& Flexible Learning
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Torquay College Families,
We are in our final week of term 3 and I cannot believe how quick this term has flown. This term has brought us many challenges and with that many opportunities. Families have taken on the Remote and Flexible Learning environment with more confidence and resilience and that is certainly showing through in the work being produced by our students.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given both to your child and to the school. We began the term with a second lock down and the tenacity and resolve from our Torquay College families, students and staff has enabled the school to further develop the home school partnerships and a learning program that supports student learning.
I am delighted with the way our students have engaged with the new learning environment showing confidence and independence in their learning. I have had many positive comments from the community who feel that we are in this together and working hard to make the best of this situation.
Finally, I would like to remind parents and carers that this term ends on Friday 18th September. Term 4 resumes on Monday, 5th October.
I hope you have a wonderful spring holiday.
If you do require your student to be on-site,
please download and complete the on-site attendance form below.
Suggestions to ensure a successful home learning environment:
establishing and following a daily routine
defining a space for your child to work in
monitoring communications from teachers and others
taking an active role in helping your children process their learning
encouraging physical activity and/or exercise
checking in with your child regularly to help them manage stress
monitoring how much time your child is spending online
keeping your children social, but set rules around their social media interactions
Try to create a quiet and comfortable learning space. Your child may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for working in for an extended period of time.
A space/location for extended learning should be a public/family space, not in a bedroom where possible. It should be a place that can be quiet at times.
Above all, ensure you or another adult is present and monitoring your children's learning.