JLC / P-2
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 to foster positive student outcomes long term.
Do you have your uniform on?
Is your area well lit?
Everything on hand
Do you have the resources you need? (Have you got a pencil, sharpener, glue, scissors, paper?)
Do you have your device charged and extension leads safely set up?
Do you have a drink bottle and some morning tea and lunch to keep your energy levels up and brain thinking?
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 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 that they will reply to emails after 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 facilitate learning.
As parents, you know what routine and timetable will work best for your child. At this age, students benefit from one-on-one time with an adult that they have an emotional attachment to – you! If elements of a structured timetable don’t work for your child, the best thing you can do is anything where you are interacting; for example, cooking, playing a board game, creating Lego together or reading. Below is an example of a timetable that you could use as a starting point.