Supporting Learning at Home

Supporting students’ learning at home

Students (or their parents/caregivers) who are staying at home to avoid the risk of spreading the virus, can contact their school or teacher. You can ask for course work or activities that are related to what is being covered in that student's class/es during their absence. We have our SEESAW platform that we can send out activities for students to complete. We also have our Junior and Senior Spaces. These are located at the bottom of our homepage. You can access work on there for your child's learning at home. If you do not have a device for your child to access Seesaw or the class websites (Junior and Senior Spaces) then please read below.

Supporting students’ learning at home

Students can do their own research into these learning areas, so that by the time they return to school, they are ready and able to contribute to class discussions.

Because the purpose of the 14-day self-isolation period is to avoid contact with other people to help prevent the spread of the virus, it is not recommended that students visit libraries, or undertake other activities that might involve mixing with the public.

For parents of students at home

  • Depending on their age, students can be encouraged to read, or be read to. They can also help, by reading to their younger siblings, if they’re also home.
  • Keeping a journal or scrapbook during the time period is a way for them to collect and create. These could incorporate drawings, photos, plans and stories of things they’ve done, all of which will help their literacy skills.
  • Helping out with cooking and baking makes use of their maths skills and shows them how maths is all around them. Helping with housework also teaches your child lots of important skills about being organised, teamwork, co-operating and contributing.
  • Talk to your child about how (critical) thinking is important to make sense of everything they do at school and at home. Find some news items or opinion pieces, and discuss whether you each agree with what’s been said. Why? Why not?