If you have any queries about our Continuing Learning strategy in case of school closure, please contact your child’s class teacher / tutor or subject specialist. The school already has in place continuing learning for students who have been quarantined.
To facilitate continuing learning, your child should have access to a good internet connection and an area where they can connect to their teachers without distraction. All learning resources are located on our virtual learning environment (Firefly) and cloud services (Google Drive, Office 365).
Our Continuing Learning strategy follows these guidelines:
- Keeping regular routines and schedules as much as possible, or helping to create new routines if relocated to a new environment. These routines should include learning along with playing and relaxation time.
- Live group chats and regular check-ins to help support learning. To provide a platform for students to support each other and to reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety.
- Be cognisant of the cumulative affect of screen time when a student is set multiple learning tasks. Having a blended approach, balancing digital with off line (analogue) actvities.
If our school is closed, Continuing Learning is tailored to Year groups and classes.
In the Primary School, age-appropriate learning activities are placed on the Year group CSL blogs in Firefly. Class teachers will contact parents via email and direct them to these resources on a regular basis.
In the Secondary School, subject teachers will post all learning activities on Firefly as a task, so that parents can access them and support your child(ren)’s learning. Feedback on these activities will be given on a regular basis on Firefly. Teachers will arrange slots of time during working hours when they will be available for live support.