Remote Learning

We are pleased to let you know that St Matthew's will return to face-to-face teaching from Monday, May 18.
The health and wellbeing of our school community is a priority. We will be taking steps to make sure our school is a safe environment for everyone.
Parents who choose to keep their children at home can avail themselves of an updated, generic home learning program until June 2, when all students will be expected to return to school.
We can't wait to see you all again!

Our students deserve the best remote learning we can offer. That's why we've taken time as a teaching community to carefully consider a rationale for our practices. Our vision is to deliver learning that is equitable, balanced and sustainable.

Equitable

Our remote learning has been designed to serve the needs of our community.

Balanced

We offer opportunities for students to learn in front of a screen and away from it. 

Sustainable

Our plan is sustainable and takes into consideration our diverse parent population.

You can read more about our rationale here

In March, we prepared a document to support learning at home. It has been updated, and you can view the document here. 

Remote Learning in Term 2

In Week 10 of Term 1, teachers emailed families with information to help you and your child to log onto and navigate inside your Google Classroom. Please follow the instructions in the email to ensure a smooth transition to remote learning in Term 2. If you haven't received an email, please contact your child's class teacher. 

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Google Classroom is your child's virtual classroom.

Timetables and activities will be available here. This is your first port of call. 

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We waited, and researched the video conferencing platforms that were being used overseas and here in Australia. We're glad we did! The safety of our students is important to us. Students, families and teachers will be able to use Microsoft Teams to communicate with one another in a secure environment. 

Instructions and logins will be provided early in Term 2.

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Students in K - 2 will be provided with a login to Wushka

Wushka is a cloud-based digital school reading program, carefully designed to support students who are learning to read.

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Students from K - 6 will have access to IXL online in Week 1 of Term 2 for additional learning in Maths and Literacy. Please note: This is not compulsory, especially if you have patchy connection to the internet. But, in our experience, students really love the challenge that comes with using IXL.  

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Can't borrow from the library? Never fear! SORA is here!

Students can now borrow ebooks and audio books using a new app called SORA!

Here are the instructions to get you there. 

 

Other Websites That May Be of Interest

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Say 'Hi!' to Father Simon, and stay connected to the Parish. 
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Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Be You and Beyond Blue. Look after your mental health. 

Relationships are central to education and we need our families to be connected to the school. Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher. We at St Matthew's will support your family as best we can in these difficult times.