Welcome back to Term Three! I hope everyone has been keeping safe and making the most out of the lockdown. I know this may be a difficult time for many and we understand the pressures of juggling online learning, family life and work life. You would have received two lots of communication last week from our Principal, Mr Graham Leddie and myself in regards to Online Learning guidelines and expectations.
At this point, it is unclear how long students will be partaking in online learning. We need to prepare that this may go on for a few weeks. It is important that we continue with our learning and have high expectations of our students. Can I please remind you of some important points:
- Students must be on time to all Google Meets
- Students need to work in a suitable place – preferably a public space
- Students need to wear their PE uniform
- All set work is expected to be completed to the best of your son’s ability. Any issues with this, I ask that you contact your son’s teacher to discuss any issues or if extra support is required.
- Should your son be unable to complete their assigned online working due to sickness or approved leave, the same procedures apply:
- Junior School Absentee line, Skoolbag app or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave of any kind: Director of Junior School
Please see below times the boys are expected to login to Google Meet:
As mentioned, we understand that this may be a really difficult time for our families and students. The wellbeing of our students is our highest priority. If your son is struggling or needs help during this time, I ask you to reach out to myself or one of our psychologists for support.
All staff contacts can be found here: https://waverley.nsw.edu.au/contacts/junior-school/
Wishing everyone a smooth start to Online Learning this week.
Ms Gabrielle Bransby
Acting Director of Junior School
Boys and Reading
During this uncertain and challenging time, educators, parents and students are currently transitioning to remote learning. This involves substantial adjustments to teaching and learning. During this time reading must continue and reading should never be undervalued.
This is a perfect time to encourage your son to spend more time reading. For assistance, please click the link below to read ‘A Quick Guide for Parents,’ by the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.
Strategy 3: Read Together and Strategy 5: Read Aloud are highly recommended.
>>> Click here to view Boys and Reading: A Quick Guide for Parents by the International Boys’ Schools Coalition.
Ms Natasha Zivanovic
Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher