& Flexible Learning
PLEASE NOTE: We will be regularly updating this page with more resources and further information.
Tuesday 16th - Wednesday 17th February
Monday 15th February
Dear Torquay College Families,
Torquay College is committed to supporting all students as we embark on our 5 Day Circuit Breaker and return to a Remote and Flexible Learning Environment as a result of the coronavirus. We want to ensure that we attend to the wellbeing of our school community and ensure everyone is safe, feels supported and is continuing to learn and grow during this 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 okay.
We are working towards planning a 2 day program that continues to develop students' learning and ensures they are happy and healthy and their wellbeing is also supported. The Remote Learning Program consists of activities that can be completed with resources around the home. Student work can be recorded on stationery you have available. Students will not need a device to complete the activities for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dear Torquay College Community,
On Friday 12 February 2021 a statement was made by the Premier announcing Victoria would enter into circuit-breaker action from 11:59pm Friday 12 February until 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February.
Following Department of Education advice, we will be providing onsite supervision for families that fit into the vulnerable categories provided in today’s communication and as per previous lock-down communication. Details regarding how to book your children into onsite attendance has been shared on the website and through skoolbag.
Students are required to remain at home, unless they meet the onsite category listed below. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
Child/ren are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made as parent is unable to work from home.
Child/ren is vulnerable and I am requesting they attend on-site learning as they fall under this category.
Child/ren has a disability
Students attending onsite will start the day in the stadium at 8:30am. Students will then be allocated to a classroom, as much as possible we will keep the year levels and class areas the same. This will of course be impacted by our onsite numbers each day. Onsite attendance will be covered by existing Torquay College staff.
A suggested remote and flexible learning program will be made available on the following schedule:
For Monday 15 February – available from 10:30am Monday 15 February
Tuesday 16 February and Wednesday 17 February – available from 3pm Monday 15 February. The program will be launched from the school’s website: www.torquaycollege.vic.edu.au and sent via skoolbag.
Families can expect to see suggested activities for our remote and flexible learning consisting of Maths, Reading, Writing and some specialist offerings. These will not be assessed tasks but an opportunity to continue to engage your child in some learning from home. Hard copies can be picked up from the staffroom Tuesday 16th February between 9am-10am.
A record of attendance onsite and remotely will be collected via the classroom teacher.
Our planned events onsite have been cancelled for next week. Our Meet and Greet sessions that were due to be held Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February will now happen across the three days, this will replace the scheduled meetings and you can expect a call from your child’s teacher.
Before and after-school care will provide provision for the families who fit into the above categories and require care.
We understand this has caught many of us off guard but we know how quickly we can respond by working together and we are well placed to be flexible with our arrangements. As always we are only a phone call away and our reception team will be waiting for your calls should you need any clarification.
On-Site Attendance form
Please note: a physical form will need to be signed at the office, on the first day of attendance.
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.