Welcome back to what has been a challenging start to term 3. I hope all our families and our students are coping well in these difficult times. As you are aware the lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks. This means that the period of remote learning will continue until at least 30 July. Premier Berejiklian’s strong message that everyone who can stay at home should stay at home. We are working to minimise the number of staff on-site at school each day. Next week many of our teachers will be working remotely, however, supervision will continue to be provided by a staff member at school for families who need this support (essential workers, vulnerable students, or those who are not at home and have no other supervision options). Thank you for carefully considering whether your family falls into one of these categories.
Children at school will continue to work online completing the same tasks as the students at home. We all hope and pray that the lockdown ends and we can have everyone back at school soon. We appreciate the support and all the hard work that is happening with online learning. Therefore, it is not expected that the Remote Learning Model will replicate the school day in structure or duration.
Children in Primary School are not expected to be working at home from 9am to 3pm. The age of your child and level of support they need also needs to be considered.
A Kindergarten child is not expected to spend as much time on school work as a child in Year 5 or Year 6.
The family context must also be considered as many parents are working from home and need to make school work hours fit in with work demands. Some families may choose to have children complete their school work in the morning, whilst others are choosing the afternoon.
Do what works best for your individual situation.
With much of the learning happening online we are aware that screen time limits still must apply. It is important to set a structure and routine for your child’s learning with adequate time for physical exercise, conversations, games, and down time.
A suggested order that subject area tasks are completed.
2. Maths / Religion
3. Religion / Maths
4. Physical Activity
5. HSIE, Science and Technology, Creative Arts (if applicable)
Please feel assured that the staff at OLOL are here to support you and are happy to answer questions to assist you in developing a routine that works best for you and your children.
The teachers are online to work with students and parents during normal school hours. Any emails or correspondence received after 4pm will be answered the following day.