Learning@Home

We're committed as a College to making this transition to the online and remote learning environment seamless. Our staff are dedicated and have worked tirelessly to ensure the need of continuing the delivery of the academic curriculum to our students. 

Please see below key information for our families as we transition to the Lauries@Home learning hub, Learning@Home.

What does this mean for students?
How can we prepare?
Setting up a suitable study space
Term 2 Learning
Term 2 Resources

What does this mean for students?

  • Your son/s learning will continue to be supported by St Laurence’s College.
  • Each week, an outline of the required work will be emailed to students and parents by a key teacher of each subject (not necessarily the class teacher).
  • The weekly outline will provide further details and links to online curriculum resources and activities.
  • An online tutorial will be scheduled for each subject on a weekly basis. Students must check their Teams Calendar each morning to ensure that they do not miss a tutorial session.
  • Students will be expected to maintain a regular study routine that meets the needs of the home environment.

How can we prepare?

  • Check your son/s can access Sloodle (and other class sites) from Home and knows what he is working on each day, utilising his College Diary.
  • Engage in daily conversations with your son/s to check how he is feeling about learning at home and the support the he may need to adjust.

Setting up a suitable study space

  • Create a quiet and comfortable learning space.
  • A space for extended learning should be a family space, rather than a bedroom (where possible). Your son may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for working in for an extended period of time. It should be a place that can be quiet at times and if possible, have internet access.
  • St Laurence's College wants students to be safe when working online. Parents and caregivers can access resources which support students to use technology appropriately and responsibly and behave in ways that keep them safe via Pastoral@Home.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Learning@Home WILL NOT require a student to be using his computer at all times. Traditional means, including pen and paper, will certainly have a place during this period.
  • It is important that students remain active and vary their day's activities. Please view our Community@Home page for more information and workout programs designed for use in the home environment.

Term 2 Learning

  • Each subject will be following a modified Term 2 teaching and learning plan based on the National Curriculum (Years 5 - 10) and QCAA Syllabi (Years 11 + 12).
  • Modifications have been based on QCAA directives (Years 11 + 12) and adaptations to the scope and scale of the normal curriculum (Years 5 - 10) due to online and remote learning.
  • Learning from home is different to learning at school. It is important for students to break up their learning by engaging in a range of other activities as outlined in Pastoral@Home.

YEARS 5-6

  • Each week, students review their Learning@Home via the toggle on the year level Sloodle page.
  • Students read the Weekly Summary Sheet and watch the Weekly Overview Videos posted by the Head of Year plus the video posted by the Head of Primary or Head of Year covering general information.
  • Students watch the videos for each subject and then complete the assigned tasks. 
  • Students must actively engage with the class forums to connect with staff and peers, ensuring all contributions are positive, thoughtful, and respectful. 
  • Students complete the “Essential” activities each week and if possible, attempt the “Optional” activities as well. Boys are also encouraged to attempt some of the suggested tasks listed in the “Lauries Journey” curriculum to keep active, creative and learn some valuable life skills.

YEARS 7-12

  • Weekly outlines will be emailed each week by 3pm of the preceding Friday. Extended unit outlines are available to students via the online platform utilised within each subject (e.g. Sloodle, OneNote etc.) 
  • Online tutorials are scheduled to occur within a normal timetabled lesson to ensure that students do not have clashes on their schedule. The remainder of the daily schedule should be determined by students in consultation with parents. 
  • The College recommends that parents review the weekly schedules and assist their son/s (where possible), to map out a schedule for the week, allocating chunks of time that allow him to engage with the curriculum materials provided and chunks of time to exercise and relax. Refer to pages 3-7 of the Learning and Pastoral Care @Home Framework for further details.