Remote
& Flexible Learning

Distance Learning

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

 
Lesson Plans

Latest Information

31/05/2021

Dear Families,

We acknowledge there has been some confusion around Seesaw activities and access to devices during this circuit breaker lock down.

 

Teachers (Foundation - Year 3) will be communicating with families via the Parent & Family Seesaw App at this stage.

The work students are to complete has been uploaded to the school Website and will be available through the Parent & Family SeeSaw App (Foundation – Year 3) or Google Classroom (Year 4 – Year 6) platforms.

 

Only Parent & Family accounts for Seesaw (Foundation – Year 3) are being used. Students do not need to upload any completed work. Student have all brought a work book home from school that they are to record their learning and work. If students wish to take a photo or share their learning with their teacher, they may do so via these platforms but this is not a requirement until further notice.

 

Students and families do not need access to a device to complete the learning over the 4 day Lockdown. A hard copy pack is available from the school office.

 

Nadia  Tkaczuk

Assistant Principal

28/05/2021

Dear Families,

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate another lock down and round of Remote and Flexible Learning.

 

Below are some reminders and updates on our operations and programs for next week.

 

Remote and Flexible Learning program

Families can access the suggested Remote and Flexible Learning program from our school website: 

https://www.torquaycollege.vic.edu.au/remote-learning

 

Please note the following regarding our Remote and Flexible Learning program:

· Your child will have brought home a ‘Remote and Flexible Learning’ workbook/pack, their pencil case and some reading material (our Yr 4 – Yr 6 students will being home their Netbook)

· Families of students who were absent from school yesterday (Thursday, 27th May) can collect their child’s equipment listed above in the staff room from 8.30am – 3pm  

· Although a device is not required for the duration of this Remote and Flexible Learning program, Year 4-6 students may use their device to support their learning activities. 

· Families who ordered a ‘Hard Copy’ Pack can collect from the office from 8.30am Monday, 31st May.

 

Onsite program

Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:

· Children whose parents are considered permitted workers and cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made

· Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and children identified by the school as vulnerable.

 

Thank you to the families who have indicated they will require their child/ren attend onsite next week. 

Please note you will need to complete and sign the official “Onsite Attendance” form upon your child’s first day onsite. You can do this by either of the following 3 options:

1. Clicking on the link below, printing and complete

https://bit.ly/3oYO1Uz

2. Download from our Website

3. When dropping your child/ren in for their first day onsite, complete form available at office

 

Onsite students will meet in the stadium each day prior to going to their designated classrooms.

 

Teacher/Parent/Student Wellbeing and Engagement Check-In

Your child’s teacher will make contact (via phone) with you to check in and ensure your child’s wellbeing and engagement in the learning program. This check-in will inform your child’s attendance records for the 4 days of Remote and Flexible Learning. Please be aware that teachers will call from a ‘private’ number and may display ‘No Caller ID’.

 

Attendance Records during the Remote and Flexible Learning Program

As per the Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines, we are required to record attendance during the four days of Remote and Flexible Learning.

We will utilise the following to record attendance:

· Students or parents/carers responding to daily ‘check-in’ via Seesaw (Foundation – Yr 3) or Google Classroom (Yr 4 – 6)

or 

· Families have the opportunity to inform their child’s teacher during the Wellbeing and Engagement Check-In phone call that their child is engaged in the Remote and Flexible Learning program

(Please note: Yr 2 and Yr 3 parents and carers will be connected with their child’s classroom teacher via Seesaw by Tuesday, 1st June

 

Before and After School Care

Our Before and After School Care program will continue to operate as per normal for the following students from Monday, 31st May:

· Students who are registered and booked into Before and/or After School Care    

· Children whose parents are considered permitted workers and cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made

· Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and children identified by the school as vulnerable

 

Mandatory Wearing of Masks

A reminder to parents and carers that it is mandated to wear a Mask if visiting Torquay College.

 

Once again, thank you for your support and please contact us if we can assist in any way.

 

Enjoy your weekend.

Christian Smith

Acting Principal

27/05/2021

Dear Families,

As you will be aware, we have received confirmation that Victoria will enter into a 7-day circuit breaker lockdown state-wide from 11.59pm Thursday, 27th May until 11.59pm Thursday, June 3rd (inclusive).

 

From Monday, 31st May, schools will move to remote learning and will provide supervision for vulnerable students or students whose parents are permitted to work. 

 

We will continue to do all that we can to support the wellbeing of all students and to ensure that, as much as possible, learning continues over the next week.

 

The following information provides information regarding our operations over the coming week.

 

Pupil Free Day – Friday, 28th May

Please be advised that tomorrow (Friday, 28th May) is a state-wide pupil free day. No learning program will be provided. Staff will be planning the Remote and Flexible Learning program for next week.

We will then move to a Remote and Flexible Learning program from Monday, 31st May until Thursday, 3rd June (inclusive).

 

Remote and Flexible Learning program

A suggested Remote and Flexible Learning program will be available for Monday, 31st May – Thursday, 3rd May. Families can access this from 3.00pm on Friday, 28thMay via our school website.

 

Please note the following regarding our Remote and Flexible Learning program:

  • Your child will have brought home a ‘Remote and Flexible Learning’ workbook/pack, their pencil case and some reading material (our Yr 4 – Yr 6 students will being home their Netbook)

  • Families of students who were absent from school today (Thursday, 27th May) can collect their child’s equipment listed above in the staff room from 9.30am 

  • Although a device is not required for the duration of this Remote and Flexible Learning program, Year 4-6 students may use their device to support their learning activities

  • Families requiring a hard copy pack can order from the link below. This needs to be completed by tomorrow (Friday, 28th May) 12noon. These hard copy packs can be collected from the office from 8.30am Monday.

https://forms.gle/h6bvZR8QHMF7ZCTV6

 

Onsite program

Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories from Monday, 31st May:

  • Children whose parents are considered permitted workers and cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made

  • Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and children identified by the school as vulnerable.

If you meet the criteria above and you need to send your child to school, please complete the expression of interest form from the link below by Friday, 28th May 12noon .

We require this for planning and staffing purposes.
https://forms.gle/QnEDYvMhTLjF5Xyr6

The official ‘Onsite Attendance’ form is required to be completed and signed at the front office upon your child’s first visit during this lockdown. 

*Pre print and complete form if possible:
Download Here



Please note that non-essential visitors are excluded from the school site and Community groups are not permitted to use school facilities at this time (indoor or outdoor). 

Teacher/Parent/Student Wellbeing and Engagement Check-In

Your child’s teacher will make contact with you to check in and ensure your child’s wellbeing and engagement in the learning program. This check-in will inform your child’s attendance records for the 4 days of Remote and Flexible Learning. Please be aware that teachers will call from a ‘private’ number and may display ‘No Caller ID’.

 

Before and After School Care

Our Before and After School Care program will continue to operate as per normal for the following students from Monday, 31st May:

  • Children whose parents are considered permitted workers and cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made

  • Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and children identified by the school as vulnerable

Please note: Before and After School Care will not operate on Friday, 29th May

 

If you are concerned about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist.

Ph: 52 612360

Or 

Att Wellbeing Team

torquay.p6.co@education.vic.gov.au

Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

 

We understand that 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. 

 

Finally, we wish all families the very best over the next week. We will continue to keep you updated with any additional information as required.

 

Take care and kind regards,

Christian Smith

Acting Principal

 
On-Site Attendance form

COVID on-site attendance form click here

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.