Remote Learning @OLSCC V1.0

Purpose

The intent of Remote Learning @ OLSCC is to maintain the continuity of learning through long term absences or Campus Closure.

Whole College Principles

· Remote learning cannot duplicate the classroom experience. As such various tools are employed throughout our sectors.

· Learning is designed to maintain routines and structures for students and families to work within.

· Parent engagement in Remote Learning is essential for student success and wellbeing, as is the relationship between teacher, student and parent. Additional support resources for families will continually be developed and shared.

· Remote Learning focuses on key subject areas that vary across sectors as per the table below. Teachers will prioritise curriculum coverage based on what is realistic, manageable and achievable in the remote learning environment.

· The wellbeing of students, their families and our staff is a priority in this environment.

Expectations

Long Term = 3 days to 6 months

Long Term Student Absences

- Priority for staff is the delivery of curriculum to the students present in the classroom.

- Staff will initiate procedures for Remote Learning for those students absent due to COVID-19 isolation. These procedures are outlined further in the fact sheets attached.

Long Term Staff Absences

- Where possible, staff absences are fully covered with relief staff. Classes may be combined and the Remote Learning platform utilized where class sizes permit.

- If there are no relief staff available, the College Leadership Team (CLT) will determine the best mode of curriculum delivery and/or supervision possible.

- In the event of prolonged staff absence due to illness, special considerations will be made and resources deployed. This may include engaging with other diocesan schools’ remote learning resources.

Campus Closure

- Remote Learning becomes the priority of all staff at the College.

- In the case of partial school opening for the children of frontline service providers, students at the College will learn via Remote Learning under the supervision of College staff. Supervision will be a combination of both teaching and support staff in a common area.

- Staff will be expected to attend the College to plan and deliver Remote Learning for students for the period of closure where possible.

- Teacher planning will continue as usual utilizing existing tools.

Guidance Counsellor & Careers Counsellor

In any instance of absence or closure we remain contactable regarding student wellbeing, student protection and careers advice, as always. No matter the mode of delivery for learning at OLSCC, email dalby@twb.catholic.edu.au or call the office and the appropriate person will contact you to support you and your child.

Whole College Scope and Sequence of Time and Subject Focus

Hours per Week Learning Focus
Prep – Year 2  10 hours  1 hour of literacy and 1 hour of numeracy per day
Years 3 & 4 10 hours 1 hour of literacy and 1 hour of numeracy per day including elements of Science and HASS
Years 5 & 6 12 hours

Per Week
3 hours – Mathematics
3 hours – English
1 hour – Science
1 hour - Religion
1 hour - HASS
3 hours – Revision and Assessment

Years 7 & 8 
14 hours

Per week
3 hours – Mathematics
3 hours – English
2 hours – Science
1 hour - Religion
1 hour – HASS
4 hours – Revision and Assessment + phone check-ins and case management

Years 9 & 10 20 hours

Per week
5 hours – Mathematics
3 hours – English
2 hours – Science
2 hours – HASS
2 hours – Religion
1 hour – HPE
1 hour – per Elective (2 hours total)
3 hours – Assessment work + phone check-ins and case management

Years 11 & 12
30 hours +

 4 hours per course per week + phone check-ins, case management and assessment

 

Remote Learning Modes of Delivery

Early Years

- In the short term, utilising Home Resource Kits. This will include communication with parents and students by phone and email.

- Developing integration of Class Dojo, email and Zoom to deliver Remote Learning and communicate with parents and students as per attached guidelines.

Middle Years

Years 5/6

- In the short term, utilising Home Resource Kits. This will include communication with parents and students by phone and email.

- Developing capacity of students and staff to initiate the use of Canvas and Teams.

Years 7/8

- Canvas/Teams integration as per attached guidelines use of Canvas and Teams.

Senior Years

- Canvas/Teams integration as per attached guidelines

Remote Learning @OLSCC V2.0 will commence on 4 May 2020.  Version 2.0 incorporates new elements and refined practice for all year levels across our College to ensure the best practice for both our students and teachers utilising the digital tools available. View complete document using this link: