Remote
& Flexible Learning

PLEASE NOTE: We will be regularly updating this page with more resources and further information.

 
Latest Information

Torquay College Community,

 

Torquay College is well prepared and ready to support our school community in the Remote and Flexible Learning Program. Our staff are available to support families with teaching, learning and the wellbeing of students. 

The feedback from our School Community after the first lockdown was for a flexible approach to the Remote Learning Program as all families have differing needs and times for teaching and learning throughout the week. With the feedback in mind we have planned accordingly and hope to continue to communicate with our families and ensure we are all working together to support the learning needs of all students.  

 

The Torquay College Remote and flexible Learning program will ensure:

  • Learning Programs will be developed by teachers and made available on a Friday by 2.30pm.

  • Hard copy packs will be available on Friday from 2.30pm

  • The year level learning plan overview and resources documents will be made available on the school Website, and also uploaded onto Seesaw F-2 and Goggle classroom 3-6 on Friday 2.30pm.

  • A recommended daily learning plan will be posted Foundation – Year 2 on Seesaw.

  • Tasks and activities will have a suggested day for completing and uploading into Seesaw F-2 and Google Classroom 3-6. 

  • Specialist Program of Art, PE, Indonesian and Wellbeing will be allocated to a Wednesday each week. This will ensure our Specialist teachers will be responding to families on Wednesday.

  • Teachers will arrange two live virtual classes timetabled each week for students to log into and engage with other students from their class.

  • Teachers will be posting recorded mini-lessons to support the teaching and learning of skills for each year levels. 

  • Parents will have the option to request a 3 way conference each fortnight or as required. This conference is to ensure students, teachers and parents collaborate to maximise the learning during remote and flexible learning.

  • Teachers will view all 16 weekly tasks submitted however only respond and provide feedback on two tasks each week.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Principal Team

Jess Kelly, Nadia Tkaczuk, Christian Smith


Torquay College Community,  

 

Torquay College is committed to supporting all students as we embark on a Remote and Flexible Learning Environment as a result of the Corona Virus. We want to ensure that we attend to the wellbeing of our school community and ensuring everyone is safe, feels supported and is continuing to learn and grow during this second lock down period. We know it might seem overwhelming but the most important thing to remember is that by families providing a calm, positive and organised day, our children will learn that in times of uncertainty, they will be safe and ok.

 

We are working towards planning programs that continue to develop students academically and ensures they are happy and healthy and their wellbeing is also supported.

 

Torquay College will launch the remote learning program on Tuesday, 4th August 2020 from the Torquay College website, which can be accessed through the ‘Remote Learning’ tab. This page will provide families with a week by week learning program that has learning activities and resources to interactive platforms being used to engage students in interactive learning with their teachers. The software program Seesaw will be used in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2.  The software program Google Classroom will be used by Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, and Year 6 as the main forms of learning communication. These platforms will have learning activities, students will be able to post samples of their work, teachers providing feedback on student work between students, teachers and families.  The WebEx communication software will be used by teachers to communicate with students and families during Remote Learning.   

 

Families who do not have digital technology access will be able to collect teaching and learning resources from school.  Hard copy packs of the Teaching and Learning program for each year level will be available from 2pm on a Friday. To ensure a hard copy pack is available, families will be required to order a hardcopy by calling or emailing the school prior to Friday and request a copy for their child. 

 

We acknowledge this may present some great opportunities for some families whilst challenging other families. Torquay College will be working with families and taking feedback, making necessary changes and adjustments as necessary to ensure we are meeting the needs of our students. 

 

Regards,

Principal Team

Jessica Kelly, Nadia Tkaczuk, Christian Smith.

 
On-Site Attendance

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.

Torquay College acknowledges the Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, learn and play and recognise the resilience, strength and pride of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We acknowledge the connection to land, waters and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging throughout Australia.

45-55 Grossmans Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia

©2020 BY TORQUAY COLLEGE