All classes are currently in remote and flexible learning mode.
Your child has access to their teacher and class content using Compass, SeeSaw, Webex and Google Classroom.
Other Learning Areas (OLA)
This covers cross-curricular topics such as Wellbeing, Technology, History and Genius Hour. OLA also covers a variety of other topics relating to critical & creative thinking, ethical capabilities, Intercultural capabilities and personal and social capabilities.
This term we will continue the whole school Respectful Relationships program. Students will explore two units covering stress management strategies and discussing gender and identity. We will continue regular mindfulness sessions of Smiling Minds and Headspace and conversations about resilience and maintaining a growth mindset.
If you would like to support your child’s learning at home, here are some things you can do:
Encourage reading every night - including short periods of read aloud. We cannot stress how important reading is. A student who reads less than a minute per day outside of school reads only 8,000 to 21,000 words per year. However, a student who reads 20 minutes per day outside of school reads almost 2million words per year!
Use real life opportunities such as shopping and cooking to discuss money, addition and other mathematical concepts.
Write at home - it can be about anything. The more short pieces your child can write, the better writer they will become.
Encourage random acts of kindness. This could be anything from using manners, to writing a card to a grandparent. Students can play www.freerice.com to build global perspectives and empathy for those less fortunate.