Learning from Home
Manilla Central School staff are striving to provided excellence in learning despite the current health crisis facing Australian students. As a school, we have prepared a range of hard copy resources for our students to complete as independent learning tasks. These are also accessible online.
In the case of a school shutdown, teachers may move some or all of your child's learning activities into online spaces such as Google Classrooms, Google Hangouts or Private Facebook Groups to support learning opportunities.
However, we are aware of difficulties faced with accessing reliable internet and technology. In planning for this, staff may also use non-digital, off-line strategies. These methods of teaching include sending worksheets, textbooks or USB drives containing digital worksheets and videos to your home via the mail.
Teachers may also contact students and/or caregivers via phone calls.
If you are having difficulty accessing learning resources, or would like additional support in their implementation at home, please contact the school on 6785 1184 during normal hours.
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Setting up a learning environment
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. It should be a place that can be quiet at times and have a strong wireless internet signal, if possible. Above all, it should be a space where you or another adult is present and monitoring your children's learning.
Need Additional Information?
Gain additional information from the Department of Education’s website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-from-home/advice-to-parents-and-carers
Stage 6 School-based HSC assessment
NESA’s Stage 6 Assessment Advice accessible from https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/about/news/novel-coronavirus currently states:
“Schools should continue implementing their assessment policy and published school assessment programs. Schools must communicate, in writing, any changes to assessment programs to students, ensuring adequate notice is provided.
If a student is unable to undertake an assessment task due to Australian or NSW Government COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) restrictions, this would meet the school’s criteria for illness / misadventure. In this situation, it is recommended that schools plan for substitute tasks.”
At this stage, any assessment item impacted by absences relating to COVID-19 social distancing will be reviewed by MCS staff and rescheduled or adjusted accordingly. Students will be notified with updated assessment notifications. If in doubt, students are encouraged to discuss their assessments with the relevant teaching staff, Ms Eagles or Mrs Ferguson.