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Remote Learning @RHPS

To provide learning continuity for your child, it’s important they have as much routine and certainty as possible. School plays a large role in your child’s routine. To support learning at home, you’re not required to be a subject expert, teacher or educator. Your role is to partner with Roxburgh Homestead Primary School to support your child’s home learning.

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School will:

  • communicate with you and your child regarding our teachers’ responsibilities and what students and families need to do
  • communicate with you and provide learning activities for your child to do at home
  • use regular communication tools, which include Compass, School website, Google Classroom, Seesaw and Edmodo.

​​Remote Learning Platforms

Platform Name

Description

Used in Grades

Parent Information Sheet

Privacy Impact Assessment

Seesaw

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.

Foundation
Grade 1
Grade 2

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a free web service, developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments in a paperless way. The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students.

Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Edmodo

Edmodo is an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents

Grade 6

How to Support Your Child

You can provide support for your child by:

  • establishing routines and expectations
  • providing a quiet space for your child to work in
  • providing supervision appropriate to your child’s age
  • monitoring communication from Teachers
  • checking in with your child often to help them manage and pace their set work
  • monitoring how much time your child is spending online and using technology

​Student Responsibilities During Remote Learning

*You should adjust these responsibilities according to the year level of your child.

Student responsibilities include:

  • regularly monitoring digital platforms and communication to check for messages, instructions and/or feedback from teachers
  • completing tasks with integrity and academic honesty and always ‘being your best’
  • doing their best to always meet timelines, commitments and due dates
  • communicating regularly with their teachers
  • collaborating and supporting their classmates in their learning where possible 
  • showing our school expectations, ‘Being your Best, Being Respectful and Being Safe’

​Setting Up a Learning Environment

We recognise that every home is different. Where possible, it’s important to provide a quiet and comfortable learning space. Your child may have a regular place for doing home learning under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for an extended period of time. For some families, having all children around one central table may work best.

Where possible, home learning should take place in a space your family shares.

For example, a lounge room or dining room. These spaces are preferable over a bedroom, where:

  • it can be isolating for your child
  • supervision can be more challenging.

The Learning space should be a place:

  • that can be quiet at times
  • that has a strong internet signal, (where possible)
  • where you or another adult is present and monitoring your children’s learning, especially whilst online

​Establishing Routines and Expectations

  • Start and end each day with a ‘check-in’.
  • Encourage regular exercise/brain breaks. Options could include exercise DVDs, apps, dancing, floor exercises, yoga, walking around the garden or using home exercise equipment. For example, a stationary bicycle, basketball hoop, or other sporting equipment.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits and drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Keep normal bedtime routines for younger children. You should expect the same from your older primary aged children as this will be key to keeping them well rested and ready to learn each day.

It’s important that you set these kinds of expectations as soon as learning from home begins, rather than several days later if you notice your child is struggling and feeling confusion which they may do it they do not have a consistent routine.

​Managing Screen Time and Online Safety

It’s important you keep a balanced approach to home learning. Time spent using digital devices for learning should be broken up with physical exercise and offline learning tasks.

It’s also important that during this period of remote learning we maintain safe and responsible use of information and communication technologies. This includes:

  • the appropriate use of digital platforms, privacy and information protection
  • respectful online communication.

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