Term 2, 2020 - A little different!
Welcome to the Alexandra Primary School guide for learning at home. We are hoping that this page will provide a shared understanding of what we need to do and how we are going to do it.
Our School Values are the center point of how we teach and learn at Alexandra Primary. Now we are learning from home, this does not change.
Respect. Care. Integrity. Achieve.
How does this look in our school?
In rare cases, students may require Paper Learning Packs. These Learning Packs can be used with online activities when available. The Packs will need to be collected and returned to school by families from 11am each Monday from the 'open area'.
You can drop off work to be corrected here too.
This is not our preferred teaching and learning format but we need to be as flexible as possible at this time.
For the majority of our students, the classroom will be a Google Classroom. Teachers will be posting work in these Classrooms as well as holding meetings so each child can see each other, ask questions and feel connected.
Writing Prompt Booklets
Writing can happen each day and does not need to be online! We have prepared a collection of prompts to keep your brains moving...you will never be stuck for a writing idea again! These can be collected from the 'open area' at school.
Books from Classroom Libraries
When we are able to, we will let you know when you can come in to exchange and borrow more books from the school. Please let your teacher know if you are interested in this.
Books available online
Get Epic is an online library full of awesome books. Speak to your teacher if you would like access or grab a free family subscription.
Mathletics and Reading Eggs
These are online programs to support learning in Term 2. Teachers will email copies of logins to all parents. If you are working on a paper learning pack but can still log on to these sites that would be awesome! See your teacher if you have any questions about this at all.
Health and Wellbeing Support
Parents can email firstname.lastname@example.org or their child’s teacher if they have any questions or need any support. Your key contact for health and well being at the school is the Principal, Vicky Draper.
We will endeavour to stay connected by newsletter, website and video and we encourage you to share your experiences, ideas and photos.
The following websites may also be helpful:
The Structure of a day of home learning...
Every family is different and every family has their own routines. It’s up to you and your parents how you manage your learning day. The goal is to set up a regular routine, so that everyone knows what is going to happen each day. Here are our suggestions:
We will communicate with students in the following ways:
We will communicate with parents in the following ways:
Staff have families too; they will let you know when they will be responding to questions from their students and families.
Resources for parents
Learning from Home, digital learning resources compiled by the Department of Education
Tips and ideas for parents (originally published in The Age)
Google Classroom for parents video
Google Classroom for parents Printable
Queries, questions, problems?
If you have any queries or if you and/or your child have any problems accessing our online resources, please email the Principal, Vicky Draper at email@example.com
Take care of yourselves and each other.