JLC / 3-6
The Student / Family / College relationship is vital through HILLCREST ConneX as teachers partner with families to maximise Learning at Home and establish positive, online routines. Maintaining a strong connection between the College and home will help foster positive student outcomes long term.
Your learning space should be in plain sight, not in a bedroom.
It should be a quiet space with access to power and a strong, stable internet signal.
Check that the electrical equipment (power boards, extension cords etc.) are in good working order.
Practical and comfortable
A proper desk and chair should be used. Students should not be lounging around on the floor or on other items such as bean bags while working online for long periods of time.
Other resources such as paper and pens should be in easy reach.
The learning space should be well lit.
Video call ready
Check what is behind you in case you are on a video call.
Headphones may be necessary if you have siblings working from home so you can hear instructions from teachers online.
Who to connect with and how to do it
Communicating with Teachers
- While Learning at Home, students will be expected to communicate with teachers regularly via Seesaw, email and OneNote or Teams (Years 5-6) so they can stay connected while not onsite.
- Email is the best method of communication for Parents and Carers.
- Professional dialogue must always be maintained and students should not use acronyms such as LOL when writing to their teacher via chat or email.
- Please respect teachers’ personal time. Teachers will reply to communication when they are able around class time and it is not an expectation for them to reply to communications outside of school hours.
Learning Hours and Check-ins
It is recommended that all students maintain, as best they can around family dynamics, the same learning hours they would experience when on-site at school. A familiar routine when Learning at Home is important. All students and families are encouraged to engage in the core learning of each day. Suggested timetables for different year levels can help you manage your time and help facilitate learning.
As parents, you know what routine and timetable will work best for your child. With guidance from you, consider encouraging your child to develop a timetable that works for your family. Through doing this, they are developing their skills as a Self-Manager, and this process can contribute towards evidence for your child’s SECRET Skills portfolio that they are compiling on the Seesaw platform. Below is an example of a timetable that you could use as a starting point.