Welcome to our first online newsletter.
The ideas you can see are all the lovely things our families have done at home and work students at school have contributed.
In these uncertain times we have four clear goals.
1. Keep all children connected with one another at this time.
2. Take the pressure off families by us working with the children.
3. Celebrate anything and everything with your children and you.
4. Set achievable amounts of work for all children.
On Monday March 31st we will ask that all children pick a session.
They are only expected to work in Session 1 or Session 2. (But they can come to 2 zooms).
Session 1 is a morning session and Session 2 is an afternoon session.
Less is more at this stage.
Do a little bit, have a break, do a little bit, have a break.
Please let your teachers know which session you will do.
For the older students, they are used to the way online looks and should be more able to work independently.
For the lower school, we will cut down again on the detail in our instructions and our communications back.
Some of our students are very keen but we want to look after them and not have them overwhelmed.
I am also aware that the staff at school are checking a lot of material. The staff have loaded heaps but the self paced nature of online learning means go steady.
I expect that during this process we will see our students see the world in a very different way. I know that we will be much more confident on all sorts of online platforms.
Some children will take longer to adjust than others (remember when they started school?) The teachers will be ready when they are ready.
We can say that because WE ARE READY!