20.07.20

General

TERM 3– REMOTE TEACHING AND LEARNING

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HEAD OF CAMPUS:

Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we move into our third week of school holidays, we know that many of you are anxious to know what the plans are for the resumption of school for Term 3.


At AIA all campuses from Prep to year 10 will return to a Remote Learning school routine on Monday, 20th July. This day will not include any live classes on zoom however work for classes will be communicated via compass. Remote and online learning live classes will commence on Tuesday 21st July.

However. Our education programme is continuing. It is just going to be different.


Year 11 and 12 students including year 10 students completing VCE subjects will be required to attend face to face classes on campuses.


While this time of uncertainty is a challenge, it offers an opportunity to embrace future-ready learning in the spirit of open-mindedness and adaptability. Our campuses have been using online learning for some time as we embrace technology, therefore, students and teachers are now better prepared for this challenge.


Remote learning will require teachers and parents to think differently about how to support their children. This includes how to create structures and routines that allow their children to be successful, and how to monitor and support their child’s learning.


We expect that all students will actively engage in online learning activities, tasks and forums as planned by their teachers. This will require students to wear school uniform for all live Zoom classes. Student attendance will be marked daily during the period one class. Students will also be required to enable their video screens to actively participate in the lessons.


Throughout our Remote Online learning journey teachers will continue to facilitate learning by making activities and tasks available so that each student can continue to learn.

While variations to program delivery will inevitably occur, the remote learning program will allow students to continue to learn key concepts and further develop skills.

Teachers will provide feedback related to completed learning tasks, as and when required.


ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY


We are also very conscious and extremely grateful to all those essential workers who are in the frontline fighting this COVIC-19 pandemic. As a school community we want to be able to support those members of our community to be able to do their jobs, knowing that their child is being cared for. During this period, AIA campuses will remain open for those families unable to facilitate continuous learning at home. 


For these families, we are still offering an alternative of undertaking on-line learning at the Academy under supervision. However, students will not be supervised by their regular teacher who will be busy leading the continuous on-line learning for their classes.

For this reason, we will be offering supervision on campus for those families where BOTH parents are required to be physically present at their essential places of work. Parents who are working and who are in this situation need to email our office staff on ac@aia.vic.edu.au  to register.


We will only be planning for supervision of families who have pre-registered with the campus office.  Some supervision of students on campus may be undertaken by non-teaching staff members who have (WWCC)Working with Children’s Checks

 

 

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