During 2020 our main educational focus will be to continue to improve our students’ Literacy and Numeracy knowldege and skills. Other goals for 2020 are:
Build a community that continues to learn
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all
Build a community that is connected
Thank you for your patience and support over recent weeks. We are well aware of the extra pressure being experienced by families. Things continue to change almost on a daily basis.
What hasn’t changed is the commitment of parents and teachers to children, our belief in the value of schooling, and the knowledge and faith that the current situation will pass and that we have much to be thankful for in this country.
I would like to thank the staff who have gone the extra mile to ensure that our students have still had the opportunity to learn and progress. I also thank the parents who have had to cope with children learning remotely.
Many parents have kept their children home over the last few weeks. Some parents have no option but to send their children to school. In Term 2 a remote program of learning will be offered for all students at home or at school.
To assist in our planning we ask that you inform the school whether you plan for your
child/ren to attend school or stay home for Term 2. Could you please notify the school of your intentions by Thursday 9th April.
I will continue to send information to you via email/Schoolzine, or our website, as it comes to hand.
In times of social distancing may we care for our loved ones and be kind to each other.
Below are a selection of resources to support families to observe and celebrate Holy Week together. Students will be provided with learning activities to enhance their knowledge of the importance of Easter. We encourage families to support their children with these activities.
Families can participate in liturgies online - https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/mass-online/
Readings, reflections and prayers for each week - https://litedliturgybrisbane.weebly.com/family-prayer-week-by-week.html/
Information to support knowledge and understanding of Holy Week - https://www.liturgybrisbane.net.au/learn/liturgical-documents/holy-week-at-home/
Short meditations for all - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZgdZ62Bbek&feature=youtu.be
Below we have some wonderful links to online learning.
ALL STUDENTS ~ K-6
Click View, produced in Australia, enables children to discover our world through a comprehensive and regularly updated library of videos mapped to primary curriculum.
|Typing.com https://www.typing.com/ Teaching the foundations of typing and Information Technology.|
|Storybox https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ Listen to many stories read by our best storytellers.|
|Dojo https://www.classdojo.com/ Class Dojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing connected classroom communities.|
Kinder / Year 1 / Year 2 Students
Reading Eggs https://readingeggs.com.au/
Reading Eggs is the online reading program that helps children learn to read.
Hundreds of online reading lessons, phonics games and books for ages 2-13.
Supporting mathematcis learning through interactie activities, games and challenges. Engages students with Maths learning.
Year 3 - 6 Students
Study Ladder ~ https://www.studyladder.com.au/
Mathematics, English, Science and more. A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4-12 mapped to the curriculum.
MathsOnline ~ https://www.mathsonline.com.au/
A maths teaching program which complements and reinforces classroom teaching.
PM eCollection ~ K-3
PM eCollection is designed to help independent and guided reading both at home and school to improve digital literacy.
Teachers have been working on organising and preparing Home Learning packs for Term 2. These will be ready on Tuesday 28th of April for families to collect. These packs can be collected between 11am -1pm. Anyone not able to collect these packs during this time please contact Jacinta to arrange alternate collection times /drop off. If there are any changes we will notify you ASAP.