Dear Parents and Carers,
Following media reports on Sunday that all Victorian school students would commence school holidays from 3:25pm Monday 23rd MAR so that teachers can prepare for remote learning in Term 2,
At this stage, Term 2 will commence for students on Wednesday 15th APR. I will communicate to parents via Compass, CTS Facebook and the CTS website towards the end of the school holidays if there is any change to the Term 2 start date.
Today I surveyed all students at school and sent a survey link to all parents regarding remote learning readiness. In the event that we transition to remote learning in Term 2, the survey results will allow our teachers to provide learning resources for your child that match your wifi, mobile data and hardware capability. I will communicate with parents/carers towards the end of the holidays with more information about remote learning.
Our Year 12 VCE teachers will be expecting their students to continue their study at home this week with work that has already been set.
There are still so many questions that we do not yet have answers for. We are expecting information from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority about the impact of school closures on VCE, VET and VCAL. I will share this information as soon as it becomes available.
If we find ourselves transitioning to remote learning in Term 2, it will be essential for our students to develop and adhere to routines. Here are some ideas that parents should discuss with their children:
PLAN YOUR DAY
ENGAGED IN LEARNING
NEXT STEPS AND GOALS
Our teachers will be preparing to deliver remote learning in Google Classrooms and will utilise Webex meetings for online video conferencing. I will provide step-by-step how to access ‘Learning from Home’ guides for students and parents.
As I said to students today, not wishing to be dramatic, our actions to practice social distancing and participate in remote learning will save lives in the long run as the rate of COVID-19 virus infection increases exponentially in the coming weeks.
Take care and stay safe.
Rohan Keert | Principal