Learning @ Home

Remote Learning 2.0

We are very proud of our staff, students and families in the way they were able to ensure continuity of learning during the remote learning throughout 2020. If you are at home, play and everyday activities provide excellent opportunities to support your child’s learning and development.

Play encourages children to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, and problem-solve which supports the development of cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills. 

At St Thomas’ we:

  • communicate with families and children about teacher responsibilities and what parents and children need to do through Class Dojo, Google Meet and regular newsletters and Compass notifications
  • communicate with parents and provide learning activities for children to do at home through the use of school-provided devices, outlines of learning through Google applications and videos to explain learning activities
  • provide technical support with devices, as needed.

We encourage families continue to engage in their children’s learning using the tools we have developed below.

Students responsibilities include:

  • regularly monitoring digital platforms for announcements and feedback from their teachers
  • doing their best work by completing tasks with integrity and academic honesty
  • doing their best to meet timelines and due dates
  • communicating openly with their teachers and tell them if they have any concerns or issues
  • collaborating and support their classmates
  • continuing to abide by their school’s behaviour guidelines.

Our students have also created a video to share their reflections on remote learning and returning to school for you to view. As you can see from the video we have all learned so much from this experience.

Perhaps the most important action school communities can take to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is to ensure that any unwell staff, children and young people remain at home (Dr Brett Sutton). Let’s all make sure we follow this advice.