Remote and Flexible Learning
As we find ourselves again in the midst of lockdown due to the COVID19 pandemic, I would like to thank our wonderful students, families and staff for supporting each other through this time.
We understand that families are facing the many challenges of assisting children with remote and flexible learning, while trying to continue with work and responsibilities. It is so important to take care and do only what you can manage. Our teachers and support staff are all working very hard to engage your child/children with remote learning materials, however we understand that some days will be easier than others.
As a school, having manoeuvred our way through lockdowns in 2020, we have been able to extensively trial programs, gather data and listen to feedback from students, families and teachers to determine the model of remote and flexible learning that best suits the majority of our school community. We recognise one model is not perfect for everyone and we thank you for your understanding of this.
At Rangeview we are using a model of some synchronous learning and some asynchronous learning for the students. Families manage this in many different ways to best suit them. We have a large number of families that are supporting their children to access the learning at different times of the day with some children participating in the activities entirely outside of school hours.
In a regular week when learning onsite, students have a 45-minute session of each of the specialist subjects of Music, Art, Physical Education and German. This week our specialist teachers have been running a whole day of remote learning activities for students in levels.
Monday 7th June – Foundation Specialist Day
Tuesday 8th June – Level 5/6 Specialist Day
Wednesday 9th June – Level 1/2 Specialist Day
Thursday 10th June – Level 3/4 Specialist Day
During the other days of the week, our classroom teachers are continuing with the important programs of Literacy, Numeracy, Inquiry and Wellbeing.
Last Thursday, we emailed families some fabulous advice about supporting your child/children during this time, and the Department of Education has some updated advice on supporting children to learn from home.
Our school website also has some wonderful links to home learning resources.
As we look forward to returning to regular onsite schooling, be kind to yourselves, take a breath and cherish the moments together.