Remote Learning
IT Support

Latest Information

 

Virtual Class Meetings
 

Each class will be holding two Virtual Class Meetings with all students. This offers students an opportunity to connect with their class and class teacher.
Teachers may be engaging in a community circle, a social activity, a new learning activity or explain a task.

Our IT Team is ready to assist your student get connected with their classroom teachers.

Loan Device

If you need to gain access to digital technology, the school will provide a device for loan.  Please log a ticket and we will organise a device for you.

If you are having issues with the technology please log a ticket with the IT help desk via this page. 

 

Tutorials

Installing WebEx Meetings on your computer

Accessing Google Classroom Tutorial

 

Digital Safety

Please remember that it's important to continue to have discussions with your children about acceptable use of devices, and online safety, especially at this time with both the number of people online and the potentially extended time students, are using the internet.

It could also be a great opportunity to revise or create a Family Technology Agreement - the link below will give you some ideas about how to do this.

The eSafety Commissioner has released the Australian Edition Aus edition - Global online safety advice for parents and carers (PDF, 1.1MB) resource. At this challenging time, we encourage all parents to have a read in order to support children with the safe use of technology.

Screen Time

 

We understand that there may be concerns about the amount of time students are spending on devices. This continues to be an area of research. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to us.

  • For students in Foundation, online videos, games and learning engagements should exceed no more than one hour per day, broken into a minimum of three sessions (i.e. a maximum of 20 consecutive minutes).
     

  • For students in Grades 1-3, online videos, games and learning engagements should exceed no more than two hours per day, broken into a minimum of six sessions (i.e. a maximum of 20 consecutive minutes).
     

  • For students in Grades 4-6, online videos, games and learning engagements should exceed no more than two and a half hours per day, broken into a minimum of six sessions (i.e. a maximum of 20 consecutive minutes).
     

Parental support will be essential in monitoring learners during screen-time activities and ensuring that breaks are provided.

Please note that video conferencing and live-stream lessons are not considered part of students’ daily screen time.

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