SPC Learning @ Home - Student and Whānau Help Sheet
Please talk about this as a whānau so that together, you can make a plan for how you can effectively learn from home. We recommend that parents check with your son each day to ensure that he is completing the work that is set by his subject teachers.
We do expect all work set by our teachers to be done, unless the student is sick.
With the school closed and our whole community in isolation to avoid spreading the virus, students will be required to work at home and NOT work with or socialise with friends. Work will be provided for students by teachers this week, March 25-27.
For the remainder of this week our teachers will be available during normal school hours to support you with your learning. While you are learning at home your teachers will be using a range of communication methods and online platforms to support your ongoing learning.
From Monday 30 March until Tuesday 14 April the school will be officially closed for school holidays. As is normally the case during school holidays teachers will not be providing online learning during this period.
Term two commences on Wednesday 15 April after Easter. From April 15 teachers will continue to provide work for students through online learning until we are able to return to school.
The main online platforms for St Patrick’s College Learning @ Home are Google classroom, Google Docs, Gmail, Hapara and Education Perfect. There are others and staff will notify students of these.
How Will This Work For Students
From April 15 teachers will provide you with online work regularly throughout each week and will provide feedback at least three times a week on work completed.
Teachers will be working online with many students so you will need to be patient with each other when waiting for individual responses.
The teachers will be available to support throughout the week and will post work on the platforms that they have identified to you.
You can email them on their school email address (first email@example.com) if you need support.
We recommend you adopt the following habits:
How Will It Work For Parents
To support home based learning, you could help your son with the following Learning @ Home habits:
This website also has some helpful tips to support students and parents with learning at home - https://study.com/academy/popular/learning-at-home-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic.html
We Are Here For Both Students and Parents/Caregivers
- If You Need Us We Can Support You
This is a rapidly changing situation for all of us, and it could be stressful and uncertain. We know that there is a huge amount of information online, not all of it is useful. Here at St Patrick’s College we are committed to supporting you during this time. Take care with what you read online. Remember to critique your sources just as you normally would.
We must all play our part to ensure the health and wellbeing of all in our local and wider community. Please ensure we all do the simple steps to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19:
These are challenging times for us all. Please remember that there is support available for you. Whether that be from staff, whānau or friends. As advertised last week this website https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/ includes wellbeing during COVID-19. The other service available is the 1737 help line that is available 24/7 by either free call or text with a trained counsellor.
For regular updates on COVID-19 you will find this information on the national website https://covid19.govt.nz/
We hope that this information will assist with your son’s Learning @ Home online.