The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students, parents, and teachers into a mode of teaching and learning not previously experienced. We have all had to move at lightning speed to make adjustments to the way content is delivered and, in the way, continued learning is achieved for students who are Covid positive or are a close contact with a Covid-19 positive household member.
As the Deputy Principal for High School, I know I speak on behalf of the whole Leadership Team when I say how incredibly proud, I am of our teachers for the significant work they have done to continue teaching in this rapidly changing landscape. Equally, our students have demonstrated amazing resilience and flexibility and our parents have continued to work in close partnership with us.
We are consistently reviewing and adjusting our strategies, our programs, and our delivery at this time. We are intensely conscious that parents are being required to play a broader role in their child’s education, that is greater than they would normally in many cases.
If you are wondering how, you can support your child through the maze of working and often playing online, and wanting to keep them safe, your first port of call should be the eSafety Commisioner website. Each month they have a focus on an eSafety issues to support parents. This month it’s cyberbullying and online drama.