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A letter from the Chief Health Officer for parents and carers regarding students returning to school.

chief-health-officer-advice-for-parents.pdf


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students

Welcome to Tewantin State School’s Online Home Learning Platform. This is email 1 of 2. In this email you will be provided with the following:

1) Instructions on ‘How to enter a Virtual Classroom’ attached.
2) Instructions on ‘Using the eBooks Digital Library’ attached.

This information will also be found on the school website later today.

Our Virtual Classroom is now to open and explore. Please do not complete the tasks until Monday 20th of April. The virtual classroom will be live from 9:00a.m.

Please remember this information from my previous message:

Oh No! What if it all goes wrong?

Just stop – that is okay. Just stop.  Try again the next day.
The remote and flexible learning at home program is provided for students to maintain continuity with learning and the school. There will be many reasons this is going to be too hard at times. Maybe you have many children to manage at home, you’re still working but choosing to keep your children isolated, not enough internet connection, only one device to share and other reasons. We understand this – many of our staff are in the same position. If you cannot do it, please don’t get into arguments with your child or let it negatively impact your family. Simply do the best you can. Contact your child’s teacher for assistance when you can. 
Your child is not expected to be sitting in front of a screen for 5hrs a day. This will not happen. A number of the activities will be watch, learn and then do. 

It is important to us that your child returns to school happy and well. 

If some days are too hard, please just stop and fill the days with
Lego, puzzles, board games and books
Outdoor play – making cubbies, gardening, growing veggies, art in the garden, observation of plants and insects
Reading – anything and often
Keeping a journal – what did we do today?
Numeracy games – we can help you with these
Educational TV and media
Making and creating
Jokes and laughter
Cooking
washing, cleaning
Connect – Skype, FaceTime, make a phone call to a friend 

These ideas will keep your child’s brain thinking and learning until things return to normal.

The second email (Email 2 of 2) you will receive today will have your child’s MIS ID and password. This email will not come from my email address. It will most likely be Rhiannon’s (rperk50@eq.edu.au)  as it is generated through our One School data program. It may take a little longer to arrive.


I trust you are all happy, safe and ready to learn in a new and exciting way.

Stay safe and please cross your fingers,

Rob

Rob Jennings


How to use the eBooks Digital Library.pdf

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Last reviewed 06 May 2020
Last updated 06 May 2020