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Flexible Learning Guide

View the Flexible Learning Guide created to assist parents and students in this time of home-based learning.

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Information for Students

This page is designed for students as they navigate flexible learning. We would encourage students to read this page with their parents.  

What you will find on this page:

You will also find links to important pages below.

Student Expectations

Kindergarten to Year 6

Students are expected to:  

  • Pray…'Dear God, help me to do all things to your glory today.'
  • Ensure you have access to the teacher’s plan for the day.  
  • Attempt each of the ‘expected’ tasks your teacher has set…some may be more important to complete than others. 
  • Read each task carefully…try to get started all by yourself. 
  • Return the work that your teacher has asked you to present. 
  • Ask good questions. 
  • Contribute to discussions meaningfully. 
  • Ensure appropriate use of electronic devices and the internet just like we expect at school.
  • Thank God for two things at the end of the day. 
Year 7 to 12

Students are expected to:  

  • Commit to thoroughly completing all tasks set by teachers in Canvas for each lesson or group of lessons allocated by their teacher. 
  • View the completion of these tasks as an opportunity to learn and more deeply understand the topic being studied. 
  • Submit all work tasks set by teachers through Canvas or by another platform otherwise stated by their teacher. 
  • Read and respond to all feedback provided by their teacher with a view to further developing a knowledge and understanding of the topic being studied. 
  • Commit to asking questions where difficulties arise in the understanding of instructions or content, and when good discussion topics come to mind. 
  • Ensure appropriate use of electronic devices and the internet in accordance with the Secondary Technology Guide and Agreement.

Getting started - a checklist

Many students may be underway with their flexible learning, however make sure you've considered the following.

Learning at home:

  • I have talked to my parent about a plan for my day
  • I have planned time to be physically active and to take regular breaks during the day
  • I know how to access support for my wellbeing

Technology (Year 7-12):

  • Subject specific apps/programs are downloaded to my device
  • OneDrive client/app is installed and signed-in 
  • I know how to save files and classwork in OneDrive 
  • I have one folder per subject with files named appropriately 

Using Canvas: 

  • I have logged in and shown Canvas to a parent or carer 
  • I can navigate between different courses  
  • I can find announcements from my teacher and respond 
  • I plan to check announcements in Canvas everyday 
  • I know how to use discussion boards in Canvas to communicate with my teacher and classmates 
  • I know how to ‘message’ a teacher in Canvas 
  • I can locate resources and download files 
  • I can upload and submit work through ‘Assignments’ 
  • I can find teacher feedback and grades through ‘Assignments’ 
  • I can take a photo of work and submit it

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What work should I do?

Kindergarten to Year 2

Your teachers will routinely email your parents   

  • There will be work for you to do each day.
  • You are welcome to do the work at any time during the week, but it is hoped that you will achieve the core work by the end of the week.
  • Some of your tasks will be in the booklets which have been sent home already. Other tasks will involve home-based activities.
  • You may find that you get through the work quickly because you won’t have the usual school-based routines e.g. assemblies.

Years 3 to 6

Your teachers will upload content to your Canvas subject pages.  

  • There will be work established for each day.
  • You are welcome to do the work at any time during the week, but it is hoped that you will finish the core work by the end of the week.
  • Your instructions will be provided via the ‘Announcements’ function in Canvas. Read what your teacher would like you to do and then complete the work.
  • Given that this is flexible delivery, your teacher will ask you to do some work which is offline e.g. Read a portion of a novel of your choosing.
  • You may be asked to upload work for feedback. If so, please do this by the due dates which your teacher has set.
  • You will be able to ask your teacher clarifying questions via canvas. 
Years 7 to 10

Your teachers will upload content to your Canvas subject pages.  

  • There will be work for each day on which you would have a class.
  • You are welcome to do the work at any time during the week, but it is expected that you will finish the week’s work by the end of the week.
  • Your instructions will be via the ‘Announcements’ function in Canvas. Read what your teacher would like you to do and then complete the work.
  • Given that this is flexible delivery, your teacher will ask you to do some work which is offline e.g. Read a portion of a novel of your choosing.
  • You will be asked to upload work for feedback. Please do this by the due dates which your teacher has set.
  • You will be able to ask your teacher questions and they will endeavour to get back to you by the end of the school day.
Years 11 to 12

Your teachers will upload content to your Canvas subject pages.   

  • There will be work for each day on which you would have a class.
  • Your teacher will be online during your regular lesson time. We would also encourage you to be online during your regular lesson time to communicate with your teacher. Further directions regarding lesson expectations will be given by individual teachers.
  • Your instructions will be via the ‘Announcements’ function in Canvas. Read what your teacher would like you to do and then complete the work.
  • Given that this is flexible delivery, your teacher will ask you to do some work which is offline e.g. Read a portion of a novel of your choosing.
  • You will be asked to upload work for feedback. Please do this by the due dates which your teacher has set.

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Assessments (Year 11-12)

How will I know if I have to submit an assessment?

We are still using the same assessment schedules which were given out before we moved to flexible delivery. Have a look on your assessment schedule. If there are any changes, as always, an official letter will be sent.  

What if I am sick and I am unable to do an assessment task?

Please follow the usual procedures. If you are in Year 11 or 12, please ask for an illness and misadventure form. During the COVID-19 period, we are not requiring medical certificates.  

When do I do assessments which have been postponed?

If any assessments are postponed, you will be advised of an alternate date or schedule (and possibly an alternate task). 

What if I submit my assessment but it’s a poor standard because I could not access resources?

If you cannot access resources, please email your teacher ahead of time to outline what you think you need. They will do their best to help.  

If after emailing your teacher, appropriate resources cannot be provided, you may submit your assessment but also ask for an illness and misadventure form.  

I don’t have a printer at home. What should I do?

Most of your assessments should be submitted electronically via Canvas, so there should be no need for a printer. However, should you need to write on paper and send to your teacher, please use the OneDrive app. It will allow you to take a photo of your document which will automatically be uploaded to your OneDrive account. You can then submit it from there. 

I have an assessment task coming up and I don’t know how to get feedback from my teacher.

Don’t worry. There are so many ways to get feedback.  

You could:  

  • Send your work and ask for written feedback 
  • Send a message via Canvas 

Or, if these are not effective/ possible:  

  • Send an email with your questions
  • Line up a time to phone your teacher 
  • Come into school (if you are able) 

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