Homeschooling is now a reality for many adult carers as we have acted to implement strategies in the prevention of COVID-19. The daunting task of establishing new routines and schedules, whilst juggling work responsibilities, has proven to be disruptive and challenging for families and schools.
Some young people have transitioned seamlessly, whilst others are struggling. Therefore it is vitally important for parents to be vigilant in looking for signs of anxiety and depression. Parents will need to continue to be reassuring and supportive in this time of uncertainty and acknowledge that this may be a stressful time for students of all ages.
The College is working hard behind the scenes to ensure your son’s academic needs are met, but parents will need to play a key role in providing them with the structure and groundwork for success. Young people will be looking towards their parents to keep things in context and help ease the transition to a different learning environment.
In this special report, parents and carers will be provided with some guidelines on how best to navigate this time of transition with minimal disruption. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this special report.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your son, please contact his Head of House for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Here is the link to your special report https://waverley.nsw.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-preparing-homeschooling
Ms Tessa Prior, Mr Greg Cameron and Ms Alex McCredie