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Campus Principal Statement – Georgie Thomas

During this change to remote and online learning, staff at Yarrawonga College P-12 remain committed to providing support in academic learning and wellbeing for your child. This is obviously a time of challenge and change for all members of the community, with families being impacted in a variety of ways, as always please keep the lines of communication open, and do not hesitate to email or call staff at the College if you have any questions. It will now be increasingly important to continue the strong relationships forged between school and home.

Please see below regarding year level specific information. Parents will receive an email at the start of each week regarding the content being covered, expectations of the learning to be completed and where learning resources can be accessed.

Obviously this is a new way of teaching and learning and we value feedback on the information being shared and the learning resources and support provided.


Year 5 and 6 Information

We will continue to update this webpage over the coming weeks, and will ensure information is clearly provided to parents prior to the end of week 3 as we move into the next stage of the term. By this stage we hope to have identified and supported any families with online connectivity difficulties, however we will continue to offer parents the option of having physical work packs printed and available if required.

Year 5 ONLY

The information regarding your child’s learning is contained in Google Docs. All Year 5 students will receive a services sheet that indicates their Google Drive username and password (if you are having trouble with access, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher). Your child will receive an email regarding setting up for home and digital learning, can you please discuss this with them.

Home learning packs will be available for parents to collect on Tuesday 14th April. Parents will have received communication around this process via Compass. At the end of Term 1 your child received a note that contained their login information for online programs that will form core elements of the home learning program.  Students should also have their pencil case, reading books, workbooks and usb sticks at home (if you don’t have these please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange collection).

Each physical pack includes:

  • a letter to parents which explains the approach to home learning, including an outline of the weekly timetable, as well as recommended sites to support learning.
  • hard copies of learning material for those parents that have requested this.
  • specialist packs from Mrs Willett, Miss Grant and Mr Soedjono that include set learning tasks and a number of options available to students/families each week (including a tennis ball for every child to encourage daily physical activity).
  • a services sheet that indicates Student Cases Code, Email address and Google password.
  • Any further resources as determined by the Year 5 teaching team.

Year 6 Only

All Year 6 classes will have a Google Classroom. Information on how to access this will be in the physical pack supplied to parents and will also be emailed to parents on Tuesday 14th April. Art class information will also be included in the Google Classroom. Your child will receive an email regarding setting up for home and digital learning, can you please discuss this with them.

Home learning packs will be available for parents to collect on Tuesday 14th April. Parents will have received communication around this process via Compass. Students should also have their pencil case, reading books and workbooks at home (if you don’t have these please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange collection).

Each physical pack includes:

  • a letter to parents which explains the approach to home learning, including an outline of the weekly timetable, as well as recommended sites to support learning.
  • a note that contains student login information for online programs, including Google classroom and Google drive, which will form core elements of the home learning program.
  • hard copies of learning material
  • specialist packs from Mrs Willett, and Mr Soedjono that include set learning tasks and a number of options available to students/families each week (including a tennis ball for every child to encourage daily physical activity).
  • Any further resources as determined by the Year 6 teaching team.

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Year 5 and 6 Student Learning Expectations

  • Establish and maintain a routine in the home environment similar to a normal school day, with support from parents.
  • Students to work on identified learning tasks provided by the teacher for at least 4 hours per day between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
  • Normal break times (11-11:30 and 1:30 – 2:15) to be maintained where possible, with students taking breaks at these times to eat and to get outside in the backyard for some sunshine and physical activity, games or fun.
  • Refer to the Introduction to remote and flexible learning PowerPoint which will be provided by your child’s class teacher.
  • If and when your child is in a class video conference please read and follow the  YCP-12 Video Conferencing Guidelines

Year 5 and 6 Platforms for Learning

  • Google Documents
  • Google Classroom
  • Printed learning materials supplied by the College
  • Websites for Online Learning (see information sheet in the initial learning packs)
  • Compass app and website for communications from school and to email your child(ren)’s teachers as required

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Year 7 and 8 Student Learning Expectations

Year 7 and 8 students will have a Google Classroom page that will be facilitated by the Year Level Coordinator, which will assist in keeping students connected and informed. In addition to this, Year Level Coordinators will email parents and students prior to 9am on Monday mornings to inform you of the following for each subject:

  • tasks that have been set
  • due dates for learning tasks
  • where the required materials can be found.

Year 7 and 8 students will follow their weekly timetable where possible. Staff will be available to assist students with their classes during these allocated times.

Students will:

  • will receive an email at the start of each week from the Year Level Coordinator detailing the content being covered, where or how the student will access the work and clear expectations around what students need to complete and/or submit.
  • are advised to follow their school timetable for the week
  • are expected to complete the work for each session as detailed in the weekly summary from the Year Level Coordinator
  • are expected to submit any assessments as per the timeline provided (please contact your teacher if you have concerns regarding this)
  • Make contact with your teacher if you need additional assistance or support

Teachers will:

  • prepare clear guidelines regarding the work to be completed for the week, session delivery mode and clear instructions on how to access the work and/or learning.
  • be available to teach and/or assist during the normal lesson times as per the timetable
  • correct and provide feedback on submitted tasks in a timely manner
  • contact students and parents to follow up and communicate when work is not submitted

Parents can assist by:

  • discussing the daily timetable with their child
  • checking to see what learning is being completed
  • making contact with the relevant teacher if you have any questions or concerns or your child needs additional assistance
  • making contact with the class teacher or Year Level Coordinator if your child needs support of any kind – educational, health and wellbeing

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Year 7 and 8 Platforms for Learning

  • Physical learning materials supplied by individual classes
  • Google Classroom
  • School email
  • Webex Teams
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Compass
  • Education Perfect
  • MathsOnline

Year 7-12 Class Delivery Methods

Use the linked pdf to check how your(child’s) teacher is going to be delivering remote learning.

Just look up a teacher’s name and check the details for each class.

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Contacts for Student Support

Please call the College on 03 5744 1751 or use Compass to email the staff member directly (see instructions below)

  • Year 5 Team Leader – Melissa Few
  • Year 6 Team Leader – Vanessa McKenzie
  • Year 7 Coordinator – Jason Bassett
  • Year 8 Coordinator – Jo Molloy
  • Engagement and Wellbeing Leader – Rachael Guppy
  • Teaching and Learning Leader – Travis Osborne
  • Student Wellbeing support – Sarah Martin and Michelle Klowss
  • Campus Principal – Georgina Thomas
  • Individual class teachers – email option available through Compass (see tips below)

Compass Emailing Tips

Go to your child’s page (using Open in Browser) and click on Profile on the right hand side under your child’s name. You can then click on the specific class (either core or specialist as required) on the day calendar visible or via the Schedule tab. This will open a new page that has a picture of the class teacher and an option to email them directly.  Please note – you can also just use the Email Teachers option which will email all of your child’s teacher.


Resource Links

Click to download pdf

Year 5-6 Online Resources to Support Learning

Digital Learning – Objectives, Expectations & Resources

 

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