with the work, please encourage them to let their teacher know
  6. Teachers will be available for queries and will respond to emails between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
  7. Encourage your child to allocate time for themselves during the day for prayer and reading of the bible

Year 1 – Year 6

  1. Help your child to prepare a workspace at home (dining table, study, bedroom, etc) from which your child can complete their schoolwork
  2. Familiarize yourself with the times that the classroom teacher will make contact so you are aware when your child’s “live” sessions will occur. The classroom teacher will let you know when and how often to expect contact
  3. Encourage your child to check the weekly outline of work expectations – Year 5-6 in the class OneNote, Year 3-4 on Seesaw, Year 1-2 on Seesaw
  4. If your child is struggling to keep up with the work, please encourage them to let their teacher know
  5. Encourage your child to allocate time for themselves during the day for prayer and reading of the bible
  6. Learning Support – Our SENCO and ELL coordinator will make arrangements with families where students require additional support to access the curriculum. Teacher-aides will be used, where appropriate, to provide this additional support remotely.