Lauries@Home

The health and wellbeing of students and staff is our priority as we deliver an online and remote learning environment for the education of young men at St Laurence's College during this time.

We remain open for the supervision of students of essential workers and vulnerable students. To ensure supervision requirements for your son/s, parents will be emailed weekly with a link to a survey for the upcoming period. Please ensure this is completed by the appropriate date and time to assist with scheduling. 

See below letter for current Lauries Parents, Caregivers and Students on the latest information pertaining to the Return to School' for all students and staff from Monday 25 May, 2020 (Week 5).

Information on Return to School - Monday 25 May 2020

The latest College update from our College Principal, Mr Chris Leadbetter, is available below.


LATEST UPDATES


KEY TERM 2 RESOURCES


Our online and remote educational platform has been divided into key areas (as listed below) for all students as we move to an online and remote learning environment for the education of our young men.

Updates are provided from our College Principal to our community as new information becomes available from a variety of reliable Government, Education and Health sources in Australia and Queensland.

We urge all parents/guardians and those in our College community to stay up to date with information posted regularly via our College App. Please ensure your contact details are up to date, including your email address, to ensure the best means of communication from the College.

For further information, please contact the College directly (07) 3010 1111 or email slc@slc.qld.edu.au

St Laurence's College Fee Relief
FAQs

St Laurence's College Fee Relief

The College recognises that we are continuing to navigate through the current COVID-19 situation.  We understand this will have a significant impact on many of our families and feel that it is important to let you know the support our College can offer to families experiencing financial hardship during these challenging times.

For any family who is experiencing temporary employment or business disruption as a result of COVID-19 and require a delayed payment plan, please contact the College to request the following application form:

  • ‘Request for Temporary Fee Deferral due to COVID-19’

For any family who is experiencing serious financial distress as a result of COVID-19 and require a concession or temporary reduction in fees, please contact the College to request the following application form:

  • ‘Request for Temporary Fee Concession due to COVID-19’

The College Accounts department can be contacted via email at fees@slc.qld.edu.au or 07 3010 2863 to request the relevant application form.
 
Please be assured that the College is committed to providing support to you and your family through this difficult time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Lauries community during these extraordinary times.

FAQs

WHERE DO WE GO FOR ONLINE LEARNING?
LAURIES@HOME is your central platform for the resources you require for continuous learning @Home. Students will utilise online platforms including Sloodle, Microsoft Teams and Student Cafe. Each week, students will be emailed coursework. These weekly outlines will direct them to all of the available online resources. Students have trialled online learning through Microsoft Teams towards the end of Term 1. Microsoft Teams will be used to conduct ‘live’ lessons or tutorials. Diagnostic testing will also occur every fortnight. Feedback will be provided to guide students in their learning and clarify misconceptions.

WILL THE TIMETABLED CLASS ROLL CALL BE CONDUCTED VIA TEAMS AND HOW WILL THIS WORK?
Class rolls will not be marked in the same way that they would be if all students were present at school. Students are required to "check in" between 8.30am and 9am daily. Student engagement and attendance will be monitored by House Mentors and classroom teachers. Students who are disengaged with their learning will be contacted directly. Parents may will also be informed if there is a continuing pattern of disengagement.

HOW DO I LOG ON/ SIGN ON FOR THE DAY?
A video has been emailed to students and caregivers detailing this process. This video can be found in the Useful Videos section of LAURIES@HOME.

WHAT WILL A LESSON LOOK LIKE?
Learning @Home may look different to regular schooling.Students do not need to stick to the typical 50 minute lesson structure. They may negotiate with parents to divide up their work into shorter ‘chunks’ of about 30 minutes duration or longer ‘sessions’ – typically around 1.5 hours long. When teachers are conducting live lessons using Teams, these may be conducted for a full period of 50 minutes, or part of that period. Students are reminded to ensure that they email their classroom teacher if they need assistance with classwork.

HOW MANY HOURS PER DAY ARE THE BOYS EXPECTED TO DO LESSONS?
In order to maintain routine and continuity of learning, students are expected to keep up to date with their classwork. Younger students should complete approximately 3 hours of work each day within the normal school day. Older students, typically in the Senior School, should endeavour to complete 4-5 hours per day but may choose to spread their schedule into the evening if this helps them to maximise their performance.

WILL THERE BE A MODIFIED TIMETABLE OR WILL STUDENTS FOLLOW THEIR USUAL TIMETABLE?
The timetable will operate as normal to ensure that ‘live’ lessons can be conducted within a regular timetabled lesson. Students may make adjustments to their timetable to complete the weekly work in their preferred manner.

IS MICROSOFT TEAMS GOING TO BE USED?
Learning @Home will be delivered using Microsoft Teams in addition to other College approved online applications including Stile, Sloodle, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook.