Learning programs are in place to ensure a learning program consistent with the guidelines set by the Education Department of Victoria and the CECV to be delivered during remote and flexible learning to enable continued student learning growth.
The implementation of remote and flexible learning provides many challenges for students, families and teachers. Children not only in Australia, but all around the world, all face the same challenges when it comes to their schooling during the pandemic. The school developed and implemented an online remote and flexible learning portal to support families during this time with their child’s remote learning program. Remote Learning Programs and activities are uploaded onto the portal for the following week’s learning tasks. The online portal provides a central place where families can locate everything that they need for remote learning.
The teachers at SFdS are passionate about what they do and continue to do, to work really hard to ensure that they are providing the best educational experiences possible during challenging circumstances. I am grateful for the amazing staff at SFdS who work tirelessly to ensure that we are able to maintain some continuity in the learning of our children. Our remote and flexible learning program allows for flexible, self-paced, learning and is enhanced by multimedia, as well as access to a wide range of on-line resources and activities.
A highlight during remote and flexible learning is seeing the many photos of students learning from home, to see so many of our children making the most of a challenging situation certainly puts my mind at ease that we are working together positively and that our children are doing well. I am so grateful for our wonderful community and the support the school receives during this time.
COVID-19 – Keeping our School Safe
St Francis de Sales has implemented guidelines and strategies to help create a safe environment in this current COVID-19 climate to support physical distancing and good hygiene practices to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission within the school environment.
The guidelines and strategies will be reviewed and updated from time to time to take into account the advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer and the Victorian Government to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is adhered to at all times.
St Francis de Sales understands this is a very unique situation the world is in and may cause a significant degree of anxiety for you and your child.
We are all living in extraordinary times, continuously dealing with changes in the way we interact and live. As we continue on this journey together, we continue to acknowledge and recognise the physical restrictions, emotional stresses and financial pressure that make daily living difficult to cope with during this time.
We understand that as parents you found yourselves having to play a much more active role in your child’s education and never before had the burden of responsibility between schools and parents been shared this way.
If you have any concerns around your child’s wellbeing, or are in need of further support as a family, please do not hesitate to contact us.
John Rudd | Principal
Catherine Joyce | Wellbeing and Learning Diversity Leader
Celebrating our 2021 CBCA Book Week Remotely
Book Week looks a little different in Remote Learning. So, while we can’t wait to return to onsite learning to celebrate some of our favourite parts with you all, we have popped together a calendar of events for the week to celebrate all things Book Week from home.
Belynda Horne | Literacy Leader